The Malinois Foundation

On the programs tab of our website you will find a link to an application. If it gives you an error when you try to submit, please email [email protected] for assistance.

Malinois Foundation applicants are approved on an as needed basis for each location we service. Some areas have a longer waitlist than others. Typically, no matter how long the waitlist is, clients should not anticipate waiting longer than a year and a half to get started.

Yes, if you already own a dog and our trainers determine that they would make a good fit for the service work you need, we can help your dog become a certified service dog.

The Malinois Foundation can help you find a puppy from our list of reputable breeders. At this time we are recommending breeds mostly based on the list of Fab Four service dogs: Collies, golden retrievers, labradors or standard poodles.

No! We chose the name “The Malinois Foundation” because we feel the Malinois Breed represents resilience, independence, and incredible loyalty. We strive to offer those same qualities to our clients, and work flexibly with dog breeds that will best suit our clients and their needs. Our program services four target areas: Veterans, first responders, women survivors, and children with disabilities. We are a handler focus training program, and can only service areas within boundaries of your local DTE franchise. We train once a week in home for the first obedience training portion.

Before your application can be sent to the board for approval, we request that you meet with our trainers, so we can hear their feedback. After you have met with them, we will send your application to the board.

Once approved, we request that you start the fundraising process. Our fundraising goals have been updated this year: $2000 for psychiatric services, or $4000 for specialized training (like mobility or medical alert)

We just require proof that you’re still active duty. That can be in the form of a letter from a supervisor, paystub, or a service contract.

We understand that things happen. We would love to work with you on a case by case basis to understand why, and why you are interested in our services.

We work with kids of many ages, but it depends on the service you would like the dog to do. Keep in mind that the younger the child, the more likely it is that a parent will need to be the handler.

Yes, with agreement from the child's supervision, teachers, and advisors.

Do you identify as a woman dealing with any disability? If yes, you’re a woman Survivor!

Right now, the Malinois Foundation places dogs with their handler before training begins. We are a partially Handler based training program, meaning that we can only accept donations on a case by case basis.

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The Malinois Foundation & Dog Training Elite

We will offer continued support for the life of the dog with our partners at Dog Training Elite

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Empowering Owners

We empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.


We deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.

Environment Specific

We train based on your environmental needs (i.e. jogging, public spaces, home).

Supportive Trainers

We support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session") and plan training around the owner's schedule.


We work with all members of the household to achieve sustained results.

Lifetime Investment

We continually follow up and are invested in the owner's success for the long term.