service dog training

18 Placements and Counting!

The Malinois Foundation is proud to have placed 18 Service Dogs with Veterans since we were granted our nonprofit organization status on August 14, 2014!

In 2018, we placed 5 service dogs with their handler, including:

  • Dan & Nick

  • Buddy & Marley

  • Larry & Rogue

  • Jeff & Marshall

  • Mike & Maya

We’re excited for big things to come in 2019 and beyond, as our next batch of service animals makes a difference in a veteran’s life.

JoJo came to us in April, 2019 and is a Border Collie/Labrador Retriever from Roy, Utah. From day one, this spunky Lab/Collie has impressed us with her intelligence and quickness to learn. JoJoe is being sponsored by The Bean Yard, City of South Salt Lake and Mark Miller Subaru through the local Service Paws and Patriots program.

JoJo sits with community outreach dog, Aspen, at the South Salt Lake City Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner on July, 3, 2019.

JoJo sits with community outreach dog, Aspen, at the South Salt Lake City Veteran’s Appreciation Dinner on July, 3, 2019.

At 5 months old, her training is coming along nicely, and is transitioning from puppy socialization to more advanced training in public settings. JoJo will be presented to her deserving veteran later this year once her training is complete.

In addition to JoJo, The Malinois Foundation is also training Indy, a 3 and a half month old cattle dog mix with a cool story!

Indy was a part of a litter of puppies rescued from the Ute Indian Reservation by Mark Miller Subaru and Nuzzles & Co. on April 25, 2019. At Mark Miller’s Do Good Feel Good Community Day on June 15th, Malinois Foundation trainers were excited to see Indy’s combination of play drive and focus and quickly adopted him from Nuzzles & Co.

Since he was adopted into The Malinois Foundation service puppy program, Indy has impressed us with his combination of sweetness and confidence. Indy’s training is afforded through contributions made to the Foundation through proceeds collected during the Mark Miller Subaru Do Good Feel Good campaign.

As Indy is few months younger than JoJo, he just completed Puppy School and is working hard at puppy socialization!

Indy graduates from Puppy School!

Indy graduates from Puppy School!