Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection (CHAAMP) runs on volunteer power. We've been rescuing Malamutes in our area since the early 1990's.

CHAAMP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and an affiliate of the national rescue organization, AMAL (www.malamuterescue.org).

CHAAMP does not have a shelter. All our dogs are kenneled or fostered in private homes over our rescue territory: Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Washington DC. In addition to getting Malamutes safe, providing vet care and love, then finding them suitable homes, we offer training tips, behavioral information, and support to Malamute owners who want to keep their dogs but need help.

All of our Malamutes are spayed or neutered, given medical care as necessary, including vaccines, and de-worming. All dogs we place are either heartworm negative or have been treated for heartworm and will test heartworm negative 3-8 months after their treatment. We will tell you everything we know about our dogs, both good and bad, including their health (mental and physical), their behavior, and their personality.

The adoption fee is usually $250.00. If you adopt one of our older dogs (eight years old or over) or a dog whom we know to not be in good health, the adoption fee is significantly reduced. Puppies under 6 months old are $350.00. Puppies between 6 months and 1 year are $300.00.

Our interest in our Malamutes doesn't end with their adoption. We consider these dogs a part of our "family". We are available for you to talk with or to ask us any questions you may have. And if you ever are in a position where you can no longer keep the dog, we will always take it back.