Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection (CHAAMP) offers support, free resources, education, and referrals to dog professionals who follow Humane Dog Training as recommended by The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (

CHAAMP is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to rescuing Malamutes from shelters, neglected situations, and other unfortunate events. We have been around since the 1990's. We serve DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV, and offer virtual support to anyone in need. CHAAMP runs on 100% volunteer power!  Join us, there are so many ways to contribute.


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 CHAAMP's goal is to rescue Malamutes and find each a loving home that meets both the dog and family's lifestyle. We practice and advocate the use of rewards based positive reinforcement for all dog training, including working with behavior problems as recommended by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) position statements on animal welfare. Our goal is to create positive experiences with Malamutes and to provide choice(s) to engage and disengage with us. This builds confidence because this independent breed is given a choice and is not forced or intimidated to do what we want. It's their choice because good things happen when they collaborate. We read their dog body language and respond accordingly. Together we develop mutual trust and respect. 


"Choice and willing participation are key to building confidence."

~Dog Latin Dog Training & Behavior Consulting

While Malamutes are waiting to be adopted, we provide enrichment (mental stimulation, sniffing, and chewing outlets), we go hiking, and depending on the Malamute we go shopping at dog-friendly stores.


Please visit our Facebook Page for upcoming events.




To make a donation, please click on the Donate button, then click on "Use this donation for" and select one of the following: Kennel Support, Regular Donation, Auction Payment, In Memory of, or Other.

Thank woo!