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

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

Due to COVID-19, most of our events have been canceled.  Please check our Facebook Page for information on upcoming events.


Available for Adoption

These Mals are looking for their FUREVER HOME.  Can’t adopt but want to help?
Fostering is a wonderful alternative because it opens space for another Mal to come into rescue. To learn about our available Mals, simply click on a picture to access their information on petfinder.com

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What we do

CHAAMP runs on volunteer power. We've been rescuing Malamutes in our area since the early 1990s.

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

Rescue and Care

CHAAMP spays or neuters its Malamutes before adopting them out. Each Mal also receives medical care, including vaccines and de-worming. Our heartworm-positive Mals receive treatment and will be retested 3-8 months later. We believe in transparency and will tell you everything we know—good and bad—about our Mal’s health (mental and physical), behavior, and personality.


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.


The adoption fee is usually $275.00. 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 $100.00. Puppies under 6 months old are $375.00. Puppies between 6 months and 1 year are $350.00.

Support & Followup

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.

Our Events and Volunteers

Our events help us raise funds for all that we do and our Volunteers are AWSOME with their donation of time and items.  Without them, we would not be able to accomplish all we do. Here is a huge thanks to those on the front lines, and those behind them. Thank you for all you do.

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Sponsor Support

These sponsors help us when you purchase items from them. Remember the next time you need something to check here for new items and programs.


100% Norwegian Salmon Dog Treats and Cold Pressed Salmon Oil

Since 1989 in Denmark, Lakse Kronch (Danish for “Salmon Crunch”) brand products have always been made in the same, simple way.

We only use fresh, Norwegian salmon that is processed within 24 hours of being caught.

Because of this, our salmon treats and cold-pressed salmon oil dry food additive are bursting with a mouthwatering, rich salmon taste. Dogs go crazy for them! Don’t take our word for it, check out some of our fantastic reviews by our many adoring fans!

Amazon Smile

Shopping through Amazon? Go to smile.amazon.com, select Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection as your charity, and then bookmark the page for your jumping off page for purchases for Amazon. CHAAMP has really benefited from this.
Visit our wish list on AMAZON for items we need.

K-9 Dryers

We are an all American company located in the state of  Wisconsin with a skilled workforce averaging 15 years building  renowned Animal Dryers. All of our products offer powder coated steel housings. From the smallest single motor K9 dryers to the most powerful two motor K-9 you can’t go wrong. K-9 dog dryers are the largest selling brand made in the USA.


Download the app at your favorite download store. Take a walk and CHAAMP earns $$.

Contact CHAAMP
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Address and Phone

P.O. Box 941, Berryville, VA  22611

(240) 509-3051


    Main & Dogs in Need -   MalamuteRescue@gmail.com

Fostering - CHAAMPFostering@gmail.com

Volunteer and Fundraising - Funds4Mals@gmail.com

Finances - CHAAMPtreasurer@gmail.com

Copyright 2019 - CHAAMP