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.

We have many events throughout the year. You can keep up with them on our Facebook page by clicking the link at the top of the page.

Available for Adoption

Looking for their FUREVER HOME! If you are not able to adopt but can foster, this would be a big help to us as it makes room for another dog for us to bring in. For more information, click on the image and you will be linked to Petfinder.

What we do

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).

Rescue and Care

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.


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.

Rockin Da Dogs

Obsessed with Malamutes?? Check out all the great wearables at this great on-line store! Your purchase gets CHAAMP 10% of your order.


CHAAMP is proud to be a Partner for Pets! BISSELL and LostPetUSA.net have teamed up to help organizations like ours raise money, and now you can help too! When you purchase pet products on bissell.com and enter the code ADOPT at checkout, a portion of your purchase will be donated to our organization!

It’s simple.
• Shop pet products on www.bissell.com
• Enter the code ADOPT at checkout
• Then select our organization!


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

Chill Spot

Chillspot is a durable, portable & easy to clean cooling station using thermodynamics to keep your pet cool when they need it most. Your pet will enjoy hours of cooling comfort indoors and outdoors.  Use promotion code "CHAAMP" when ordering.


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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