CHAAMP is a proud member of The Pet Professional Guild Shelter & Rescue Organization. Our goal is to practice fear-free (no physical/verbal intimidation) and force-free dog handling and husbandry. This type of gentle, kind interaction offers Malamutes a "choice" to collaborate and retreat to their safe space as needed. This is especially true for rescues.

Adoption begins with completing an online application. Information is confidential and is used to help us find a match with your lifestyle. We will do our best to work with you if you don't have a fence, need a child-friendly gentle pup, or an easy pup for a first time Malamute parent. Once the application is received, we set up a virtual or in person home visit where adopters and CHAAMP will discuss your plans on how you will set up the environment (puppy proofing), provide a safe place (crate or gated area), food/potty schedule and discuss enrichment ideas. We can answer questions and discuss the importance of decompression

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An adoption requirement is training. We will work with you and help you find a certified dog professional and or online training. Training is like team building with you and your dog. It improves communication and collaboration with our furry companions. Plus, it builds a bond and helps your pup gain confidence. Malamutes are a working breed and need a mental outlet -- they love working for treats!

 

If you are not sure if a Malamute is the right breed for you or are not ready, you can volunteer to take the Malamutes on a walk. This is a great way to meet the pups and learn from volunteers how to best interact and handle these precious fluffy strong pups.  WOO!

 Fostering is a wonderful alternative too. With your help, we can open up space for another Malamute to come to the rescue. Learn more by clicking on available Malamutes below.