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.
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.
Kojak came to us after his previous home had decided to leave him behind in a shelter. He was probably a Christmas present. Lucky for Kojak, he had a great volunteer group to help get him to safety and on to a better life. Kojak is your typical puppy with a lot of energy. He is super smart and already doing well with potty training but of course will need ongoing training to help him be the best pup he can be. He loves positive reinforcement!
Hatcher is a six month old puppy filled with puppy energy. He will need on going training and socializing to help him to continue to be the best pup he can be. He does well with other dogs and would benefit from living with another female furry companion who can show him the ropes and play with. He is doing really well with potty training and learning to walk on a leash. No small animals or cats.
Fiona came to us after living tied up outside on chains. She is a husky/malamute mix with pretty blue eyes. She is a sweet and affectionate girl. She is your typical husky with a lot of energy and will need someone with breed experience and a secure fence.
Fedora is doing well in her foster home. She is learning the crate and how to live in a home. She would do well with a mellow male companion that she can follow and learn the ropes from.
This eight-year-old gal was rescued just in time! She is seeking a simple life where she can be loved as an only pet.
Another puppy mill Malamute. Klondike requires an experienced humans with positive reinforcement. He is learning life is not so scary and would benefit life with a mellow male human.