CHAAMP is a proud member of The Pet Professional Guild Shelter & Rescue Organization. Our goal is to practice fear-free (no physical force or verbal intimidation) dog handling, husbandry; and rewards-based training. This type of gentle, kind interaction offers Malamutes a "choice" to collaborate and retreat to their safe space as needed. Soon they realize good things happen when they choose to collaborate with you.
By Chelsea Murray, ATDI, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Adoption begins with completing an online application. Information is confidential and is used to help us match a dog that fits your lifestyle. We will work with you to find alternative solutions if you don't have a fence. We offer resources to support all adopters including first time Malamute parents. 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. Malamutes are highly intelligent, sensitive, and emotional dogs. It is critical to create a plan to set up your dog for success.
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. The following are Malamutes available for adoption.
Lucky has been living the past year or so outside in a 10 x 10 run after his family fell on hard times and were unable to care for him anymore. He is a great, sweet, affectionate boy who is understandably confused about where his family is but is so ready for his next step to a forever home where he can live inside with air conditioning and with people who will treat him like family. Lucky is three years old but acts like a puppy with all his excitement.
Ellie loves to cuddle and go for rides in the car. She is learning to walk on a leash and would enjoy hikes and walks with her family. No small animals or cats, please. Ellie could benefit from a male furry brother that could keep up with her energy and play style.
Kenda was surrendered with two of her puppies who have since been adopted. We are thankful to have Kenda! She is ready for her chance for her happily ever after too. She has one final treatment for heartworms and on to her better life heartworm free! She is a very sweet girl, walks well on a leash, loves to be where you are, and is nonreactive with other dogs. She may possibly be able to live with a male dog companion but no small pets or cats.
Wyatt's previous home was unable to care for him and he was segregated from the family to outside living. Living outside may be all that Wyatt has known for the past two years but he is such a forgiving and sweet boy! He was in need of some grooming and had matts covering his body so he has patches of fur missing and his orange fur is sunburned but don't let that fool you. Wyatt is a stunning boy who will once again be gorgeous as his new family will take care of him. He is a happy pup!
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.