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Owner Surrender

Saying goodbye  . . .

Owner Surrender
CHAAMP understands that sometimes life happens, and it is in the best interest of your pup to rehome him/her. This is an emotional time for you and especially your pup. We can provide guidance and options if you wish to keep your Malamute or rehome him/her.

1st Step

Please reach out to your breeder first, there may be a clause in the contract that states the dog needs to go back to them. If they are reputable, they will accept the surrender. CHAAMP respects contractual obligations.


2nd Step
Please complete an Owner Surrender Questionnaire. This provides valuable information about your pup. Similar to our adoption process, we want to get to know your dog. Some pups do not do well in a kennel environment or have special needs so a foster home is appropriate. Your pup is a unique individual and we want to do what is best for everyone involved.


Keep in mind we are all volunteers and have full time jobs to pay for our rescue work. We must streamline the process to maximize our efforts in helping the Malamute community. We will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible. If you don't hear from us, please email

3rd Step

A volunteer will contact you to discuss your questionnaire. We can then schedule a home visit to meet you and your dog. We will discuss options. Please note that the CHAAMP board must review and approve before we can proceed.

4th Step

We will need to get your pup up to date with vaccines. We will work with you on the best way to do this if it has not been done.


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