If you are interested in adopting one of these beautiful dogs, do not have
children under the age of ten and live in New England, please review how our
adoption process works and then fill out an adoption application.
We will be happy to work with you to decide if a rescue malamute is right for you.
Please be aware that we place many dogs each year and care deeply that we
find each a safe, loving and permanent home for each one of them. All AMRONE
dogs are spayed or neutered updated on vaccinations and are usually checked
by a vet while in our care. At times rescue may have a female that has no known
history and we have the vet look for a scar to see if the female was spayed.
This is not always accurate but we feel it is better than putting the dog thru
exploratory surgery. Females should be monitored closely just in case
(if your female is found to have not been spayed, rescue will reimburse you
for your cost of the spay). Other females have been spayed while in our care
so we are 100% sure of the spay.
We place dogs in homes that have at least a 4 foot fenced yard, a kennel run
or a plan to exercise their malamute on a leash. Unfortunately, trolleys, tie outs
or invisible fencing are not acceptable for our malamutes. We only place dogs in
homes without children or with children over the age of ten. If you have cats or
other small animals it may take us some time to find a dog that will suit your needs.
We usually have a range of dogs in our care ranging from young dogs up to
Most of our rescued dogs are implanted with a microchip, a permanent form of id, prior to
placement. A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is implanted under the skin
between the dog's shoulder blades. It contains an ID number which is keyed to our name, address
and phone number.
We register the dogs with AKC Companion Animal Recovery (CAR),
which is a nationwide, 24 hour network. The contact remains Alaskan Malamute Rescue
after adoption. Should the dog get lost, and end up in a shelter or pound, or be brought to a
vet clinic as a found dog, and the dog is scanned, we will be contacted by CAR, and the dog
will be returned to us immediately, and through us, to the adopter.
Since we are all volunteers, we help with rescue while dealing with our day jobs
and caring for our families and our own dogs. Please understand that we will get
to your adoption application
as soon as we can! Once you fill out this application it will be added to our database
and we will respond to it in the order we receive it. Please be patient, at times we
can respond the next day, but sometimes it might not be for several weeks!
The Adoption Process
AMRONE receives dogs from shelters, pounds, and from owners. The dogs are taken into foster
care by a volunteer. AMRONE provides veterinary care, which includes:
- a physical check-up
- test for heartworm
- heartworm preventative
- spay or neuter (if necessary)
- updates on vaccinations (if necessary)
The foster volunteer evaluates the dog (temperament, personality, training, and special needs)
to help decide upon the best adoptive home. AMRONE places it's dogs ONLY into carefully
screened, permanent homes which meet AMRONE criteria.
AMRONE reserves the right to choose the most appropriate adoptive home for each dog in
its care. AMRONE reserves the right to refuse any application if the home is incompatible
with the needs of a rescue dog. Applying to adopt a malamute does not in any way guarantee
that a dog will be placed with you. All decisions by AMRONE regarding placement of dogs
AMRONE does not place dogs in households with small children. Although we realize
this may exclude some great adoptive homes, it is our policy. A fenced yard or kennel
run is usually required. Adopters must be physically able to handle a large, strong animal.
Adopters are STRONGLY recommended to attend obedience training with their new malamutes.
All dogs are spayed or neutered before being placed in homes.
After filling out an adoption application, prospective adopters are screened by AMRONE
volunteers, will have references checked, and screening may include a home visit.
If a possible fit between dog and adopter is decided by AMRONE, the adopter visits the
dog, and meets with the foster volunteer.
Once a match is decided, the adopter must sign an adoption contract with AMRONE.
An adoption fee is required. The fee is usually $200, of which $25 is refunded if you
attend an obedience class with your adopted dog within 3 months of adoption.
Adoption fees are not tax deductible.
After adoption, we are always available to help with questions or concerns.
How to Apply
If you are interested in adopting a malamute, here's what you need to do:
Be sure this is the right choice for you and the animal.
- research the breed
- read about malamutes
- visit malamutes
- talk to malamute owners.