Advantages Of Adopting An Alaskan Malamute
"Most rescues make exceptionally affectionate pets and are extremely loyal companions"

When a dog has come from an unhappy background, it is more likely to develop a deeper bond with a new owner who offers it the love and care it has not experienced previously. They will be eager to please in response to the kind treatment and affection. These dogs will quickly learn to accept the good things the new owners have to offer and are likely to bond deeper as a result. Many that haven’t experienced the love and care needed, will blossom in loving caring homes. Most rescues make exceptionally affectionate pets and extremely loyal companions.

What You See is What You Get
When adopting a rescue dog it’s possible to specify whether you want a dog or a bitch. You can see what size and colour you are getting before you adopt. You will know that the temperament is acceptable before adopting. The Malamute will have been housed with one of AMCUK Rescue foster kennels or a foster home before adoption takes place. Health and temperament will have been monitored during that time. AMCUK Rescue will therefore be able to ensure that the right dog is matched with the right owner / home environment.

Health Problems
Whilst there is never 100% guarantee that any dog will remain healthy for the remainder of its life, at least there is the consolation of knowing that at the time of adoption the dog is in good health, unless otherwise specified, and that AMCUK Rescue will be able to provide information on the regular health checks that are available (and in most cases are a condition of adoption).

Spay/Neuter Policy
All malamutes will leave AMCUK Rescue, spayed or neutered. Sometimes in exceptional circumstances such as a medical condition or a puppy, a spay /neuter has/is not possible. This will be discussed with potential adopters and in relation to a puppy this will be a condition of the contract that when of appropriate age a, spay or neuter will be performed. Under no circumstances will AMCUK Rescue allow adoption of a malamute for breeding purposes.

Many adopted malamutes are already housetrained and have some obedience training. This is because many of the dogs coming through AMCUK Rescue are the result of a split, or bereavement and it is simply not possible for the original owners to keep the dog any longer. Puppy training is therefore not required, though in many cases new owners will prefer to take some form of obedience training with their new pet, simply to reinforce the bonding process.


After reading the advantages are you ready to rehome one of our malamutes from the AMCUK dogs available pages?
If you are then please complete the Adoption application form below and as soon as you have completed the form and returned to us via email we’ll then acknowledge the information and get the ball rolling.

Hopefully you will have taken some time to read and ask questions about this breed prior to deciding to adopt, if you haven't yet, then please take some time to research the breed, chat/visit breeders, attend events where lots of people will be happy to chat to you about their malamutes. If you require any guidance or assistance on finding out more about the Alaskan Malamute please drop us an email on and we will do our best to help/point you in the right direction.

If you have done your research then please note that all prospective homes will be subject to a home visit prior to adoption being agreed, as you will no doubt appreciate, we have to do everything in our power to ensure our dogs go to the right, forever home.

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