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The Texas 7 Need Your Help!
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Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue (TAMR) took in seven Alaskan Malamutes from a voluntary breeder release to rescue, February 2014. The dogs were transported to Houston where they are boarding and receiving needed veterinary care. There are 6 females and 1 male aged adult to senior. Sadly one of the 7, a senior girl named Aspen, 12 years old, crossed the bridge 10 days later due to serious medical conditions. The 6 remaining Malamutes are now fully vetted and sterilized, but the rescue costs for all the malamutes have been staggering! TAMR are very grateful for a local Houston vet clinic stepping up and offering their veterinary care and services, but they need help paying the bills! Let’s Rally together and help out the Texas 7.

You can help support by buying some great merchandise from Rockin da Moots. More information and ways to donate can be found on TAMR's web site or email them at: tamr [at] texalmal.org

Check out the 6 remaining Malamutes below!

Ciena
Ciena: 6 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Ciena is a shy and cautious friendly female. Yes the tip of one of her ears is missing :( Although terrified and stressed when we picked her up last weekend she has improved a lot and was a happy girl during our visit. She even did well on a short walk! She LOVES hot dogs which makes a good motivator in working with her. Ciena will need to learn house manners as she's always been outside. She does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Available for an experienced rehab foster that can continue to work with her shyness. We feel a home with a confident male buddy or two will help her confidence. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Ciena will be spayed and bathed this week. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Ciene can be seen here.
Silver
Silver: 8 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Silver is a older female. She is friendly, outgoing, active and talkative! She loves attention and is the most confident of the Texas 7. Silver LOVES food and is very motivated with it. She is also overweight as most of the Texas 7 is! She does not play well with others so needs a home with NO other dogs. Silver will need to learn house manners as she's always been outside! She does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Silver is heartworm positive and will need treatment. Will be available for foster through her heartworm treatment. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Silver can be seen here.
Spirit
Spirit: 4.5 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Spirit is a ‘full of spirit’ type of gal! She is friendly, outgoing, active and talkative! Spirit loves attention and can be slightly submissive with visual or voice contact. She may do ok with a male buddy. Spirit will need to learn house manners as she's always been outside! She does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Spirit will be spayed and bathed this week. Will be available for foster or adoption. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Spirit can be seen here.
Star
Star: 10 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Star is a senior female. She is the most fearful of the group. Very shy, nervous, passive, leary of new people or things. Star is watchful and takes a long time to warm up. Likes the comfort of her kennel so we make sure we don’t stress her too much and keep outside visits with her short at this time. Available for an experienced rehab foster that can help her come out of her shell. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Star is heartworm positive and will start treatment soon. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Star can be seen here.
Tacoma
Tacoma: 11 year old female Alaskan Malamute
Tacoma is a senior female. She is a friendly, social, calm and talkative girl. Tacoma will grumble for attention and loves to follow you around. She will need to learn house manners as he's always been outside! Does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Tacoma is selective on dog buddies so we prefer a home with NO other dogs for her. Tacoma will be spayed and bathed this week. Tacoma has a big tummy with nipple discharge so we are evaluating that at this time. May be a possible false pregnancy. Available for foster or adoption. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Tacoma can be seen here.
Timber
Timber: 11 year old male Alaskan Malamute
Timber is a senior boy that looks and feels great for his age! He is a friendly, social, and calm boy. Timber loves the ladies and would probably do well with a calm older or senior female. He will need to learn house manners as he's always been outside! He does well behind a 4 foot fence. Needs more leash training. Cats and kids unknown. Timber will be neutered and bathed this week. Will be available for foster or adoption. The Texas 7 have always been outside dogs. They need calm and nurturing homes that will show them love. Info on our foster program at http://www.texalmal.org/forms/tapp.html. More pictures of Timber can be seen here.

Over 150 Malamutes seized near Helena, Montana, 10/2011. The breeder, Mike Chilinski, is convicted of cruelty and neglect, 10/2012. The dogs have been released, transported to rescue groups nationwide and Mal Village closed 2/2013. Read the full archived story here.

Update as of 1/30/14 - There are some Malamutes from this seizure with various Mal rescue affiliates nationwide that are still looking for their happily ever after home. Check out the Mallies below and contact the affiliate associated with each dog if you are interested in adopting or fostering!

These Montana Mals are in rescue with Southern California Malamute Rescue. Please contact Tina Dunn at DoubleTMal [at] aol.com or (805) 583--8280. Visit their Web Site.
BLACKJACK
BLACKJACK - Young Adult Male - Blackjack’s foster Mom has taught him to sit and stay and his canine friends are teaching him social manners. Happy, young Blackjack recently graduated from his obedience class!

OPRAH
OPRAH - Female - Birthdate unknown. Oprah is shy but does want companionship from people. She loves walks outside but needs to learn not to pull while on a leash. She is becoming more comfortable inside but still needs a soft touch and patience. She is selective as to what dogs she feels comfortable around. Tara is currently working with her and she answers to the name Lexi.
TANA
TANA - Female - estimated to be 2 years old. Tana started out as one of our most fearful dogs but with Wendy’s guidance she has blossomed into a wonderful dog. She has been hiking with Wendy, playing with other dogs, generally beginning to enjoy life for the very first time in her short life. She even went backpacking this summer and earned her WPD! She is still a little afraid of new situations but tries her best to recover quickly. She is a beautiful girl that really deserves and needs a home of her own. With a little training and patience on your part, Tana will be a fabulous companion. Tana is being fostered in Northern California. For more information on Tana please contact Wendy at: OnakAlMal [at] aol.com
These Montana Mals are in rescue with Malamutes Unsettled Seeking Homes (MUSH) in Northern California. Please contact Maureen Marcus at spiritofashadow [at] aol.com or 510-895-9104 or 1-800-399-8155 (24 hour voice mail system). Visit their Web Site (click on rescue).
SHILO
SHILO - Adult Female - Shilo is estimated to be 7-8 years old. She is still shy but curious and will give kisses. She loves treats and allows handling. Originally thought to only do well in a single dog household, she surprised us all when she recently met up with a male Pyr and just played and played, not to mention the fact that she gave his owner kisses. You gain her trust and she will make a wonderful companion. Shilo walks well on leash and is crate trained.
CHECKERS
CHECKERS - Adult Female. Checkers is estimated to be 3-4 years old. Checkers is still very shy, not interested in treats or toys. She does allow you to brush and handle her. Checkers also becomes quite friendly when she gets to know you. She would do okay with a male dog companion but she may benefit more from having all the attention focused on her. She walks okay on a leash and she is crate trained.

ROCKY
ROCKY - Adult Male - Rocky is approx 7 - 8 yrs old. Rocky will tolerate petting and he pulls a lot on the leash and in true malamute form would rather go a different way than the walker. He will relax to a certain extent and go with the flow, and he will pull on the leash but at the same time will respond better while on the leash. Rocky likes his treats and will do well with a female companion, but would benefit in a single dog household. Rocky is also crate trained.
These Montana Mals are in rescue with Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection (CHAAMP) (not all are listed). Please contact Angela Brown at malamuterescue [at] gmail.com or 540-430-8223. Visit their Web Site.
EMMIE
EMMIE - Adult Female - Emmie is playful and flirty, giving out lots of smooches for all. Emmie needs to be the only dog in her new home so she can have all the attention.

COLT
COLT - Young Male - Colt is an adorable little guy! Colt is high energy and even likes to use his back legs to climb. He likes to walk on leash and jumps up a lot! He has a mole above his left eye and the tip of his fuzzy right ear is missing - but that makes him more cute!

PIERRE
PIERRE - Young Male - Pierre is a very sweet boy. Pierre is a little shy but likes to sing and walks well on leash. He doesn't like living at the kennel and wants a new home ASAP!!

MORGAN
MORGAN - Adult Male - Morgan has the most gentle manner and is sweet as can be. He's about 7 years old, the perfect age to be happy going on a long hike, or just hanging out with his people. A bit shy, Morgan will quickly warm up, come over and lean on you, asking for you to pet him.

LILY
LILY - Adult Female - Lily is our Malamute jumping bean! She's only about 19 inches from the ground to the top of her back. Small for a Malamute. However, she has enough spring in her back legs that she can jump straight up, from standing still, to at least 6 feet. Lily is not able to live with cats or other small pets, nor with female dogs. She may be able to live with a larger male dog. About 5 years old, Lily was taken into rescue from an animal abuse case. She's house trained and walks well on leash.

These Montana Mals are in rescue with Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Delaware (AMROD) (not all are listed). Please contact Angela Brown at MalRescueDE [at] gmail.com or 540-430-8223. Visit their Facebook Page.
TABITHA
TABITHA - Adult Female - Tabitha, a petite Malamute, is a shy girl who will need to be the only pet in the household. Full of spirit, Tabitha enjoys playing with her toys and running in a secure, fenced yard. If you have the time and patience to help Tabitha over her shyness, she will be a loyal companion for you.
JASMINE
JASMINE - Young Female - Jasmine is about 18 months old and full of Malamute spunk!

DAPHNE
DAPHNE - Young Female - Daphne is about 70 lbs and in the midst of a blow out in this picture.
These Montana Mals are in rescue with Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association (IAMRA). Please contact Vicky Meluso at vicky [at] iamra.org or 847-735-9466 (H) or 847-259-3570 (W). Visit their Web Site.
SUZIE Q
SUZIE Q - Adult Female - Suzie is a 4 year old female from the Montana bust. She is a sweet and pretty girl, with a lot of energy. She warms up quickly to people and loves attention, but is a bit picky with her canine friends. Suzie will require a yard with a secure, 6 foot fence.
WYONNA
WYONNA - Young Adult Female - Wyonna is a 2 year old female from the Montana bust. Wyonna is still very young, and unfortunately has spent most of her life in boarding, so she is a little unsure of being handled. She warms up quickly with other dogs. She's also quite playful and animated when given toys and an open yard. However, she will need a patient, loving hand to help her trust people. Wyonna will require a yard with a secure, 6 foot fence.

These Montana Mals are in rescue with Texas Alaskan Malamute Rescue (TAMR). Please contact them at tamr [at] texalmal.org. Visit their Web Site.
FAME
FAME - Young Female - Fame is a smaller girl who plays with a typical young Malamute's energy. She is crate trained and continues to learn how to live in a house and go on walks. She can be in a home with older children, but cats and small dogs are unknown. She would do best in a home all by herself or with a male that is equally as energetic!

ROSETTA
ROSETTA - Adult Female - Rosetta is a very shy Malamute who likes a little space and likes to "buddy up" and play with a dog but she will also associate with other dogs. She is ready for a furever adoption by someone who is experienced in dealing with abuse cases and shyness.
These Montana Mals are in rescue with the Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL). Please contact them at wamal [at] wamal.com or 425-610-MALS. Visit their Web Site.
SPIRIT
SPIRIT - Young Adult Male - Spirit is a wonderful youngster who really likes interacting with his humans. He loves water pools and playing with the garden hose. Spirit knows how to sit likes to be brushed and will need a home where his mind and body can stay active. Spirit especially likes having his tummy rubbed once he gets to know you a bit and will love you in return with a hug and some kisses. He will do best as an only dog and will need a very strong pack leader with Malamute experience.
CAPTAIN
CAPTAIN - Young Adult Male - Captain has been described as sweet, friendly and well behaved. He is a nice easygoing guy who likes a good brushing, enjoys the water and will sit nicely for a treat. Captain gets very excited when he knows he is going for a walk but settles down quickly and walks well on a leash. He also seems to like the company of children.

SUGAR
SUGAR - Young Adult Female - Sugar has not had much human socialization and is very skittish; you have to take the time to let her get to know you. Once she warms up to you she is as sweet as pie! Sugar has been around many dogs her whole life gets along very well with other dogs and loves to play. She has been living with cats and is interested in them but has not chased them.
These Montana Mals are in rescue with Moonsong Malamute Rescue. Please contact them at rescue [at] moonsongmals.org. Visit their Web Site.
TIFFANY
NIKITA - Adult Female - Nikita is a very high energy spunky Mal on the smaller side. She is very agile and athletic and loves to play with other friendly male Mals. But she does like to be the queen bee!
MAVERICK
MAVERICK - Young Adult Male - Maverick is somewhat shy, but does love the companionship of his foster parents and loves to play with the other foster female Mal in the foster home.
DAWSON
DAWSON - Adult Male - Dawson was extrememly shy when he came to Moonsong, but is starting to blossom and trust his foster family. He will need a quiet home with someone with patience and experience dealing with shy dogs. He would also benefit from having a friendly dog to play with.

These Montana Mals are in rescue with Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. Please contact them at info@bestfriends.org. Visit their Web Site.
TESS
TESS - Adult Female - Tess isn't yet convinced that people are good, so she is very cautious and will back away from them at first. She is curious about humans, however, and will approach to sniff and to get petted. Tess does like to go for walks, and to play in the snow. She also enjoys playing with other dogs.
DUNCAN
DUNCAN - Adult Male - Duncan has bonded strongly to his female run mate, Soxy, since moving to Best Friends. She is a border collie mix and she has given him so much confidence. When Soxy is next to Duncan, he will excitedly greet his caregivers, giving them kisses on the face and allowing them to scratch him. He also loves to be brushed.

BLOSSOM
BLOSSOM - Adult Female - Blossom loves her dog house and has been crate trained. She will also go on walks with volunteers if her caregivers leash her up. Blossom attends shy dog class and although she won't always take a treat during class, she is becoming acquainted with more than one human at a time.

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2014 AMCA National Specialty to be held in San Diego, California

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The next AMCA National Specialty will be held in San Diego, CA, November 2-8, 2014. More info on the Speciality can be found on AMCA's web site here.

WANDERING MALS WEBSITE: New Dog Gallery!

Smokey is an adoptable dog in Arkansas.
Smokey is an adoptable dog in Arkansas.

The Wandering Mals Website is our offsite resource for Malamutes. The site features several photo galleries of dogs who are in areas without an AMAL affiliate rescue &/or are in special need of assistance. All the dogs presented need a rescue sponsor or foster home, and some are available for adoption through local shelters. A big AMAL thanks goes to Tony for volunteering his time and providing this important resource!

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