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Bucky ("Zen Guru") Alaskan Malamute & Siberian Husky Mix Gaithersburg, MD

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Gray / Blue / Silver

About

Characteristics
Independent, Playful, Loves chasing balls, Loves burying balls
Coat length
Medium
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children, other animals. No small pets. Bucky has high predatory behavior.

Meet Bucky ("Zen Guru")

Bucky was born in August 2014 and looks like a very tall Siberian Husky. He is inquisitive and just wants to have fun. Consistency and a calm environment work great for Bucky. Force-free training is the only way & he just loves it.

BACKGROUND: Bucky came to the rescue as a puppy. Many folks just don't know what to do with a Northern Breed puppy. He has tried to live in a home with a female but it was just too exciting. He is currently living with a female malamute and a male husky/malamute mix. They co-exist nicely and respect each other "space."

PERSONALITY: Bucky has a great sense of humor and is playful, affectionate, and enjoys belly rubs. He walks nicely on a leash, just be ready if by chance a small critter crosses your path! Like most huskies, he has a colorful personality & high predatory behavior with squirrels & cats. Bucky enjoys peace and tranquility.

Guru Bucky works daily to achieve a state of ZEN inter calm to help with his impulse control. When he gets excited he will go straight to the down position to work on ZEN & earn treats. Bucky enjoys jumping up like a kangaroo & we ignore this behavior & instead ask him to sit to earn a treat.

HEALTH: Bucky suffers from anxiety. Maintaining a predictable schedule helps him feel secure. He is on anti-anxiety medication ($12 a month from Costco) and we hope this is temporary but he may need it to help him enjoy a peaceful life. He also takes 200 mg of L-theanine, which produces an effect described as "alert relaxation," or a state that promotes calmness without sacrificing the ability to focus. Now he is able to focus & is an incredibly wonderful pup.

LIKES: He enjoys all things outside: Napping, burying tennis balls/chew treats and being on critter patrol. He likes to stop and sniff on walks & hikes, which is healthy. He is always ready for a car ride. He has recently learned to play "tug" and it's so much fun! Bucky loves to watch his surrounding environment from the highest part of the deck with his resting tongue sticking out, just too cute!

HOME ENVIRONMENT: Slow introductions to change & keeping a schedule helps Bucky settle. He would prefer a stay-at-home human, but he does stay home alone for 5-6 hours and is doing well. During the day, Bucky stays in a (4x4 & height 54 inches) kennel where he can stand and move around. Crates feel a bit too claustrophobic for this boy.

If you are interested in adopting Bucky, please contact CHAAMP at CHAAMPapplication@gmail.com for an application. You may also complete an application online thru our web site, www.CHAAMP.org

CHAAMP accepts applications ONLY from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC. The information on your application will help CHAAMP determine which of our dogs is a good match for you and your family, based upon your lifestyle, other pets, etc. A home visit is required prior to all adoptions. Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and cannot be visited until you have been approved for adoption.

ADOPTION FEES
~Adult dogs, the fee is $275.00
~Older dogs (eight years old or over) the adoption fee is $100.00
~Puppies between 6 months and 1 year are $350.00
~Puppies under 6 months old are $375.00

All dogs are micro-chipped, spayed and neutered and up to date on vaccines. These fees help us cover these costs. The rates are higher for puppies because they require more visits to the vet and shots.

CHAAMP IS NOT A SHELTER. We are volunteers over a 7-state area dedicated to helping Malamutes in our rescue area. You can read more about Malamutes and about CHAAMP by visiting www.CHAAMP.org
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  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Gray / Blue / Silver

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  • Adult
  • Male