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Maddie Alaskan Malamute Gettysburg, PA

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Large
  • Bicolor


Independent, Easy to walk, Personality, Needs her space, Funny
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children, other animals.
Adoption fee

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Meet Maddie

Born Oct. 2011, Maddie is our little Miss Cutie Patootie! She is a short and stocky with so much personality. She is guaranteed to make you smile every day. Maddie has a flirtatious personality, but she needs to develop trust before you may reciprocate affection. She is called a little miss spitfire because she is a tough independent little cookie full of sass. She loves her crate where she feels safe & hanging outside supervising everyone and everything. She likes hiking too.

Maddie is happy laying around on her doggy bed and being in the same room as you. Don't let that adorable teddy bear look fool you, she isn't a cuddler and prefers her space. She will give you a show with high fives and becomes full of excitement for treat time! Just give her space and time to get to know you.

She had a very rough life and is hesitant to trust people. Despite this, she sits nicely to put her collar on before going on a walk. She also rides well in the car but generally speaking, Maddie doesn't just do things willingly, which is why rewards-based training works. She likes to protest a little bit just enough, so she feels like she had a choice.

She does not like other dogs but can be around them. If given the chance she will let other dogs know she is boss and that's why we recommend her as being the only dog in the home. When you are out on a walk, she won't get upset seeing another dog as long as they are behaving. She isn't dog-aggressive but won't back down from a challenge either.

Maddie was debarked as a pup, so she doesn't have her 'woo-woo' but don't let that stop you from giving this girl her second chance. She has a limited ingredient diet --- salmon only protein and fat.

If you are interested in ADOPTING or FOSTERING, please complete an application by cutting & pasting the following link:

Or visit ****** to access the Adoption/Foster link and learn about the process.

Your application tells us about your lifestyle and helps us find a potential match for you and your family. We are happy to work with you. For example, if you don't have a fence, we can help find alternatives and/or a dog that will do well without a fence.

A home visit is required prior to adoption/fostering. You can visit the malamute(s) once you've completed the process. Alternatively, you may volunteer and learn how rewards-based training brings out the best in malamutes.
CHAAMP accepts applications from Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington DC.

~Senior dogs (8+ years old): $100.00
~Adult dogs (2 years up to 8): $300.00  
~Puppies (6 months - 2 years): $350.00
~Puppies under 6 months: $375

All Malamutes are microchipped, spayed/neutered, and up-to-date on vaccines. Puppy fees are higher due to more vet visits and vaccines. The adoption fee helps us cover these costs.
We highly recommend the following links that you will need to cut and paste:

Kathy Sdao’s SMART x 50 (Capture & Reward Good Behavior)

Building Your Dog's Confidence by Victoria Stilwell (FREE Online Course)

Shy Adopters Guide

CHAAMP is not a shelter and is run by 100% volunteers.

CHAAMP is a proud rescue member of the Pet Professional Guild. We say no thank you to Shock, Prong, Choke, Pain, Force, and Fear. We understand safety is important to prevent being pulled by malamutes who were born to pull. We are happy to share options and other equipment to help you both be safe.

CHAAMP is a Rescue Affiliate Member of the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL). For a list of AMAL rescues in the USA and Canada:

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