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Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association

Mount Prospect, IL

Our Mission

Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association - IAMRA - is an all volunteer 501C3 charity that is dedicated to the welfare of a magnificent breed, the Alaskan Malamute. We are an affiliate of AMAL - Alaskan Malamute Assistance League, which is the recognized rescue of the Alaskan Malamute Club of America. As such we are bound by a code of ethics and must follow rules and procedures in the adoption process. We provide assistance through dog rescue, foster and adoption, owner retention, and behavioral issues.

Adoption Policy

If you are interested in any of our dogs, please go to and fill out an online application.

Steps to Complete:
Complete an application
Phone interview to see if we can meet your needs
Homecheck to verify information
Schedule adoption visit

Adopting a Malamute is a serious commitment, requiring both financial stability and consistent living arrangements. IAMRA does not adopt to anyone under the age of 21. Although we rarely adopt to persons under 25, these applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis
We require that you fill out our Adoption Application on our website,, if you are interested in adopting. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, about our policies in general, or specific dogs available, once we have a completed form. Dogs are placed based upon personality matches with the prospective adoptive persons/families. Adoptions are handled on a first come, first served basis. All adoptions are based upon approval by the IAMRA Board of Directors. We reserve the right to refuse adoptors. IAMRA serves Illinois and portions of some bordering states.

Each Alaskan Malamute has a modest
adoption fee.

Our dogs are temperament tested. We can give you information about the dogs likes and dislikes, level of alpha behavior, and level of socialization and training AFTER receiving an application.

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