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Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection

Berryville, VA

Our Mission

Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection (CHAAMP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping purebred Alaskan Malamutes in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

CHAAMP provides foster homes, kenneling, love, and vet care for Alaskan Malamutes who have been abandoned, turned into shelters, or are otherwise in need. Our goal is to find excellent, loving homes for these dogs and to provide education, positive reward-based training suggestions, and other help for owners of Alaskan Malamutes.

VOLUNTEER Application:


We've been rescuing Malamutes in our area since the early 1990's and are an affiliate of the national rescue organization, AMAL ( CHAAMP runs on 100% volunteer power. All donations go straight to the dogs.

Adoption Policy

Please do your research on Alaskan Malamutes before submitting an application:

(1) Complete an application:
Visit our web site,, and complete the online application. Of note, we will contact the vet indicated on your application for a reference.

(2) After you return the application, we'll give you a call to schedule a home visit. **Please be patient while waiting to hear back from us & check your SPAM folder just in case we already responded.** CHAAMP runs on volunteer power & it may take a week or so before we can get back in touch with you. After your home visit, we'll typically have an idea which of our dogs we think are potential matches.

(3) Next is the fun part, you get to meet the dog(s) that are right for your family and hopefully bring one home. Please note we require that you bring your current dog(s) with you when you come to meet the CHAAMP adoptables. You will also need a second vehicle to separate your dogs for the drive home. We don't make exceptions to this rule so please come prepared, so you do not have to make an additional trip.
As you can see from our application, we ask a lot of questions! The more we know about you and what you're looking for in your dog, the better match we can make.

CHAAMP is a proud member of the Pet Professional Guild.

There are many ways to train your dog. Yet the only one that results in a healthier, emotionally stronger relationship between you and your pet is through FORCE-Free training. Why choose to subject your pet to fear and pain as part of their training with the use of prong collars, electric shock collars, and popping/jerking? You want your furry companion to do what you ask because he/she loves you, not because they must.

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