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, training suggestions, and other help for owners of Alaskan Malamutes.
We've been rescuing Malamutes in our area since the early 1990's and are an affiliate of the national rescue organization, AMAL (www.malamuterescue.org). CHAAMP runs on 100% volunteer power. Contact us for volunteer opportunities - every bit counts!
Please do your research on Alaskan Malamutes. We recommend the following honest reviews: http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/alaskanmalamutes.html and https://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/alaskan-malamute#/slide/1 and also http://eqi.org/malamute.htm. Please review them carefully before submitting your application.
(1) Complete an application. Visit our web site, www.chaamp.org 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 for you.
(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.
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