My name is Nabu!

Alaskan Malamute Dog for adoption in Surrey, British Columbia - Nabu
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Home at Last Dog Rescue

Facts about Nabu

  • Breed: Alaskan Malamute
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
Hi everyone, I’m Nabu. I’m a 6yr old, 110 lb purebred (unpapered) Alaskan Malamute with seriously good looks. I am the only puppy in my litter and because I am an “only child”, I have never needed to learn to share my food or play with other dogs. Humility may not be my strong point, but strength and independence sure are. I am seeking a new child-free home and I need a strong, confident, and experienced owner who can help me overcome my behavioural challenges without breaking my spirit. I have been with my owners since I was a puppy and because they love me, they want to place me in a home environment that would be best for me.
I have a high energy level and need at a couple of hours of activity everyday. This is how much I’m getting walked currently, but more would be ideal. I can be friendly and playful with other dogs, as long as we have been properly introduced and have gotten to know each other. However, I can sometimes show aggression towards dogs I don’t like. I need supervision and a controlled environment (ie, not the dog park) when introduced to other dogs as I have some leash aggression that is currently kept in check with a clicker, a Gentle Leader, or training treats. I am also very frightened of kids and need a home with no small children.
I am not a big fan of being restrained, so putting on collars or Gentle Leaders can be a bit of a process. But with some patient coaxing and treats, I come around. I am a very headstrong boy and will fight back if I sense dominance. I am also quite possessive and guard things I consider my own. Examples of these are food and toys, but can also extend to random items such as pine cones and sticks. If someone tries taking away “my” stuff, I will show my displeasure by growling or biting. However, my owner has found out that playing an exchange game with me makes me more willing to relinquish an item to get it back.
With adults, I am a loving and affectionate companion. My owners also think I’m quite cute when I forget to put my huge tongue back in my mouth. I like playing with a soccer ball or volleyball, getting pet and scratched. As I’ve already mentioned, I’m quite independent so am not overly clingy and am okay being outside by myself or hanging out in my crate for a reasonable period of time. If left on my own for very long periods, I may start getting stressed and chewing whatever I can get my teeth and paws on.
Other than an epulis on my upper gum which might need to be removed eventually and an old leg injury that is ok as long as I don’t run full speed, I am in great health. I have been very well-trained which wasn’t really a big challenge as I’m a very smart boy. However, I tend to decide when to listen and obey or not. On my own, I have even learned how to open windows and doors. Food is a great motivator for me to display my ingrained commands, as well as my show-stopping tricks (play dead, turn a circle, high five both paws, etc.) but I need an experienced owner who can be my alpha and remind me who is in charge.
I know I sound like a challenging boy, but with the right dog-experienced person, I will flourish and be a great canine companion. The important thing is for me to be with an owner who has the patience and experience to handle aggression issues. I need a strong leader, enough daily physical and mental stimulation, and more importantly, a chance to be the best dog I can be.
I’m neutered and tattooed with vaccinations up to date until December 2015.

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Home at Last Dog Rescue is a small group of volunteer animal lovers whose goal is to help homeless, neglected and abused dogs find caring and responsible homes.

Our volunteers are dedicated individuals who have joined together to form a new rescue group. We are commited to helping dogs in need and to provide them a second chance at a happy life.

Our dogs are not kept in a shelter. We depend on the support of caring and compassionate people to care for our dogs until we can find them permanent, loving homes. We provide vet care and rehabilitation to all of our dogs.

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If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, the first step is to search through the list of our dogs currently available for adoption. All dogs remain on Adoptapet and our website ( until an adoption is finalized so all dogs listed may be applied for.

Our job is to find the right home for each of our dogs. We will contact you to arrange for a home check at your convenience. Unfortunately, many of our applications are rejected, not necessarily because there is anything wrong with the home, but because it is not the right match for the dog. Following a successful home visit, we will arrange for you to meet the dog, usually in their foster home. At that time, you will decide if you would like to adopt the dog.

Before an adoption can be finalized, we will ask you to sign an adoption contract. Depending on the dog’s personality you may be asked to visit the dog once or twice before taking him or her home. This will be most common with shy, timid dogs. Outgoing and confident dogs can most often be taken home after the first meeting. Documentation for each dog will be provided upon adoption. Adopters must be ready to pick up their adopted dog home as soon as they have been approved and have agreed to adopt the dog. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC cannot hold dogs for people who have applied but are not yet ready to accept the dog into their home.

Please note: an adoption fee is required for successful applications. The adoption fee is non-refundable, even if the dog is subsequently returned. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC will always take back one of our dogs for any reason, and without question. Adoption fees for our dogs vary. The price varies based on the age and medical needs of the dog being adopted; costs are judged on a case by case basis.