If you are interested in Xalbador please fill out an online application and we will schedule your home visit ASAP.
Is Xal your new Mal Pal? Xalbador ended up at the shelter as a stray and is patiently waiting for his new forever home! He loves spending time with people and enjoys talking and telling you all about his day. He is all malamute rough-n-ready for a quick full-speed play run across the yard always ready to go for a walk or to go in the car. Ready to go lay near the fridge and for his favorite treat (cheese). He loves treats which can make training a snap and is very smart. Xalbador is great in the house patiently waiting for his human preferably in the kitchen but happy to go back outside to his home when it is time. In his foster home Xal has learned to trust his human and is often more interested in attention than in food! Well except for cheese.
If you love malamutes you will love Xalbador. However he does need someone who will pay attention to his boundaries and only push those boundaries by listening to him patiently and allowing him time to trust. He expects to be physically treated with respect (no hair or tail pulling please). The more you prove that you have common sense and are trustworthy the easier and more relaxed he becomes. He will still complain with a variety of vocalizations even growls at times but cheese goes a long way! Xal is not a good candidate for a home with children. He is also Super-Malamutey in that he challenges all big dogs and dogs who are fast-moving towards him. He can be turned away and easily managed on walks even on busy trails by a 65 yr old woman. But it is unlikely that he can smoothly integrate into a home with another animal. Xal's foster mom says if you are a Malamute Person or couple and want a dog who is super easy to travel with run errands with stay at home alone when you are at work, basically be a wonderful companion, Xalbador may be your guy.
The adoption fee of $300 includes spay-neuter and all vaccines.
Xalbador is being lovingly cared for in Washington.
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Alaskan Malamutes are warm and friendly, playful, gentle, intelligent and silly. Their exquisite beauty is the result of centuries of adaptation to the harsh Arctic climate where they lived as close companions to the Mahlemut Eskimos, pulling heavy sledges over terrible terrain in harsh weather.
Malamutes shed twice a year and should be brushed regularly. Since they are so large, they should never be left alone with small children unsupervised, though this is true of any dog.
Malamutes participate in many sports such as backpacking, weight-pulling, carting, sojourning and competition obedience. Their best-known feature is their extraordinary sweetness of temperament.
Record last updated: Sun Oct 23 17:40:57 2016
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