My name is XALBADOR!

Alaskan Malamute Mix Dog for adoption in Seattle, Washington - XALBADOR
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Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League

Facts about XALBADOR

  • Breed: Alaskan Malamute Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 070115
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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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Inquiries, applications and donations are welcome. Visit our website at

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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About Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League

About Our Rescue Group...

WAMAL was formed in 1998 to help with Malamute Rescue in the greater NorthWest area to cover rescue needs outside of the scope of Seattle Purebred Dog Rescue by Cindy Neely. Since that time we have rescued on average between 70 and 100 Malamutes a year and have rescued hundreds to date. While none of this would have originally happened without a small few, it's the numerous (but sometimes still too few) volunteers that make rescue happen. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and locations. Most are already overworked and too busy in their personal lives to start, but donating their time to rescue truly is what makes it possible to save the lives of this gentle and loving working breed... our Mals. The pride (and pain) of our lives.

Come Meet Our Pets...

WAMAL is strictly internet based. Most of all our correspondence will be via email, typically during the odd hours of the night that our volunteers are able to donate time. The dogs in our rescue are taken into the homes and lives of our volunteers, there is no shelter to come visit. There is no phone number to call. We are sorry for this, but with over 200 volunteers and over 100 dogs a year, there just is not an easy way to coordinate a statewide rescue other than through email. We can be contacted best at which is monitored practically 24/7/365

Our Adoption Process...

We ask for a minimum adoption donation of $300 which is tax deductible as we are a federally approved 501(c)3 charity. Our adoption contracts can be viewed online at:

We have fencing and/or kennel requirements as malamutes can not be trusted to not roam.

We are looking for forever homes for our rescue dogs, and homechecks will be performed for all adopters, no exceptions. We love these dogs, and want what is best for them, we assume our adopters would want the same. Plus, the homecheck lets everyone meet eachother, get to ask and answer questions, and make sure we match the right dog for the right family for that perfect match that will last a lifetime! Our success story "Happy Tails" can be viewed online at: