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My name is Orrin!

Alaskan Malamute Dog for adoption in Belleville, Michigan - Orrin
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Orrin's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, and not good with cats.

Orrin's Story...
Written by shelter worker who is now Orrin's foster Mom:

Meet Orrin! This beautiful boy was picked up running as a stray by the Sheriff Department. He came into the shelter and was just petrified. He was matted, filthy, and his collar was so tight it had to be cut off. He had an old rabies tag from Tennessee and when his owner was located we were told that it was his girlfriend’s dog and they didn’t want him! This poor boy let me examine him and start working on the severe matting around his neck. He never once growled, curled his lip, nor showed any signs of aggression, but sat there trembling in his kennel. He was so scared and would run to his outdoor kennel if someone walked up to him. Once the shelter was full, I knew hard decisions would have to be made, so I decided to take Orrin home with me to foster. I knew he would need a lot of work, but mainly love and patience. In the beginning he was so scared and just wanted to get away from me. He wouldn’t make eye contact at all. It was obvious that this dear creature had been abused, as he would flinch at any sudden movement. I’m guessing that he was chained outdoors and totally ignored. I had never seen a dog who seemed so removed from the world and didn’t want any human affection. Just when I was questioning if life had been just too cruel to this boy, he showed me that he was “in there.” I was brushing him in our garage and he all of a sudden looked me in the eyes and started sniffing me all over. Then he gave me a kiss. It melted my heart and I knew from that point that this boy was going to be all right. Since that first kiss, he’s come so far. He now plays with toys, bounces around like a total goofball, and really just loves life. He is totally in love with a female border collie that I’m fostering, who is also a special needs girl, and they play like puppies together. He loves going to the park to run and play. He’s great to brush, and boy have we removed a lot of hair! He’s not a big fan of baths, but he tolerates them. He looks like a new dog, and this fun-loving personality of his is such a joy to see. We’ve worked a lot on our manners, and he is such a good boy. He was spinning in circles on the leash at first, trying to figure out how to get away from me, and now he’s walking great on either his martingale collar or a harness. He is an amateur landscaper, so if you’re obsessive about your pristine yard, Orrin is probably not the one for you. He will go after cats or other woodland creatures, so no cats for this boy. I haven’t had him with male dogs, though he didn’t pay them any attention at the shelter. He’s still timid with men, but is getting better about that. I’m not a perfect foster home for this wonderful dog as I do have indoor cats, so I’m hoping that Orrin will find his forever home very soon. He’s an amazing boy who has shown such resiliency. He’s blossomed into such a great boy and all he needs is that special family to call his own. Orrin is up to date with all vaccinations, has been wormed, is neutered, and is on flea/tick/heartworm preventative. He is approximately 3-4 years old. Orrin has been through so much in his life and is looking for that special person to give him the love, kindness, and companionship that he so deserves.

Note: We are an all volunteer organization and will not respond to brief e-mail requests for more information about a dog. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out and submit our online application. Vet and personal references will be checked and a home visit is required. Also, a minimum 5' high fenced yard is required to adopt any of our dogs and invisible fences are NOT acceptable.

All dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm tested, on heartworm preventative year-round, and microchipped for identification.

Facts about Orrin

  • Breed: Alaskan Malamute
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Closer to Home Animal Advocates (Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute and Norwegian Elkhound Rescue)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Orrin, a Belleville Alaskan Malamute dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Alaskan Malamute for sale in Belleville, or seeking a Alaskan Malamute dog from a breeder in Belleville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Belleville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Belleville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Alaskan Malamute breeders who help with Alaskan Malamute rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Belleville paves the way for another one to be saved.