My name is Alpha!

Norwegian Elkhound Mix Dog for adoption in Huddleston, Virginia - Alpha
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I'm being cared for by:
All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

Facts about Alpha

  • Breed: Norwegian Elkhound Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 4513655
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Cindy for more information about this pet.

Here are some very important things you need to know about Alpha          

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2010

Weight/size:  45 lbs                   

Housebroken:  YES

Crate trained:  YES (doesn’t like being crated, but will do it)

Personality:  a little reserved but friendly, picks a person and is protective, definitely an alpha male

Energy level:  medium

Fenced yard required?:   YES – he needs to get off-leash exercise daily.  Must be a physical fence, no underground fences.

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES

Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit’

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK      

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:  YES but must be introduced properly.  He is definitely an alpha male and will not do well paired with another alpha personality canine.  He plays well with most of his foster friends, but does not do well with unaltered males.

Social with cats:  NO Cats - absolutely would do harm to a cat        

Good with children:  Hasn’t been around children in foster home but will probably be fine with older (12 yrs old or older), respectful children

Adoption donation:  $100

Alpha is a very handsome boy with the most luxurious coat ever.  He is pretty easy-going and gets along with most of his foster siblings, although he will challenge unneutered males.  He doesn’t like other dogs in his face or sniffing him and he will ‘low growl’ to warn them off.  He must have a person who is able to be a strong pack leader setting strict expectations for him and his behavior.  He is so smart and so completely devoted to people and he is a joy to have around.  He is just a great guy and he is ready to start his new life with a great new forever family!

If you think Alpha might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.   Please review our adoption process at and contact us if you have questions about the process.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.


When your reference checks are completed and your application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a meet-and-greet to see if Alpha picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption contract to be signed and a requested adoption donation.

Please feel free to email if you have additional questions.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

About All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Our motto is "Rescue … rehome … real love” and we try to live it every day. We rescue animals in need of new homes and loving families. We make sure each of them is spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. If other medical care or treatment is needed, we get that for them as well.

We welcome these fosters into our homes and our lives and really get to know their personalities and their needs. Then we make it our mission to re-home them - to place them in the forever home that will be perfect for them. Some of them really need to have another dog companion, while others will do well being an 'only pet.' Some love having children to play with, while others prefer being with adult companions. Some do well sharing a home with cats or other small pets, while others .... well ... no so much. And the only way we know this is by living with them!

We also work to educate and encourage other pet owners to spay or neuter their animals to

a) help their pets lead longer, healthier lives, and
b) help reduce the numbers of homeless and unwanted animals in our Central Virgina communities.

It is such an easy thing to do! Not only will it benefit your pet and your family, but it will reduce the numbers of wonderful, adoptable animals that are euthanized every year. Please be part of the solution.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so you can meet our pups at our public events, such as at the Lynchburg VA Petco. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly for other opportunities to meet our pups. Otherwise, we have volunteers bring pups for a home visit after an application has been approved.

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process:

Step 1: Complete the online Adoption Application at Once submitted, it comes directly to us. You should get an email immediately saying that your application has been successfully submitted. If you do not get this email, your application did not go through.

Step 2: We will review completed applications, do reference checks and schedule home visits as needed. Please remember that adopting a pup is making a commitment of 10-15 years, so we do not take any shortcuts in processing applications. It is our responsibility to place these pups in the very best homes we can possibly find for them. Application processing can usually be done in 7-10 days. Sometimes it may take longer if we have a problem reaching your references or finding another rescue to do a home visit for adoptions outside our 75 mile radius from Huddleston, VA..

Step 3: When your Adoption Application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit ... a time for you to meet the pup that just might be the newest member of your family.

***Please remember that we are an all volunteer, home-based rescue organization. We do not have a public shelter facility, so all meetings (other than at our public meet-and-greets or other events) for potential adopters and fosters are done by appointment only and after an application has been approved. Most of our volunteers work full-time jobs, so appointments are generally scheduled for Saturdays between 11 am and 4 pm and Sundays between 1 pm and 5 pm. Of course, we will always try to be as flexible as possible when scheduling meet-and-greets.***

Step 4: After the meeting, if everything seems to be a perfect match, the final step is the signing of the Adoption Contract, payment of the adoption fee, and welcoming your new family member home.