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|Breed:||Alaskan Malamute||Color:||Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more||Sex:||Male|
Koda is not in the Closer to Home Animal Advocates program. We are listing him as a courtesy to his owner and we will help screen applications. 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.
Koda is an 8-year-old neutered male Alaskan Malamute who needs to find a new home fast because his owners are moving! Koda is up to date on vaccinations and on monthly heartworm preventatives. His owner answered our questions as follows:
Please describe the dog’s general personality/demeanor: Finally calmed down, loves people of all ages, very vocal, very friendly. He’s definitely a lover. He’s become a bit more relaxed now that he’s older.
How does the dog interact with adults? Very well, likes to greet them, rub up against them. He has no problem with people. Loves attention
Has the dog been around children? What ages? How does the dog do with children? Yes almost his whole life. I have 2 girls ages 7 and 4. He loves kids and lets them climb on and rough house with him. He is protective of them and vocalizes if he can’t see them when outside playing. Sometimes forgets how big he is and might knock them down by accident. He has never hurt or bit anyone.
How does the dog react to strangers? Skeptical at first but acts then friendly. Not a good watch dog.
Have you ever seen aggression (or warning signs) toward a person? (This includes nipping, growling, snapping, etc.) Provide details. No aggression towards people. He growls if I brush him too long but other than that he has never done the above.
What kinds of toys/games does the dog enjoy? He likes to run and play fetch (we he returns the item which isn’t all the time anymore). Likes to be around people.
What kind of activities have you shared with your dog? (Trips to the dog park, camping, etc.) We’ve taken him camping and swimming many times. Outside play time and walks are some of his favorites.
Does the dog live with any other pets now? Please give age/gender/breed/size of each pet: No
How does the dog do with other dogs? Any restrictions? (For example, larger dogs, smaller dogs, dominant dogs, dogs of the same sex, etc.) Likes to chase smaller dogs and play with bigger ones. He is never the dominate dog and doesn’t assert himself as the leader. Does better with female dogs. Tends to play rougher with males.
Has the dog been around cats? If so, how does he/she do with cats? No
Does the dog chase other small animals? Only if they’re in his yard
Have you ever seen aggression toward other dogs, or toward cats? Provide details. With larger dogs if he is provoked by them. If not provoked he just enjoys the play time.
Where does the dog sleep? Inside, wherever he wants too. Not allowed on beds or furniture. He chewed up the beds we got for him, so he sleeps on the floor.
Is the dog housebroken? Yes
Is the dog crate-trained? No
Where does the dog stay when you are at home? Inside or outside
Where does the dog stay when you are NOT at home? If gone for a short time in the house or outside. For long times he stays in a large cage in the garage.
Has the dog been destructive in the past? Provide details. Only when he was a puppy. He would chew things and dig in the yard.
Has the dog had any training, either formal or informal? Does the dog know any commands? No formal training. He knows the basic commands. Responds to snapping your fingers and saying the command.
How does the dog behave on a leash? He does pretty well on a leash. Likes to try to bolt away when its not held tight. When he can tell the person is in control he calms down a bit.
How does the dog do in the car? He does pretty good in the car considering his size. He likes car rides.
Does the dog have any known phobias, such as thunderstorms, fireworks, strangers, trips to the vet, etc.? No phobias. He likes going places and meeting people. He does howl when a vehicle with sirens drives by. It’s really cool when he does that. Loud noises don’t bother him.
Please add any additional comments here: He has been a great addition to our family and a good dog. We wish we could take him with us. He will let you know when he needs to go out or is hungry or thirsty by getting your attention and making you follow. He does whine a lot. That is one way he lets you know he needs something. He is a great dog and very gentle and caring and a very handsome dog. He does have arthritis in his right hip from an injury 5 yrs ago. It only bothers him if he runs too much or lays on that side for too long. Other than that he is very healthy.