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We'll also keep you updated on Nova's adoption status with email updates.
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Nova

Alaskan Malamute

Female, Adult
Mt Prospect, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Nova is a 6 year old red and white malamute that came in with Sequoia and Luna. Sequoia seems particularly bonded to her. While these three do very well with each other, they have displayed some dislike toward other dogs of both sexes, especially when they are together a pack. Nova is a very tall girl and presents herself as the reserved lady of the the three, putting up with their shenanigans and maintaining her dignity. Her clown comes out every so often. If you are interested in this dog, or any of our other dogs, please go to www.iamra.org and fill out an online application. Steps to Complete: Complete an application Phone interview to see if we can meet your needs Homecheck to verify information Schedule adoption visit Adopting a Malamute is a serious commitment, requiring both financial stability and consistent living arrangements. IAMRA does not adopt to anyone under the age of 21. Although we rarely adopt to persons under 25, these applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis We require that you fill out our Adoption Application on our website, www.iamra.org, if you are interested in adopting. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, about our policies in general, or specific dogs available, once we have a completed form. Dogs are placed based upon personality matches with the prospective adoptive persons/families. Adoptions are handled on a first come, first served basis. All adoptions are based upon approval by the IAMRA Board of Directors. We reserve the right to refuse adoptors. IAMRA serves Illinois and portions of some bordering states. Each Alaskan Malamute has a modest adoption fee. Our dogs are temperament tested. We can give you information about the dogs likes and dislikes, level of alpha behavior, and level of socialization and training AFTER receiving an application.
We'll also keep you updated on Sequoia's adoption status with email updates.
Bonded Pair
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Sequoia

Alaskan Malamute

Female, Adult
Mt Prospect, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Sequoia is a 4 year old red and white malamute who is almost, but not quite as tall as Nova. Sequoia is the outgoing social butterfly and voice of the three and definitely has a goofy side. If you are interested in this dog, or any of our other dogs, please go to www.iamra.org and fill out an online application. Steps to Complete: Complete an application Phone interview to see if we can meet your needs Homecheck to verify information Schedule adoption visit Adopting a Malamute is a serious commitment, requiring both financial stability and consistent living arrangements. IAMRA does not adopt to anyone under the age of 21. Although we rarely adopt to persons under 25, these applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis We require that you fill out our Adoption Application on our website, www.iamra.org, if you are interested in adopting. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, about our policies in general, or specific dogs available, once we have a completed form. Dogs are placed based upon personality matches with the prospective adoptive persons/families. Adoptions are handled on a first come, first served basis. All adoptions are based upon approval by the IAMRA Board of Directors. We reserve the right to refuse adoptors. IAMRA serves Illinois and portions of some bordering states. Each Alaskan Malamute has a modest adoption fee. Our dogs are temperament tested. We can give you information about the dogs likes and dislikes, level of alpha behavior, and level of socialization and training AFTER receiving an application.
We'll also keep you updated on Harvey's adoption status with email updates.
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Harvey

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Cattle Dog

Male, 7 yrs 5 mos
Mt. Prospect, IL
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Poor Harvey. He was left alone when his jerk of an owner moved. Lucky Harvey. A friend rescued him and took him in. He was fearful at first about being left alone, but got over that in about a week. Harvey is a great dog. Our vet staff loved him right away. According to his foster mom, he is housebroken, not an inappropriate barker, and sleeps through the night in a dog bed. He goes out on a walk daily and is good on a leash. He got along with the resident dog instantly and allows the resident dog to be the leader. He likes having another dog around. We think it makes him feel safe. His foster mom reports that he is a very easy dog to take care of. He would be the perfect dog for a senior person looking for a low maintenance dog. Unfortunately, his prior owner didn't leave any information about his prior medical history. He has had a very thorough exam by our vet and was found to have an ear infection which has now been treated. His teeth were a mess and he has now had a thorough dental cleaning and one extraction. His pre-op blood work shows everything normal. He has a little arthritis in his back knees on x-ray, but he has no outward symptoms of pain or lameness. Harvey weighs in at 59 pounds. Our vet's best guess, and also according to the friend that rescued him, Harvey is 7 to 8 years old. So there is a lot of life left in this guy! We think he is a cattle dog and shepherd mix, though he looks more like a cattle dog in his photos but he looks more like a shepherd in person. He has a cute "one-ear-up-and-one-ear-down" pose that you will often find him in. If you think you're the one to give Harvey a nice home and family for this next chapter of his life, he is ready to meet you! Harvey's adoption fee of $295 includes: Vet exam, 4DX heartworm-lyme test, Chemistry and CBC blood panels, rear leg x-rays, dental cleaning, Bordetella vaccine, DHPP (distemper combo) vaccine, Rabies vaccine, deworming, microchip, heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, and he is neutered. This guy is ready to go!
We'll also keep you updated on Rocky & Hunter's adoption status with email updates.
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Rocky & Hunter

Alaskan Malamute Husky

Male, Young
Mt Prospect, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Not good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Rocky and Hunter found themselves dumped in rural Minnesota, where thankfully, a Good Sam stepped in and took them in. Tried for months to locate owners, and none could be found (dogs were not chipped) and so they came to IAMRA. Both Rocky and Hunter absolutely love humans and can’t get enough attention. Rocky is an absolute goof ball who will walk himself on lead and has the cutest overbite. He has settled a lot in group and is finding success navigating the yard with our other dogs. Hunter is a little more dog selective, but it learning to be comfortable around more dogs and has shifted from serious to a softer self. Hunter when he wants attention will do adorable nibbles almost grooming his human to get some attention! Hunter and Rocky have made a big change of environment and are still adjusting to the urban area. The trainers at Zen Dogs are working with them everyday to adjust to this change and are finding success with the use of food and some fun! If you are interested in this dog, or any of our other dogs, please go to www.iamra.org and fill out an online application. Steps to Complete: Complete an application Phone interview to see if we can meet your needs Homecheck to verify information Schedule adoption visit Adopting a Malamute is a serious commitment, requiring both financial stability and consistent living arrangements. IAMRA does not adopt to anyone under the age of 21. Although we rarely adopt to persons under 25, these applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis We require that you fill out our Adoption Application on our website, www.iamra.org, if you are interested in adopting. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, about our policies in general, or specific dogs available, once we have a completed form. Dogs are placed based upon personality matches with the prospective adoptive persons/families. Adoptions are handled on a first come, first served basis. All adoptions are based upon approval by the IAMRA Board of Directors. We reserve the right to refuse adoptors. IAMRA serves Illinois and portions of some bordering states. Each Alaskan Malamute has a modest adoption fee. Our dogs are temperament tested. We can give you information about the dogs likes and dislikes, level of alpha behavior, and level of socialization and training AFTER receiving an application.
We'll also keep you updated on Skyler's adoption status with email updates.
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Skyler

Chihuahua Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Male, 4 yrs
Mt. Prospect, IL
Size
(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Details
Not good with kids, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Hi, I'm Skylar, the Cuddlebug! My middle name is "Pet Me". I was a stray in a Southern Illinois rural area when I was picked up and put in doggy jail. Adopt-A-Pet came and took me out and put me in a foster home so I could find a new family who would take proper care of me. My best guess is I'm somewhere between 3 and 5 years old. I weigh 17 pounds and kind of look like a large chihuahua. I'm sure there's some terrier in there too. I am tri-color with some pretty unique markings. Just look at my pictures! I LOVE attention, snuggling up with you & getting a massage: back, butt, tummy or head. It doesn't matter. Just pet me. I can sit or lie down on the couch or recliner next to my foster Mom, while she's on the phone. I won't move for an hour as long as she's massaging somewhere on me. That's the main time I sneak in a few kisses!! My second greatest passion is taking long, sniffing walks around the neighborhood. I'm really good at learning new things. I came to Adopt-A-Pet knowing pretty much nothing, and now I've mastered some of the basic commands. I know Sit, Come, Stay and Heel. Mom has me sit at every street corner saying, "It's a street." I am also learning to Down. A good obedience class with my adoptive family would really help in the long run. I'd be the star student, rather the teacher's pet. When I first came to this house I wasn't neutered and had to mark my territory all over. I didn't know that I was expected to do my business outside. Now I am neutered and my foster mom took me outside constantly to make me learn this. I still have an occasional accident but I've pretty much mastered housebreaking. I'm still a little leery with strangers and it might take me a little while to warm up to you. But once I do, watch out - I'm your friend for life! Again, that obedience class that you're going to take me to will help with this. I'd do best in a quiet house with someone that's home a lot to give me Love and let me reciprocate. Someone who enjoys taking long walks. No little kids, please, as I'm just not used to them and not quite ready to take them on yet. Will you please come and take me home so I can Love you? Skyler's adoption fee of $350 includes: vet exam, DAPP (distemper combo) vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, Rabies vaccination, 4DX heartworm/lyme test, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, routine deworming, microchip and neuter.
We'll also keep you updated on Buster's adoption status with email updates.
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Buster

Weimaraner

Male, Senior
Mount Prospect, IL
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with dogs, House-trained,
Story
Seeking a new home for my old best friend. Him and I are both leaving a rough household, and I'm unable to home home him due to HOA restrictions on pets in our condo. I'm looking for for someone with a big enough heart for the dog thats been there for me. Buster is a pure bread Weimaraner, hes 10 years old. He's a bit territorial and protective, but very affectionate. I won't be asking for an adoption fee, because it feels wrong to me. My only requirement is that I can visit him

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Dog shelters and rescues in Des Plaines, Illinois

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Roll Over Animal Rescue, Inc. (ROAR)

Des Plaines, IL 60018

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A Doggie 4 You - IL transport stop

Rosmont, IL 60018

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Lake Shore Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 40, Chicago, IL 60068

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Plumbers for Puppies

975 Rand Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016

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Adopt-A-Pet, Inc.

PO Box 408, Mt. Prospect, IL 60056

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Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association

200 East Evergreen Ave, Suite 103, Mt Prospect, IL 60056

Pet Types: dogs

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Perfectly Posh Paws

1746 E. Corktree Lane, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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Montego Bay Animal Haven - Chicago transport

Chicago, IL 60666

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