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Alaskan Malamute Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

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Organization Name: The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter
Location: Negaunee, MI
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Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Gender: Male Male
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Dodger

Color/Markings: White with Black
Availability Date: 01/07/2017
Location: Negaunee, MI 49855
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Posted Breed: Alaskan Malamute. "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) WEBSITE: www.upaws.org

Alaskan Malamute

A.K.A. : Mal, Mally
Overview: The Alaskan Malamute was named after the native Inuit tribe of western Alaska. They are one of the oldest Arctic sled dog breeds and have grown in popularity as a family pet.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male:85, female:75
Height (in): male:25, female:23
Colors: Light gray to black, with white shading and mask or cap. Also shades of sable or red with shading - or all white.
Coat: The outer coat is think and coarse and undercoat is greasy and wooly.
Character: Alaskan Malamutes are friendly, affectionate, and loyal, though they're quite independent.
Temperament: This breed usually gets along well with children. Their friendliness toward visitors means they are not particularly good as watchdogs.
Care: The Alaskan Malamute requires very little grooming, though a coarse comb should be used during shedding.
Training: This breed requires very firm training from an early age.
Activity: The Alaskan Malamute needs a great deal of exercise, including as least one hour of hard workout daily.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed is usually very hardy. Some are prone to hip dysplasia or bloat.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

      Coco

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) Meet Coco! A 4-year-old friendly, sweet gal with an amazing temperament. She has a pretty chocolate coat and big soulful eyes. Coco looks at life with joy and happiness; she has not had a stable past, but we know she now has a bright future! She can't wait to find her new loving family! One with older respectful kids however no cats or small animals please. She gets along with most dogs her size so please bring your dog for a meet and greet. This sweet gal will be up and ready for most any type of adventure! From hiking in the woods, jogging the bike path, playing in the yard to chasing a ball, Coco is ready to go, plus she will be your faithful buddy all the way! Smart and eager to learn, Coco will work hard to please her people pals. If your home could use a happy, lovable, and very loyal friend, please, consider adopting Coco! WEBSITE: www.upaws.org
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    • Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

      Tyson

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      Breed: Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog (short coat). "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) Meet Tyson! He is a friend to everyone at UPAWS and is a favorite for the staff and volunteers to take for nice Fall walks. Tyson may have arrived as a lost stray but you can tell he is used to people because he is so awesome! A perfect day for Tyson would be going for a big walk, learning a new trick, playing and goofing around and then hanging out after supper, sleeping at your feet snoring away! Tyson is a good time boy who is looking for a family that loves to have fun but snuggles too! Tyson is intelligent, focused, and would love to bond with his new family or person by learning tricks, enjoying hikes in the woods or bike path and hanging out. Tyson likes most everyone however would like a mature home with older respectful kids. Come to UPAWS and have a meet and greet today - bring along your dog and have a play yard date to see if they can be pals. If your family loves going on adventures and wants a best friend to join in on the fun, from hiking to playing fetch, you might be the perfect match for big, handsome lovable lug Tyson. WEBSITE: www.upaws.org
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

      Bentley

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) Meet Bentley! He is a active, fun-loving 5 year old old with a joyful, goofy personality! He loves to go for walks and likes hikes and jogs. Bentley loves to have nice pets and enjoys a good brushing. He would do best in a home that is looking forward to lots of long walks and one-on-one training time. He is very smart and so eager to learn and please. He likes some dogs over others so please bring your dog for a meet and greet in the play yard. He will not be placed with cats. He is a delightful, fun loving boy and UPAWS is looking for a home that will embrace his wonderful personality. Come meet Bentley! WEBSITE: www.upaws.org
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    • Jack Russell Terrier Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

      Buster JR

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      Breed: Jack Russell Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier (short coat). "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) Buster Jr. is a special little boy! Buster would love a home that can keep him active, exercised and with some daily fun. Buster would also do best in a low-traffic home without children, as an only dog (cats do not seem to bother him), and an owner that is interested in working with Buster on positive training. Buster can be over-stimulated easily and doesn't understand how to reactive to those feelings. So he is working on being comfortable in those situation. He is a dog that takes a long time to trust. But Theresa, one of our wonderful caregivers, has made amazing strides with Buster Jr. To learn more about Buster's behavior and needs please contact UPAWS at 475-6661. We'd love to talk to you about Buster Jr.! WEBSITE: www.upaws.org
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    • Cocker Spaniel Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

      Leyna

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      Breed: Cocker Spaniel
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: English Cocker Spaniel. "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) Leyna arrived to UPAWS after their beloved owner fell ill and was no longer able to care for them. Leyna is longing to find find a new home where she can be loved and spoiled for the rest of her days. She appears to get along with other most other respectful canines and people. What she would love most is a new loving companion that she can devote herself to. Can you be the retirement home that Leyna longs for? With Leyna's age, she does have some medications that are necessary to keep her happy and healthy. UPAWS will help to cover the cost of these medications during the transition to her new home though our "Extra Special Pets for Extra Special People" grant offered by Lil' Bub's Big Fund for the ASPCA and Maddies Fund. 3 months of Leyna's medication will be offered with her adoption. Leyna is currently in an Adoption Ambassador foster home. You can visit her in her foster home and complete the adoption off site- no need to come to the shelter. How cool is that?! If you would like to meet Leyna please call UPAWS at 906-475-6661 and we will put you in touch with her foster family. WEBSITE: www.upaws.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Negaunee, MI, USA

      Austin

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). "Upper Peninsula Animal Wefare Shelter" (formerly Marquette County Humane Society) Are you looking for a dog with superior focus? How about one who is smart enough to learn any puzzle you put in front of him? Are you a bit of a homebody and rather walk a back 40 than on a busy road? If you answered "yes" to these questions, we've got just the dog for you! Meet Austin, a 2 and 1/2 year old Plott hound mix. He's a great dog who just simply prefers someone who will devote and spend a lot of time with him. He can be a active guy who is so smart, he can even get out of wire crate. He just needs an avenue to keep his mind and body busy. Austin has a lot of love to give; he just can't contain himself, he blurts with joy. He has lived with children, other dogs and got along well. He can not live with cats or small animals however. Austin isn't for everyone but is you you're looking for a running, hiking, or agility partner, he is SO your man. Of course anyone, Austin has a quirk or two...well mostly just one. Anything with wheels drives is way too much for Austin to handle. Austin has been known to bananas when he sees moving vehicles, and he is quite sure he prefers a home where he doesn't have to see many of those. Though he can ride in the car without incident, it certainly isn't his favorite thing - did we mention he is a homebody?! Austin does well walking once he settles in, and he would love endless romps through fields and woods - he just is not a car guy! So this does mean that Austin's new family should have access to an area or place where they can walk him that isn't a frequently travelled road. The country life is best for this fellow. So, overall, if you're looking for a fun dog who will learn endless tricks, puzzles, games, and be a sweet and wonderful pal, look no further than Austin. If you have a place where he can run and play without encountering many moving cars, this sweet, sensitive boy may just be for you! Pet Adoption Sponsorship from a Austin fan. Fully paid rate ($0) WEBSITE: www.upaws.org
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