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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

Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Gender: Male Male


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

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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      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:
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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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