Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association

by PJ Mullen on November 24, 2010

in November 2010 Nominees, Spread Your Warmth

Our latest nominee for the November edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign is the Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association. The IAMRA is a not for profit , 501c3 organization established to shelter and care for Alaskan Malamutes which have been abandoned, turned into shelters, or are in need of a new home.

The dogs are placed in temporary foster homes (or a boarding kennel if foster homes are not available) until a permanent home can be found. Their commitment is to place each dog in the best new permanent home to give them a second chance in life.

In 2009 53 dogs were accepted into the IAMRA’s program, 27 dogs were adopted, 23 remained in their program for adoption at year end, 3 became Sanctuary Sweethearts.

The heavy-freighting dog of the Inuit people who inhabited the shores of the Kotzebue Sound, the Alaskan Malamute excels as an adaptable, intelligent, canine companion. A heavy-boned dog with a bulky muzzle, a broad head, wide-set ears, and a thickly-furred tail carried plume-like over the back, the Malamute is one of the most beautiful dogs on earth and, pound for pound, almost certainly the strongest.

Prospective families that wish to adopt an Alaskan Malamute will be interviewed. Basic information about the family, home situation, pet ownership history and why they want an Alaskan Malamute is requested. The IAMRA’s goal is to achieve a successful match between the dog and the adopting family. They want a happy ending to every rescue story, and part of that process is selecting a suitable dog to fit into the lifestyle and needs of the adopting family.

Thank you to Kay for nominating the Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association for the November edition of Sweatshirt Blanket’s Spread Your Warmth campaign. If you would like to learn more about this cause visit their website.

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