Breed: Alaskan Malamute
DOB: April 2017
Special Needs: No
Only Dog: No
House Trained: Yes
Health: Vaccinated; wormed; desexed
Betsy will need:
- Any children to be in their teens
- No cats, pocket pets or other animals
- A home as an only dog, or with a tolerant male dog of similar size
- Daily walks, always on lead
- A reasonable yard area with garden areas and an undercover area for shelter
- Fences and gates will need to be at least 5 foot high, secure and dig-proof
- Homes with arctic breed experience, preferably with Malamutes, will be given priority
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU MEET ALL BETSY’S REQUIREMENTS
Looking for a big, fluffy canine companion that will always greet you with a smile and plenty of enthusiastic tail wagging? Then you can’t go past Betsy!
Betsy is a happy girl who just wants to be with her humans, preferably as close as she can get – this lovable girl will take as many cuddles as you can give her! She has lived with a male dog and enjoys romps and rough playtime with him, but her people are her besties.
Betsy is okay around most other dogs once she gets to know them, but being a typical Malamute she can be reactive to dogs that get in her face or challenge her. Her new owners will need to be prepared to keep her under good control and approach any doggy introductions with caution, particularly with other female dogs.
Betsy walks quite nicely on lead most of the time, but she does have quite a strong hunting instinct and can pull quite hard when she spots something to chase. For these reasons, Betsy always needs to be walked on lead and under the control of a strong adult, and is definitely not suited to a home with cats or any other small pets.
Betsy hasn’t had any experience around children that we know of, and she can jump up and play quite rough, so any new home will be best suited to older children. She’s not particularly agile but she is a wire-chewer and has displayed skills at breaking through fences, so she will need strong & secure 5 foot high dig-proof fencing to keep her safe.
Although she would love to be inside with her human family and can have a bit of a moan about being away from you, she does settle down and is quite happy to lie at the back door on her own.
If you have experience with a large arctic breed dog, preferably a Malamute, then Betsy might be the one for you!
Betsy is not available for interstate adoption and is not suitable for apartments, homes with very small outdoor spaces or rural areas.
Microchip number 900079000184841
Adoption Fee: $350