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Tuska is a 9 year old young spayed female Malamute. This very sweet and loving girl is looking for her forever home.
Tuska is currently in a shelter in Eastern Ontario and the shelter has asked the AMHL to screen for an appropriate home for this lovely girl.
The AMHL is also looking for a foster home for Tuska, where she will be less stressed around other dogs (no cats), far more comfortable and obtain the attention she desperately needs. Please let us know if you are able to foster Tuska through the adoption process by contacting Ontario@malamuterescue.com
Tuska is a bit over weight and is looking for a home that can provide leisurely walks and good nutrition. According to the shelter, the last several years have not been kind to this very sweet girl and once again, she finds herself looking for a new home through no fault of her own. Staff report that she is "an absolute sweetheart with people of all ages".
Tuska has live with young children, is house trained, but not crate trained. She does not do well around other dogs. Because of her very thick coat, she may prefer to be outside at times if the home is too warm.
Tuska has been assessed by an experienced AMHL representative who reports the following:
"Dare I say Tuska is your typical malamute. She loves people. I was able to touch every part of her body, even gave her a few massages on her back, tummy and legs and she loved it. She even let me check her teeth!
Tuska has a scab on her right cheek and her front left leg has a patch of red, bare skin about 1/2" squared. It looks like someone shaved it, as it is too neat for stress chewing. We ran around the patio and she moves ok, although it looks like she favours her right hind leg, but just slightly.
Tuska is a bit over weight and her coat is in desperate need of grooming. Once cleaned up and on the proper nutrition, Tuska will be a beautiful girl and a loving companion.
Tuska was very excited to get outside and even with her exuberance, she was able to perform a nice "Sit" on command. This girl just wants to please."
Tuska is one of those highly sought after gems! Malamutes are magnificent but they are working dogs, and thus, NOT suitable for every family. Based on her age and loving personality, Tuska would be the ideal Malamute for:
1. Tuska will require a securely fenced in yard. Tuska does not do well around other dogs, so homes with "tie outs" or "electronic fencing" (rarely appropriate for the breed) will not be considered; they offer no protection for Tuska from stray dogs, other animals or small children who would venture into her yard.
2. No cats. Although Tuska has been reported to be OK with cats, we assume a healthy Malamute prey drive, so only homes without cats will be considered.
3. Tuska has reportedly lived with young children. Knowing how most kids initially react when they encounter their "live teddy bear", we ask all families with children of all ages who adopt a Malamute to read our brochure: Children and the New Malamute. The pointers in this brochure will be discussed with you at your Home Visit. Tuska is very suitable for a malamute experienced home with older pre-teens.
Tuska is not asking for much. She does want what we all want: A place to call home, to feel safe, to be loved, and a few daily leisurely walks around the neighbourhood with you by her side. In return you'll feel the rewards every day you spend together.
If you have room in your heart and your home for this sweet girl, please complete an application to adopt from the AMHL at:
If you have already completed an application form, please send any questions about Tuska to: Ontario@MalamuteRescue.Com
Please note that this dog has not been evaluated by the AMHL, and that all information pertaining to this dog has been supplied to us by shelter staff. Given that it is impossible to predict with complete accuracy how any dog will react in a given situation, especially without complete knowledge of its life experiences. The AMHL urges the adopter to exercise caution in introducing the dog to new situations until the dog has become fully adjusted to its new environment, and the adopter has had an opportunity to become familiar with the dog's unique personality. All contractual obligations concerning this dog will be between the shelter and the adopter.
Given that it is impossible to predict with complete accuracy how any dog will react in a given situation, without completeknowledge of its life experiences, the AMHL urges the adopter to exercise caution in introducing the dog tonew situations until the dog has become fully adjusted to its new environment and the adopter has had an opportunity to become familiar with the dog's unique personality.