Polaris (or the North Star) Siberan Husky Rescue
(PSHR) was founded in 1987 by Ingrid Simpson, when a very large husky
named Kodi came to her house. Through the years PSHR has grown, helping
more and more dogs find forever-families.
Beginning in summer 2004, PSHR partnered with the national Alaskan Malamute
Assistance League (AMAL) to provide adoption and rescue for Alaskan malamutes
as well. Thus the Polaris Alaskan Malamute Rescue (PAMR) was born. PAMR
provides education on, take in and adoption of malamutes.
Our dogs come from a variety of locations around Colorado and bordering
states, including shelters, strays, and private surrenders. Our motto is
"We place dogs with families, not families with dogs." We place dogs of all
ages, but there is a prevalence of one to three year malamutes that come into
rescue. PAMR has a number of foster homes for care and placements, but we are
always looking for volunteers to help.
Alaskan Malamutes Are not the Breed for Everyone!
If you are unfamiliar with malamutes, then you must do research on
them first. A very good reference is provided by the
Alaskan Malamute Rescue Of New England (AMRONE).
Please read their
Alaskan Malamute Education
section thoroughly before considering adopting an Alaskan malamute. Also devote
a moment now to read the information on this breed in the
Malamute Facts page.
See also the Suggested Reading before embarking on
your Northern Breed adventure ... it will save you lots of heartache and
headache in the end. Too often, Polaris is contacted by people needing to
surrender their malamute because they just were not prepared to take on the
responsibility of these challenging, albeit wonderful, breeds. PAMR wants to
ensure that all of our potential adopters are well educated and informed
regarding the true nature of the Alaskan malamute before welcoming a dog into
Watch an Animal Planet (Breed all about it) video here.
The Next Step
When you are ready adopt one of our great dogs, take a look at
our list of Adoptable Malamutes (please
keep in mind that the malamutes listed here may not represent all of the dogs
we have available; please call for the most current listing). Then simply
fill out our adoption application. One of our
volunteers will get back to you within a few days to begin the adoption process!
Feel free to contact us about
malamute adoptions, donations, and volunteering. Our volunteers would be happy to
assist you with any of your Alaskan malamute related questions. We can provide you
information on the breed in general,the Polaris malamutes that are currently up for
adoption, or any other concern you may have about these great breed.