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Surrender Process & Application

If you are having difficulties with your Malamute, we would like to help you find solutions before you consider giving it up for adoption. Please contact any of our volunteers for advice on training, specific behaviorial issues, or general questions about the breed. We aren't all experts, but all Polaris volunteers have had extensive first-hand experience with Malamutes and would like to be of help if we can.

If you do decide that you need to find a new home for your dog, we will make every effort to work with you in placing it with a new family. DO NOT CALL THE MAIN HOT LINE NUMBER REGARDING YOUR ANIMALS – rather, please fill out the form below and we will be in contact with you soon. If you have more than one dog you need to surrender, PLEASE FILL OUT A FORM FOR EACH DOG. If there is anything else you feel we should know about your dogs or your situation, you may also send us a note with a picture and very thorough description of your Malamute and why you have decided to give it up. Also, please include your name and the name of your dog(s) in the subject line of the e-mail; this makes it easier for us to keep track of the status of the surrenders. The more information we know about a dog, the better we are able to evaluate our potential adopters and match the dog to its new family. It is also helpful to have a copy of your dog's veterinary history and shot records.

We try to place surrendered dogs into foster care with one of the Polaris volunteers as soon as possible; however, due to the number of Malamutes that we have at any given time, we may ask that the surrendering family act as temporary foster home for the dog until we are able to take it into the rescue. Please be understanding of our very limited resources and realize that the more patient you are, the better chance we have of helping rehome your dog.

There is a nominal surrender fee of $85 that we will ask of you when we accept the dog. This money is used to house, feed, and provide veterinary care for the Malamutes while they are in our care.

Fields in red are required!

Your contact information

Full Name: 

E-mail Address: 

Home Address: 

City: State: Zip Code: 

10 Digit Phone Number (one required):
Home: Work: Cell: 

Description of Dog

Dog's Name: Gender: 

Is the dog Spayed or Neutered?

Approximate Age: Dog's Colors: 

Dog's Eye Color: Approximate Weight: 

Birthdate (if known): 

Origin of dog (e.g., breeder, petstore, shelter, etc.): 

Current Veterinary Record

Vet's Name: 
Vet's Phone Number: 
Vet's Address: 
Date of current shots (DHLPP/Rabies/Bordatella): 
Has the dog been heartworm tested? 
If yes, what was the date? 
Is the dog on heartworm preventative? 
Is the dog Microchipped? 
If yes, what is the database (e.g., Avid, HomeAgain, etc)? 
If yes, what is the chip number? 
Date of surgery/procedures: 
List any current medications: 
List any major surgery or procedures:
List any known allergies or health problems:

What Behavior or Characteristics are Cause for Surrender

Reasons for surrending the dog (please be very thorough):

To your knowledge, has the dog had previous homes?
If yes, please elaborate:

To your knowledge, has the dog ever bitten anyone?
If yes, please elaborate:

Has the dog shown aggression toward anyone?
If yes, please elaborate:

Please check all characteristics that apply to the dog:
Playful Affectionate Obedient Well-behaved
Friendly Active/Energetic Sedentary/Inactive Housebroken
Crate Trained Dominant (around other dogs) Submissive High Prey Drive
Destructive Mischevious Separation Anxiety Fence Jumper
Digger Talkative (growly) Leash Trained Aggressive
Protective Timid/Shy/Afraid Barks Excessively Jumps on People

The dog is good with (please check all that apply):
Adult Men Adult Women Young Children (<5 years old) Teenagers
Babies Small Dogs Cats Small Animals/Birds
Male Dogs Female Dogs    

Additional Information

Where is the dog used to spending the day?
Is the dog used to being left alone in the house?
If yes, for how long?
Where is the dog used to sleeping?
What type and brand of food is the dog used to eating?
When and how much is the dog used to being fed?
Where is the dog used to being fed?
Is the dog used to being allowed on the furniture?
Is the dog used to being allowed in the car?
What is particularly important that we and/or the new owner(s) know about the dog?
Please detail any additional traits of the dog, both good and bad:
Lastly, please let us know how you heard about Polaris Alaskan Malamute Rescue:

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