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In shelter Dog

Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043
Pet name:
Alaskan Malamute
Say hi to Niko! This sweet Alaskan Malamute has had a rough past and is ready to move forward with his loving forever home. Niko is around 3 years old, 70-80lbs and a big fluff of love!

Niko was a stray dog in Mexico, which is a tough place for a Malamute to be a stray! When Niko joined us he was severely underweight, and is now up to a much more healthy weight for him.

Niko does resource guard (with food, toys, etc) around other dogs, which is no surprise as he is used to competing for his food and resources as a stray. He does do well with other dogs, as long as there are no resources for him to feel like he needs to protect. He would do best as an only dog in the home, but is fine out and about with other dogs.

He is a dog that with some professional training, stability and structure could definitely improve with his resource guarding. We are looking for one of two homes for him, a home where he is an only dog but can get continued training and supervised socialization around other dogs, or a home that is very experienced with resource guarding and has another large, laid back female dog that is not interested in toys. 

Outside of his resource guarding, Niko is an awesome dog! He loves to play with toys with his people, likes to hang out in the yard with you or in the house. He also really enjoys going for walks and hikes! He is great on car rides, is crate trained and is quiet and rests in his crate, he is working on his potty training which with his background is to be expected. 

Niko would be best suited in an adult home only due to his resource guarding he is working on, but could do ok in an experienced home with kids over 12. Niko would love to have a home with a fenced yard. No apartments, no cats or small critters.

Niko is neutered, microchipped and UTD on shots. His adoption fee is $400.

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  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
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