Atka

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Atka

  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Malamute
  • Age: 1 year, 4 months
  • Sex: Male
  • Size: Extra Large
  • Color: Agouti
  • Spayed/Neutered: YES
  • Housetrained: Working Progress
  • Site: Heartland Humane Society
  • Location: Shelter
  • Intake Date: 5/12/2017
  • Adoption Price: $150.00
Adopt

This beautiful big boy is named Atka. He is an extra large Malamute that requires a LOT of food, so whoever takes him will need to be aware of his dietary needs. He is a huge boy, but he also comes with a HUGE heart. He is a lover and loves to be near his people. Atka knows sit, stay and will come by command. He is very intelligent and gentle with everyone he meets. Atka is good with other dogs, good with kids and could learn to be good with an indoor cat. He loves to play fetch and likes to be active. Speaking of active...Malamutes need to have a job or plenty to keep them busy. He is very intelligent and Malamutes were originally bred to pull sleds, chase away bears and hunt seals in Alaska. He would not be ideal for a first time dog owner or someone who is not prepared for a malamutes high activity level. An apartment is out of the question. He is also a pretty vocal talker and likes to howl. We suggest anyone interested in adopting researches this breed, and understand the requirements for this breed. He is a wonderful boy and we hope to find him a loving home soon!