Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League


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Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League Foster Home Application Form


Thank you for your interest in fostering a WAMAL Malamute.

If accepted applicants will be asked to fill out and sign the officaial WAMAL Foster and Volunteer Agreements.

Please be patient. Someone will respond to your application as soon as a volunteer has been found to make a home visit. This may take a week or more. If you do not hear from us or from one of our volunteers within a week or two, please contact us.

If you do not hear from someone within a week, please contact us at our main email address for Wamal, but please be aware that this is an all volunteer organization and at times some things may take a while to arrange. :)

If you are not from WA State, please get in touch with your local rescue representative. WAMAL assists with adoptions in surrounding states, such as Idaho or Oregon, (sometimes Montana and California) but much farther than that presents far too many difficulties -- all of which would need to be coordinated by the local rescue representative anyway. Here is a link to our partner AMAL rescue affiliates in other states:

In order to best serve you and to ensure a good match between your family and an available dog, please respond with the following information. (All information supplied, including email address, will be kept strictly confidential.)
Field names in red are required.

NOTE: This is the FOSTER HOME application. Applicants wishing to adopt should fill out the adoption application available here: http://wamal.com/adoptform.pl


Your :    First       Last  

Title :    

Your E-Mail Address:   
You might ask: Why does WAMAL want my email address?

WAMAL needs a valid email address to send you confirmation of your application as well as to assist you with your search. Email addresses are used solely for Malamute Rescue and are kept in the most strict of confidence. Please provide your email address in a form of:
{Username}@{domainname}.{domain type} Example: foo@foo.com
Please do not paste in a web URL as this will not work.
If you do not have email access, you can enter N/A but please be aware that rescue or adoption might take a lot longer and is far more difficult to arrange as the majority of all communications will be via email as rescue work often occurs at odd hours of the day and night when our volunteers are available.

Where did you find out about fostering:

Home Address:

Your City:   

Your State:    

Your Tel. number (inc area code):   Day      Evening  

Do you want to foster a male or female?    Male       Female        Either   

What do you know about the Alaskan Malamute breed?

Why did you decide to foster this particular breed?

Is your property fenced AND Malamute escape proof?   Yes     No 

Does the fence go completely to the ground?     Yes       No   

Does the fence gate lock?     Yes       No   

Is the gate sturdy enough to resist a malamute?     Yes       No   

Do you have a seperate kennel run?     Yes       No   

List height and size of kennel (be specific):

How high is the fence? feet

Does the fence completely enclose a yard?     Yes       No   

What type of property do you live in?   

Are you located in a     City       Urban        or Rural      area?

Do you own the property?     Yes       No   

What days and times would you be available to have a WAMAL representative come over to do a home check?

Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday   Saturday   Sunday  

Morning   Afternoon   Evening  


Do you have children? :     Yes       No   

If so, what are their age(s) :   

What are the ages of the people who will be responsible for the dog? :   

Do you have other pets?     Yes       No   

If yes, what species?:   

If yes, What age? :   

If yes,What breed? :   

If yes, What sex? :   

If yes, Neutered or spayed?    Yes       No   

Do you realize that integrating a rescued malamute into your household will not happen instantly and that unless there is a serious problem that cannot be worked through you need to make a commitment of at least a few weeks to allow the new dog to adjust to your home and lifestyle?
Please answer YES to understanding and agreeing to the initial two week trial period: :   

The WAMAL staff will be available to answer any questions and to assist you with advice from the benefit of their experience.

Have you owned a malamute before?    Yes       No   

If so, how long did you own it? :         Years       Months   

What other types of dogs besides mals have you owned?:   

How many hours a day will the dog be left alone?   

Where will the dog spend the night? :   

Where will the dog spend the day? :   

Is there a dog on our website in which you are interested?

If so, please enter the reference number :   

...and it's name :   

Your requirements for fostering

Acceptable age range and Males, Females, or No preference?

Preferred size of foster dog or Fur restrictions?

Will you foster a dog ..... with kennel cough? that is injured? that has a litter?
puppies? with behavior problems? that is dog-aggressive? not housebroken?

Length of time willing to foster a dog:

Any other restrictions?

Please add any other information you wish us to consider in placing one of our Malamutes with you. We would appreciate it if you would give us a little insight into the expectations you may have for this new addition to your family:

Please include any other information that you feel would be helpful in placing the right dog with you:

Please type in the two words from the following image:
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The first contact for all aspects of WAMAL Logo rescue is to contact us at Wamal


Any problems or criticism, please contact the Webmaster


WAMAL is a non-affiliated non-profit 501c3 organization and works in co-operation with
and within the guidelines of the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL).