| Jeff --
I am a total Malamute fan and was looking for one for my current malamute. I subscribed to the rescue site 4 days prior to getting the alert for Tolkien and Una. Originally I told the owner I would take Una, but because I currently have a male malamute, I wouldn't be able to take Tolkien. However, after thinking it over, I told him to bring both out and we would see how things went.
He brought them out introduced them to my Nikita (Male malamute). They seemed to get along well so he left both. I told him I would let him know if there was an issue. About 2 weeks later, I sent him a follow-up email and in the title added -- Don't panic . . All is well. He was glad to know and said he really wanted to email me and find out, but was afraid to.
Both are really wonderful dogs. They have 2 totally separate personalities. Tolkien is very large (about 120 lbs.) and kind of clumsy. Una is normal size (about 70 lbs.) and very intelligent. They had been left to their own devices for quite some time so I spent a lot of time teaching them the basic commands, come (when you are called); sit; stay, etc.) They were also not housebroke, so had to work on that. I believe we've just about mastered that one. The biggest obstacle we've had to overcome (and are still working on it), is in their mind, cats are snacks. Luckily, it didn't take my cats long to realize, these two dogs weren't cat friendly like the dogs they are used to. I have 2 young grandchildren who frequently spend the weekend with us and the dogs and them are really attached to each other already. My grandson insists on walking Una every time he comes over, which she doesn't mind because he has much more energy than I do and she gets to run a lot.
Neither were fixed, so I have an appt next Tuesday to get Una Spayed and Tolkien neutered. As much as I love these dogs, I don't want to have several puppies around as I could never get rid of them.
We've had so much fun with these dogs that my daughter helped me put together a facebook page just for them. (MalamutesCoke) It is a public site so anyone can view, however, we do have a few family and close friends that have set up friend requests on the site. In fact, I just received the latest alert and added the site information to the Malamute facebook page in case any of our family and friends would be interested in a malamute after being around ours.
I've attached a picture of the two dogs from the site along with my dog. My dog is the one laying down on the left side. Una is the dog in the middle and Tolkien is the large dog on the right. If you would like to see more pictures feel free to go to their facebook page.