Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League (WAMAL) was formed in 1998 by Cindy Neely to help with Malamute Rescue in Washington State and since then has expanded into Oregon. WAMAL’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate as needed, and find new homes for Malamutes in need. Our mission includes increasing public awareness of the unique characteristics of the breed, promoting responsible ownership, and providing education and support to our community. We strive to ensure that every Malamute we rescue receives the care, love, and attention they deserve and are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of these wonderful dogs.
Serving the greater Northwest we are also part of a national rescue network, Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL) that covers other areas of the US. WAMAL provides hope to families that must rehome their malamutes when life has taken a sharp detour; training support to those families desperately working to keep their 4-legged family members; works with shelters and takes into rescue strays and those pups needing an extra level of thoroughness in the adoption process; and, actively recruits adopters and foster homes.
We are a 100% volunteer run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is celebrating over 20 years! Our volunteers come from all walks of life and locations and WAMAL is only able to do what we do because of this generous and dedicated team of volunteers. They truly make it possible to save the lives of this gentle, stubborn, and loving working breed. WAMAL has rescued many hundreds of malamutes to date and each holds a place in our hearts.
Malamutes Adopted over the Years
Board of Directors
Heidi Van Zee
Vice President, Secretary
Foster Coordinator, Medical Liaison