This week we’d like to feature Coral. Coral - Oregon Humane Society. Coral is a sweet, gentle, 6-year-old pure-bred malamute who weighs in at a whopping 91 pounds. And she looks even bigger because of all that beautiful fur! Coral is a favorite of volunteers and staff members, and if you watch her video you can see why. She just a lovely girl. She walks well on leash and loves pets and brushing. She’s a great big snuggle bug!
Something in her profile is a little deceptive, though. It says she has a history of housetraining struggles. That’s not entirely true. You see, Coral lived her life in an outside dog run with many other malamutes. So, she hasn’t really struggled with housetraining. She just hasn’t had an opportunity to live indoors yet.
In her previous home she participated in the sport of dog carting. According to Wikipedia, ‘Carting is a dog sport or activity in which a dog (usually a large breed) pulls a dogcart filled with supplies, such as farm goods, camping equipment, groceries or firewood, but sometimes pulling people. Carting as a sport is also known as dryland mushing and is practiced all around the world, often to keep winter sled dogs in competition form during the off-season’.
It’s important (and required) that Coral go to home with a fully fenced yard. Breed experience is not required but it would be a real benefit. Here’s a bit of helpful information about the malamute breed: Malamute 101 - Oregon Humane Society. A couple important things to point out is that malamutes tend to be very active and very vocal. Are you looking for an active dog to accompany you on outdoor adventures? One that would like to hike or even go snowshoeing with you? Coral just might be your girl. If you’d like to meet her, please fill out the questionnaire at the top of her profile and set up a time to come on in to Oregon Humane Society and meet her!