KAVIK has found his furrytail ending!
One look at this striking young man and it's plain to see that he's a heartbreaker. Well, it turns out that he's actually a healer of broken hearts too. When Sharon & Brenden recently lost their treasured senior Mally fellow, Ben, they were understandably devastated with grief. But there was someone who took the news even harder - their darling girl, Gizmo. Enter, Kavik. He provided Sharon & Brenden with plenty of cuddles at the times when they missed Ben the most, and he enticed Gizmo to cheer up and play like she used to. He's made himself very much at home, proving that he's the perfect new addition to their family. We owe a very big thank you to Kavik's foster Mum, Chloe and his sponsors, Sonya & Chris for being such an integral part of his SHAMROQ journey.
Happy furrytail ending, Kavik!
Originally a Kiwi (but don't hold that against me!), I was born with a silver bone in my mouth, champion pedigree bloodlines and all. I moved over here to the sunny Gold Coast with my family a couple of years ago. Their circumstances have unfortunately changed and with my best interests at heart, they have selflessly decided to rehome me. This has been a heartbreaking decision for them to come to, but their wish is for me to have the wonderful life that I deserve and that they are sadly no longer able to give me.
My family has trained me in basic obedience so I know the commands of sit, come, wait, down and leave. Motivated by treats and cuddles, I have loads of love to give and I thrive on attention. Puppy-like in my excitement, I sometimes need a reminder to calm down when approaching the dog park, groomers or vet surgery. I mean no harm, I'm just in a hurry to meet everyone, human or canine. I also enjoy car rides and like the feel of the wind in my hair.
Are you still with me? Or are you off gazing at my photos again? Focus, people. focus!
This is the important part...where I tell you what I'm looking for in my new home. A happy, friendly, playful boy, I have had the companionship of a female Malamute ever since I was a puppy. I'd like a medium to large female dog for company in my new home too please, but no cats or other small pocket pets. I've been around children, but should never be left unsupervised with them. A family with older children would be best.
Don't be fooled into thinking that my impressively immaculate appearance happens without a lot of effort. For newcomers to the breed, I should tell you that even a standard Malamute coat requires regular grooming, but a long or woolly coat like mine is a lot of work. Every tree I brush against, I'll take a little bit with me...twigs, prickles, you name it. At an absolute minimum, intensive grooming sessions should be undertaken weekly, as a woolly coat will matt and dreadlock in a very short period of time. You'll need to be committed to maintaining my appearance by either grooming me yourself or paying a professional to do it for you. Lucky for you, I adore being brushed!
Just because I'm a pretty boy doesn't mean that I'll be content to sit still and be admired though. Please remember that Malamutes are working dogs, bred to pull heavy loads, so we require daily exercise. An hour's walk daily will keep me happy and healthy, but bring your muscles as I'm very strong and do pull on lead. Because I'm keen to meet every dog and person in sight, you'll need to stay on the ball to ensure that I don't drag you off in that direction!
Fencing in my new home should be secure and I should never be allowed off-lead in unfenced areas. That's just common sense and part and parcel of my breed. I don't dig to escape under fences but in typical Mally fashion, I like to dig holes in the yard to lie in. Although I've been predominantly an outside dog, I'm housetrained and would most likely embrace the life of a pampered inside dog.
I know, I know, you really want to go and look at my photos again. But before you do, are you sure that you've ready my profile carefully? I hope so, there'll be a pop quiz later! Many dogs that are looking for new homes have never known the joy of having good owners. Me? I've been blessed with a wonderful, loving family already and I won't be settling for anything less.