(Malamutes Unsettled Seeking Homes)

MUSH is the rescue and referral division of NCAMA

What is rescue?

Many times, due to unforeseen circumstances, Malamutes must be given up for adoption from their homes. It may be due to death or divorce, or it may be that the dog is just not right for the person's needs.  Many of these Malamutes wind up in shelters all over Northern California.  Through our rescue program, we try to find these dogs temporary foster homes and permanent adoption homes.  Each Malamute is evaluated for health and temperament before being placed in a home.

We try to help all the dogs and families that we can. but we need your help.  We are always in need of FOSTER HOMES to temporarily care for these dogs, as well as volunteers to evaluate and/or transport dogs to and from various locations around Northern California.  Of course, donations of dog food, supplies and money are always welcome too.  We spend a lot of money on boarding for dogs that we cannot find foster homes for and this can become very expensive.  Unfortunately we are not a 501c3 so donations are not tax deductible.  If you would like your donation to be tax deductible please contact :


 Maureen Marcus  510-895-9104 or spiritofashadow@aol.com



We now have 4 of the Montana Dogs.  Above  are their pictures.  There are 2 boys and 2 girls.  Range in age from 3 to 8 yrs, but the ages may not be accurate.  They are all very shy, the girls seem to be coming around quicker than the males.  The staff at the kennel where they have been staying have been great with these guys and they have bonded to them quickly.

As you can imagine, finding home for these beautiful but very fearful animals is going to take some time.  It is a costly endeavor and we are quickly running out of funds.  If you can find it in your heart and your budget any donation would be greatly appreciated !!

For those needing a tax deductible donation you can send a check to our sister group Siberian Husky Rescue/Referral of CA (SHRRCA) put a note or in the memo Donation for MUSH (Montana Mals )
PO Box 1231
Danville CA, 94526


Unfortunately on top of the Montana Mals, We Always Have an at least one rescue coming in that takes some extra funding,

MUSH is in URGENT need of financial assistance and foster homes.

The high volume of Malamutes showing up at the shelters and being surrendered by their owners has forced us to house many of our rescues in kennels. 

We are trying to keep our adoption fees at a reasonable rate.  Adoption fees range from $350.00 to the high end of $500.00 for puppies, but in most cases this does not cover the costs of neutering/spaying, vaccinations, or any medical care some of these rescues need and does not cover any kennel fees. 

If you can offer your time and home as a foster parent or provide financial assistance please contact

Maureen Marcus  510-895-9104 or spiritofashadow@aol.com



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                           Look at this face !  You may be seeing a lot more of her when this banner is hanging in a neighborhood Pet Food Express !  

By  making a $250 donation to MUSH  through the Pet Food Express  "My Mutt Program", you wi ll get a photo of your pet on a banner in a Pet Food Express store!




Please also visit :  http://rescue.sitstay.com

Contact Rescue:

   Toll Free Hotline phone number: (800) 399-8155

Email address to contact us: rescue@ncama.org                                        




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