Meet The Team: Holly Macleod

After our Summer hiatus, we are back with another in our “meet the team” series🙂

So first cab of the rank is Holly Macleod


1) Position at MM: Admin, star rescue, store advertising and auction helper.

2) 3 things you would take with you on a desert Island: I would have to take My two dogs Narla and Storm and my third item would be my partner James

3)If you werent doing MM what would you be doing instead? Probably working my butt off at my regular job!!


4)What is the toughest part of your job? The toughest part would be seeing all of the dogs that need a home and not been able to take them all into my house!

5) Where do see MM in the next 2 years ? I hope in two years MM would have all the funds it needs to help dogs world wide.

6) Do you have dogs yourself ? Breed ? Names ? How many? I have two alaskan Malamutes, Narla we have had since a puppy and Storm came into our lives a year ago after we rescued him. I also have a massive tank of tropical fish


7) When away from MM what do u do in you spare time (if any ? ) In my spare time i love going on dog walks and visiting my family

8)What is the best part of your role at MM ? The best part is seeing how much money we can raise at the end of the auctions (after weeks of stress trying to get donated items).

9) Fave band, actor and tv show ? Love my soaps – Emmerdale and corrie. My favourite actor at present is chris pratt and i don’t really have a favourite band (except McBusted) i do though love listening to Heart FM as i love a mixture or music old and new.


10) Any human kids/grand kids ? Names ? I only have furbabies im still too young for children (i prefer dogs).
























Dreams do come true: An extreme Arctic Expedition


You may remember a few months ago Tessa heading off with Joe Henderson to the Arctic to raise funds for Malamute Matters . Well the great news is she lived to tell the tale. Here’s her post expedition de-brief on all things Arctic and Malamutes.

You are back home to Belgium, safe and re-united with your Mals and cats…how has it been settling back to ‘normal’ life?

They were happy to see us and  we were happy to see them. Now we are plotting to try to find a holiday were we can take them along, at least Atka and Igaluk, Milo and Elvis will be guarding our home. And I’m still trying to catch up with things that didn’t happen in those 3 weeks we were away!

Really amazing and generous achievement doing this expedition…did it live up to all your hopes and dreams? How was it?

It was an amazing experience that I want to repeat again, although I’m still processing it all. I don’t see the expedition as a big achievement. I’m not the first one doing this neither will I be the last one. Now I know better how much I can push myself, yet, my goal to raise awareness and funds for both Malamute Matters and AMCB is far from being over.




What did you get out of it? Personally and for MM?

I feel I got the better deal on this one! I know how far I can go if I set my mind in to it, however, not everybody has the same views on this cause, so the fundraiser itself has been pretty slow. We have been rejected so many times since we started this journey.  The “Chip in” packages set up for the fundraiser brought in some funding, which is a big help, but I know it won’t last long with all the dogs that are currently in the rescues MM works with, not to mention urgent cases that might arise.

However, the fundraiser is far from over. We have made a t-shirt to sell (, and all proceeds will go to both causes, however, we need to have at least 50 items ordered to keep a fair price, and together with my husband, we are working on an e-book with photos of the trip. I know many people would like to do see the Arctic, but for one reason or another cannot, so the e-book will be a way for them to have that, and at the same time, will be helping dogs in rescue. I had a glitch with my camera, but Johan’s photos are good. You can see some of his work here

Also I just want to mention again, that none of the money we are fundraising is to cover my or my husband’s expenses for this trip. This is really 100% for MM and AMCB (Alaskan Malamute Club of Belgium) We will be closing the fundraiser in October, so I’m hoping people will still help!


Limited edition T shirt specially designed for the expedition for raising more funds

What was some of the outstanding moments for you?

There are just too many…meeting Joe and Team Malamute, seeing Northern Lights, being so close to the Brooks Range… the list goes on!

Seeing and being so close to Joe’s Malamutes in an extreme Arctic setting must have been truly amazing…does it make you feel even more sad that there are so many ending up in Rescue, for example at Dane Walk and PTS  (Put to sleep) currently?

To be honest, they didn’t change my views. Seeing so many dogs end up in rescue doesn’t make me sad. It makes me feel angry seeing people being so irresponsible and uncommitted towards pets that are “adopted” into their homes and at the first eventuality they give them up. Either you are committed or you are not.


If you were forced to narrow it down to 3 things, what would you suggest Rescues do to help this devastating situation?

It’s not only the rescues that have to do something; its society in general that has to change views, learn to be responsible. Posting, advertising, sharing… it won’t make a difference as long as there is no commitment and responsibility from pet owners. I have been approached by people telling me they want a malamute. I invite them to activities of the malamute club, I explain them what we do for activities with the dogs, how we care for them and what they need. I’m not an expert, but this way people get to see the dogs and decide whether they want to make the commitment or not.




Would you do this expedition again?

Of course, no question about it

If anyone wanted to follow in your footsteps what advice would you give?

Don’t forget to keep your sunscreen in your sleeping bag at night! The training both my husband and I set up was probably not the best, but we had no previous experience on anything (camping, fire making, trekking for such long distances…). Training is important, but I don’t think there is anything that can prepare you mentally for what you’ll experience out there.  As I said, I’m still processing it all, and slowly I’m writing down blog posts about the expedition. If anyone wants to read them, they’re available here







Bren Haze: Malamutes Guitars and Rescue

For those who missed this …:)

Malamute Matters

” I stumbled on an advert where a lady had a 5 year old Malamute and was moving and asked if anyone could “collect her dog” as the “dog” was a lot of work.. I was gob-smacked and sad at how cold the advert was; like she was giving away and old pair of old boots. It was heartbreaking. “

Meet Bren Haze!

Owner of 14 guitars, an Alaskan Malamute and ardent supporter of Malamute Matters

Which  came first : Malamutes Guitars or Rescue ?

Guitars first as I picked up the guitar by chance in my late teens after drumming; but I’ve always had a love and fascination with Malamutes and once I met my first Malamute, I was smitten. I will never forget that moment.

Brens Nushka Tattoo Bren’s tattoo of Nushka

For those not familiar with your music how would you describe your music ? 

Ooow that’s a tricky question…

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On the 7th  of May we turn 3 years old. Yes we have come through the ‘terrible twos’ intact and we are still standing. Our 2nd year was an incredibly busy year sadly for us this means that we had to help more dogs in terrible situations. For our third birthday we are  bringing you a snap shot of the people behind MM. If you didnt already know we are 43 strong with alot of very hard work going on behind the scenes. So, some u may know some you will ‘meet ‘ for the first time…here they are…

 Dawn Fido Founder and Chair

 MM to me is a fulfilment of a lifelong dream to help dogs. To be able to react and give a little bit of aid to dogs in desperate need.To do something when so many do nothing.














 Joanne Anderson: fundraising Trustee

What MM Means to me. I rehomed my first Mal/GSD Chakotay 2 years ago on the 30th April. I joined MM then to get advice on how to bring him up as although I had researched the Mal Breed I wanted to get it right as I had wanted a Mal for over 20yrs. I know he isnt a full breed but at 14 weeks he was up for sale on Gumtree as he was already an unwanted pet. I found MM invaluable for all the questions I had on him and what was the best thing do to get it right with my baby boy. After a few months on the group I seen MM’s first auction since I joined the group and was really impressed with the funds that were being raised and what good MM were doing in helping all the dogs they could that were in desperate need.
I then decided to apply to become a volunteer to be part of this amazing team in Septemper 2013. From there I have made the most amazing friends who are like minded when it comes to their furbabies, Although I will admit we are all a little bit on the nutty side too lol.
For me MM has became a massive part of my life and being able to run auctions and help numerous furbabies is also very satisfying. MM means the world to me and I would be completely lost with out my MM family. To me MM is the most amazing group of people who pull together to do some amazing things when the dogs really need us, be it raising funds for some poor dog that has been abused, abandoned and left for dead.
I will be honest I would be completely lost if I didn’t have MM as I spend a massive part of time volunteering in whatever way I can to help these poor furbabies.
MM is one big, Happy Nutty family who pull out all the stops when it is needed to help in whatevery way we can. 

This is my little human Conaire with his 2 furbabies Chakotay and Khalese he is the next generation of MM he loves his dogs and is at his happiest on the beach having fun with them

 Caryn Errington Trustee and Treasurer

So what does malamute matters mean to me? Gives you faith that decent people still exist & help in raising money for those dogs that arent as fortunate to have these lovely people as huparents.  



Sally Elder Trustee

MM is extremely close to my heart as we are helping so many dogs. In this throwaway society it is heart warming ro have such a great team of vollunteers which enables us to help so many dogs in desperate situations. 



Rosalie Guru Social Media /Blog Co-ordinator 

Being owned by a Rescued Malamute myself MM to me means hope. There are sooo many dogs all around the world needing help…some just need food, some medical care others just need to be pulled out of violent and abusive situations. To be able to help any of these dogs money is needed along with people who care enough to set aside time in their day to step up and want to make a difference. With MM you have both these things. 


Rosalie and Prince

Richard Horsfield Rescue Co-ordinator

Malamute Matters has made a difference in a lot of dogs (and one cat’s) lives in the last 3 years. In most cases this has been the difference between life and death. Be it life saving treatment, removing from kill shelters or helping to re-home. Being a volunteer for Malamute Matters has seen me involved in lots of fundraising which took me to Alaska and got me my first foster dog via SSDR. I’ve had many ups and downs often questioning my own sanity but I wouldn’t change it for anything. The longer we are around and the more support we have will mean we can continue to make that difference to dogs of any breed. Because all dogs matter. 


Carol Atherton : Admin

What does MM mean to me? MM is like my comfy place to go to talk all things Malamute/Sled Dog/Rescue. I am very proud to be able to play a tiny part in the wonderful work MM do to raise money for rescue dogs (animals) in the UK and abroad and to raise awareness of the specialist needs the breeds have. I think MM has helped bridge the gap between the die hard Malamute enthusiast who works/shows/breeds and the fabulous ‘pet’ homes out there who might never have crossed paths before. It’s a great community who share ideas and genuinely care about making a difference. Happy Birthday Malamute Matters x



Tracy Giles : Admin

 MM was there for me in my darkest hours when i rescued my first malamute, when other group just made fun of me…. through the years i have made wonderful friends while continuing to learn about the complications of the breed….. MM is a way of life, when I’m not working then , i am looking for ways to raise funds for all the worthy dogs in need ….. Long live Malamute Matters… to the future for bigger and better things 

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Julie Botterill :Admin 

What MM means to me …..

Malamute matters is a charity working hard. Hard working volunteers and hard working members, working to raise funds and awareness for dogs in rescue and dogs in need. Sharing experience, fun and sorrow and helping each other. Helping dogs find homes, helping difficult dogs keep their homes, helping owners see the funny side of eaten sofas and sharing the smiles at doggy birthdays. A group where friendships are formed. Keeps many of us busy, sometimes taking over the rest of our lives but seeing joyous updates, dogs in good health, in happy homes – makes it worthwhile.


Samson :  Admin 

Malamute Matters is like having a best friend, somewhere i can ask advice and get a honest reply, is always there for me, makes me laugh with the silly things thats posted and makes me cry at the plight of dogs in terrible need of a good home and tlc.



 Sharon Hind : Admin 

Malamute matters is special.. Special people, special dogs, special stories and specialists at helping.. Can anyone think of another fundraising charity that isn’t tied to one organisation.. That’s one of the things that makes MM special.. We are able to help a huge range of dogs, whatever the breed, because ALL DOGS MATTER.. The people behind MM are a special bunch. Passionate, driven and slightly unhinged sometimes haha. The commitment that they make to MM, while being parents, employees, and having their own lives make them a special breed of their own.. And I’m lucky to call them friends now.

Now the doggies.. I don’t even know where to start.. FIONN, Sapphire, Clifford and Alfie, the list goes on. I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve been in tears seeing the worst of what humans are capable of, but then I see the best.. The most special thing about MM is the way all the members, from all over the world, will suddenly pull together to save a dogs life, to stop the dogs pain and make sure that dog feels love and security.. Malamute matters will make sure every dog it can help will feel no more pain and will feel love and security and that’s why I am part of it and completely proud of it.. 



Sharon and Kai

sharonNatalie Blair: Memberships

Malamute matters has changed my life so much. Before I knew of it’s existence , I was just a dog owner . Now I feel so much more educated on all matters of owning and being owned by a dog, and the rescue aspect of it all of course. It’s such a strong support network…there’s nothing else like it. This charity has FACE ! which I think helps towards making it so epic! I feel so proud to be part of malamute matters and it holds a very special place in my heart. 2015 will be a HUGE year for us! 


Natalie and Mr Bones

Tessa Oliveros

 MM means hope, as dim as it might be in many cases, it is hope. It is hope not only for all those dogs and other animals that end up in rescue, but also for rescuers and volunteers working directly at the shelters.
It’s a really sad situation all around regarding the amount of animals at shelters, but they certainly deserve as much love as any other. No matter how big or small a contribution might be (whether it is financial to help buy food for dogs at the shelters, or pay the vet bills, or taking the dogs for a little walk once in a while), it helps to keep hope that things one day will change for the better. In the meantime, it helps easing up things a little. 

Tessa on expedition with Joe Henderson this year.

Nic Cotton

What does Malamute Matters mean to me? Animals and more specifically dogs have always held a special place in my heart, if you want to guarantee buckets of tears, just tell me a story about a dog and I’m a goner. I’ve always had dogs growing up and I was forever stealing dog food and putting it out for any local strays, or sometimes I would just wander about trying to find them to ‘rescue’ them. I was never strong enough (and I don’t think I ever will be) to physically help at rescue centres, I have the up most respect for these big hearted people who do so and I am constantly in awe of them; I don’t know how they do it.
So when Malamute Matters was launched I felt this was a perfect opportunity to do ‘my bit’ for dogs in need. As most people know MM first began as a social group, a place for owners of malamutes (and indeed any breed) to come together and share stories, problems and advice. We quickly realised through helping our first dog Alfie, that the power of social media was strong and we had the power to help so many more through this…..and so it began. I quickly became involved in a number of fundraising events, predominately running stalls at events up here in Scotland. I’m also quite a bit of a thrill seeker, so I loved raising money through my challenges.
I’ve met so many friends through MM and its funny to say that because I’ve never actually met 75% of them lol, but its true. I’ve never felt prouder than when MM became a recognised charity after a couple of years of hard work and dedication by a great team of people. I still cant bring myself to read quite a lot of the rescue stories as it affects me so much….but knowing that I am doing my bit to help is enough for me. So back to the question at hand….What does Malamute Matters mean to me?…..only one word needed….ALOT

NicChristine Emmitt 

MM epitomises the logo ‘All Dogs Matter’ with all the help, care and love that has been sent over the last 3 yrs, never have I seen an animal charity that is so devoted to what they do.



Ollie Dawson

It means the world and so much more…I don’t know what the rescue would would do with out a charity as strong and as powerful as we aim to be …….


Holly Macleod

What MM means to me. They give advice to the followers on fb and advertise all of the dogs that are currently in rescues around the world! But to me its mainly the money they raise for the dogs no matter what breed they are. I am happy to say to people that i help out with such a loving and caring charity!! So really in short as dogs mean the world to me then so does MM.

HOLLYLinz Davis

 MM means education about rescue to me. I have to admit when we got Kalika we did think about breeding with her. However, once we joined MM we found out more about how many end up in rescue and the fact that as much as we love her she isn’t right for breeding. So I guess MM means more knowledge about the breed and how to help the dogs less fortunate than our Kali – i



 Karen Malmummy 

I saw so many unwanted and abused dogs all over the Internet. I wanted to do something to help. I rescued and fostered but I only had so much room. Then I found MM, won some auctions and donated to them, love to hear the stories of dogs they have helped. I felt like I was making a difference and am very proud to have been taken on as a volunteer recently. 

Karen M

Karen’s gang


Lady Victoria Johnson

What does Malamute Matters mean to me? I am sitting here pondering what Malamute Matters means to me, to the people and dogs the organisation have helped, to the rescues that have benefitted. I find this a very difficult question to answer…to me Malamute Matters means hope, it means love and through the tireless efforts of the volunteers, trustees and supporters it shows that in world full of darkness there is light. To me Malamute Matters is a beacon to all in the animal world that a difference can be made through peoples collective strive to make the world we live in a better place.


Stephanie Boies

MM means to me: MM does wonderful things for the malamute world. And its not just mals they will help, they reach out to all sled dogs. I feel honored to be part of this team, to help MM become larger and help more sled dogs around the world. This is a very caring community. 

Stephanie BGinny Brown Rudd

What Malamute Matters means to me………… A few months back, Dawn gave an account of where all the Malamute Matters funds have gone. As I read the list, I remember thinking “Wow, so many puppers are being helped”. But then I also realized that, not only did the funds help the puppers directly, but also had an indirect affect on many others. I have loved watching the friendships grow in this on-line community and it makes me smile every time MM members get together somewhere to celebrate their mutual love of dogs. I feel like I have made some lovely friendships here as well. And best of all, it’s a wonderful place to chat with people who genuinely want to do what’s best for the dogs, without bias or agenda…..This is what Malamute Matters means to me….

GinnySarah Jane Toop

I’ve learnt so much about mals and made some really great friends from the group xx 


Sarah Macdonald

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1) Role: Memberships

2.Three things you would take with you on a desert Island ? All of my fur baby’s…and human ones My favorite book – ” The Book Thief”  and My pillow

3.If you weren’t doing MM what would you be doing instead?  Wishing I could be at malamute matters !!


4. What is the toughest part of your role ? Without a doubt seeing all the poor souls that come in , and just waiting and hoping for the news that there’s a place for them to go and be safe. I know we all say and believe it , but if I only had the space and money…they would all be mine .

5. ) Where do see MM in the next 2 years ?  In 2017, I see malamute matters taking over the world!! We will be a household name and getting recognized worldwide for the agonizing but super rewarding work we all do, and saving even more lives .

6. Do you have dogs yourself ? Breed ? Names ? How many?  I’m lucky to have 2 beautiful dogs in my life. Mr. Bones the Alaskan Malamute , we got him as a teeny bundle at 8 weeks old, he is now 2 and the absolute love of my life . He is such a gentle giant. And my little lady, cookie. She is 3 1/2 and is mostly Jack Russell we think. She came to us via my husbands work in the police. She was found at about 3/4 months old in a park, dirty, starved, and abandoned . She is my little fluffy princess. I also have 3 cats – Sassy (7) , Dinah (3) , Pickles (months)



7.When away from MM what do u do in you spare time (if any ? ) I’m super busy in my spare time running my tattoo studio, managing a husband , 2 kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats ! It’s a full-time job just being at home 😀

8.What is the best part of your role at MM ? Feeling that amazing high when we get to see the happy end results of the stories and lives we follow. The team at malamute matters have been so welcoming, and I was made to feel part of the family straight away. I feel very proud to be associated with this amazing charity .


9. Fave band, actor and TV show ? Fave band – Placebo Fave actor – Peter Sellers Fave TV show – The Walking Dead

10. Any human kids ? I have 2 beautiful sons. Aiden who is 6, and Travis who is 9 months old . I am also a doggy  Aunty to Beau the chihuahua , and Daisy the French bulldog. I feel very blessed indeed !!


The “Malamute Mood,” or My Dog is Smarter Than I Am


Some days Rumpy and I go for walks and things go smoothly.

And then some days, Rumpy gets into one of his moods.

leprechaun Rumpy is a typical alpha Malamute, which is a nice way of saying he can be stubborn as a mule.

Take yesterday, for example.

We went for a walk on our new route. It’s a new route because a certain dog one day refused to walk the old route any longer.  Our new route takes us down the sidewalk beside a busy street. Why do we now walk this way? I don’t know, but it was either that or not walk at all (yes, he did refuse to walk unless we went “his” way).

Anyway, yesterday he decided that he wanted to take a detour through the parking lot of a building that’s for sale. We went, because I thought he was looking for a place to poop. Instead he maneuvered us…

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Bren Haze: Malamutes Guitars and Rescue

” I stumbled on an advert where a lady had a 5 year old Malamute and was moving and asked if anyone could “collect her dog” as the “dog” was a lot of work.. I was gob-smacked and sad at how cold the advert was; like she was giving away and old pair of old boots. It was heartbreaking. “

Meet Bren Haze!

Owner of 14 guitars, an Alaskan Malamute and ardent supporter of Malamute Matters

Which  came first : Malamutes Guitars or Rescue ?

Guitars first as I picked up the guitar by chance in my late teens after drumming; but I’ve always had a love and fascination with Malamutes and once I met my first Malamute, I was smitten. I will never forget that moment.


Brens Nushka Tattoo

Bren’s tattoo of Nushka

For those not familiar with your music how would you describe your music ? 

Ooow that’s a tricky question. I love old school rock and love acoustic songs so it blends together.
I’ve been described as James Taylor/ meets Aerosmith & Slash / Ritchie Sambora (Bon Jovi’s guitarist) mixed with acoustic.
I play two guitars live in each song so it adds another dimension to the music visually.

How long have you been playing and performing ?
I bought an old guitar for £60 in my late teens which only had 5 strings (I didn’t know how to play/re string back then), and taught myself on each string twiddling and never looked back . Joined/formed various bands as a guitarist and started this new solo venture upon my return to the UK.

What song of yours are you most proud of ?

Oooooow that’s another tough one . Hmmm, cliché but it maybe one of the new ones I’m recording March maybe “Distant Lights” or “Something New” possibly.
However, I love playing “Faith” live as the solo soars and it’s a good blend of everything and when the acoustic guitar suddenly comes in at the end I get goosebumps 


Bren Studio Pic

What are you listening to lately ?

I’m a big fan of a band called “Train” (‘Drops Of Jupiter’) and I am loving “Slash’s” last two albums. I’m old school so love Aerosmith etc.

My often friends laugh that I am stuck in a time bubble and laugh when I say “I’ve heard of Ed Sheeran but not heard him yet” or other HUGE artists  hehe 

What’s your fave album by another artist ?

Tough question! I couldn’t nail it down to one. Way to many influences, probably one by Aerosmith, AC/DC, Train or Led Zeppelin.

You are heading into the studio shortly for a new album must be exciting for you. Is the new album going to be similar to your previous releases ?

Most artists give the same old response “My next album is better than the last blah blah blah” just like washing up adverts!! Zzzzz

Well my answer is easy   I only cut 8 tracks last time and 4 songs on the album were bonus’s that were never released from 2010 so firstly; this new album is my chance to carry on recording the songs I didn’t get a chance to lay down and new ones I’ve written since.
The reason it will be ‘special’ is because I am also going to include 8 songs from “Set Free” and 3 from “The Colours sessions” on top of the new songs! so that people can have 1 CD with everything  wahoooow given that the “Set Free” CD’s sold out and “Colours” was never available on CD.  It’s going to be called “Step Out Of The Haze” which was the very first song I wrote.

Nushka Colour


Tell us about your dog. 

Ah yes, Nushka  she is a ‘Chayo’ Alaskan Malamute. (Chayo Stargazer) 

She has a million names and answers to them all hehe.  Nushka has been my rock for 11 years and travelled everywhere with me with her doggy passport, hotels in Germany to houses in Austria, France and around the UK now she is nice and settled tucked away in our barn in the West Midlands near Wales.
Still by my side, going strong and not acting or looking her age and silly as ever. 

Bren Nushka local mountain

Why Malamutes ?

They are like no other breed or dog I can think of. Characters, woo’s, Loyal, loving, hearts of gold and so content with the simple things in life. I don’t think people who have or that have met or owned a Malamute would really understand. I am sure many say that for most breeds but it’s just my opinion. 

Will we hear Nushka singing/wooing/howling on your new album ?

It’s funny you say that as one of the songs was part of an old idea I did a few years ago and when I dug it out the studio archives it had Nushka wooing a little on a solo hehe

Nushka Moutain

 How did you find out about Malamute Matters ?

Ah well I am always looking at Malamute websites / Rescue sites etc  and I spotted Malamute Matters. 

What drew you to helping Rescue ? (what is it that appeals to you ?)

Being honest I stumbled on an advert where a lady had 5-year-old Malamute and was moving and asked if anyone could “collect her dog” as the “dog” was a lot of work..
I was gobsmacked and sad at how cold the advert was; like she was giving away and old pair of old boots. It was heartbreaking. We all have our reasons and not for me to judge however it made me want to see if there was anyway of helping with awareness and draw people to read and maybe help other woofs like this poor Malamute.

For anyone wanting to own a Malamute what would you suggest to them before they get one?

I would suggest talking to other Malamute owners, meeting them, their dogs and researching what you are taking on. Lots of info online these days.
If after all that, you are still serious about a Malamute then I would suggest:
If it is not your first dog then you have more options, obviously rescue .
If however it is your first dog then I would research, contact and arrange to meet with a reputable breeder, and learn how to look after a malamute, not an advert out of a paper (these people are not good for the breed and simply puppy farmers).

Home Nushka Pic

What’s your fave thing to do to relax ?

I’m a bit of a recluse so I like to sit by the river with Nushka or take her to a beach and watch her play as the waves tickle her paws. Seeing her bounce up and down waging her tail as she trots along (as malamutes do) makes me happy 

Bren Nushka Austria


*This summer Bren starts playing live again if you would like to check out his dates click here.




Meet the Team




1 Position at Malamute Matters :  my pawsition at MM is to make people smile while raising money through donations

 2 Three things you would take with you on a desert island:  3 things i would take to a desert island is a huge walk in fridge, my dad who is a chef, and a BBQ.
3. If you weren’t busy with Malamute Matters what would you be doing ? if i wasnt doing mm i would probably be snoozing


 4. What is the toughest part of your job?  The toughest part of my job is stressing to people how much money we need to raise. Malamute Matters  is a charity raising much-needed funds for rescues who desperately need our help
 5.  Where do see MM in the next 2 years ? I see MM getting bigger better and stronger in the next 2 years.
 6. Do you have any brothers and sisters ?  I have one sister Tia, rescued by Saints and Sled Dog Rescue ( SSDR)  she is another Alaskan Malamute


7  When away from MM what do u do in you spare time (if any ? )  when away from mm, I’m usually eating and sleeping, but I’m always talking to people about our breed and how we need to raise funds for those dogs who are less fortunate

 8. What is the best part of your role at MM ? the best part of my role at mm is finding a way to bring funds in, sadly this happens better when one of the sad abuse cases happens, these pull at the heartstrings


9. Fave band, actor and tv show ?  my fave band is Snoop Doggy Dogg, my fave actor is Lassie and my fave t v show is paul o gradys love of dogs

 10. Any human kids/grand kids ? Names ? my humans are Tony my daddy, Anne-Marie my mummy and my hu bro Declan


Arctic Expedition 2015

Malamute Matters

At the beginning of 2014 Malamute Matters’ Rescue Co-Ordinator Richard Horsfield  took part in an expedition to Alaska with Joe ” Malamute ” Henderson. As a result of him stepping up in this way  he was able to raise much-needed funds for Malamute Matters and also to draw attention to the work we do to help man’s best friend.

In 2015 Tessa Oliveros together with her husband Johan Kielbaey  will be going on the expedition for 10 days starting on April 8th 2015.

Here is what Tessa had to say about her expedition and also the reason(s) why she and her husband are under taking such a difficult task.

Tessa and Johan with their Mals  Atkka and Aluk Tessa and Johan with their Mals Atkka and Igaluk

 What is the reason  Johan and you are doing the expedition?  Well, there are several reasons. This entire trip is a shared dream with my husband, Johan; I also want to give…

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