Adopt a Norwegian Elkhound / Mixed (long coat)

Norwegian Elkhound / Mixed (long coat) Dog

Alpha the Dog needs a home

Please contact Cindy for more information about this pet.

Here are some very important things you need to know about Alpha          

Approximate age/birthdate:  born ~2010

Weight/size:  45 lbs                   

Housebroken:  YES

Crate trained:  YES (doesn’t like being crated, but will do it for short periods of time)

Personality:  reserved until he decides he can trust you, picks a person and is protective, definitely an alpha male

Energy level:  medium

Fenced yard required?:   YES – NO EXCEPTIONS - he needs to get off-leash exercise daily.  Must be a physical fence, no underground fences.

Does he/she jump fences?  NO

Leash walk:  YES

Obedience training:  Knows ‘sit,' listens well if he respects you

Riding in vehicles:  RIDES OK      

Spayed/neutered:   YES

Up-to-date on routine vaccinations:   YES

Microchipped:   YES

Social with other dogs:  YES but must be introduced properly.  He is definitely an alpha male and does not do well paired with another alpha personality canine.  He plays well with most of his foster friends, but does not do well with unaltered males.

Social with cats:  NO Cats - absolutely would do harm to a cat        

Good with children:  Hasn’t been around children in foster home but will probably be fine with older (12 yrs old or older), respectful children

Adoption donation:  $100

Alpha is a very handsome boy with the most luxurious coat ever.  He is pretty easy-going and gets along with most of his foster siblings, although he will challenge unneutered males.  He does not like other dogs in his face or sniffing him and he will ‘low growl’ to warn them off.  He must have a person who is able to be a strong pack leader setting strict expectations for him and his behavior.  He is so smart and so completely devoted to people, and he is a joy to have around.  He is just a great guy and he is ready to start his new life with a great new forever family!

If you think Alpha might be the perfect pup for you, please go to, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.   Please review our adoption process at and contact us if you have questions about the process.

We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits.  You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references.  Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process.  We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.


When your reference checks are completed and your application is tentatively approved, we will schedule a home visit and a meet-and-greet to see if Alpha picks you too.

If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption contract to be signed and a requested adoption donation.

Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have additional questions.

  • Animal: Dog
  • Breed: Norwegian Elkhound / Mixed (long coat)
  • Size: Medium
  • Gender: Male
  • State: Virginia
  • Zip/Postal Code: 24104
As of 5/22/2024 Alpha is still available for adoption. Please use the owner information below to confirm that Alpha is still available or to adopt. Don't forget to check the other animal shelters near me there are many other pets needing a fur-ever home.

Owner Information

You can find Alpha at All-American Mutt Rescue, Inc

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