Dogs can be the light of someone’s life. These goofy animals are perfectly capable of lifting up your mood and messing up your homes. They can be your guards and best friends at the same time. Sometimes they are just the company you need when you are low or want to confide in someone, they listen attentively to your secrets and do not even betray your trust by ratting them out! A friend who is there if you want to hang out, have a fun time, talk to someone or just snuggle up in bed. We all need to get ourselves these ideal companions to have a healthier and happier life.

This is what this young woman kept in mind when she planned to get a dog to be her best friend. She is a believer in ‘don’t buy, adopt’ and that is what she lived by. But the thing about adopting is that you can never be sure what or how the pet turns out to be and that is exactly what happened in this case.

The Girl Who Plays The Sidekick

In this case, the girl we are going to start talking about is not the topic or center of attraction but what happened with her when she took, what was supposed to be just a small decision. Yumna Saloojee is from South Africa and lives in Johannesburg. She loves animals and some two years ago she decided she wanted to make a little addition to her home. She decided to get a dog. She knew she wanted a breed that would grow a little bigger like a german shepherd does and not like a chihuahua. She could not have known how her decision would turn out to be.

Yumna Saloojee - alaskan malamute Adopt a Pet

Which Dog To Get

Breeds like Shih Tzu, Pugs, Chihuahua and Poodles come in the small dog breed. They do not grow too big and are really friendly. Most dogs are. But there are some hyper dog breeds too and it can be really a handful to manage and take care of them. They can wreck your house, tear out all your soft toys and really claim more bed for their sleep and roll you down. But their cuteness and loyalty makes up for everything, does it not? Fluffy grown dogs are the best cuddle partners for sure. Anyhow, Yumna had decided that she wanted a dog who would grow a little bigger in size. Yumna loves animals and she believes each one of them deserves a loving home. So she decided that she would adopt one instead of buying. Now the potential problem with adopting a puppy is that one never knows how it might turn out to be. It could have had some bad experience before which might affect his behavior in the future. Or there could be some other issue.

Giving And Getting

The purpose of adopting a pet was simple. It is a fact that it costs a lot of money to buy dogs of a specific breed. What Yumna Saloojee wanted to do was welcome a furry companion in her home and provide him with a shelter and loving family. Keeping this in mind, she went to the animal shelter and within minutes made up her mind as to who she wanted to adopt. She could not have known how it would all turn out. Not a few minutes into the shelter, Yumna stumbled upon her would be best friend and surprise package. She took this pup up in her arms and it was just what she wanted. It was an Alaskan Malamute who kept staring at her with his puppy eyes and Yumna knew in that very moment that she was enchanted and that little guy was going to be ‘the one’ for her. Her life was obviously going to change but in ways she could not have expected.

Yumna and Tydus the Dog - alaskan malamute Adopt a Pet

One And Only

This was going to be her first pet and therefore this was special. Her wish of having a new friend came true. This cute little Alaskan malamute had her under his spell and her heart simply melted after looking at him. She said in an interview, “I fell in love the second I held him.” Well, we do not really blame her. Just look at the little guy! But she had no clue what she had gotten herself into and what this Malamute would grow up to be. There are a few things that need to be known about an Alaskan Malamute so that we can understand the magnitude of the situation Yumna was soon going to face. Malamute is thought to be a wolf and a dog crossbreed because of the way the look but there is some contention over this. What is definitely sure is that they are really powerful and hugely built. They shed A LOT because they have a double coat and their bones are heavier than most dogs.

Largest Arctic Dog

The Alaskan Malamute is the largest of the Arctic dogs. Their ears are erect on their heads that really increase their adorability quotient. It is important to note that Malamutes are not really obedient and can be really mischievous. They are known for their aggressive behavior. And they need to exercise all the time or they can turn really lazy. But there is one more very interesting thing about this dog. It is sort of funny that the largest Arctic Dogs are prone to have born with Chondrodysplasia which is a form of Dwarfism. Yumna was probably aware of all these facts or maybe not. Malamutes can be a handful. However, Dwarfism was not an issue Yumna had to deal with.