Where is your Waiting List Application?


How do I become a Tamaskan breeder?

Become a Registered Breeder

Do you have any puppies available?

No. We operate strictly with a waiting list. Watch the Tamaskan Dog Rescue Facebook Page and the White Elk Tamaskan Facebook Page for announcements about any adults in need of re-homing.

How often do you have puppies? When is your next litter?

We have about one litter a year, usually in the winter. Unfortunately, because of the somewhat irregular nature of the canine estrus cycle, we cannot be more specific than that. Unless one of our dogs is currently in heat/pregnant or a litter has recently been born, we cannot give a more detailed answer than "probably next winter". 

Unless you see a specific announcement about an upcoming litter, assume that we will have one in the next coming winter, and keep an eye on our news for more information. If we've had a litter in the last six months, expect that our next litter is at least six months away.

We currently have no plans for a winter 2017-18 litter.

How much are your puppies?

Our pricing varies depending on several factors such as the sire's stud fee and location, and the size of the litter. Please contact us for specific information.

What is included in the purchase price?

Included in the purchase price are all of our expenses to raise your pup to eight weeks, including food, veterinary fees, whelping, and equipment. Also included is your pup's first round of vaccinations, de-worming, microchip implantation, and TDR registration. We also include a cow hoof chew and a Tuffy brand litter-themed toy to help your puppy adjust to their new home with some familiar scents. Finally, the price includes access to our advice and support through the rest of the puppy's life.

Can we come and visit you and meet your dogs?

Yes! We love meeting new people and giving them the opportunity to meet our dogs in person. Send us an email at whiteelktamaskan@gmail.com to schedule a visit.

What if I get one of your puppies and later find that I can't keep them?

Your puppy wouldn't exist if we had not chosen to breed. For us, this means that we are responsible for the lifetime welfare of every dog we breed. We work hard to find excellent homes for all our dogs, where they will be loved and cared for throughout their entire lives. If you ever cannot keep your dog, our contract requires you return them to us. You will not be given a refund, and you will be responsible for all costs and expenses to return the dog to us. We will then find them a new forever home.

I submitted an application, but haven't heard anything. What's going on?

If you have submitted a complete application, but have not yet heard from us, please be patient. This is our hobby and we do it for the love of the dogs. We'll get back to you as soon as we can. Reminder emails are welcome, but please be reasonable.

Do you ship puppies?

Yes, depending on the situation.

We always prefer for our adopters to pick up the puppy in person. We have had adopters as far as central from California drive back home with their puppy. They had no issues with the trip (however some puppies get very carsick until they have had practice riding in the car). Many of our more distant adopters will fly in to pick up their puppy and (depending on the puppy's size), fly back with the puppy in the cabin.

For farther flung adopters, where a flight or car trip would be more arduous or the puppy is too big to fly in the cabin (they can reach 15lbs or more by 8 weeks and sometimes grow out of being able to fit under a seat in a carrier), we do ship puppies unaccompanied. We have a good relationship and history with Alaska Airlines who maintain special sound-proof, temperature-controlled cabins for animals on all their airplanes and staff to check on them during the flight. We only ship through Alaska Airlines, and only on direct flights.

Do you ship to Europe?

Yes, on a case by case basis.

Do you ship to Australia?

Yes, on a case by case basis. But, because of Australian import restrictions it is very expensive.

What is your adoption process?

Visit our Adoption Page for more information about the adoption process.

I submitted an application but forgot to include pictures. What were they again and where should I send them?

A picture of yourself / your family / you and your spouse. Pictures of any pets you currently own. A picture or scan of government issued ID with your name and picture. A picture of your yard and fence, if applicable. Any other pictures you would like to share with us that you feel would have an effect on your application. Send them to WhiteElkTamaskan@gmail.com with your name in the subject line.

Can you recommend any books on dog training in general or Tamaskan in particular?

We have a Library Page with all our favorite training resources.

Are Tamaskan wolf dogs?

No. They are a wolf-lookalike breed of dogs and have no recent wolf content.

I have another question that I don't see here.

Check our Facebook page, or send us an email at WhiteElkTamaskan@gmail.com.