2024 WAMAL Pet Calendar Contest

hosted by Marie Wulfram Photography

WAMAL rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes Malamutes who find themselves without a home or in need of a new home. WAMAL provides hope to families that must rehome their malamutes when life has taken a sharp detour; training support to those families desperately working to keep their 4-legged family members; works with shelters and takes into rescue strays and those pups needing an extra level of thoroughness in the adoption process; and, actively recruits adopters and foster homes.

Proceeds from photo contest and the sale of the WAMAL calendar will assist Washington Alaskan Malamute Adoption League with providing for all of the malamutes in their care including providing food, veterinary care, training and community education all while trying to find them foster and forever homes. 

Check out the 2023 Calendar Contest Winners!


What can I win?

The top 13 vote getters at the end of the contest will win a mini session with Marie Wulfram Photography to capture the photo for the calendar. The number 1 winner will will the cover spot for the calendar!

A special upgrade will be available to winners if they would like to upgrade to a fully customized session.

Winners will also receive a personalized pet bandana from Bark Brigade & Co!

Additionally, there will be weekly mini contests that any pet can win throughout the contest!

Does my dog have to be a malamute/rescue to enter?

All breeds and species of pets are welcome and encouraged to enter the contest! The more the merrier!

Can I enter more than one pet?

Absolutely! But please remember only one pet per entry. Photo entries should feature a CURRENTphoto of only one pet (sorry, no adorable puppy photos and no people).

Photos that do not follow these rules will be removed and will not be eligible to win with no opportunity for a refund.

When and where will these sessions take place?

Winning sessions will take place at a pre-selected location in the Seattle-Olympia area during April - June, unless winners elect to upgrade to a customized session.

What is the Reserve-A-Grid-Space option?

Honor your pet or celebrate a gotcha-day or birthday by reserving an empty grid space (before or after the numbered squares) for their photo.

Choose a favorite photo, a month, and pay.

Each month has a limited number of squares in each grid and will be filled on a first come, first served basis; don't delay!

Each grid space is just $10.

A huge thank WOO to our local sponsors

For their generous donations to the weekly mini-contests! We couldn't do it without their support!

Bark Brigade & Co.

Donating a personalized pet bandana to ALL 13 WINNERS of the calendar contest!

Frenchie Coffee

Donating a $25 gift card to their shop of delicious coffees and other goods!

Puddles Barkery

Donating a sampler pack of their handmade dog treats and a two pack of bandanas!

Juniper Leaves

Donating a pet bandana with matching Dog/Fur Mom beanie (I personally have a set and it's my favorite beanie)!

Carmel Art Lab

Donating a framed 8x10 custom pet portrait!

Ryōken Instinct

Donating a variety pack of their popular Ruku Bars!

Hibiscus Pet & Co.

Donating a $20 gift card to their expansive shop of goods for pets and their parents!

Laws & Oaks

Donating a $30 gift card to their shop full of unique and adorable bandanas and accessories!

Just Right Bites

Donating a sample pack of their unique dog treats and a gift card for an additional bag of treats of your choice!

All Ears Petcare

Donating a group training class with a bonus 30min private training session afterwards!

Lucky Dog Outfitters

Donating a $100 gift certificate to their stores, located in Tacoma and Gig Harbor!

Art by Jeni Friemann

Donating a 12x12 graphite pet portrait drawing of your pet!