PET OF THE WEEK: Meet the fluffy malamute named Grizz

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) This chubby boy deserves a dramatic.....paws! He's got a few eggs-cellent quirks you're sure to love! And while the name may fool you, the Fairbanks Animal Shelter is not putting bears up for adoption... sorry, folks. But this furball is just as fuzzy!

The fluffy Alaskan malamute named Grizz is available for adoption at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter (John Dougherty/KTVF)

Here's what Kimberly Imbert, Animal Shelter Operations Supervisor with Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, had to say in News 13's ‘Pet of the Week.’

"Hi I'm Kimberly and this weeks 'Pet of the Week' is Grizz. Grizz is an 8-year-old Alaskan malamute and chow mix we believe.

He came to the shelter as a stray and then he was surrendered because his owners felt he had too much energy for them.

Grizz does like to take himself on walks if he has the opportunity to escape. If he has a fenced in yard or is walked on a leash that shouldn't be a problem.

Grizz gets along well with other dogs and he actually really loves chickens and cuddles with them in the winter months which makes him extremely unique. Grizz's previous owner said that he is a really good watch dog and so he would probably be great for guarding a flock of chickens if someone had some chickens at their home.

Grizz gets along well with children and he is sometimes shy with strangers but once he knows them he does really well.

Grizz is a little fluffy both with fur and with fat, so he would benefit from some walks, some good excersise and that will probably help him not want to run away as much also.

Grizz is hoping to find a family that likes to go on walks and maybe even has some chickens to join so he can get some cuddles in. He has a lot of other dog, cat and rooster friends at the shelter looking for loving homes as well," Imbert said.

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