Our Mission and Members

Mission Statement: Arctic Breeds Rescue "Harnessing Passion"

Arctic Rescue Southwest (ARSW) was launched with the goal of providing much needed support to the arctic breed community outside of Arctic Rescue's typical reach.

Arctic Rescue, based in Utah, frequently fields requests from southern NM, AZ and TX to take huskies, malamutes and various mixes of these breeds in need. Verifying the medical needs of these dogs, and arranging transportation to Utah can be difficult. Having an organization in place to foster and vet these dogs allows us to successfully place more into suitable homes.

ARSW focuses primarily on pulling dogs from kill shelters, and educating owners to help dogs stay in their homes. We can provide training and advice on dealin with numerous behavioral problems. Our goals are to find our dogs sluitable forever homes, and minimize the number of dogs that end up in shelters.

We are a small rescue group run entirely by volunteers. We work with the local shelters and with other local dog rescues to provide the best network of support that we are able to.

All of our dogs are housed in foster homes, and as a result, individual appointments are required to meet our dogs. Because we operate via foster homes, our resources and space are limited. We are always looking for volunteers and families willing to foster dogs to help us save more of these wonderful creatures.

If you have any questions about our organization, what we do or how to help, please contact us at

Key Staff

Michelle Parenteau


Maren Gibson

Michael Archibald
Volunteer/Husky Wrangler

Scarlet Parenteau
Volunteer/Husky Wrangler


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