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5 kennel mates at the shelter.

Update April 9: Most of these boys have been adopted!  Only Bruno is still at the shelter.  He would love a quiet home.

5 dogs were released to the shelter when their owner could no longer care for them.  They are in the following posts.  Hotta, Yukon, Kobuk, Bruno and T-Bone.

Some are from the same litter.  They all need good nutrition and some will get vet care before being made available.  I think they are older than their given ages.  Some I would guess are over 10 years old.  But these boys are SUPER friendly.  I bet they would love a pet home.  But they will be learning a lot, as their whole life has been on a chain and they have never been run in harness.  This just breaks my heart for these dogs.  They certainly deserve more in their later years of life than to die on a chain without human love.  They have probably never interacted with other dogs before, although they could see their kennel mates at all times.  Where they came from there was a loose dog (who still hasn’t been caught) and there wasn’t any fighting with the loose dog.

I think these boys have great potential given the right home and willingness to work on things like going up steps, housebreaking (although I have found that huskies who have gone outside their whole lives quickly get that they don’t go to the bathroom in a house), slick floors, etc.

I do hope that some people can find it in their hearts to give one of these boys a great home for the rest of his life.

T-Bone

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Update April: Adopted!!

Said to be 6 years old (don’t think so!) T-Bone is super friendly with a calm demeanor.

Kobuk

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Update April: Adopted!

Kobuk is very friendly.  He is available for adoption.  They say he is 2 but I think he is much older.

Yukon

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Yukon is a ham.  Sweet and energetic, this boy came in with his other 5 kennel mates.  They say he is 4 years old but I think he is older than that.  He is also on hold for possibly dental work.

Hotta

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Update April: Adopted!

This sweet boy is an 8 year old intact male.  He is on hold at the shelter right now because of his poor dental health. He will probably get a good cleaning and we will work on finding him a home.  He is one of the 5 that came from the same place.  Of all the 5, Hotta is the shyer of them, but he certainly isn’t fearful.  Just a tad bit timid.  He really wanted to interact with Domino on the house in front of him.

Cinnamon

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Update: Cinnamon has been adopted.

Cinnamon is a very nice looking, friendly husky pointer mix.  She is inside at the shelter due to her short coat.  I’m not sure why she was turned in.  She looks like a great all around dog.  I bet she would skijor too!  She is not spayed.

Bug

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Update April: Adopted!

Bug is also quite shy but if you walk away he will come out of his house.  He is a nice looking boy and has run the 2014 Yukon Quest.  He is around 4 years old and already neutered.

This boy needs a gentle home where he will be run and given a lot of love.  Bug is outside on house I.

Pepper Pot

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Update April: Adopted!

Update: Pepper Pot is now available.  She wants to run this season!

Pepper Pot is very very shy.  But she SHINES as a sled dog.  She has 1200 miles on her this season in lead.  She is not on the available list at the moment and I’m not sure why.  She won’t come out of her house right now since her shyness is overwhelming her need for affection.  She does like to be petted but her new home should be gentle and kind.  She is spayed and on house C.

Romeo

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Update: Romeo has been adopted again.  Hope his new home will give him the stimulus and exercise he needs.

Romeo has been passed around a bit.  He was originally at the shelter, was adopted, was given away on Craigslist and now back at the shelter.  WHY?  This smaller year old boy is SO fun.  He has a ton of energy and loves to play ball by himself, or throw around the rope toy to amuse himself.  I laughed a lot at his antics today.  He even taught JarJar, the black dog in the background of one of the pictures, how to play with the ball. He is a super sweety. But he does need a home where he gets sufficient exercise and play time.  This boy would make a wonderful companion for anyone as long as that person has a love of the outdoors and a joy of play.

Domino

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Update April: Domino has been adopted.  It is a great home and he will be greatly loved.

Update: March 2.  I took Domino skijoring at Creamers fields today.  He did great.  A bit distracted, but he has probably never skijored before and being a single skijor dog is often hard for a team dog.  He has gained 15 pounds since he came into the shelter and he is still very skinny with not a lot of muscle mass.  We only did a little over a mile.  He is out of shape from being in such poor health.  But he has wonderful potential as a skijor dog.  He loves to pull, stayed out front most of the time (a few diversions to sniff something on the trail) and wasn’t afraid of the skis at all although he was a bit skittish with the poles at the start.  I was careful not to wave them around.

He knows all about dog trucks.  Loaded right up.  He is fairly short coated with that pointer in him.  His best home would be a skijor home where he could hike or bike in the summer and live in the house with his family.  He deserves more than to be in a dog yard chained up for half of the year.  He has such a great personality.

March 1: This is Domino.  He came to the shelter in just terrible shape.  Emaciated and full of hookworms, he was lucky he was still alive.  But with good care, de-worming, and eating good food he has come a long way.  He is putting on weight and looking great.  This boy would LOVE an active home.  He is super friendly and outgoing.  He is young, probably only around 2 years old.  He has learned to chase a ball (thanks to a wonderful shelter volunteer working with him) and actually brings it back to you to throw.  He is a high energy boy and his one fault is probably that he jump jump jumps on people all of the time.  He is a smart boy, so this shouldn’t be a problem as long as someone is gentle and consistent with some training.

I’m planning on taking him out skijoring soon because I just have a feeling that he is going to be great.  He wants to be around people so I think he will readily bond with his new owner and be able to hike, bike, ski or any other adventure you can show him.

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