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Rescue pup from Kotzebue


Courtesy posting!

This young pup was rescued from a team in Kotzebue where he wasn’t making the distance.  He is great for 30 or so miles. A woman in Kotz. took him for he was too nice of a dog to be gotten rid of.  She has arranged for him to get to Anchorage.  So if you are interested in this young nice boy you can contact Alaskan Animal Rescue Friends (AARF) in Anchorage.



Update May:  Sprite has been adopted.  He is in a wonderful home and loves it.  Lucky boy.

Sprite is a pointer mix that comes from a fast sprint kennel.  As he is 8 years old he couldn’t keep up with the younger dogs so he ended up at the shelter.

If you want a dog that still has a lot of life and love of running left in him, but don’t want a puppy that you will have for 15 years…..take a look at Sprite!!  He would love to be your skijor pal and hiking companion for many more years before total retirement.  He is a super sweet and nice boy.  Great personality.  He wants to be inside with his short pointer coat but his love of running will keep him warm while he is outside doing winter fun activities with you!

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.


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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.



Update: Bruno has been adopted.

Update: April 21.  Bruno has been moved inside at the shelter.  The rest of his kennel mates were adopted, but ol’ Bruno is still waiting for his perfect home.  He is a gentle soul that would love to take long walks then curl up at your feet.


Bruno is an 8 year old husky that is super friendly and outgoing.  He is available now.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.



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.

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