Update: Nov, 23: Tallulah has been adopted.  She made huge leaps of faith and trust at her foster home. They love her so much they were going to keep her…but then one of those perfect homes comes along and Talullah will be going her new home soon.

Update: Nov. 1:  Tallulah is making huge strides at her new home but it will take her a much longer time to really trust people.  She is doing great with her foster family.  They keep her in the house a lot (she is way to skinny to spend a lot of time outdoors right now).  She has started to play with one of the inside house dogs which makes me smile. She ignored our dogs when we had her for a week. She loves to sit close to her fosters and gets pets. She actually initiates this so that is a great sign.  She did have a bit of set back when she went for a walk at Creamer’s and met another person on the trail and totally “lost it.”  So it will take time for her to realize that people are nice and kind and not going to hurt her. When she first got to her new family it was so cool to see her light up when she saw other sled dogs.What a change! So she will take her time, but I know she will come around and be a happy dog.

Meet Tallulah!  Our newest Second Chance League dog.  She came from afar to the Fairbanks animal shelter.  Skin and bones and shy and flighty, this year and a half old husky has seen some rough days.

But she is going to be great!  She is super shy but as you can see she is already roaming our house and meeting our dogs.  She doesn’t have an aggressive bone in her body.  She is a sprinty girl, long and lean and will take a lot of love and patience to bring her out of her shell.  She is the quietest foster dog we have ever had here!  She got spayed on Tuesday (it is Saturday) so she has spent the nights in a large crate.  Luckily we can have her inside because with the cold temps (0 the other morning!) she can’t afford to use her calories to keep warm.

She loves pets under the chin and on her chest between her front legs.  She is getting used to (and enjoying) pets down her back.

In a few days she will be meeting her new foster family of a couple and a small team.  She will get to sleep in the house and have great interactions.

We have high hopes for this shy girl.

Thanks to the Fairbanks Animal Shelter for taking good care of this girl for her first few days in town.