UPDATE: Box found a great home! I’m sure to see it around town.
FREE 20 hole box. I’ve had this for many years. Always garaged, but needs some work. Doesn’t leak. Whoever takes this must take it off the truck themselves. I can help! But this is super heavy and will need many people to unload it off the truck. When I got it I think there were 8 of us that moved it!!
You may have noticed that the site is looking a little different. Don is working on it and upgrading the site. Everything will look much better in a few days.
Wow…..for several years we have been super lucky with not a lot of huskies being given up to the Fairbanks animal shelter. But just this week a musher is starting to drop off his whole kennel. Could be over 20 dogs when it is all said and done. So I have been posting them as they come in. They are all in pretty good shape. Some have neck rub from ill fitting collars. Some are a bit shy. They mostly have good weight on them and some are super super friendly. We are hoping to find homes for them.
I don’t know how I have accumulated so many bowls through the years, but I’m cleaning house!
12 1 quart stainless bowls. $2.00 each
13 rounded stainless bowls $3.00 each
5 no tip stainless bowls $3.00 each
8- 2 quart stainless bowls $3.00 each
6 deep square 2 quart stainless bowls $3.00 each
If you want them all $100.00
Lately we have been extremely lucky in not having dozens of husky/sled dogs dropped off at the shelter. This is good from my point of view as maybe people aren’t breeding as much and dumping dogs. But from someone that is looking for a husky either as a pet or as a working dog, we are seeing a scarcity that we have rarely seen before. Not that I want to jinx the streak, but it sure is nice that there aren’t dogs chained out back at the shelter.
Update May: Juliet has been adopted!
Update: March Juliet has been in foster care learning house training and learning to adjust to new things. She is ready to go! Such a sweetie.
January 12: I stopped by the shelter today. Juliet is the only dog chained outside. So sad for her. She was loose in the giant dog yard area and that little girl was running and running. But then would come right up to me for pets and love. She has come a long way and would make a great pet for an active person. She was chasing the pigeons a bit but when one of the volunteers took her inside to see how she was with cats and rabbits she seems fine. She was touching noses with a rabbit and although she was curious about the cats meowing she didn’t seem prey driven. I hope someone active falls in love with this little girl.
I LOVE this little girl. Did I say little? She is a very petite husky. Probably 25 pounds. A tiny thing. She came into the shelter with 2 puppies that got adopted. She was spayed and is ready to be your best friend. She comes across as a bit shy, but once you get to know her, she just wants to play and be someone’s special friend. When let loose in the fenced in area she comes up to you readily. She will take a little time to truly bond with you, but in her eyes I bet that won’t take long.
She isn’t housebroken which is how she ended up outside. Just doesn’t keep her kennel clean. But with a very consistent routine of eating and drinking I know she would catch on. She deserves to live in a house. She is short coated and doesn’t want to live outside as a sled dog!!
(This is one of the first pictures I took of him. Look how skinny he is)
(This is his latest picture taken 3-18. He is filling out and enjoys this warm weather that we are having. )
Update 3-14-2015: He is a trooper. His eyesight is getting worse, but he has gained weight. 8 pounds up than when he first got here. He sleeps most of the day except for feeding time. Then he is animated and excited for food and treats.
Update 2-18: What a little sweetheart. He loves to have his head and eyes rubbed, but not really into pets on the rest of his body unless you can get him right between his front legs on his belly. Then he stands in bliss. He has gained several pounds, being fed 3 times a day. Every now and then he will get “manic” and start dashing around the downstairs with his little tail flying. Always fun to see. But yes…he is an old boy and loves his bed and his naps.
Our new little boy on his favorite dog bed. You can see how terribly thin he is. He sure does love to eat and we are feeding him 3 times a day. Hoping to get his frail little body built back up.
Update: May 14th. This little boy has a lot of names! Since he can’t hear us, it really doesn’t matter what we call him except to us. I have called him Chief Lambikins (he minds me of a baby lamb or a baby goat!!) but Gummy Bear seems to be the name most used. Or “PUPPY”….he can kind of hear if we say that really LOUDLY. I never thought he would live this long. But he is still eating 3 meals a day, having great stools (even though he really doesn’t know when he wants to go and we have found it a lot of different places downstairs) and at times has these manic spells that he dashes around crazily that makes us laugh. But he is best at sleeping. He sleeps so soundly that often I have wondered if he is still alive when I go to get him up….He is a doll and is not available for adoption at this point. He is up to 40 pounds. His coat never has grown back. Interesting…..not sure why.
Pics of the newest boy that was brought into the Second Chance League. He was found roaming on Chena Hot Springs Road weeks ago. He was already neutered and had been shaved from his neck on down. But no one picked up this petite older dog. His teeth were terrible so the Shelter Fund paid for his initial care and tooth extractions (thank you Ronnie!). No one was really looking at him because of his age. They figure he is 14 years old!! But still spry although totally deaf. I couldn’t bear the thought of him spending a lot of his remaining time left on earth in the shelter so SCL pulled him into foster care and Don and I brought him home. He is meeting the other dogs slowly and will be living in the house as soon as everyone meets him. Right now he is in the heated dog barn with a couple of our other dogs that don’t really like being in the house with 13 other dogs. We will probably change his name although he can’t hear us. He needs some good nutrition as he is very thin and right now weighs less than 30 pounds. He is a tiny boy.
It seems that he understood riding in a car and after I put him in the back seat he jumped into the front seat and gave me little kisses on my cheek. I think he is grateful to be out of the shelter.
I thank the shelter staff for taking care of him and seeing to his medical needs. Hopefully he will have some good years left.
Summer is flying!! I haven’t been to the shelter in a bit. There haven’t been a lot of huskies there and the ones that come in they haven’t been chaining outside. Our lovely Charming is in foster care and blossoming. He was the last husky to be outside. So I keep an eye on the web site and with phone calls about dogs at the shelter. I’m hoping this trend keeps up where we don’t have masses of sled dogs dropped off. We continue to work behind the scenes, spreading the word for any huskies that do come in.
Have a great fall everyone!
A warm day (41 above) walk to the pond with the girls. I complain about the warmth but the day was beautiful and we enjoyed being out on the trail. It is still very hard packed and a bit icy because of the rain and the heat but made for easy walking with spikies on my shoes.
Misty with the setting sun.
4 girls heading home.