Update January 2017: She is now inside at the shelter and is doing really well.
Dashka is outside on House G. She was turned in for unknown reasons. She came from a sled dog yard as she doesn’t have her dew claws. She is a tad bit shy but very approachable. She looks like she would be a very strong puller and I bet would make a great addition to a rec team or mid distance team. She is a bit short coated. She is a young girl at 2 years of age so had tremendous potential.
Update October: Cali was adopted into an active home! YEAH!
Cali is the twin of Truffle (House A). Although Truffle came into another mushers dog yard and was brought to the shelter, seems that Cali was dropped off by a musher because she is too small for the team. But I would bet that these are siblings. Both are young and nearly identical in looks. And kind of strange that they came in just a few days apart. I love this girl. She can be a bit afraid at first, but when you sit quietly beside her she wants to sit on your lap and nuzzle your ears. She laid her head on my neck and was happy just being petted. Both Truffle and Cali are active on their chain. I bet the two of them would make a great skijor team. Quick and fast.
Update October: Copper was adopted!
Copper is a young girl brought to the shelter because she is said to have a weird gate. She IS a very long dog. But gosh….this girl is mellow!! Very very sweet. As far as a husky as a pet, I bet she would love to lay at your feet and take long walks with you. She is not high strung and is friendly and loves attention. She is on house F.
Nico came in with JJ as a stray and is available for adoption. I think he is not liking the gravel in his area. He really didn’t want to stand up much. He is only around a year old. He also has a very rough coat. Both JJ and Nico are just babies. They have their whole life ahead of them and I bet would make a great skijoring team. Check them out!
This pup was in the after hours cages with no paperwork. She is a fairly friendly girl with a very rough coat which has some pine pitch in it. She is very young. The shelter is guessing around a year old. So this little girl has a ton of potential!!
Ada is a beautiful friendly pointer/border collie mix! She came from the borough shelter at 4 months of age. She is now a little over a year. But Ada needs more exercise and a job!! I bet she would be a great skijor dog.
She loves the dog park because she just loves to play with other dogs. She loves to play with a ball. She has been to puppy classes and is well mannered but really active.
If you like to see her please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Update Sept. 10: Well, the adoption didn’t work out for Shiloh. Sometimes people get a husky and don’t realize they can’t immediately leave them in the house and go to work. Not sure why this adoption didn’t work out but hoping that Shiloh can find a great home. She had come such a long way at the shelter with socialization and being inside. She is a sweet girl that would love a home where she can skijor, run or go biking with her new family. She will need some time before you could just let her off the leash. But this sweet girl will reward you many times over as she blossoms in a new home.
Update: Sept. 7th. Shiloh has been adopted. We hope she has found a great home. She came a long way at the shelter with help from a special shelter volunteer.
Shiloh has been at the shelter for a LONG time. She is shy but approachable. She is a sweet girl that is ready for adoption. She will need a gentle hand to bring her out of her shell.
She is outside on house F.
You want a friendly older dog that will love you forever? Run with you through the woods? Able to run off leash? This friendly girl is outside on House B. She is 9 years old but acts a lot younger. Nice pup. Found out that Cambell was a lead dog in a sprint team. Now too old to go that fast so dumped at the shelter. Sadness. She deserves better.
Update: December. Marcus was adopted. Mike is still at the shelter and looking for a home.
Marcus and Mike are siblings and were born in 2008. Their mother is Cambell.
We have had a long “break” from lots of husky/sled dogs being dropped off at the shelter, but a musher is getting out of mushing and up to 20 dogs might be brought to the shelter. Here are the first 3 (Markus, Mike and Cambell). More sprint type dogs. I’m not sure how old Markus is. He is full of energy and a super friendly outgoing boy. His ex owner says that he can run free and comes when called. A nice all around boy. He is outside on House P.
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.