Another super skinny sprinty dog. This boy is only 7 months old. He was turned in because he needs a job and he wasn’t be exercised enough and getting into trouble in his home with being destructive. This is a SUPER nice boy. I like him a lot. Friendly and personable. I bet he would love to skijor and then be settled in a warm house. He came from a mushing kennel as he doesn’t have his dew claws. Tremendous potential for this boy in the right situation.
Update: Richard is going to The Second Chance League. YEAH! He went to his new home today (Tuesday). Such a nice Thanksgiving gift for him. He will have a great home.
Update: Jackie got adopted! I took out Richard today skijoring. He is the nicest dog!! Loves people. And he loves to run. He jumped right in the car and loved to ride. On the way back from skijoring he fell asleep stretched across the back seat. He was afraid of my poles at first and really pancaked. Then came and sat on my lap. He LOVES to cuddle. But once I got my skis on and carefully grabbed my poles, OFF we went. He loved to go. He had no qualms about being up front all by himself. We only did about 3/4 mile at Creamers and he doesn’t know his commands but he has great potential. He is out of shape and a bit overweight, but this dog is going to make someone an ideal pet/skijor/hiking pal. He also takes treats VERY gently out of your hand.
Richard (house C) and his daughter Jackie (house G) came from the same kennel. They are delightful traditional huskies. And young! Richard is 2 years old and Jackie is 1 year. Both have tremendous potential for a nice skijor team that will take you through any weather. They are super nice dogs that take treats nicely and don’t leap and jump on you!
Update Dec. 7: What super great dogs these are!! Their foster person got them out skijoring with some different people. Red is awesome. Not afraid of the skis and runs well with another dog. Straight down the trail, focused and driven. He desperately wants to be with a person. He would make an awesome pet/skijor dog/hiking companion. He is getting along well with a dozen other dogs (free running around the fenced yard) and often when he comes in the house he goes in a crate and lays down. He is super chill.
Pedro wasn’t quite as focused as Red. He liked to stop and check things out along the trail, but when he was moving he was fast and driven. He is goofy and just wants a human to love. Another dog that would make a great pet. Comes when he is called. Just wants to be with you.
Update Dec 4: Red and Pedro have been pulled into The Second Chance League. If you are interested in either of these boys you can contact email@example.com
I’ll keep updates as the boys progress in their new foster home and all the training they will be getting.
Update: Nov. 25: I took Red and Pedro (one at a time) out for a skijor. These dogs, along the way, have lost all of their confidence. They just want to hug you and be by your side. Red DID go though skijoring. Took awhile for him to understand it was OK to be out in front of me on skis, but once he did he ran nicely. He thought it was great that he could sniff stuff along the trail, but I kept him focused and we did a nice half mile loop. Pedro, on the other hand, didn’t want to go at all. He wanted to hug me as I’m skiing along with him by my side. He didn’t want to go out front. I really want to try these 2 together because it does take a special dog to want to skijor by themselves. Either of these dogs would make GREAT pets as they are so friendly and loving. Just give them some good exercise and you will be rewarded with a lifelong companion.
Not the best pictures! I’ll go back and get better ones soon.
Red and Pedro are top of the line sprint dogs. They are both 5 years old. They were brought in because their musher did not have time for them. They are both wonderfully friendly dogs with a lot of personality. They aren’t hyper or high strung, but being pointer/husky mixes they will need a lot of exercise to be happy dogs. Pedro is said to be a leader. Hopefully we will get some snow. I would LOVE to get these 2 boys out skijoring. I bet they would make a wonderful 2 dog team, fast and sleek, yet would want to be laying at your feet in a warm house after a day on the snow. They both had some teeth problems which were fixed and pulled. Such nice dogs.
Update Dec. 7: Kiba is shining. He went skijoring today with another dog and its like he has done this his whole life. Other than the one time I ran-joured with him, he had never been in harness, never been in front of skis. He is a total natural. And only 11 months old!! At his foster home, he is getting along with the dozen other dogs. He loves to play, but when he comes inside, he is chill and finds a dog bed to curl up on. He loves people and would love an active home.
Update Dec 4: Kiba was pulled into The Second Chance League. If you are interested in this dynamic puppy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org He already has a new pal at his foster home and I was sent a short video on the 2 of them running and playing in a huge field. I’ll keep updates posted here.
Update: I took Kiba out today on a canicross run! Short but oh so fun. This boy has never been in harness. He can be a bit wild to put a harness on. I used one of the half harnesses. I hooked him to me with my skijor belt and line and off we went out of the parking lot and down the bike path. WOW. This boy can RUN. He is super fast (my poor legs are going to be sore tomorrow) and driven. He loved being out front and even with traffic, snow graders and wrappers on the bike path (one of which he grabbed on the run!) he didn’t flinch. I can see this boy in a skijor team or even a sprint team. He is super skinny right now. He definitely needs some weight on him. He got a bad rap from his first home, but being a puppy still at 11 months old, this boy had tremendous potential.
I had a hard time getting a good picture of Kiba. He is a VERY active puppy. Not even a year old, but he has had a hard start to life. He was in a pet home and probably not given enough exercise. He had spats over food with the other dog in the house and wanted to go after the cats. He wanted to chase the goats and seemed like he was always getting in trouble. This tall, lanky sprint husky needs a JOB!!! He is sweet with people. Loves everyone. As you can see from the one picture he was in a kennel next to a big male dog and he paid him no attention. His write up at the shelter makes him look pretty bad, but this is a young dog that would thrive on hard work. He would love to run and run.
Update: October 19. Zeus is now in foster care through The Second Chance League. It is a fabulous place with a couple that may adopt him. He is a love!
Zeus and Miles (other post) came from an unfortunate situation of being given away to a military couple who promptly left town and dumped them at the shelter. How terrible for these 2 fine boys.
Zeus would make a great companion and pet. He has run in a team but he would like to be recreational as he is 8 years old and would love to transition to retirement. BUT…he has a ton of energy and I bet would be a great skijor dog or in a smaller team where he would shine. This boy loves running free around the shelter’s big yard. He has so much fun. He comes when you call him and is just a love. Being older, he is often passed over when people are looking for dogs. But this boy has a ton of life left in him and he wants to share it with you!!
Update January 2019: I heard Suki is running lead. She continues to thrive and loves to run.
Update Sept. 28: Suki’s foster person says this about her: “Suki is more subdued, but is a hard worker – she is doing well too, although sometimes a bit snippy with some of the other dogs”. Suki is very hard working girl. She probably needs run a lot to keep her happy and content. She would make a great addition to a team for her work ethic.
UPDATE: Suki is in foster care through The Second Chance League. Contact them at: email@example.com
Suki was the lone female that came in with her kennel mates Mouse, Mocha and Diamond. (Diamond has already been adopted). I love this girl. She is SO friendly and loves everyone. She ran in a children’s team all winter and is in good shape other than being terribly thin. She was spayed recently so ready to go to her new home. She will probably go after a rabbit, or maybe a cat, but she loves other dogs and I bet with training and getting bonded with a new owner, she will make a trusted companion.