Update March 25: I met with Angel today at where she is staying. This dog is SWEET!! She IS super shy. But once I sat with her and started petting her and giving her a good neck rub, she just started to melt. I love this dog. She will need a very patient person to bring her out of her shell. She will hide in her dog house when people come around. She loves being in the house. Just finds a quiet spot and lays down. She has a wonderful playful spirit when she is on her terms and trusting. She totally loves her current situation but the person thinks she deserves more. A place where she can run and play with other dogs and skijor. If she is running around off leash, she comes the instant her current caregiver calls her. With time and love, this dog will make someone a super pet/companion.
Update February 21: Angel is in a temporary home in Fairbanks. Very temporary!! We need to find this wonderful girl a home. She is being walked on a leash every other day and the foster says this dogs pulls hard!! I bet she would become a great skijor dog given patience and in a smaller group of dogs. She is very very sweet and would make a great addition to a family who wants to skijor or just wants a pal to go running or hiking with.
Looking for a foster or home (preferable home!) for this sweetie from Manley (I thought it was Minto at first! My bad!). She can be brought to town soon. She is 18 months old and loves everybody. Her owner states she really doesn’t want to be a sled dog. Would make a great hiking companion and lap dog.
Sanders is a 1.5 year old pointer mix. Here is what the owner says about him:
“Meet Sanders. He is 1.5 years old. We started training with him this season on a sprint team. We noticed he had difficulty keeping up with our team and had a very interesting looking run. We got verification from our vet that his body proportion is not fit to pull things. Meaning he cant be a working dog. He is such a sweet loving dog I can’t bear to see him stuck in a kennel with no purpose. I am hoping to find him a nice home. Right now he lives outside but when I bring him in he finds a bone and curls up. He is a really mellow dog with a super sweet attitude. He’s not fixed but hes up to date on everything. Gets along with all females and some younger males. Im not sure how he feels about cats, but I bet he would love a place on your couch.”
It could be that he just needs to mature more and completely fill out and not be so gangly and non proportioned. He is a very young boy and sounds like a wonderful dog. If you are interested you can contact:
Fuel the mostly red dog is from Tanana. She is out there right now along with her kennel mate Belah. The family in Tanana would love to find a really good retirement home for these 2 girls and no one in Tanana has said they would like a pet/retirement husky. So, if we could find these girls a home in Fairbanks or the Anchorage area that would be great. Here is what her owner says about Fuel.
“This is Fuel. Small female about 40#’s. 10 years old, experienced sled dog in swing. Doesn’t like to be in lead unless chasing another team. Hasn’t run much this year except around the yard. She had all her vaccines, but no records. She had pups once, 4 years ago. She doesn’t like to be inside for very long, but maybe could get to like it. She will sleep in a dog house, but likes it on the open side, otherwise she sleeps on the ground. Friendly, but a little reserved.”
Belah is the red dog. Here is what her owner says about her:
“This is Belah (bee- lu, short u). It means white in Czech. 45 or 50# female, 8 years old. Has some miles, this winter, about 300. Experienced sled dog on rough trails, water, wind, overflow, etc. A bit on the lazy side, but still likes to go. She likes to be inside and wouldn’t mind the couch. Easy keeper, good drinker loves to eat, so gains weight quickly. Very friendly, would make a good pet too. Has all vaccines, but no records. ”
If anyone is interested in these dogs we could try to find a flight into town for them.