Missie is a yearling pointer mix! She is very petite and this girl needs a JOB!! She is super friendly, everyone loves her. But she is very very active. She can jump fences and she loves to run. She needs a home where she can skijor, bikejor, hike in the woods or pull a sled. She would love to live inside. She has a fairly short coat and if she is given enough exercise, she will make a great companion. Missie is outside at the shelter.
I may have her name wrong!! I was just at the shelter and she was there, but she is not on the PetHarbor site. So she was either adopted or she is off the list for another reason. I’ll find out soon!! She is a trained up sled dog said to have a lot of drive and work ethic. She is shy (very shy!) at first and tends to jump in her dog house when people are around. But if you sit quietly she will come out and soon wants to be petted and loved. She has great potential if you let her get to know you and she is confident that you are on her side! She is outside at the shelter.
Update January 2017: DeDe is in foster care. If you would like to meet her ask at the front desk at the Fairbanks animal shelter.
Update December: DeDe is inside at the shelter at the moment. She was recently spayed so is staying out of the cold. This girl is sweet and quiet and has been looking for a home for some time.
DeDe is an older girl. A bit on the shy side but approachable. I think she is some sort of pointer cross but if you meet her you might think she is some sort of Great Dane mix. Boxy head but blue eyes. She is outside at the shelter. I found out she was a lead dog in her musher’s team and was bred to a male from a famous dog musher. Then dumped at the shelter when she is a bit too old to go fast. Sad.
Update 1-7-2016: Kieran is doing great. He is a strong wheel dog but also runs lead. He has skijored and run in a team. He is very versatile. He often goes on free walks, but sometimes has a mind of his own and comes on his own time. So, any new home should not let him off a lead until he is bonded. We don’t want Kieran to go someplace where he is back on a chain in a sled dog yard. He LOVES being in a team and loves being around other dogs. But he has been used to being off a chain for over a year and would like to keep it that way.
Update 2-1-2015 Kieran has really come a long way. Skijoring and learning the joy of living in a house. He can run loose and he sticks around very close, but he is hard to catch. He likes to play “keep away” but also loves to ride in the car, so, open the car door and he jumps right in. He will need a very active home that will keep his sharp mind and athletic body stimulated. He is a sweet boy looking for that forever home.
Update: 1-2-2015: J. Russell is now being called Kieran. He is doing great in his foster home. He is skijoring with 2,3 and 4 dog teams. He goes to Coldspot to socialize and has become a much more outgoing and receptive boy. He loves to run around loose but then is hard to catch although he doesn’t run off.
Update: 11-15 J. Russell has been pulled into the Second Chance League. He is in a wonderful foster home and will be available for adoption.
J. Russell is a 5 year old husky. He is very shy. He has a sweet personality but will take a very gentle person to bring him out of this shell. He is outside at the shelter.