Update: June. Umbra has come a long long way at the shelter. The 2nd picture is the one I just took a couple of days ago. She is still a bit shy, but she comes to you and wants to be loved, but then gets a little scared. With patience, I bet this dog would strongly bond with whoever takes her. She is petite, but with her husky background I bet she would be a very driven pup. She is young. Her whole life is ahead of her. Hope she finds a great home.
Umbra is a 10 month old spayed female Alaska husky. She is from a village and can be a bit shy. But she really wants to be loved!! If you are calm around her, she will wag her tail and give you a smile and let you pet her under her chin. She will need a gentle hand and some more socialization. She is a pretty little thing that is harness broken and had run in a team. She will need good exercise to keep her happy, but I bet with time she would be a great companion dog.
Update: June 1, Trapper has been adopted!
Trapper is a big Siberian boy who is used to being a wheel dog. He is super friendly and would love a home where he can work, yet have people around him. He is 5 years old, in the prime of his life.
He has a goofy friendly smile and is looking for a forever home without cats! 🙂
Bing is a young pointer mix. And WOW. This boy needs a job. He is unbounded energy and a bit of craziness. It was very hard to get a picture of him. He wants to run and slam into you, jump into your face, love you and lick you and knock you over. He needs a JOB. He also needs to run 5 miles a day at least. I can see this boy being a STAR skijoring dog. He is long and lean and tall. But he is still a puppy and needs some training (well, maybe a lot of training) and tons of exercise. But I really like this boy and his great happiness in life.
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.
Update: Mouse was adopted. To a super skijor home. He will be well loved!
Mouse came in with his kennel mates Suki and Mocha. He is a petite boy with a great personality. He loves people and kids. He seems to love other dogs except for Mocha his kennel mate. But any other dog I have seen him around, he just wants to play. He is thin but in good shape and was run all winter in a children’s team. He is probably around 4-5 years old.
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.