Update: Sept. 20: Just found out that Apollo was adopted! yeah!
Update: Sept. 20: Apollo is off the PetHarbor website so I assume he has been adopted. I’ll find out more and post here.
Apollo is a lean (skinny!) husky that was brought in with 3 other dogs. He is super friendly. Loves people. Seems ok with other dogs. He was running loose in the big pen for awhile and nice to see him stretching out. He might make a good skijor dog! Super personable and affectionate.
Update: Sept. 25. Eva was adopted. Such a fun dog. Hope she loves her new life.
Eva came in with Nugget and Resnick. She is extremely friendly and energetic. She tried to dig her way out of the bigger pen she was playing in. She wants to be with people. She gets along with other dogs. These 3 dogs are nice, healthy and although Nugget and Resnick are shy, Eva makes up for it. Very energetic. Likes to jump on you. She needs a few lessons in manners but she would respond quickly. 3 years old. A great little dog.
Resnick is a very shy girl. She really wants to trust you though. She was loose in a pen and if I turned my back to her, she would want to come near. But she liked to hide in her dog house. Poor girl. She is a bit traumatized at the shelter. I’m thinking that she would love to be in a small team (she is fairly petite) and thrive with confidence. She just needs patience and a gentle hand. She is 3 years old and came in with Nugget and Eva.
Update: Sept. 27. Jewel has already had a run with a team on a 4 wheeler. The foster said she did beautifully and even pooped on the run! A great trait in a sled dog. 🙂 So happy for this girl.
Update:Sept. 25. Jewel has been pulled into The Second Chance League as a foster. YEAH! She is a puller and will get her chance to be a fun rec musher dog yet live with a family of 4 other dogs. Great foster!
Jewel is a sweetheart. She came in as a stray so there is no information about her. She has a dental in a couple of days and will be available after that. She is 6 years old. She loves to cuddle and be beside you. She is very petite and would probably make a great pet.
Update: Ghost is settling in great. I got some pictures of her sleeping on a couch, going to the foster’s place of work and out walking. She is learning a lot of new things. She is a delightful girl!
Update Sept..11: Ghost has been pulled into The Second Chance League. She has a great foster home that will start working with her in a small team. I think this girl is going to be a star!
Did you want a friendly dog? She loves people and gets along with other dogs. She leaps high and is quite strong when she is jumping all over you. Ha. She needs a few manners but her exhuberance is over the top. This group of 4 (Lightning, Thor, Apollo) really deserve a great home. Their owner couldn’t care for them any longer and it sounded like he was quite heartbroken to give them up.
These dogs are only 2 and 3 years old. Still big puppies but they have run as a team. I bet they would love to skijor!
Update: Lightening has been returned to the shelter. She didn’t get along with some of the dogs in her new kennel and got into a tiff. She is a wonderful girl that pulls well, loves people and was gentle with the infant in the home. She seems housebroken and likes being in the house. So she is available again to the right place.
Update: Sept. 19. Lightening has already tried out bikjoring! She is still adjusting to her new surroundings and is shy at the moment. She just wanted to run alongside the bike, which is pretty typical if a dog has never done this before. She is said to do great in the house!
Update Sept. 17. Lightening is being fostered through Second Chance League. YEAH!
I had a hard time getting good pictures of this girl when I was in the pen with her. She just wanted pets and was jumping and running around. So finally got an OK pic of her from outside the pen. Lightning came in with Ghost, Apollo and Thor. All mushing trained and ALL are extremely friendly. If I wanted a 4 dog team to explore the Fairbanks trails with I would probably take all 4. A delightful group.
I don’t have a good picture of Sugar, but I’ll post when I do. She is a long legged sprint husky (very blond) that had been on winning sprint teams. Why she ended up at the shelter we will never know!
She is in foster care through The Second Chance League right now. She got her first run in yesterday as a wheel dog and did very well. She just got spayed 11 days ago so will have easier runs at first.
Update July 16: Sugar is being adopted by her foster person! YEAH!
Here she is!! Beautiful dog. Thanks KW for the picture.
Update: September 1. YEAH! Suki is being adopted. We are so happy. She came to the borough shelter nearly 2 years ago. Then into foster care for close to that time. Now she is being adopted into an active home with another dog friend.
Update Dec. 21, 2019: Haven’t done an update in awhile for Suki. She is a dear. Likes people and children. Runs lead! She has been doing great in her foster home. She does have another female dog that she seems not to like, but the foster never puts them together. Suki seems most comfortable in lead.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.