Here is a picture of Guru and Standard finishing the 2015 Iditarod in Nome!
UPDATE!! Standard has been adopted. Sounds like a great home. All 4 dogs are going to have a super retirement life.
Update: November 4: Guru Ninja and Martin have been adopted. That leaves Standard at the shelter still looking for a home. Let’s get him out of there!
Update: Wow. Didn’t know a post could create such discussion. Our borough shelter rarely euthanizes an animal!! Sometimes it is the best place for a dog/cat/gerbil to go to be placed. Vet checks, spays and neuters all factor in. If people vilify our borough shelter, they don’t understand how far this shelter has come from 20 years ago to today in the care, feeding, nurturing and finding homes for all the animals that come through.
UPDATE~!!!! These dogs are now at the borough shelter. They will have a vet check and be spayed or neutered before they are available for adoption. If interested, inquire at the front desk at the borough shelter.
These 4 dogs are retired Iditarod dogs. The owner has gotten out of dogs and has exhausted his list of people looking for a retired sled dog. These dogs are socialized and friendly although Guru is a bit shy and Standard can be aloof. They are all still running except for Standard who is a bit gimpy and would love a warm bed to sleep in!
Ninja is a 9 year old female. Still loves to go.
Martin is 11 and still likes to go too!
Guru is very sweet but shy. He is 8 years old.
Standard is 10 years old and doesn’t run any longer.
Sunday October 15th.
Update: Missie has been adopted!
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.
Update: Vida has a new home! Wonderful!! She is already fitting right in with the other dogs. So happy for her.
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: Shirley has finally found her forever home! Happy girl!
Shirley is a 5 year old husky. Sweet as can be! She is personable and very friendly. She is a trained up sled dog but would probably love to sit by your side after a long skijor in the winter or a hike in the summer. Shirley 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 10-17-2017: Kieran continues to do great in his foster home. He is good around other dogs. He is not an “in your lap” kind of dog, but has a sweet personality and an independent streak.
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.