Truffle was just spayed. She was brought to the shelter as a stray and no one claimed her. She is very shy but OH so sweet. This older gal (shelter guesses 8 years?) so wants a place to call home and a warm dog bed inside. I bet she would make a great companion and hiking buddy. She will need a patient home to earn her trust. I really like this girl.
Falene was just spayed, thus the cone….She was dropped off in the after hours cages with NO paperwork. How I wish people would put something about the dogs they drop off. Sure would help in finding them homes. But I have a theory about Falene. She is probably a very fast sprint dog that saw her performance dropping off. The musher just figured she was “done” thus dropped her off at the shelter. WELL…..when she was spayed it was found she had extra uterine tissue in her. Possibly a mummified puppy? Yikes! If she was dropped at the shelter because of her performance–no wonder!!!
The “mass” was benign so no problems there. If she is still there in another week I will take her out for a skijor and see how she does. She is very sweet. High energy.
Update: Tito was adopted but slipped his collar out near Jones road in the Goldstream Valley. If you see him please call the shelter.
Tito was dropped in the after hours cages with no paperwork. Jill came the at the same time so they may be from the same kennel. He is a calmer dog but very sweet and nice. The shelter is guessing his age at around 5 years. I sure wish people would fill out WHY the dog is there. If you don’t want to put your name, that is your choice….but gosh…sure would be nice to know a little history of him!
Update: Freki was adopted. Sounds like a great home.
Freki is only 2 years old and needs a stable and loving home! When she was turned in it was said she is very shy and skittish. But at the shelter she happily comes to the front of her pen and interacts. She was adopted and then brought back because she kept getting out of the house and running away. She needs a home with no young children. She needs a home where she can learn trust and love. I bet with her sleek build and athletic husky body she would end up being a great skijor dog.
Update: Benson was adopted!
This isn’t a great picture of Benson so I will try and get more tomorrow. This boy is amazing. BUT…..he was run too much and has arthritis and he is only 4 years old. This boy ran both the Yukon Quest AND the Iditarod. The shelter vet will further check him out to see if he needs to be completely retired or if he can possibly run some fun shorter distances. He is super friendly.
Nabesna is not at the shelter. I met him today and fell instantly in love with this shy dog. He comes from fabulous mushing lines, but he doesn’t want to be a sled dog. His life has been on a chain and we are looking for a foster for him or a permanent home. Although shy, I could tell that he would be your best friend within weeks if you spend quiet gentle time with him. He is very curious and in awe of all that is around him. It will take patience and perserverance for this boy, but oh the rewards when you find you have a devoted companion. He is short coated so should transition into a house happily. Although never being in a house he will be a bit scared of all the new experiences. Once he gets over his initial excitement about being on a leash, it is said that he walks well and loves to discover new things. I sure hope someone can give this boy a chance. He is not neutered right now, but we can arrange that. He is 4 years old. Thanks!
Update January 30: She has a new home and a new name: Katmai. She joins a couple of other Siberians. YEA!
This little girl is SO cute!! She is very vocal and loves attention. I’m not sure of her background so don’t know if she came from a mushing kennel or was a pet. She is inside at the shelter and is doing well there. Check out this sweet girl.
Update: Cola and Penny were adopted together! YEA.
It was snowing some when I was at the shelter so Cola in her white coat was just blending in with her surroundings. But you can see from this happy face that this girl is super friendly and loves people. Along with her kennel mate Penny, they would make a great pair of skijor dogs or love to go on long hiking adventures. Just a yearling and already harness broken, Cola would love to be a pet yet still get lots of exercise to keep her happy. I love both of these pups and hope they find a good home.
Update: Penny and Cola were adopted together. Great dogs!
Penny is a yearling. It is said she is harness broken. This pup and her kennel mate Cola came in together. They are super socialized dogs that love people. They are both petite but I bet would make great skijoring dogs. They would love to have a home where they could sleep in a warm house yet still go out on adventures skijoring, sledding or hiking.