Update Feb. 5: Sierra has been adopted. yea!
Update January 30: Sierra is in a foster home through The Second Chance League. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sierra is the more layed back of the sister. (see Brook’s post). These girls would LOVE a pet/working home. Or someone that would love to have a running buddy or 2. Just over 1 year old, these girls have fabulous potential. They are already socialized and spayed. Take them both home and be on the trails the next day.
Update Feb. 5: Brooke has been adopted! Yea!
Update January 30: Brooke is in a foster home through The Second Chance League email@example.com
Brooke and her sister Sierra were brought to the shelter as their owner couldn’t care for them any longer. Another musher took 3 boys and an older female. Brook and Sierra are yearlings. I think they have been in harness. Their kennel mates are doing great! They are SUPER friendly dogs and would love to be your skijor dog or possibly mid distance. They are doing well inside the shelter so they would love to sleep in a warm house and be your constant companion and working pal. No one is really looking at these pups, but I think if you want to add a couple of great dogs to your skijor or fun mushing teams, these are the girls!
Update January 2019: Bing is doing great. He LOVES to pull. Is very mannerly in harness.
Update Sept. 28: Bing is a GREAT hard working dog. He loves to run and pulls super hard. Although he will chew his dog house when he is bored (this dog needs a lot of exercise!) he is not a line or harness chewer. His foster person says “boy does he love to run in harness!”
UPDATE: Bing is in rescue. If you are interested in him contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com
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.
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.