Update: March 23: Candy was adopted!
Update: March 21. Candy is SO friendly. She loves everybody. And she LOVES to run. We ran her in the shelter team today and she was awesome. We put her in lead and she did excellent. I bet she would make a great skijoring dog. She is small but very strong. A nice hope and an all around great attitude.
Candy is a super friendly girl that wants to come home with YOU! She is the healthiest looking of the 6 with better weight on her. Her coat is super soft and her friendly demeanor just wants to make you hug her.
Update: March 21. Scout ran in a 6 dog team today and did great. As with his brother Wind, he is very hand shy and timid at the shelter. He loves to run and has a nice lope and trot. He has a lot of power and was a delight to watch. When we turned around we put him in lead with Iris’ lead dog and he did great. Just balked a bit when he had to pass another person, then back out straight. He will need kindness and patience as he is very hand shy and timid. He loves to run.
Scout is around 5 years old. He is probably the shyest of the group. None of the dogs liked being petted over the head and would shy away. Skat loves his belly rubbed. With patience he would come around quickly.
Update March 16th: Falene has been pulled into the Second Chance League rescue. She is in a foster home. If interested, email me off this web site. Yea!
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: Falene is an amazing dog. She got to run around loose in a large pen today and she LOVED it. She was crazy manic with the biggest grin on her face. This girl has amazing potential. She can be a tad bit shy, but I just sat as she ran around crazily, and then she calmed and came up to me to pets and treats. Such a great girl.
Update March 16: Nebesna is in foster care with The Second Chance League. If you are interested in him please email me off this site. Yea!
Update March 5: new picture. He is doing good at the shelter. Comes to you when you call him. He is going to make someone a wonderful companion.
UPDATE: Feb. 26: Nebesna was taken to the shelter. He has been neutered and totally checked out. He is adapting to shelter life and actually coming out of his shell a bit. I really like this boy. I think he has tremendous potential as a skijor dog/pet if given lots of exercise and love. I put a half harness on him today and he pulled out in front of me around the yard. He was very interested in all the smells, but the fact that he went out in front of her with confidence made my heart sing. He will need a very gentle hand. He is a great dog.
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 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.