Breed: Siberian Husky (50 lbs)
Gender: Female (Spayed)
Age: 5 years (DOB 30 May 2014)
Kids: Yes – older
Skye is a gorgeous 5 year old girl who is spayed and up to date on all her vaccines. She’s great with other dogs, fine with strangers, and super with teens but she could unintentionally hurt a small child when she gets excited. She is pretty sullen when left alone so would be better placed with someone who is home more often or has another dog as a companion. We would not recommend a home with cats.
The owner’s husband (Skye’s primary care giver) passed away in July last year. Skye became distressed after his passing. In addition, Skye was left alone at home for long periods of time – up to 10 hours during the day. She was becoming destructive in the house and hard to manage. Her owner gave her to someone else who dumped her in a shelter a couple of days later.
Skye has not had any professional training but she does knows basic commands (sit, paw, lay down). Walks well on the leash and is good in the car but gets excited when getting in and out. She sleeps outside the bedroom door or on the couch but does need a night light on. She does have some body sensitivity regarding being touched or brushed but she loves being petted around her head and ears. She is better to be walked with a harness than a collar – her harness is kept on her in the house due to her body issues. This, however may improve once she is less anxious and settled.
Skye has never been aggressive about food but begs quite often when people are eating. Skye will steal food if she has the opportunity. Due to her current medication, she will require set feeding times and she is fed in her crate to help with crate training.
Skye has her full vet records and her vaccines are up to date. She has recently been spayed. She does have occasional seizures but hadn’t had one in some time until she went into the shelter recently, which may have been caused by stress so is now taking anti-seizure medication which seems to be helping and she’s showing signs of improvement. She is now in foster care with SHARP Rescue with 2 other dogs. Skye is a very sweet dog and she will make someone a great companion!
Skye will need an experienced owner who can give her a calm environment who is able to set a routine for her medication and plenty of exercise and work with her anxiety and grieving.