Breed: Siberian Husky (50 lbs)
Gender: Female (Spayed)
Age: 4½ 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.
Skye was surrendered as she was becoming too destructive being left alone,10 hours a day, when her previous owner’s husband who looked after Skye for the most part, passed away in July and she found her hard to manage on her own. 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 was used to being free fed and food was left out all day for her. She’s never been aggressive about food but begs quite often when people are eating. However, due to her current medication, she now requires set feeding times.
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.
Skye will need an experienced owner who can give her a calm environment who is able to set a routine for her medication and exercise and work with her anxiety and grieving.
- Located in Kitchener, ON – $400 adoption fee
- With foster, needs adopter
- Looking for a home since December 2018