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Taiko: Husky/Malamute mix (M) 7 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Taiko
Breed: Husky/Malamute mix
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: 7 years old
Cats: Good
Dogs: Good
Kids: Good

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Taiko is a fun loving, high energy dog.  He loves to play outside, especially in the cooler months.  He loves the snow and to get to roam and sniff to his heart’s content.  He loves adults and kids and is always excited to meet new people and dogs.  He is very gentle and was 3 years old when we took our new baby home, absolutely no problems, he even slept at the foot of her crib during the young years.  He’s a big teddy bear.

Taiko did have an accident two years ago where he tore the cruciate ligament in one of his knees.  He had the best surgery available, a new hybrid process of the tibial plateau leveling osteotomy surgery which he was part of a study and the surgery was a great success.  He’s better than ever and you’d never know that he had the surgery.

Taiko is friendly with everyone, people, dogs, other types of animals.  He even once tried to play with a raccoon, he quickly realized the raccoon did not feel the same way. Taiko is always looking to have fun and exercise.  He loves to be able to run.

Taiko did have puppy training and when indoors and not distracted, he does follow basic commands such as sit and lie down.  He tends to pull on the leash when walked so a ‘Halty’ harness is used which solves the problem.  He sleeps indoors in our home, he has free roam of the house as he is very well behaved indoors.

Taiko is in very good health and had his last vaccines including rabies shot in June of 2016.  He currently eats Nutro grain-free dog food.

Leia: Husky (F) 7 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Leia
Breed: Husky/Northern Inuit
Gender: Female (Spayed)
Age: 7 years
Cats: NO
Dogs: Yes but prefers males
Kids: Yes


Leia has a great personality when people are around her, she’s super quiet and calm all the time when she has company. She just can’t handle being alone without having a meltdown – she will pant and lick at her paws excessively until they are sore and will try and break out of her containment.  Because of her severe separation anxiety, she needs to be with someone who is at home all day or works from home or can take her to work.  She would definitely be better in a home with another dog/s.  She gets on with all dogs she meets and is very playful with everyone but will back off if a dog is not interested.

She can be quite vocal – she howls and sings when she’s happy to see you or when she knows she is going for a walk, she sometimes gets up on her hind legs to give hugs.

Due to her prey drive, she tends to chase cats and small animals so a home with no cats is necessary. She has no issues with children and she has been around kids from ages 5 to 9 years. She sleeps wherever she likes, which is on the floor and that’s her choice. She’s loves receiving affection and will stay on her back while your rub her belly indefinitely if you have that kind of stamina! In all honesty, the only bad thing about her is her inability to be alone and her destructive nature when she is, she will need someone to gradually teach her to use a crate and she is OK for short periods (such as eating, treats, etc).  She would be happier being left to roam with another male dog as company or even in a secure outside dog run as she loves being outdoors.  She has shown signs of resource guarding around other dogs – but not humans – so this will need to be watched for and to remove toys etc to no guarding takes place/

For Leia’s day to day she’s very calm when someone is around. She sometimes plays with a tennis ball but doesn’t overly look for a toy to play with, she would much rather go for a walk or even better, she loves to run in a fenced in area such as a dog park, she cannot be let offleash in open areas. She very much enjoys the water and often wants to be in it if she’s close enough. She’s very smart and takes everything in around her and she understands basic commands. She’s a very outside type of dog – in the summer she would rather be outside on the grass rolling around than wanting to come inside. She would make a good companion to someone who likes hiking and being outdoors. She keeps to herself most times but she always happy to receive affection from anyone who will give it to her.

Shasta: Siberian Husky (F) 6 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Shasta
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Female (intact)
Age: 6 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Selective
Kids: Yes

Shasta is a great dog, she really is. She is a great listener and knows basic commands and loves to play fetch and go for walks.

Shasta LOVES winter time – it’s her favourite season, she loves to play in the snow and toss it around with her nose.  She is a runner and will bolt so cannot be let off leash, unless in a well fenced-in area and she will a dig a hole or two so will need to be supervised in the yard which will need to be fully fenced, preferably 6 feet minimum.

Shasta has always been around children and always gets along well – she enjoys gentle pets on her head and she gives ‘paw’.  She knows ‘sit, ‘shake paw’, ‘no’ and ‘come’. Shasta also enjoys treats whether it’s bones or meat of some sort.

She usually is a good walker but she can be a puller and take you for a walk instead so needs to be reminded of leash manners.  She would be a great companion for someone looking for love as she is very affectionate.  She has always been the only pet and she has been known to get along with certain dogs but not others, so would likely be best suited as the only dog in a home, or perhaps another dog with a calm personality, she would have to meet them first.  No cats or small animals to be around Shasta due to her breed’s strong prey drive.

Shasta is crate trained but no longer uses a crate, she is currently fed twice a day and has no allergies, medications or medical conditions.  Shasta enjoys the radio for noise when alone and she is used to a night light in the dark while sleeping.  She will need her vaccinations updating and will either be spayed prior to adoption or adopted on a strict spay/non-breeding contract.

Kiba: Siberian Husky (M) 6 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Kiba
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Male (neutered)
Age: 6 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Not good with other dogs
Kids: Good


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Kiba is not adjusting well to the smaller space of moving to a condo and misses having a backyard to run and play during the day so needs to find a new home with more outdoor space and/or outdoor lifestyle.

Kiba lived with 2 cats and a boxer for a couple years when he was a puppy. However he has been an only dog for 2 years and he has become used to being on his own and not having to share attention. He would do better with a family that has no other pets.

Kiba is not crate trained.  He knows basic commands and is generally well-behaved but would benefit from some one-to-one training which would also help with bonding with his new owners.

Kiba has no medical conditions and is not on any medications.  He is up to date on vaccinations, as well as flea/tick/heartworm prevention and has full medical history.

He is currently fed 3 times a day on Acana.

Caesar: Husky mix (M) 1 year – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Caesar
Breed: Husky mix
Gender: Male (neutered)
Age: 1 year
Cats: No/Not tested
Dogs: Very good
Kids: Not tested


Caesar is a 11 month old Husky/Lab mix looking for a good home. He is  a playfully energetic puppy who lives to be outside and take long walks. His personality is loving and playful but still needs some work, mostly with giving up toys and other things he has in his mouth, but will do anything for a treat!

He becomes excited when meeting other dogs and new people, but is fantastic with both (never had problems all sizes of dogs). He is a little nervous in the car, like most dogs calm at high speeds but mostly because he has rarely travelled.

Caesar is house trained, quite comfortable in the house and understands some basic commands Come/Sit/Stay (had some training but needs work). His favourite thing is playing with his toys in the yard – a large fenced yard is recommended.  He has never been taken off the leash outside of a fenced area and therefore he CANNOT go off leash. He pulls on the leash during walks but has had training and is progressing so leash work would need to be kept up.

He has not been crate trained and is comfortable in the house but like most puppies will have interest in everything. He is currently on dry food and is not picky with what he eats. Loves chicken and beef!

He was recently adopted so all vaccines are up to date. Also has no known allergies. He has never been tested around cats or children, so no homes with cats/small children but families with older, dog-experienced children would be considered.

Vanna (F) 7 years & Vincent (M) 8 years: Siberian Huskies – BONDED PAIR – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Vanna (lighter grey) & Vincent (darker grey) – BONDED PAIR
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Female (intact) & Male (neutered)
Age: 7 years & 8 Years
Cats: No/Not known
Dogs: Good
Kids: Good


Vanna (7 years) and Vincent (8 years) have been with the same owner for their entire lives thus far. They still are excited when we arrive home and enjoy going for walks.

When you first attempt to take them for walks they are excited and then they calm down once they have been out. This is mainly because they are inside by themselves all day from 7am to 5.45pm and only taken for three short (approximately 6 minutes at a time) pee breaks a day (morning around 6.30am, afternoon around 5.45pm and evening around 9.30pm). They are brushed as much as possible and do shed, as all huskies do.

Both dogs are good with other dogs including small dogs. Vincent can be high energy initially with dogs but only because he wants to play. They are good with kids (they currently live with two small children), and as with any dog we just tell the kids not to get in their faces. They are good with other people however, Vanna will chew paper if left alone too long. They don’t bark or wine and barely talk but Vincent whines occasionally when he sees other dogs on TV.

Huskies are not always good with commands but they are good with the basic commands – they will sit, stay, lay down etc. They are good on a leash but you just have to ensure you hold the leash tight. If they get off the leash they will run and they have no recall – ‘come here’ will NOT work. They are crate trained but they do not currently use it as theirs is now too small. They will sleep on the floor usually right beside each other.  They are OK in the car but they to get extremely excited.

Both dogs eat twice a day – one cup of kibble each in the morning around 6.45am and one cup each around 5.45 pm. They have water access all day. They are not picky eaters but Vincent is only able to eat high fibre foods due to a stomach virus he got when he was a puppy so should stick to the Beneful beef they are currently fed which seems to work for him. They do not have any guarding issues with eating and they do receive milk bones or greenies once and a awhile.

Vaccines and rabies are not up to date so they will need updating. The dogs are not getting enough time or exercise for their needs. Vincent is neutered however Vanna is still intact and will be rehomed on a strict non-breeding/spay contract. They are to be rehomed as a BONDED PAIR but consideration may be given to splitting them up for the right homes.

Jeanette: Husky mix (F) 3 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Jeanette
Breed: Husky mix
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 3 years
Cats: OK
Dogs: Good with male can be aggressive with females, she’s an alpha
Kids: Excellent with older children

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Jeannette loves attention, she will snuggle up to you. She is high energy, loves to be outside and absolutely loves walks and running. She is excited to meet other dogs and wants to play but because she is excitable, it can irritate older dogs.

Jeanette is spayed and shots are up to date, however we do not have vet records. She was abused in the past and may lose her bladder if yelled at or is fearful.

She obeys sit, lay down, will give paw but does not come when called outside, she has a strong prey drive and runs like the dickens if let loose – a fenced yard is essential. She’s a puller on the leash but we’re working on that. She is crate trained, and will go in if told to. She loves car rides but will stick her whole head and shoulders out the window so needs to be restrained. She loves to sleep with you on the bed (if you let her) but will sleep on the couch if allowed. Jeanette will respond to French commands.

She does have some minor food issues, she lays down with paws to the sides of the bowl to eat when other dogs are around to protect it but does not show any aggression. She is not picky with food and is extremely gentle when given treats.

Mia: Siberian Husky (F) 2 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Mia
Breed: Siberian Husky
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 2 years
Cats: Not tested (Has lived with cats but not tested with others)
Dogs: Yes – prefers males
Kids: Yes

Mia is a gorgeous female spayed Siberian Husky. She’s 2 years old and a real sweetheart!

She was surrendered to the SPCA in Quebec due to her owner having severe allergies.  She had not been doing well in a shelter environment and was rather timid and had been showing signs of stress due to not having an outlet for her husky energy levels or much human company.  However she has since opened up being in a foster home and is coming out of her shell and is more lively and happier now that she can play with other dogs and have more exercise and company.

Mia has some understanding of basic obedience: she knows “Sit” and “Come”. She is used to living as much inside as outside so would do well being an indoor/outdoor dog.  She is very clean and healthy and has recently been spayed. She has shown some resource guarding in the past which will need to be worked on, especially if homed with another dog/s or will need fed separately as she is quite a slow eater.  She previously lived with a 2 year old child, another dog and cats.  She is now living with other dogs in her foster home.

Mia is up to date on vaccines and is covered for DHLPP, Bordetella (kennel cough) and de-wormer (treatments of Advantage Multi).

As is usual with this breed, she is a very active/high energy girl, independent and will need someone to work with her to gain her trust and confidence until she comes out of her shell a bit more.  She will need a home where she can get plenty of exercise but will need a secure yard with suitable high fencing.  Mia travels very well in a vehicle and will jump right in and lay down and settle.

Serena (F) 2 years & Kane (M) 1½ years: Siberian Huskies – BONDED PAIR – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Serena and Kane – BONDED PAIR
Breed: Siberian Huskies
Sex: Female (spayed) and male (intact)
Age: 2 years & 1½ years
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes, large and small
Kids: Yes

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Kane (1½ years, blue eyes) is really friendly, loves everyone, even strangers.  He gets excited on meeting people and doesn’t understand personal space but will settle once he’s received attention, he’s super affectionate. Bit of a goofball, him and Serena will play wrestle for about 20 minutes then settle down and lay at your feet together for a couple hours so the high energy comes in spurts.

Kane does well crated – both him and Serena will go willingly with a treat. Sometimes they will share the same crate as they are closely bonded.  Kane does need crating if being left in the house. He can, at times, get destructive with small things he finds or couch cushions if you leave him loose.  He’s trained to ask at the door when he needs to go to the toilet and he likes car rides. He does pull when you walk him and has a mind of his own, he’s stubborn so will need some extra leash training.  The garbage needs a good lid and toys/shoes need to be put away in case he thinks they are dog toys.

Serena (2 years, brown eyes) is much calmer now so she doesn’t always want to play when Kane does.  She can be left uncrated but sometimes they prefer to go in together.  She’s pretty calm when indoors. At most she’ll wrestle with Kane for about 20 minutes or so then she’ll chill out on the floor near you.  She does very well in crates but only when he’s with her as she cries to get out on her own.  She is more trustworthy to be left loose in the house, however she CANNOT be left alone outside as she is an escape artist and digs out or jumps fences and she is very fast once she finds a breach.  She will need a high fenced in escape-proof yard.

Both dogs can be left for around 3-4 hours a day but Serena will need to be watched for separation anxiety which she had when she was younger and was very destructive.  She does know how to open doors so they need to be locked and baby gates won’t work.  However, she is super cuddly, loving and very sweet once she knows you but timid around strangers.  This can sometimes be an issue out on a walk, she gets scared and will pull to go back home but she loves dog parks. Unlike Kane she has anxiety with people she doesn’t know.  Kane is very social compared to her.

Because of her anxiety with strangers and how close she is to Kane is why they need to go to a home together.  He’s so social and he’d be fine with anyone that was good to him but Serena would not do well without him.

Both are up to date on shots and healthy with full vet history.  Kane does have an undescended testicle so will need neutering to avoid future health issues related to cryptorchidism.

Neptune: Siberian Husky (M) 2 years – ADOPTED

ADOPTED!

Name: Neptune
Breed: Siberian Husky
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: 2 years
Cats: No/Not tested
Dogs: Yes – good with big and small
Kids: Yes – good


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My name is Neptune and I recently turned two years old.  I’m male, neutered, up-to-date on all my vaccines and I’m microchipped.  I have lots of energy and love to run, play tug of war, chase multiple soccer balls and jog with my owner.  If I’m exercised properly I’ll happily relax for most of the day.

I’ve been in the same home since I was 2 months old and grew up with two small children.  I’ve been taught not to jump on kids although sometimes I lean against them for affection which knocks them over.  Adults I get very excited around and I’ll likely jump all over you or any visitors so will need reminding about not to do this.

I love to jog and walk although I do pull on the leash.  I’m working on heel but I need much reminding at the beginning of each walk.  Sometimes when I’m walking or jogging I get over excited and I start to run as fast as I can, which can make it difficult to hold me.  I’m very strong.  My trainer once called me ‘extremely intelligent, even for a husky’.  I love meeting other dogs of all sizes and people. I’m very playful and I love to talk/howl to strangers.  I love driving around in cars and I’m a good traveller.

In the house I do not jump on furniture or counter surf for food.  I’ve periodically been left alone in the house for extended periods of time and I’ve never caused trouble.  I haven’t been crated since I was a few months old so I’m not sure how I would respond if you tried.

Outside I cannot be trusted alone, even for a moment.  I will dig and chew my way under the fence so that I can explore the neighbourhood.   And recall, no way, I have none! I’d rather explore so need 100% supervision and NEVER allowed off-leash.

I’ve been fed a diet of salmon once a day and grain free kibble twice a day.  My kibble is boring and sometimes I don’t eat it.  One of my favourite treats is raw marrow/soup bones which I’ll happily chew on for hours.  I do have a sensitive stomach and can tolerate beef but pork, chicken and other meats can make me sick.  I’ve never growled at my owners or guarded my food.

Ideally, I need a strong, experienced dog owner who would enjoy giving me the exercise I need and be firm as I’m stubborn.  I also want to stay close to you so don’t leave me for long periods as I get anxious.