Available dogs

Leia: Husky (F) 7 years

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.

Leia is up to date on her vaccinations and weighs 27kg/60lb.

  • Located in Renfrew,ON – $400 adoption fee
  • With foster needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since November 2018

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Kaya: Siberian Husky (F) 7 years – COURTESY LISTING

Name: Kaya
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Female (Intact)
Age: 7 years
Cats: NO
Dogs: Selective – see description
Kids: Yes

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Kaya is a high energy female Siberian Husky. I obtained her when she was just a puppy from a couple that were bus drivers who soon realized they did not have the time to care for her.

Shortly after I got Kaya I unfortunately got bit by a tick and have been suffering from Lyme disease for 7 years now. I had to quit my job and I have difficulty sustaining a full time job. My parents and my brother have been helping to care for here all these years. We live in a first floor apartment and due to the construction they knocked down our fence and she has been constantly opening doors and finding her way out. We are also having problems with our new landlord who has been looking for an excuse to get in here and evict us even though we have lived here 32 years.

Kaya is high energy, smart and very loving towards people and children. I have had babies grab her and pull on her and she’s been fine with it. She does have issues with neutered males (not all of them but most) and smaller breeds – again she’s selective as I have had her playing with small dogs and others she just wants to go after and I don’t understand her logic! She is quite stubborn and will try to steal your food when you’re not looking. She’s a big baby and cries at people bedroom doors for someone to sleep with because she does not like to be alone.

She would do best in a family that does not have other pets as she’s quite jealous/possessive and territorial as she wants to be the center of attention. She needs love and affection and a fenced back yard to run around in.

She is good with commands like sit, lay down, give paw. She likes to be on a long leash and if you yank on it she generally will slow down and wait for you. If she sees a dog she doesn’t like, you have to hold her firmly.  She cannot be let off leash.

We have been giving her a dry raw and raw non dehydrated meat. She is picky but she will it when she’s hungry.  Kaya is up to date with her vaccinations, having been done a couple months ago.  She will be adopted on a strict non-breeding/spay contract.

  • Located in Toronto, ON – $400 adoption fee ($250 rebate with proof of spay)
  • With owner, needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since November 2018

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Mio: Husky (M) 1½ years – COURTESY LISTING

Name: Mio
Breed: Husky
Gender: Male (Neutered)
Age: 1½ years
Cats: No
Dogs: Good
Kids: Good – however older preferred due to medical condition


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Mio is basically a playful, outgoing dog who makes everyone grow fond of him and loves seeking attention. He has the habit of standing up and licking you when he gets happy.  He may try to seek attention when he’s left but this does not last very long. He likes long walks but with his current condition it is best not to unduly over-excite and tire him out. Like most dogs of his age, once he’s on a long walk he will sniff like crazy and try to explore anything that he may fancy.

On 10th October 2018, Mio had a series of seizure episodes precipitated by vomiting only, with no bowel habit changes, that were eventually stabilized for 48 hours; there were no more subsequent seizures according to the vet staff who were monitoring him, and no change in bowel habits. He was on Phenobarbital 1 tablet every 12 hours continuously and was being given an ointment applied twice a day for his ear wound brought about by his scratching of the area. Other than the first day post discharge, where he was observed to have had a prodrome or pre-seizure aura, he had some very infrequent focal seizures that abated after a few minutes, and after 2 days post discharge has not been observed so far. Currently he still takes the Phenobarbital, but the ear infection has been treated and cleared up  There have been no signs indicating a seizure or even a prodrome observed since day 2 post discharge from the vet (over 3 weeks ago).

Prior to his seizures, Mio would often chase and play with dogs of all kinds but lately he has been less interested to do so. Because of his condition, he will need to be watched around other dogs, especially ones who are overly excitable which may trigger a reaction. Mio is used to being in a crate but will ask when he needs to come out for a call of nature. He knows basic commands like sit, kiss, paw to name a few. He has no experience with cats so they are not recommended. He is generally playful with children but could cause small children to be knocked over and in the event another seizure may occur, it can be traumatizing for younger children to witness, so older/teens would be more suitable. He can also get a little rough with playing, although lately he is more into licking to show his playfulness. Digging is one of the things that he does whenever he is let to roam around the backyard so he will need to be supervised for him to have his exercise and toilet breaks.

  • Located in Winnipeg, MB – $250 adoption fee
  • With owner, needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since November 2018

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Sky: Husky x Shepherd (M) 5 years – COURTESY LISTING

Name: Sky
Breed: Husky x Shepherd
Gender: Male (Neutered)
Age: 5 years
Cats: No/Not tested
Dogs: Good but needs to be introduced slowly
Kids: Good – preferably older as could jump and knock over


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Sky is super friendly, healthy with no medical conditions and full of energy. He is always ready to play and loves to go for long walks.

He likes to run, fetch and play. He is very vocal and communicates what he desires. Outside the house he is super friendly with all ages of people. Inside the house Sky can be a little uncertain with strangers and acts more protective like a guard dog. Sky needs a strong leader as he will persistently try to dominate, especially women. It is recommend that he has gradual introductions with people coming to the house. Once he knows the person he will be fine.

Sky is friendly with all sizes of dogs but often gets barked at by small dogs but just walks away, and never responds inappropriately.

Sky knows basic commands like sit, down, high 5, and always ready to learn new tricks with treats around. He can sometimes pull on the leash and needs to be reminded not to.  He is crate trained but generally doesn’t like to go in the crate. Also, it’s been a while since he’s been put in a crate so that may need some more work. He loves car rides and sleeps on his bed. He is not good on recall but will eventually follow you. It is better that he is not let off-leash unless at a dog park or fenced area, especially with getting used to new owners.

Sky has no allergies to any food. He does not guard his food, but can guard his toys, and steal other dog’s toys. Eats gently from hands and waits for command to eat. He eats once a day (currently on President’s choice Nutrition first-Salmon, Chicken or Lamb with Brown Rice, Beef and Oatmeal). He loves ‘Dentix’ chews.

He is fully up to date with his core vaccinations and rabies.

  • Located in Brampton, ON – $300 adoption fee to SHARP
  • With owner, needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since October 2018

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Cyrus: Siberian Husky (F) 8 years – COURTESY LISTING

Name: Cyrus
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Female (spayed)
Age: 8 years
Cats: NO
Dogs: NO
Kids: Yes


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Cyrus is a wonderful, easy going, 8 year old friendly family dog who loves people and being outside. She was living in the country but just moved to the city.

She knows basic commands and is crate trained.  She is good in the car.  She can sometimes be a bit of a puller on a leash at first when she is excited during her walk but does settle down.  She is quite vocal and likes to sing!

No medical issues at all, and all vaccinations are up to date. She eats Fromm food and loves treats .

She lost her master last October and our family has downsized quite a bit with a very small backyard.  We are looking to find her a beautiful home because she is an amazing dog! She would be a great addition to family or couple.

  •  Located in Ottawa, ON – $100 minimum donation to SHARP
  • With owner, needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since October 2018

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Rocket: Siberian Husky (M) 3 years – COURTESY LISTING FOR SHELTER

Name: Rocket
Breed: Siberian Husky
Gender: Adult – Male
Age: 3 years 1 month 2 weeks
Size: Large
Primary Color: White
Weight: 27kg

COURTESY LISTING FOR SHELTER

HEALTH:
Vaccinations up to date, neutered


PREFERS A HOME WITHOUT:
Children

 

MEET ROCKET:
Hi, my name is Rocket! I’m an friendly, independent Husky in search of my forever home.

As is typical of my breed, I love to stay busy and am happy to learn new tricks! Like any young adult, I can be a little on the bossy side, and am definitely guilty of calling the shots when I want to.

I’d love to go to training with my new owner so I can practice the basics, and build a better bond with my family! I’m an energetic pup, but will need my new family to recognize when I need a break. You see, I have asthma, and will require ongoing treatment and/or medication for this. Because of this, I am looking for a smoke-free home. I don’t let my asthma hold me back from enjoying activities and outings, but it can make strenuous play a bit more challenging for me.

I am looking for a home that has experience owning large breed dogs, though Husky specific experience would be preferred. and where all family members are at least 18 years of age or older. Ideally, I’d like to be the only pet in the home. I like my independence and am happiest when it’s just me and my people.

Interested in adopting me? Please come visit me at the shelter during viewing hours!
Location: Oakville, ON

Oakville & Milton Humane Society
445 Cornwall Road
Oakville, ON L6J 7S8
adoptions@omhs.ca
(905) 845-1551 ext. 147

Link to apply: https://www.petfinder.com/dog/rocket-42645063/on/oakville/oakville-and-milton-humane-society-on391/

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

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


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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.

  • Located in Kitchener, ON – $250 donation fee to SHARP for both
  • Needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since September 2018

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Carl: Husky mix (M) 2 years (approx) – COURTESY LISTING

Name: Carl
Breed: Husky mix
Sex: Male (Neutered)
Age: 2 years (approx)
Cats: No/Not tested
Dogs: Good with other dog in home and if introduced slowly to others
Kids: No young children/older OK (due to fear issues)


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Carl came to us from Fort McKay, Alberta. He was hit with a shovel and ended up with several facial fractures. He underwent surgery for these injuries and as a result had his left eye removed.

Carl is generally a lovable, playful pup who loves chasing and wrestling in the backyard, and going for long walks in the woods. He is content to sit outside in the yard and relax, but also likes coming in to be close to his people. He does not dig, jump, or chew. Carl has some complicated fear and trust issues. He does warm up to people if they let him come on his own terms, and if they bring him treats! He gets along famously with his canine sister, but has trouble meeting new dogs. However if he is able to meet them slowly, he is often ok with them.

Carl is very scared of loud noises and sudden movements from strangers. Because of his history, he is very scared of things like shovels, brooms, and sticks. Carl needs a new quiet and calm home where he won’t feel like he needs to bite to get out of a scary situation. He has nipped at and bitten on a couple occasions out of fear/stress, which is why he needs a new home away from the unpredictability of younger children and a loud house. He has been assessed by a trainer who feels that with the right person in the right home, he can be taught to manage his fear in a healthier way. Generally he chooses to find a safe spot in the house and come out again when he feels ready.

Carl can follow basic commands. He is fully crate trained, and likes to sleep in his crate both at night and while we are away in the day. We are working on getting him more comfortable with wearing a muzzle. He walks well with a chest harness and head halter. He is not an off leash dog as his fear issues can cause him to run and hide. He does great on long car rides. He eats one meal a day, in two portions in the evening out of a slow feeder bowl. He is not a picky eater and is food motivated. He does guard his food if he is not comfortable with whoever is around.

He is up to date with his vaccines, is microchipped, and has no other health concerns that we are aware of.

  • Located in Fort McMurray, Alberta – $400 adoption fee to SHARP
  • With owner, needs adopter
  • Looking for a home since August 2018

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