Dog - Husky, Siberian
Age: 1.5 years
Weight: 44.2 lbs.
Current Status: Available Foster
Color: Black and White
Eye Color: Blue
Weight: 48 lbs
Large Dog Friendly: On equal footing in the house and yard, Yes - very! Especially if they like to wrestle and tug, and don't mind his outdoor voice. On leash, he's somewhat selective. Learning to Gee Over to be passed, and On By to pass others.
Small Dog Friendly: He has met them only through a fence. Friendly and playful, but his play may be too enthusiastic for some.
Cat Friendly: A big NO cats, birds, rodents, lizards, small creatures of any kind. Anything that moves is either a toy, or prey. Lou has proven himself to be an excellent and determined hunter, and much too fast for any human intervention.
Crate Trained: Yes. He eats all meals in the crate. He'll go in readily when asked, protest for a few seconds when you leave, then settle right down. He'll be quiet all night, but the minute he hears people up and around in the morning, he will announce that he's ready to ZOOM. He cannot have a pad in the crate. He loves to shred soft things.
Housebroken: 100%. Even on Day 1 in rescue.
Energy Level: Very high and tireless. His brain and body need plenty of activity or he'll find ways to keep busy.
Reaction to New People: Eagerly friendly. We're working hard on No Jumping on Humans.
Kid Friendly: Yes, older, dog-savvy children. Lou loves everyone, but loves them with great exuberance.
Training: Has a solid Sit. Working on jumping up and playful nipping. Leash walking is steadily improving. He's starting to be a real pleasure to walk. He mostly stays at my side, and he'll On By most distractions. I recommend using two leashes just in case, but I do that for all dogs - harness to waist belt and short leash to Martingale collar. He knows what "Lou, Come" means; he'll respond if he has nothing more interesting to do. Adopter will need to continue working on that. I would not expect him to be reliable off-leash outside of a secure fence.
Grooming Needs: He has a typical Siberian Husky coat. He needs regular brushing and seasonal blow-outs.
Fence: Tall, tight, and dig-proof. Lou is a curious boy; he wants to go exploring. He can clear a 4 foot wall from a standing start. He can leap higher than my head - and does, just for the joy of it. I think he has springs in his feet. He can squeeze into unbelievably small spaces, and he loves to dig tunnels.
Solo or Siblings: He's a great snuggler during alone times with a human. Would do fine with an active human who can engage his mind and body in regular, vigorous exercise. Would do even better with another dog who is a match for his energy and his rough and tumble play style. Would be ideal with a more seasoned adult dog who enjoys that play and can also communicate manners and boundaries in dog-speak.
From the Foster: Lou is a happy, curious, confident dog, full of the joy of life. At a year old, he's like a fearless, athletic, playfully-mischievous adolescent. His curiosity and energy have no limits. He wants to explore and experience everything. His favorite things are snuggles, belly rubs, digging and rolling in dirt, shredding his toys, and RUNNING. He has a beautiful gait when he runs. He would excel at most any dryland dog sport. He's comfortable with dirt, mud, rain, thunder, fireworks, sirens. He would be great with an outdoor-active family. If you think you can keep up, apply to adopt Lou today!
Adoption fee: $400
All dogs coming into Adopt a Husky Minnesota receive care tailored to their needs, including: Nose-to-tail exam with a partner veterinarian, Vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella), 4DX test to check for heartworm or tick exposure, Fecal Analysis, Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative, Spay/Neuter prior to adoption, Microchip, and are evaluated for temperament and trainability.