Dog - Husky, Siberian
Age: 10 months
Weight: 48.2 lbs.
Current Status: Unavailable Foster
Color: Tan and White
Eye Color: Blue
Birthday: 10 months old, we say July 4th, 2021 (why not)
Weight: 48.2 lbs
Large Dog Friendly: Yes, very
Small Dog Friendly: Likely
Cat Friendly: Unknown
Crate Trained: Zaagi is kenneled at night and when left unattended, but she does not like the crate and needs to be picked up to be kenneled. She is not aggressive when you put her in the kennel, but really dislikes being alone in the kennel and will protest for a bit (generally less than 5 minutes). We found putting cheese in the kennel makes her experience a little more enjoyable and she is getting better at it everyday.
Housebroken: Yes, she has not had any accidents when inside
Energy Level: Typical husky puppy, Zaagi likes her walks and play times, but also gets a lot of sleep and doesn't mind frequent naps! She also very much enjoys dog toys, especially the ones she can chew on.
Reaction to New People: Zaagi is friendly with new people, but still shy and may try to back away. She has never been aggressive towards people who come up to her though.
Kid Friendly: Likely, but unknown.
Training: Zaagi does not know basic commands, but is getting very good at 'come' and 'sit.' She is able to be trained, but will need patience and positive reinforcement.
Grooming Needs: Zaagi has received two baths since we got her, but still needs some brushing to get out the mats that she had when we received her. She HATES baths, but allows us to bathe her without showing signs of aggression - rather trying to get out of the tub!
Fence: We highly recommend a fenced in yard. Zaagi loves to run in a safe place, and would slip out of a yard (as any typical husky would) if given the opportunity.
Solo or Siblings: : Zaagi should definitely have other dogs at her next home. She likes to 'follow the crowd' and be part of the pack. She doesn't like being left alone, and plays incredibly well with other dogs. I strongly feel she would be unhappy and depressed if she was the only dog.
From the Foster: Zaagi was abandoned with 17 other dogs in northern MN earlier this year. After being on the run for 2.5 weeks, and making it all the way to Canada, we were fully expecting Zaagi would have a long road to recovery to learning the life of being a 'normal' dog. However over the last several weeks, Zaagi has proved to us just how resilient dogs are and is adjusting tremendously!
Zaagi is a very sweet 10 month old husky. She is a typical puppy still figuring out the world: what is safe, what tastes good, and what she can get away with. She loves to explore and will definitely get into something you don't want if you look away for too long. However, for anything she does get into, she will come trotting back to you with some kisses and quick pets! She plays extremely well with two 60lb dogs in her foster home, and will be your shadow when you're cooking meals as she is picky when it comes to her own food. Her picky-ness regarding what she eats is getting much better, as she is fast learning how yummy food is.
Absolutely a sweetheart, she has shown no aggression even when she doesn't want to kennel or take a bath. She does sometimes tend to chew on things if you don't get her a chew toy fast enough, but is quick to stop when told 'no.' She loves to play with toys and play chase with her foster brothers, followed by long naps while her foster parents work. Overall I think she would be a great addition to a new home, and would quickly adapt to a home with dogs who show her love, safety, and affection.
Fun fact: She also works great with her harness and will sometimes try to put her harness on herself if we haven't made it out for a walk yet!
Adoption Fee: $450
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.