Dog - Husky, Siberian/Husky
Age: 1.25 years
Weight: 56 lbs.
Current Status: Available Foster
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 56 lbs
Large Dog Friendly: Yes
Small Dog Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: No
Crate Trained: Yes
Housebroken: Yes, on a schedule
Energy Level: Medium/Low
Reaction to New People: Nervous
Kid Friendly: No, Luca should go to a home with kids 14 or older
Training: Needs additional training | currently working on sit and touch
Grooming Needs: Luca has a standard husky coat which will require frequent thorough brushing. You should aim for at least once a week, and more when he is blowing his coat, typically twice a year.
Fence: Would do best with a fence vs. a tie out
Solo or Siblings: Luca would like to find a forever home with siblings to play with
From the Foster: Hi there, my name is Luca! I wasn't socialized growing up so I find new situations and new people kind of scary. I spook pretty easily. Lucky for me my foster family has experience with shy guys like me, so they're showing me the world isn't such a scary place!
I learn a lot from my foster brothers; like how to howl in sync, how to dig holes in the yard, and best of all how to play. I would do best in a home with another younger brother or sister that likes to play and who can show me the ropes who is around my size. I need a playmate! I am very submissive, so a gentle leader would be great.
I am still working on walking on a leash and not running in circles to make sure my surroundings are okay, but each day I get better and better. We learned that a harness works very well and I don't tug as much. If I walk with other dogs, I do pretty well after the first block. Loud noises and fast movements still scare me, so be patient when we walk. After that first block I seem to get my bearings and remember what it's like to see the world.
I grow attached to a single human who is calm, cool and who will take time to train me. Patience and repetition work best for my training. I would do best with one or two humans in the house since kids scare me. I would thrive in a slow and calm household where I can have a lot of one on one attention.
I am a super dog in my kennel, in fact it's where I feel the safest. When you leave me alone, leave me in my kennel and I don't make a peep! I am starting to sleep in a dog bed in foster mom and dad's bedroom at night, but if I hear a scary noise, I may run back to my hiding place in the closet.
I am so very sweet, but I am still very shy. I may regress when in a new home because it took approximately 3 months in my foster's home to start understanding that humans are okay and I could socialize a bit more and bond. Are you ready to give me a chance to grow with you?
Adoption Fee: $350
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.