Dog - Husky, Siberian/Husky
Age: 3 years
Weight: 46 lbs.
Current Status: Available Foster
Color: Black & White
Eye Color: Blue
Weight: 46 lbs
Large Dog Friendly: Needs slow and controlled introductions
Small Dog Friendly: Probably not
Cat Friendly: No
Crate Trained: Yes, needs a little encouragement, sleeps and naps there fine, crates when foster family is away from the house.
Housebroken: Yes, but will poop in the house if he isn't given enough time to find a spot outside. Is fairly regular and gives cues when he needs to go (walks/sniffs differently).
Energy Level: High energy but he naps hard when tired out. To get there we've taken him on 2 mile walks, fetch after shorter walks on the zip line, tug of war inside. When tired, he'll start to act up; just like a toddler, he doesn't know he needs to nap yet. We work at home and he naps in our office between walks.
Reaction to New People: Excited, curious. He is still working on jumping and being mouthy when he is excited to see someone.
Kid Friendly: 12+ Lobo gets excited by younger kids and he will run after, mouth/soft bite their elbows/arms. We are working with Lobo on this, but for now he does better around older, dog-savvy kids.
Training: Quick learner! Sits if he's going to get something: go outside, a treat, a toy, etc. Has learned shake, starting to lay, learning 'leave it' on walks, learning 'close' on walks for loose leash with both a collar and gentle leader.
Grooming Needs: Lobo has a typical husky coat that will require regular, thorough grooming. We recommend at least once per week, and more when he is blowing his coat (about twice per year).
Fence: Lobo is doing well on a tie-out and respects baby gates in the house. He would likely do well with a securely fenced-in yard.
Solo or Siblings: Lobo lived with another dog in a previous home. He may do well with appropriate introductions or could be your one and only!
From the Foster: Lobo is a great boy, who is still working on a couple of things. He pulls on walks and gets excited by squirrels, rabbits, birds, and other dogs. He learns really quick and has made huge strides so far, but we are continuing to fine tune his training. He is a great running partner, pulling for up to 1.5 miles and then running alongside me for 1.5 miles. I believe he will be able to go further with continued workouts and could be a good candidate for dog sports. He can be silly and likes to play. He's protective of long-lasting snacks like a bone or filled Kong, and he counter surfs, so any opportunities to get at unsupervised food should be carefully managed. After a few weeks of settling in, I see Lobo learning the rules through training and routine. Lobo would do best with a strong experienced leader that is willing to continue his training. He will make a great partner for an active family who is ready to set him up for success!
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.