found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Kairi (pronounced Ky-Ree) is an Alaskan Malamute (8-yr old spayed female).
She is smart, playful (and opinionated).
She has spent time around children and other dogs (although we do not
recommend her for a home with small children).
She is house-trained and enjoys walks, and has been doing great with our
13-year old daughter who has been her primary care-giver.
We have been caring for Kairi since December, helping with health issues she
had come to us with from her prior owners (we took her in to rescue her from
going to a shelter when her owners were going to take her in next day).
Unfortunately, we later learned she had not even been to a vet for 4 years.
We got her cleaned up, started her on anti-inflammatory medication for her
back leg (had been limping, much better now) and started her on a treatment
for a fungal infection (ringworm) -- also much improved, although we had to
trim down her hair to apply the topical lotions (her hair grows back
quickly) and give her regular baths.
Kairi does tend to seek dominance around other dogs (we have an older Golden
Retriever she sometimes snaps at) which is to be expected. But the biggest
challenge for us, and the reason we are now seeking a new home for her, is
that she can be over-protective with her chew toys/food, growling, which
scares our youngest son (9-years old) who is high-functioning autistic. We
are concerned for his safety in situation where he may provoke an aggressive
response without intending to. This, combined with the fact that we had
intended this to be a temporary foster situation (which was extended as we
helped Kairi overcome her medical issues), is driving us to seek a new home
for her now.
We took the important first step of rescuing her from a bad situation and
investing time, love and money into her care to help get her back on her
feet. But we now need help from another kind soul to continue her foster
care or to provide Kairi with a permanent home. She continues to have
special needs but should not be a burden for someone used to working with
dogs and who does not have the other challenges that we have above.