Approx. DOB: January 2010
Weight: Approx. 45 lbs.
Coat Color: Red and White Wooly
Eye Color: Blue
Energy Level: Low to Medium
Personality: Nellie came to us completely matted and just a mess. The wooly coat requires much more grooming so she will need a home that understands that and gets her to the groomer. She is somewhat tolerant of brushing for short periods but if you try too long, she will snap at you. She is a happy, bouncy girl but can be the laziest sun bather and napper. She is cute as a button and will follow her people around but she does have a snappy side to her as well. She is startled by quick approaches and does not like to be led by her collar. You can leash her up just fine but she is untrusting if you try to lead her anywhere by her collar. She will put the brakes on and try to get away from you. Shortly after she came to us, she started having seizures. Her bloodwork is fine but her seizures lasted 4 plus minutes so she is now on phenobarb. She has not had another seizure since she has been on meds.
Good with Dogs: Yes but only engages with a handful of dogs in her foster home.
Good with Cats: Not tested but probably not as Siberians are notorious for their high prey drive and typically kill cats, rabbits, birds, chickens, squirrels, opossums, etc.
Good with Children: Nellie can be a bit snappy sometimes so she will be best in a home with children 13 or older. She sometimes is freaked out by fast movements and might be anxious with young children and their exuberance. Siberians are typically good with children of all ages and the only reason we would not list them as not good with kids is because they may be too energetic and bouncy and knock over a toddler.
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Rides Well in Car: Yes
Leash Trained: Nellie is awesome on leash with no pulling.
Basic Obedience: Nellie knows sit and shake and is working on other basic commands.
All Southern Siberian Rescue foster dogs are microchipped, up to date on shots, spay/neutered and on monthly heartworm preventative. For additional information on Southern Siberian Rescue and Siberian Huskies, please visit www.SouthernSiberian.com. To fill out an application, please visit How to Adopt.
Southern Siberian Rescue is based out of Raleigh, NC and serve SE states only (NC, SC, VA, WV, KY, GA, TN) due to our required home check that is part of our review process. We will try to serve other areas, only if there is no comparable Siberian Rescue or Siberian in your area. If we have a volunteer in your area that can do a home check for us, we will ask that you be prepared to drive to Raleigh, NC to meet the foster dog of interest. You will need to bring all of you existing pets and immediate family members to meet our dogs. We need to know that it is a good match for all involved. For local adopters, we will bring the foster dog(s) of interest to you at the home check.
SSR can not and will not hold dogs for anyone. We can’t. If we do, that means another Siberian will die in a shelter because a shelter dogs time is very limited, as is our foster space. We do our best to process applications in the order received and first application gets first interest in our foster dog(s). We understand that there will be scheduling conflicts with home checks and meet and greets with our foster homes and foster dogs and we will accommodate for that if a potential adopter has interest in a particular foster dog in our program.
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