Southern Siberian Rescue is a volunteer based 501(c)3 organization so we do not have a physical facility with operating hours that you can visit to meet our dogs. All of our foster dogs are in our personal homes. You need to fill out our adoption application and get approved to adopt and then we will set a time for you to meet our foster dogs. As a volunteer based group, we all have jobs, family, personal dogs and other commitments but we try to acknowledge and process applications as quickly as we can. That being said, we try to keep our available foster dogs as current as we can but it is time consuming to get pics and information on new dogs so not all of our dogs are listed at all times so please fill out our app and then we can discuss dogs that will work for you and your situation. We average 40 Siberians in our program so we are certain we have one that will work for you. Please know that we are not obligated to answer inquiries on dogs as we will focus on processing approved applicants. Again, there is ample time to discuss all of our foster dogs AFTER we have an approved application on file. We do adopt out of state but we ask that you, your family and existing pets make the trip to NC to meet and adopt our foster dogs.
Approx. DOB: July 2005
Weight: Approx. 85 lbs.
Coat Color: White
Eye Color: Blue
Energy Level: Medium to low. Bobtail isn't a huge player with his foster siblings but he loves to hang outside with everyone.
Personality: Bobtail and Winnie were pulled from a back yard breeder situation in Greenville SC. He was so flea infested, he ate his own tail off, hence the name. He and Winnie would be a great pair to adopt together if you are considering two dogs. Bobtail is about the perfect dog. He is a little timid and shy at first meet and may take some time to warm up to his people. He is also a bit head shy. He has perfect house manners and is so good, you barely even know he's around. He does love to gather towels and put in his crate. He doesn't chew them, he just likes their company!
Good with Dogs: Yes but not really a huge player.
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: 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 and he actually enjoys laying in it often.
Rides Well in Car: Yes
Leash Trained: Bobtail does pull on leash.
Basic Obedience: Bobtail does know sit, shake with both paws and down. During his time at Nash Correctional, they taught him to run through the gym, up the stairs, across the landing, open the door and run down the stairs to his kennel all on the command 'home'!!!
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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