Foster // Foster-to-Adopt Needed
We are in need of a dog-savvy person who can foster Siku while we work on his training to better prepare him for adoption.
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Siku (meaning 'ice' in Greenlandic) is a beautiful 3-year-old White Siberian Husky who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California. Siku requires a home that is dog-savvy and committed to his training, as this combination is integral in helping him to reach his potential. His future owner will also need to be capable of confidently handling Siku's power and strength, as well as his need for an active lifestyle and daily vigorous exercise - Siku could quite literally be a sled-pulling dog. He enjoys being "worked" and having a job, so pack work, nose work, and other ongoing training would be a great outlet for this boy.
Unfortunately Siku's previous owners didn't understand that a happy dog is a well-trained dog, so Siku thinks he's the boss. He has alpha behavior that needs to be curbed, which is a work in progress. With consistency and a firm but gentle alpha owner, we expect his training to catch on quickly as he is very intelligent and treat-motivated. He is crate-trained, leash-trained (sans dog distractions, as he is leash-reactive), car-trained, potty-trained, and has not chewed/messed when left alone uncrated for periods of time up to 6 hours. Siku was on great behavior going to his foster's office with her and patiently hung out at her feet for up to 8 hours.
He is friendly towards everyone that has approached him, including large-statured men and children. At the end of the day, Siku is very mellow in the house and is quite comfortable just lounging around and soaking up lots of pets. He'll thank you for a fun day with sweet snuggles, kisses, and adorable husky yodels!
ADOPTION INFO: $550, includes pull from shelter, spay/neuter, Rabies/DPPV/Bordetella vaccinations, heart worm testing, microchipping, health certificate, boarding, training, transport from California to Seattle, and any other unforeseen costs/treatment. This adoption fee not only contributes to Siku's care and rescue, but for hundreds of dogs every year. ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS: No small dogs. No cats. Securely fenced yard.
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