Please note we do NOT adopt to homes with small animals including small dogs. No Exceptions.
Also Norsled does not adopt outside the Northern California/ Central California area.
Do you need a true ray of Sunshine in your life? If yes, meet Sunshine, a beautiful little husky girl with the markings of a heart on her forehead. She will bring joy and brightness to the life of the person or family who is willing to take the time to earn her trust. Sunshine (or Sunny) came into rescue, nearly feral, at about a year old and around 34 pounds. With little experience with people or dogs. Initially, she would not come up to her foster moms. Over the last few weeks, she has learned to play with the other dogs, running all thru the house. Her foster moms have insisted that she only gets food if she eats out of their hands, and must allow herself to be petted at the same time. Which Sunny is now happy to do, especially if that hand is holding chicken! She still rarely allows you to touch her unless you are holding food. Patience will be needed working with her to build up her confidence.
Sunny sleeps well in the crate and is housebroken. She likes to play with toys she can chew - unfortunately, that also means everything she can get her teeth on, including hair brushes, knives from the sink, and a bottle of Salmon oil - which is now all over the rug. She has climbed on the counter and tried to eat out of the stew pot - more than once. Gaining her trust was the priority, now she needs to learn boundaries.
Sunny will be a 'project dog' - and needs someone who can devote time to gain her trust and then train her - best if someone with previous dog experience, especially if they have done actual dog training. Due to her extreme shyness, recommend she not be in a home with children. Another dog would be a wonderful idea for her - she has a lot of puppy energy!
If you are interested in any of the dogs, the first step is to fill out an adoption questionnaire found on our website and email it back to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your message has been sent to Northern California Sled Dog Rescue.
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.