Yumi / F / 8 mos / 20 lbs / Siberian Husky
Meet Yumi. At just 8 months of age, and through no fault of her own, poor Yumi has already been bounced from home to home. Her last family was unable to provide Yumi with the exercise and mental stimulation a puppy needs, and so she was permanently confined to the laundry room. Thankfully, she was surrendered to Fetch & Releash, where she has been enjoying her new life with a wonderful foster family.
When asked to describe Yumi, her foster mum said that she is a beautiful, expressive, playful, intelligent, sassy girl; a joy to be around and so sweet and silly! She loves to “talk” to her people, play tug of war with her toys, chase leaves, chew her bone and be brushed. She also to curl up for a nap after play time. Her foster mum says she is very easy going around people and new situations in general.
Yumi’s ideal family has experience with her breed, is active, enjoys the great outdoors, lives in a house (she can be vocal) and is committed to providing her with the exercise and mental stimulation she needs. True to her breed, Yumi likes to be busy and would benefit from having a “job” to do.
When her family comes home, Yumi is very happy and not afraid to tell them just how much she missed them! With new people she can be particularly excitable and may jump up to say hello. Yumi has not been tested with children, but would probably be okay with older (10+) kids. She can be selective with her doggy pals and would benefit from a family willing to work on her dog socialization/manners. No cats please!
Her forever family will need to be patient and consistent with her training. She is a smart girl and a quick learner and has learned sit, stay, come, and lie down, but her foster mum says she can be independent and saucy at times! Her forever family is encouraged to work with a professional trainer. Yumi may sometimes try to jump up on the counter or beg for food, but otherwise has great house manners. She is house trained when provided with frequent outside potty breaks, but does need work on excitement piddling.
Yumi’s foster family has flexible schedules and she so is rarely alone longer than a couple of hours. When alone, Yumi is crated and usually settles after a few minutes, but her ideal family is one with a flexible working schedule and/or home more often than not. She has come a long way with her crate training, but did display some separation anxiety in the beginning. Her new family should be prepared to work through any potential transitional hiccups. She sleeps in her crate at night but will sometimes wake her family up during the night. This is something they are working on her with.
Yumi loves long walks and would benefit from a fenced yard and/or dog park time in addition to regular walks. She is learning not to pull on the leash. When her foster family keeps her close beside them she walks very well that way. She can be reactive to other dogs but settles down when they walking forward. Due to her coat, Yumi’s family should be aware that they will need to take special care during the warmer summer months to prevent heat stroke. They should always provide plenty of shade and water and a cool air conditioned house on especially hot days. Long walks/runs should be avoided during the heat of the day. Most importantly, it is not advisable to shave her coat during the summer months as her undercoat controls its body temperature in both hot and cold weather.
Yumi is not yet spayed but will be spayed prior to being released for adoption.
Yumi’s adoption fee is $600. To learn more about our adoption fees and process, please visit our FAQs at http://www.fetchandreleash.ca/faq/.
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