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|Breed:||Siberian Husky||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Nikko is not in the Closer to Home Animal Advocates program. We are listing him as a courtesy to his owner and we will help screen applications. If you are interested in adopting, please fill out and submit our online application. Vet and personal references will be checked and a home visit is required. Also, a minimum 5' high fenced yard is required to adopt any of our dogs and invisible fences are NOT acceptable.
Nikko is a 2-year-old neutered male Siberian Husky with brown eyes who needs to find a new home. This is a dog who needs an experienced owner who knows how to be a leader to this boy. Nikko is up to date on vaccinations and on monthly heartworm preventatives. His owner answered our questions as follows:
How old is the dog? He will be 2 in July
How much does the dog weigh? 50-55lbs
Is the dog spayed/neutered? Neutered
Are vaccinations up to date? As of what date? Yes as of April. He is next due in September.
What is the date of the last heartworm test? December
Has the dog been kept on monthly heartworm preventative? If yes, what kind. Yes, Heartgard
Does the dog have any health condition(s) which require regular medication, supplements, or testing? No
How long have you had the dog? 3 months
Why are you trying to find a new home for the dog? Provide details. With my work schedule, I’m forced to be out of the house for a bare minimum of 10 hours a day. On the days I can be around the house, he has a completely different personality compared to the days hes on his own for the afternoon. I’d like to find him a home where someone is around more often, since this is where he thrives and is happiest.
Please describe the dog’s general personality/demeanor: He is a loving, typical husky. He is quick to greet people and play with them. He obviously requires regular exercise and mental stimulation.
How does the dog interact with adults? He is fine, but when he first meets someone, he may have a tendency to jump up and lean against them.
Has the dog been around children? What ages? How does the dog do with children? He hasn’t been around children younger than teens. He reacts fine, but younger children may not be able to handle his rougher play style.
How does the dog react to strangers? He is quick to greet them.
Have you ever seen aggression (or warning signs) toward a person? (This includes nipping, growling, snapping, etc.) Provide details. He’s snapped a few times, but never hard enough to break skin. The most common occurence is trying to move him into his crate for the night after hes been sleeping on the ground or couch for a while. He may snap and give a warning bite, but he has yet to bite down with much pressure.
What kinds of toys/games does the dog enjoy? He definitely enjoys his kongs, stuffed bones, and I usually feed him with the kong feeder toy.
What kind of activities have you shared with your dog? (Trips to the dog park, camping, etc.) We take daily walks. We haven’t ventured out too far beyond that yet.
Does the dog live with any other pets now? Please give age/gender/breed/size of each pet: No
How does the dog do with other dogs? Any restrictions? (For example, larger dogs, smaller dogs, dominant dogs, dogs of the same sex, etc.) He is fine with dogs his own size, though he may play rough with them. For this reason, he shouldn’t be around smaller dogs.
Has the dog been around cats? If so, how does he/she do with cats? He has not, but he shows aggression towards smaller animals so cats are a no.
Does the dog chase other small animals? Yes
Have you ever seen aggression toward other dogs, or toward cats? Provide details. I haven’t seen aggression, but he has gotten rough with dogs his own size during Day Camp.
Does the dog currently live indoors or outdoors? How many hours per day are spent outside? Indoors. He spends maybe 1-2 hours outside between walks and going to the bathroom.
Where does the dog sleep? Usually either his crate in my bedroom, or on the foot of my bed.
Is the dog housebroken? Yes
Is the dog crate-trained? Sort of. He has broken out of two different crates when I’ve left him home alone during the day. He can get startled by strange noises such as the AC or heater, or thunder, and when this happens and hes in the crate, he has a tendency to get frantic and want out.
Where does the dog stay when you are at home? He has free roam of the house but usually stays near me.
Where does the dog stay when you are NOT at home? He has a room designated for him with his toys and food.
Has the dog been destructive in the past? Provide details. Yes, he has destroyed a dog bed when I left him home alone before.
Has the dog had any training, either formal or informal? Does the dog know any commands? He’s had 6-weeks of basic training, and learned Sit, Stay, Down, Attention, Leave It, and Come. He can be stubborn about actually listening though.
How does the dog behave on a leash? He is fine when I use one of those haltee restraints, otherwise he pulls on the leash.
How does the dog do in the car? He loves it.
Does the dog have any known phobias, such as thunderstorms, fireworks, strangers, trips to the vet, etc.? He definitely hates strange noises such as the AC, heather, thunderstorms and fireworks.