Things to Know Before Owning a Husky
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Those that share their home with Siberian Huskies and Husky mixes often describe them as dogs that express their affection for their family members by being gentle, loving, and happy. Huskies do not make good watch dogs as they are extremely playful and love everyone. They are quite patient and gentle with children and prefer to be part of a pack. So they do well in multi dog homes. As a member of a working breed your Husky may become bored easily and require not only exercise but also interaction with its people or its canine companions.
Their thick coat normally sheds heavily twice each year with the change of seasons. But if your Husky lives in a warm climate it is likely to shed heavily all year round. Regular brushing is essential for this breed. A brief walk for exercise is not enough. Your Siberian Husky would prefer a long jog or the ability to run freely in a safe area. Remember that these are cold climate dogs and should not be exercised to excess in warm weather. Siberian Huskies may be prone to conditions such as hip dysplasia and cataracts.
5 Reasons to Consider Adopting Over Buying a Husky for sale from a store, or Husky Breeder:
Adoption is More Affordable - Typically, adoption fees are much less than you’d pay for a Husky dogs and puppies for sale at a pet store, or even a reputable Husky breeder. Adopting is especially a great deal because usually rescued dogs and puppies have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and have been spayed or neutered. It all adds up, but when you choose pet adoption you are paying less for a dog or puppy who is just as perfect as one you’d find for sale!
Near Purebreds & Healthy Mixes - Looking for a specific type of dog or puppy? It is estimated that 30% of all shelter animals are purebred, including Huskies. There are also Husky rescue organizations specifically devoted to rescuing and adopting out only Huskies. On the other hand, you can find your own one-of-a-kind, amazing mixed-breed dog in a shelter. We love those fabulous mutts! Due to a larger gene pool to draw from, often mixed-breed dogs have fewer behavioral problems or health issues, and can even live longer than purebred dogs. In short, whatever you’re looking for you can find at your local shelter or rescue group, and right here on Adopt-a-Pet.com.
Be a Hero - Selecting a Husky rescue group or going to your local animal shelter means that you are saving a dog's life. In truth, you are also making room for another dog to enter the shelter; therefore, you are saving another! When you choose to adopt, you’re an instant hero.
- Adult Adoption = Less Stress - Adopting an adult dog has many advantages. Adult dogs in shelters often have already been in homes, and many have already be housebroken or have had obedience-trained. Also, since adult dogs’ personalities are already established, it is easy to tell if they are good with children, or familiar and comfortable with other pets. One thing is certain; adult dogs require less attention and less work than puppies do. Best of all, any rescued dog will be forever grateful you saved their life.
- Finding the Right Match - Often rescue group and animal shelter staff and volunteers know the personalities of animals, meaning they will know the individual Husky dogs and puppies in their care. They will be able to better match you up with a dog that fits your lifestyle and activities. This is one of many advantages to finding an adult Husky dog for adoption, rather than for sale.
Husky Focused Rescues
Below you'll find many Husky focused rescue organizations. This is not a complete list! If you are a Husky focused rescue and would like to be included, please sign up for an Adopt-a-Pet.com account here, then submit your request using the Contact Us link after you login to your Adopt-a-Pet.com rescue or shelter account. Thank you!