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My name is Ice Cube!
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Home Check

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Facts about me

Breed
Husky
Color
Black - with White
Age
8 months old, Puppy
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
(Current) 38 lbs
Sex
Male
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

🧊Ice Cube🧊

Does your home need a bit more liveliness? A little more pizazz maybe? I’m Ice Cube and I’m a puppy with one speed: GO! Running, playing, wrestling with other dogs, exploring, sniffing, this is what I want all the time, until I get in my crate where I finally find the off switch.

First the basics: I am an approximately 8 month old male husky mix. I currently weigh 38 lbs and we don’t know how much more growing I have left to do. I have been vaccinated and microchipped and declared fit to find my forever people. Whoever they are, they’ll need to be experienced and commit to training me. I have come a long way in my foster family’s care, I’ll still need work to reach my potential as a calm and balanced dog.

I am a friendly and affectionate boy who just wants to play all the time. I’m doing a lot better at being calm in the house and waiting for things, rather than jumping up on people in my excitement. I love people and other dogs, but sometimes I’m a little too rambunctious in showing my affection. I’m very food motivated, so while treats can be an effective training tool, be careful not to overuse them.

Here in my foster home I live with 2 adult dogs, a male and a female. I love them and really want to play, but I do challenge them to see if I can be the dominant dog. They used to just tolerate me, but I have won them over and now we are good friends. Both adult dogs have told me to back off when they got tired of me pouncing on them, and I’m learning to listen, but I still need help remembering to be respectful of other dogs’ space. The male and I love to play tug of war, while the female is more into wrestling. If I’m going to live with another dog or ever have dog friends (I hope I do!!) please be prepared to help me learn manners. All interactions will have to be supervised and on leash until I earn your trust. I have not yet met any cats, so I don’t know how I’d be with them. I do live with two school age children (9 and 12) and I’m interested in them but being very dog savvy kids they knew not to pay any attention to me while I settled in to the home. Now that I’ve been here a while, they kids sometimes take me outside for bathroom breaks or help me practice being handled. Since I’m so young and will need lots of your time and energy while I learn, I will not be a match for a home with kids younger than 3 years old.

I am learning and will rise to meet your expectations, but I will need time and patience. Just wait until you see how cute I can be when I sit calmly and look at you with a bit of a head tilt, as if to say “yes I know this is what you want from me, but I can’t behave all the time!” I will be an amazing friend and companion, and you get the joy of raising me while I still have plenty of puppy playfulness. One of the skills I have mastered is running in to my crate at meal times, sitting and waiting while my food is placed down. I don’t start to eat until I’m told “take it”.

I love walks and going outside in general! I’m curious and want to pick up sticks, bits of mulch, and anything else that will fit in my mouth. Leash skills - well I’m improving but I still have a long way to go. I want to dash here and there, cross under your feet to see what’s on the other side of you, but I’m learning that humans don’t love this. It helps me learn when you do abrupt turns to make me pay attention and follow you. As soon as I start to get ahead turn around and I have to turn too. I do settle in quite nicely to a walk if I’m the only dog. It makes a big difference when my foster mom walks just me, versus a walk with the other dogs too. Leash walking is the biggest area I need to improve in currently.

I have learned to love my crate as long as all my needs are met. When I’m tired out and fed and happy I will nap peacefully. I find it easier to be calm in the crate than out of it. I eat my meals in the crate which helps me love it. I get led over to the crate and sometimes need a nudge to walk in, unless it’s meal time when I run right in and sit! At night and for naps I sleep with a blanket and stuffy toy, since I don’t destroy them. These days I don’t have it covered. I don’t seem to mind much either way, and you can try different things and see what works best in my new home. I whine when I need to go out and use the bathroom, but you can be proactive and work with a schedule of 2 hrs in the crate and 2 hrs out. Take me outside to do my business both at the beginning and end of that hour, and I will keep accidents to a minimum. I have never pooped in the house here, but I have had plenty of pee accidents. Great news though! I haven’t had a pee indoors for months now. There’s no guarantee I will be perfect in my forever home, but here it’s no longer an issue. If I’m not monitored, I will sometimes pee on the deck outside instead of going down to the grass, but I’m learning. Our bedtime routine is that I don’t get water after 8 pm, and get taken out for a last bathroom break around 11 pm. After that I don’t make a peep until about 7 am.

Car rides are not my favourite but I’m learning to be calm. I whine and pace a little bit eventually settle down. I want to explore and chew on everything in the car of course, so make sure to secure me so I don’t get in your way. Securing me in the car also means I won’t have the chance to run out when you open the door. You can tie my leash to something or just leave a loop of it sticking out the door. I’m learning to jump in and out but that’s still a reluctant work in progress.

Puppies need work and consistent training. Training me from day 1 will be very important! One essential piece of this will be to keep me on leash anytime I’m out of my crate for a minimum of 30 days. Having me on leash will keep me from getting into trouble and give you a quick way to prevent me from jumping up or grabbing something I shouldn’t. Another element of my early training is to not pay me too much attention at first. I need practice being handled, but no petting, cuddling, kisses, or even talking more than necessary for the first few weeks. I need time and space to settle in and I really need to learn that I’m not in charge. It will help me feel secure on my own if I don’t start off relying on human interaction. Working with a balanced professional trainer is highly recommended! They will help you to help me be my best self.

Of course, you’ve probably realized by now I will need plenty of exercise! Physical exercise is important but mental exercise will tire me out even more. Not everyone realizes that mental exercise includes teaching me to be calm without the need for stimulation. We do an exercise called “sit on the puppy” but no need to worry - nobody actually sits on me! They sit on my leash giving me only enough slack to lay down. No toys, no interaction, and they just wait for me to settle down. It takes time and I do try and chew their toes or the chair legs, but eventually I get calm and lay down.

Well? Whaddya think? Am I a bit much or do I sound perfect for your active life? If you want to apply to adopt me, please first ask yourself if you’re ready to work through any issues that may come up. I will take effort but I’m worth it! If you’re sure you want to proceed head over to findingthemhomes.com and look for me Ice Cube. You’ll find an adoption application there, as well as more details about the application process and a great FAQ section. Hope to see you soon! 🧊🐾
🧊Ice Cube🧊

Does your home need a bit more liveliness? A little more pizazz maybe? I’m Ice Cube and I’m a puppy with one speed: GO! Running, playing, wrestling with other dogs, exploring, sniffing, this is what I want all the time, until I get in my crate where I finally find the off switch.

First the basics: I am an approximately 8 month old male husky mix. I currently weigh 38 lbs and we don’t know how much more growing I have left to do. I have been vaccinated and microchipped and declared fit to find my forever people. Whoever they are, they’ll need to be experienced and commit to training me. I have come a long way in my foster family’s care, I’ll still need work to reach my potential as a calm and balanced dog.

I am a friendly and affectionate boy who just wants to play all the time. I’m doing a lot better at being calm in the house and waiting for things, rather than jumping up on people in my excitement. I love people and other dogs, but sometimes I’m a little too rambunctious in showing my affection. I’m very food motivated, so while treats can be an effective training tool, be careful not to overuse them.

Here in my foster home I live with 2 adult dogs, a male and a female. I love them and really want to play, but I do challenge them to see if I can be the dominant dog. They used to just tolerate me, but I have won them over and now we are good friends. Both adult dogs have told me to back off when they got tired of me pouncing on them, and I’m learning to listen, but I still need help remembering to be respectful of other dogs’ space. The male and I love to play tug of war, while the female is more into wrestling. If I’m going to live with another dog or ever have dog friends (I hope I do!!) please be prepared to help me learn manners. All interactions will have to be supervised and on leash until I earn your trust. I have not yet met any cats, so I don’t know how I’d be with them. I do live with two school age children (9 and 12) and I’m interested in them but being very dog savvy kids they knew not to pay any attention to me while I settled in to the home. Now that I’ve been here a while, they kids sometimes take me outside for bathroom breaks or help me practice being handled. Since I’m so young and will need lots of your time and energy while I learn, I will not be a match for a home with kids younger than 3 years old.

I am learning and will rise to meet your expectations, but I will need time and patience. Just wait until you see how cute I can be when I sit calmly and look at you with a bit of a head tilt, as if to say “yes I know this is what you want from me, but I can’t behave all the time!” I will be an amazing friend and companion, and you get the joy of raising me while I still have plenty of puppy playfulness. One of the skills I have mastered is running in to my crate at meal times, sitting and waiting while my food is placed down. I don’t start to eat until I’m told “take it”.

I love walks and going outside in general! I’m curious and want to pick up sticks, bits of mulch, and anything else that will fit in my mouth. Leash skills - well I’m improving but I still have a long way to go. I want to dash here and there, cross under your feet to see what’s on the other side of you, but I’m learning that humans don’t love this. It helps me learn when you do abrupt turns to make me pay attention and follow you. As soon as I start to get ahead turn around and I have to turn too. I do settle in quite nicely to a walk if I’m the only dog. It makes a big difference when my foster mom walks just me, versus a walk with the other dogs too. Leash walking is the biggest area I need to improve in currently.

I have learned to love my crate as long as all my needs are met. When I’m tired out and fed and happy I will nap peacefully. I find it easier to be calm in the crate than out of it. I eat my meals in the crate which helps me love it. I get led over to the crate and sometimes need a nudge to walk in, unless it’s meal time when I run right in and sit! At night and for naps I sleep with a blanket and stuffy toy, since I don’t destroy them. These days I don’t have it covered. I don’t seem to mind much either way, and you can try different things and see what works best in my new home. I whine when I need to go out and use the bathroom, but you can be proactive and work with a schedule of 2 hrs in the crate and 2 hrs out. Take me outside to do my business both at the beginning and end of that hour, and I will keep accidents to a minimum. I have never pooped in the house here, but I have had plenty of pee accidents. Great news though! I haven’t had a pee indoors for months now. There’s no guarantee I will be perfect in my forever home, but here it’s no longer an issue. If I’m not monitored, I will sometimes pee on the deck outside instead of going down to the grass, but I’m learning. Our bedtime routine is that I don’t get water after 8 pm, and get taken out for a last bathroom break around 11 pm. After that I don’t make a peep until about 7 am.

Car rides are not my favourite but I’m learning to be calm. I whine and pace a little bit eventually settle down. I want to explore and chew on everything in the car of course, so make sure to secure me so I don’t get in your way. Securing me in the car also means I won’t have the chance to run out when you open the door. You can tie my leash to something or just leave a loop of it sticking out the door. I’m learning to jump in and out but that’s still a reluctant work in progress.

Puppies need work and consistent training. Training me from day 1 will be very important! One essential piece of this will be to keep me on leash anytime I’m out of my crate for a minimum of 30 days. Having me on leash will keep me from getting into trouble and give you a quick way to prevent me from jumping up or grabbing something I shouldn’t. Another element of my early training is to not pay me too much attention at first. I need practice being handled, but no petting, cuddling, kisses, or even talking more than necessary for the first few weeks. I need time and space to settle in and I really need to learn that I’m not in charge. It will help me feel secure on my own if I don’t start off relying on human interaction. Working with a balanced professional trainer is highly recommended! They will help you to help me be my best self.

Of course, you’ve probably realized by now I will need plenty of exercise! Physical exercise is important but mental exercise will tire me out even more. Not everyone realizes that mental exercise includes teaching me to be calm without the need for stimulation. We do an exercise called “sit on the puppy” but no need to worry - nobody actually sits on me! They sit on my leash giving me only enough slack to lay down. No toys, no interaction, and they just wait for me to settle down. It takes time and I do try and chew their toes or the chair legs, but eventually I get calm and lay down.

Well? Whaddya think? Am I a bit much or do I sound perfect for your active life? If you want to apply to adopt me, please first ask yourself if you’re ready to work through any issues that may come up. I will take effort but I’m worth it! If you’re sure you want to proceed head over to findingthemhomes.com and look for me Ice Cube. You’ll find an adoption application there, as well as more details about the application process and a great FAQ section. Hope to see you soon! 🧊🐾
Rescue

Finding Them Homes-James Bay Pawsitive Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Phone
Address
Oro-Medonte, ON L0L 2E0

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

Visit www.findingthemhomes.com and complete an adoption application.

2.

Approve Application

All animals in the house must be spayed/neutered or medical letter explaining why they cannot be. If you rent, we do require a call from lan

3.

Home Check

All adoptions take place in Barrie, ON. We do not ship or transport for you. All approved applications will be subject to a home check.

Additional adoption info

We do not adopt outside of Ontario, Canada.
We do not adopt outside of Ontario, Canada.

Go meet their pets

Visit http://www.findingthemhomes.com/events for locations of meet and greets as well as other events to publicly meet our dog’s. As we are Foster based, upon approved application and home check, we can arrange for a private meet and greet.
Visit http://www.findingthemhomes.com/events for locations of meet and greets as well as other events to publicly meet our dog’s. As we are Foster based, upon approved application and home check, we can arrange for a private meet and greet.

More about this rescue

Our rescue specifically focuses on northern Ontario remote communities who have no other option for their dogs (owned or stray). We not only bring in unwanted dogs but visit the communities and perform spay and neuter clinics as there are not veterinarians within the communities. The majority of the communities are fly in communities only.
Our rescue specifically focuses on northern Ontario remote communities who have no other option for their dogs (owned or stray). We not only bring in unwanted dogs but visit the communities and perform spay and neuter clinics as there are not veterinarians within the communities. The majority of the communities are fly in communities only.