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Facts about me

Breed
Husky
Color
Brown/Chocolate - with White
Age
1 year 4 months old, Young
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
(Current) 48 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Hi, my name is Popsicle, and I am looking for a home to call my own. I am a female husky mix, approximately 1 year old, weighing 50lbs, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped and I have been given the all clear to look for my forever home.

I am a very friendly and fun girl, but I do have an anxious side. It might come out with a transition to my forever home, but trust that I will settle in and soon you’ll see my silly and affectionate side. I have learned to play with stuffed toys and especially love them if they have a squeaky sound and I also enjoy playing fetch with a ball and chewing on bones. I can get a little anxious and skittish with new things, sounds and experiences, but as I get out more with my foster family, I am becoming more comfortable living a life with a family. Even at my most anxious times, I have never been aggressive, just what the humans here call it friendly-stressed. When I get excited, I do a little dance, my toes start tippy-tapping, my back-end wiggles and my face goes into a big grin where I show off my teeth. I have an unusual smile for a dog, to some people they may think I look mean when I show my big grin, but I promise, I'm just excited and happy to see you!

I am crate trained and spend my days in the crate while my foster family goes to school and work, or any of their sporting activities. I also sleep at night in my crate with no issues, but I am an early riser, usually awake before 7am. Although I am good in my crate, I still don't enjoy going inside as I'd much rather to be with my humans or have the freedom to roam the house, so I am guided in with my leash and after I settle in, I am given a good treat with “Good Girl” compliments and this keeps me happy. When my family is gone, they leave a radio playing in the background, so I have some noise to keep me company. Sometimes you may hear some whines from me when you are leaving the house, but I quiet down soon after and have not had any accidents in my crate. I have soft blankets and toys in my crate to keep me comfortable.

I love to go for walks. My leash skills aren’t perfect, as I sometimes get excited and will pull towards new smells or other dogs I see. We are working on this by keeping the leash close to my fosters moms body and doing quick turns, changing directions when I start to pull. I also sometimes want to play, so I try to jump up, putting my front paws on you, or try to hook your leg while walking. They stop this by firmly saying “OFF” and stay still with leash tight until I settle. Due to my skittish side with new experiences and sounds, my leash will have to be secured tight in hand, so I don’t have a chance to run away if I get scared at something and back away quickly.

I have played with other dogs with no issues. I’m still always supervised around the other dogs as I haven’t been here very long. I have been in the same room as a cat a couple of times, I was curious about the cat, did try to chase it, but I did not show any aggression, I soon lost interest in the cat and left it alone. There are three school aged kids (10 - 15) in my foster home and I think they are great! Since I am still young and will need plenty of work and training, I can’t go to a home with kids under 3, but older kids who will give me space and will be supervised would be just fine.

When you bring me home, for the first 30 days at a minimum I need to be on leash whenever I’m out of my crate, yes even in the house and in a fenced yard! This is how you will teach me your rules and boundaries. Having my leash in your hand gives you an instant way to interrupt any unwanted behaviour. Here’s where I confess what kind of behaviour you might need to interrupt: I have made several attempts to steal food off the counter and am very food driven, so I will try to eat anything food related I can get my paws on. At my new home, all food items will have to be put away, as I have been known to try to sneak, climb or steal food that has been left out where I can reach it. I also try to get up on beds and couches to get closer to my foster family. Even if you plan to let me on the couch one day, it shouldn’t be until I’ve learned my role in the household. With my leash in your hand you will be able to stop these thing from happening and teach me the rules in my new home. Standing on my leash is a great way to prevent me from jumping up. I also need you to resist giving me attention at first. It will be sooo tempting to sink your fingers into my beautiful fur and pet me, but it will be better for both of us if I learn first to be independent and then earn affection later.

Car rides are great! I get a bit excited and try to pace around before settling down. My leash is tied up inside as I get very excited when we arrive at our location and want to jump out right away. Keeping any new dog secured is so important!

What do you think? Do you have room in your life for a new best friend? Please don’t apply for me unless you are ready to make a commitment to working through any issues that may come up. Balanced professional training is always recommended and can help us get started in the right direction. If you’re certain I’m the girl for you head over to www.findingthemhomes.com and apply to adopt me, Popsicle.
Hi, my name is Popsicle, and I am looking for a home to call my own. I am a female husky mix, approximately 1 year old, weighing 50lbs, vaccinated, spayed and microchipped and I have been given the all clear to look for my forever home.

I am a very friendly and fun girl, but I do have an anxious side. It might come out with a transition to my forever home, but trust that I will settle in and soon you’ll see my silly and affectionate side. I have learned to play with stuffed toys and especially love them if they have a squeaky sound and I also enjoy playing fetch with a ball and chewing on bones. I can get a little anxious and skittish with new things, sounds and experiences, but as I get out more with my foster family, I am becoming more comfortable living a life with a family. Even at my most anxious times, I have never been aggressive, just what the humans here call it friendly-stressed. When I get excited, I do a little dance, my toes start tippy-tapping, my back-end wiggles and my face goes into a big grin where I show off my teeth. I have an unusual smile for a dog, to some people they may think I look mean when I show my big grin, but I promise, I'm just excited and happy to see you!

I am crate trained and spend my days in the crate while my foster family goes to school and work, or any of their sporting activities. I also sleep at night in my crate with no issues, but I am an early riser, usually awake before 7am. Although I am good in my crate, I still don't enjoy going inside as I'd much rather to be with my humans or have the freedom to roam the house, so I am guided in with my leash and after I settle in, I am given a good treat with “Good Girl” compliments and this keeps me happy. When my family is gone, they leave a radio playing in the background, so I have some noise to keep me company. Sometimes you may hear some whines from me when you are leaving the house, but I quiet down soon after and have not had any accidents in my crate. I have soft blankets and toys in my crate to keep me comfortable.

I love to go for walks. My leash skills aren’t perfect, as I sometimes get excited and will pull towards new smells or other dogs I see. We are working on this by keeping the leash close to my fosters moms body and doing quick turns, changing directions when I start to pull. I also sometimes want to play, so I try to jump up, putting my front paws on you, or try to hook your leg while walking. They stop this by firmly saying “OFF” and stay still with leash tight until I settle. Due to my skittish side with new experiences and sounds, my leash will have to be secured tight in hand, so I don’t have a chance to run away if I get scared at something and back away quickly.

I have played with other dogs with no issues. I’m still always supervised around the other dogs as I haven’t been here very long. I have been in the same room as a cat a couple of times, I was curious about the cat, did try to chase it, but I did not show any aggression, I soon lost interest in the cat and left it alone. There are three school aged kids (10 - 15) in my foster home and I think they are great! Since I am still young and will need plenty of work and training, I can’t go to a home with kids under 3, but older kids who will give me space and will be supervised would be just fine.

When you bring me home, for the first 30 days at a minimum I need to be on leash whenever I’m out of my crate, yes even in the house and in a fenced yard! This is how you will teach me your rules and boundaries. Having my leash in your hand gives you an instant way to interrupt any unwanted behaviour. Here’s where I confess what kind of behaviour you might need to interrupt: I have made several attempts to steal food off the counter and am very food driven, so I will try to eat anything food related I can get my paws on. At my new home, all food items will have to be put away, as I have been known to try to sneak, climb or steal food that has been left out where I can reach it. I also try to get up on beds and couches to get closer to my foster family. Even if you plan to let me on the couch one day, it shouldn’t be until I’ve learned my role in the household. With my leash in your hand you will be able to stop these thing from happening and teach me the rules in my new home. Standing on my leash is a great way to prevent me from jumping up. I also need you to resist giving me attention at first. It will be sooo tempting to sink your fingers into my beautiful fur and pet me, but it will be better for both of us if I learn first to be independent and then earn affection later.

Car rides are great! I get a bit excited and try to pace around before settling down. My leash is tied up inside as I get very excited when we arrive at our location and want to jump out right away. Keeping any new dog secured is so important!

What do you think? Do you have room in your life for a new best friend? Please don’t apply for me unless you are ready to make a commitment to working through any issues that may come up. Balanced professional training is always recommended and can help us get started in the right direction. If you’re certain I’m the girl for you head over to www.findingthemhomes.com and apply to adopt me, Popsicle.
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Why adoption is a great option

Popsicle, a Oro-Medonte Husky dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Husky for sale in Oro-Medonte, or seeking a Husky dog from a breeder in Oro-Medonte.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Oro-Medonte already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Oro-Medonte breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Husky breeders who help with Husky rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Oro-Medonte paves the way for another one to be saved.