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Adopt A Husky Minnesota

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Siberian Husky/Husky
White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs

My story

Name: Xander

Sex: Male

Color: Piebald, cream and brown

Eye Color: Blue

Birthday: 3/23/2016

Weight: 70 lbs

Large Dog Friendly: Depends on the other dog

Small Dog Friendly: Probably not

Cat Friendly: No

Crate Trained: Yes

Housebroken: Yes

Energy Level: Low to moderate.

Reaction to New People: Shy at first but once he knows them very excited and loving.

Kid Friendly: Would do best living in an adult only home.

Training: Knows sit, shake and lay down.

Grooming Needs: Normal husky coat which will require regular thorough brushing. You should aim for once a week or so, and more when he is blowing his coat, typically twice a year.

Fence: Xander loves being outside, is strong and has a high prey drive. He would do better in a household with a fence but foster home currently has him in a tie-out.

Solo or Siblings: He lived with a dog for most of his life in his prior household, but we have figured out he needs slow and well controlled introductions. At this time we think he would be best as a only dog.

From the Foster: Xander is a big marshmallow. He is the sweetest, calm, laid-back big goof! He has a lot of love and affection to offer anyone willing to give him a chance. He is old enough to have left the majority of those youthful mischievous years behind, but young enough to still have a lot of spunk and character. He is a velcro dog that loves his people and LOVES to cuddle.

Xander initially came to Adopt A Husky and was adopted as a puppy. He recently returned to rescue after his family could no longer care for him. This has been an adjustment for Xander and it does take him a short time to fully warm up, but once he does you will be showered with affection.

Xander also lived with a dog in his prior home but we have discovered he needs very slow and well controlled introductions. We have begun working with a trainer to help build his confidence.

He loves to play and has a low "woo woo woo when he gets excited. He loves to be outside and is a good walker except when he sees a critter nearby. He also really enjoys a good game of fetch!

Adoption Fee: $275

All dogs coming into Adopt a Husky Minnesota receive care tailored to their needs, including: Nose-to-tail exam with a partner veterinarian, Vaccinations (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella), 4DX test to check for heartworm or tick exposure, Fecal Analysis, Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative, Spay/Neuter prior to adoption, Microchip, and are evaluated for temperament and trainability.

Adopt A Husky Minnesota

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Blaine, MN 55449

Their adoption process

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Step 1 – Application: Please begin the adoption process by completely filling out our online application. We’d like to get to know you and find out what interests you in Siberian Huskies! We cut no corners when it comes to finding the right owner for each dog, please keep in mind that the total process can take a few weeks to complete. Typically you can expect to hear from an Application Coordinator within 72 hours of completing your application, but this could vary based on our volume. Make sure to check your email, including your junk/spam folder, if we have any questions based on your application we will follow up with the email you provided. Applicants must be 21 years of age. Step 2 – Reference Checks: After we review your application, we will begin the reference and vet check process. Difficulty reaching references is the step that delays the process the most, so please make sure to let your references know we will be calling them. Step 3 – Home Visit: One of our volunteers will be reaching out to you to schedule a home visit. During this home interview we would like to meet with all members of the household, so please make sure everyone will be home. The home visit is an opportunity for us to help you understand the breed and their specific characteristics, make sure your home is secure and safe for a Siberian Husky, and answer any questions you might have for us about the breed. This will also help us determine which Siberian Husky is a good fit for your family. Once this step is completed your application, reference checks, and home visit file will be submitted to our Adoption Committee. Typically an Adoption Coordinator will follow up with you within a week of your home visit to provide an update on your status. Please be patient during this process as the volunteer who completes your home visit will need time to document their visit, and our Adoption Committee will need to review your entire application. Step 4 – Meet the Dogs: Once you have been approved for adoption you will be able to meet the available foster dogs. All of our dogs are housed in our network of foster homes around Minnesota. A Foster Coordinator will reach out to you to determine which dogs are a fit for your family, and help you schedule meet and greets for those you are interested in. You and your family, including any current pets, must be willing to drive to meet any specific dog you are interested in. If you don’t find the perfect fit right away, we will keep your application active on file. Step 5 – Completing the Adoption Once you’ve found the perfect new family member, and their foster home feels the same, we will meet with you to complete the Adoption Contract, and go over the dog’s likes/dislikes, behaviors, and any specific needs. At that time you will be able to bring your new family member home! Our Adoption Fees are: Age 0-1 year – $400 Age 1-3 years – $350 Age 3-6 years – $300 Age 6+ years – $250 **The State of Minnesota requires sales tax on all pet adoptions, this is included in our adoption fees listed** All Adopt A Husky Minnesota dogs are: Spayed or neutered before adoption Evaluated for temperament and trainability Up to date on rabies, distemper and bordetella, Heartworm tested and on preventative year round Microchipped Before applying, consider the following: Are all household members in agreement about adopting a Siberian Husky and willing to participate in a home visit? Are your current pets neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and current on heartworm testing and hw preventative? Are you ready to adopt within the next few weeks? Are your vet and personal references aware that they will be receiving a phone call from us? Adopt A Husky Minnesota will not place dogs outside of its geographic area. We will accept applications from ND, SD, IA, and WI, but cannot guarantee to adopt to bordering states. Visit to find a rescue in your area if you are not in Minnesota or one of our bordering states. Important: Please be aware that we do not hold dogs for applicants while they go through the adoption process. We urge you not to set your sights on just one dog, as there may be someone further along in the process interested in that same dog. If that home is determined to be a good match, the dog will be adopted to them. We cannot discuss specific dogs until a home is approved. Keep in mind that Adopt A Husky Minnesota is 100% operated by volunteers, please be patient as we work to help you find your next family member. We promise, they’re worth the wait! Our top priority is always the dogs! We take great pride in the homes in which we entrust with our dogs and that their next home will truly be their forever home. Therefore, we ask that you understand and respect our adoption process.

More about this rescue

Adopt A Husky Minnesota is a Siberian Husky rescue organization which was formed by a group of hardworking volunteers committed to saving the lives of unwanted dogs and puppies both locally and across the Midwest. In 2017 we found that our rescue was growing at a rapid rate, both in the number of volunteers signing up as well as the number requests asking for help. We split off from our Sister Rescue, Adopt A Husky, Inc., in Illinois, to form what is known today as Adopt A Husky Minnesota. Our dream is to educate the general public about this beautiful breed and provide care for the multitude of homeless huskies that have found themselves in the shelter system. We know that animals play a unique and important role in completing families which is why we believe our huskies deserve a second chance to become part of a forever family.