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Siberian Husky
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
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Small blue checkmark Purebred

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Name: Lou

Sex: Male

Color: Black and White

Eye Color: Blue

Birthday: 01/02/2021

Weight: 44.2 lbs

Large Dog Friendly: Yes - Especially if they like to wrestle and tug, and don't mind his outdoor voice.

Small Dog Friendly: Yes, but his play may be too enthusiastic for some.

Cat Friendly: No. Strong prey drive.

Crate Trained: Yes. Crated over night. Eats meals in the crate. He'll go in readily when asked, protest for a few seconds when you leave, then settle right down and stay quiet all night. In the morning, he will announce that he's ready to ZOOM. He cannot have a pad in the crate. He loves to chew and shred.

Housebroken: 100%. Even on Day 1 in rescue.

Energy Level: Very high. His brain and body need plenty of activity, but after exercise, he is able to chill. He loves to be with his companions - human and canine. He has been learning to hang out quietly in the office while foster mom works.

Reaction to New People: Eagerly friendly. Working on not jumping.

Kid Friendly: Yes, older, dog-savvy children. Lou loves everyone, but loves with great exuberance.

Training: Has a solid Sit, learning Down. Leash walking is steadily improving. Working on Leave It and On By. Knows what "Lou, Come" means, but not yet reliable. Working on correcting jumping up and playful nipping. Responds to "Stop" when his play is too intense.

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: Tall and sturdy. Lou is a curious boy; wants to go exploring. Has an impressive vertical jump.

Solo or Siblings: Either. He's a great snuggler during alone times with a human. Would do well with an active human who can engage his mind and body in regular, vigorous exercise. Would do even better with another dog who is a match for his energy and his rough and tumble play style.

From the Foster: Lou is a happy, curious, athletic canine teenager. He's charming, endearing, entertaining, and playfully-mischievous. He wants to explore and experience everything. At this stage of life, he needs supervision - but as he loves to be wherever you are, it's not hard to have eyes on him. His favorite things are snuggles, belly rubs, digging and rolling in dirt, squeaky toys, chasing anything you throw, and RUNNING. He has a beautiful gait when he runs. He would excel at most any dryland dog sport. He's comfortable with dirt, mud, rain, thunder, fireworks, sirens. He would be great with an outdoor-active family. If you think you can keep up, apply to adopt Lou today!

Adoption fee: $400

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

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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.