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Adopt A Husky Minnesota

Facts about me

Breed
Siberian Husky
Color
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with Black
Age
Senior
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID
AAHM-A-330

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Purebred

My story

Sex: Female

Color: Cream and White

Eye Color: Brown

Birthday: 1/24/2015

Weight: 63 lbs

Large Dog Friendly: Selective

Small Dog Friendly: Unknown

Cat Friendly: No, they look like a snacko

Crate Trained: Yes

Housebroken: Yes

Energy Level: Low

Reaction to New People: Cautious but friendly

Kid Friendly: Nikki would do best with older children (12+)

Training: Basic Obedience (Sit, lay down, speak, shake)

Fence: Not Required, a tie out or a 4-6 foot fence, either would work for her. She doesn't try to escape the physical boundary.

Solo or Siblings: Nikki would love to be a solo pup so she can soak up all the attention.

From the Foster: Nikki is a very, very sweet older gal, that has been through a tough time. She is learning a new life after being attacked repeatedly by another dog in her former residence. She arrived to rescue with a bruised hip and head, and puncture wounds on her neck, face, legs and chest. Understandably she is hesitant to trust that other dogs won't hurt her. We have muzzle trained and she loves her muzzle so much, more than any dog I have ever seen. I think it makes her feel safe that she doesn't have to defend herself. With the muzzle, she has learned to relax around our resident dog and can lay near him while we watch movies or work, but she's not fully trusting him quite yet.

Nikki has some easy requests: She would like to relax like a golden oldie should. She would love to be a single lady with a nice family of her own that is home a lot and will shower her with love. She likes a nice walk, but doesn't have huge demands for exercise. She loves to curl up on the couch or on a nice fluff dog bed by the fire. She loves belly rubs and yelling at you to make her dinner RIGHT NOW. She kennels nicely as long as it is in a central location. We discovered she does not enjoy being closed into a room by herself- She likes her people much to much for that. She sometimes will cry for a minute or two, or paw at the door if she feels you put her to bed too early, but settles down quickly. During the day she will often chose to kennel herself to take a nap. She thrives on a daily routine. She is fully house trained- not one accident since she arrived. She did well for bathing and nail trims, although she wants you to know the blower was super scary. She also rides like a dream in the car. She enjoys going to the coffee shop for a pup cup, pet stores to pick out her own treat or a trip to the hardware store (we just advocate for her and make sure she doesn't have to "meet any other canines).
Anyone out there looking for a single lady just wanting some R&R and a peaceful life? If so, smash that application button below to connect with Nikki.

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.

Rescue

Adopt A Husky Minnesota

Contact info
Pet ID
AAHM-A-330
Contact
Address
Blaine, MN 55449

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

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 www.siberianrescue.com 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.