Pet Harbor Rescue, P.O. Box 73, Bowling Green, VA 22427

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Month: November 2017

I went to my forever home on December 2, 2017!

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Age (approx):
1-1/2 years old
Birthday (approx):
May 27, 2016
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Grey & white, blue eyes
Weight:
35 pounds (as of 11/20/17)
Experience with Children:
My history with children is unknown. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children ages 1-10. My interaction has been positive with all, but I kinda barrel through the 1yo. Plus, remember I do mouth.
Experience with Cats:
My history with cats is unknown. Pet Harbor has performed a test for cat-friendliness. I pretty much ignored the kitties.
Experience with Dogs:
My history with dogs is unknown. When a dog-dog test was performed at the shelter with another female dog, I wagged to play. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met several dogs around my size. I play with them all.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Victoria Alvarez Brito.
History:
Running at large, I landed in an animal shelter. No one came to redeem me. So I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 11/29/17 – Toy for Tori

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: Cute little ball of fluff isn’t enough to describe me, but it is a start! Happy to the nth degree, I leap like a deer out of sheer joy. Straight up in the air on all fours and then down, up/down, up/down, all the time with an uber smile. I am all about that puppy stuff. I play, play, and then play some more. I do settle down, but don’t rest on that because it doesn’t last for two blinks. Tori and her Toys! Toys are my best friend, and I make everything a toy. I especially love socks. Unlike many of my Siberian brethren, I will fetch, but when I decide I want to save my toy, I may bury it under your legs, in your lap, up your sleeve, anywhere safe. Oh, one little, teensy, itty-bitty negative if you call it a negative. I mouth, meaning I play with my mouth and it can hurt! I just need some training, but for young and old skin, I can really hurt without meaning to hurt. Also if you know your way around a kitchen, I need some food! Like many dogs when they come to rescue, I am underweight. So are you ready to have LOADS of love and fun? Did I mention I am full of kisses, too? That’s a bonus, I’d say!

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I went to my forever home on January 27, 2018!

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Age:
2 years old
Birthday:
October 31, 2015
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
45 pounds (as of 11/13/17)
Experience with Children:
My history with children is unknown. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have interacted with children ages 0 to 18 and all interactions with them have been positive. I love kissing them and being as close to them as possible and even watching over them while they sleep, protecting them against predators, real or imaginary. 🙂
Experience with Cats:
My history with cats is unknown. Pet Harbor has performed tests for cat-friendliness. Two short initial tests produced inconclusive results. I didn’t show aggression in either of them, but I did stiffen and have a focused stare. On 12/4, I was fully cat-tested. A nonmoving cat hissed at me. I ignored the cat before the hiss. I looked at him when he hissed but quickly moved my glance and body away from him. Then another cat ran. I took chase. Of course, I was not allowed near enough to see if I would bite. I was fixated on the running kitty. When the kitty went out of my sight (I was leashed the whole time.), I stood there barking incessantly. Pet Harbor isn’t convinced kitties would be safe living with me. On 12/11, I saw a cat about 10’ away. The kitty did not move. I stared and barked at the kitty. I wasn’t allowed close enough to harm, but I sure tried to get there.
Experience with Dogs:
My history with dogs is unknown. Before coming to Pet Harbor, a dog-dog test was performed at the shelter with another female dog. I wagged and played. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have interacted with multiple dogs around my size. Those interactions have been without incident and very playful. There is a small dog in my foster home (10 pounds). I chase the small dog and won’t allow her her personal space. My foster parents have to be careful to keep mini dog safe when I am near her.
Energy Level:
Medium-High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Bernard Mascarenhas.
History:
Running at large, I landed in an animal shelter. The shelter found out I had a microchip and located my humans. They said they gave me away a year ago. Nobody else came forward. So I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 11/25/17 – I cannot get close enough to babies!
  2. 12/15/17 – I love attention

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: A lucky lady I am. Many Siberians have one job. I am lucky enough to have two! Primary job is as a crime fighter, a masked crusader. I love to run. After all, masked crusaders need to run to chase criminals, right? Running masked crusaders are so beautiful… or at least THIS masked crusader is beautiful, running or otherwise. Kinda funny I am a masked crusader whose birthday is on Halloween, isn’t it? I would love to go trick-or-treating with my new family! My part-time job is as a member of the snack police squad. Someone could unwrap a candy bar on the other end of the house. My exceptional ears and attention will spring into action. Even when my foster family tells me their snack is off limits to me, I will lie nearby, all the while with a faithful eye guarding the snack. You see, I am great at both jobs. And if that’s not enough, there’s always the sugar on top. Yes, sugar because I’m sweet and loving and the life of the party. Be it a loud party, lots of bustling, loads of visitors, I’m the center of it all. So how about it? Bring me into your family and let’s have a “Gotcha Day” party!

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I went to my forever home on November 18, 2017!

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Age (approx):
3 years old
Birthday (approx):
October 31, 2014
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
37 pounds (as of 10/31/17)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor has been told my history with children is I have always lived with young children and been great with them. At Pet Harbor, I have met an infant and a toddler. They love me because I am smaller than other Siberians, but (a) that is only because I need fine dining and (b) I love them, too!
Experience with Cats:
My history with cats is unknown. On 11/9, Pet Harbor initially tested my cat-friendliness. At this point, their assessment is I cannot live with cats. I showed far too much interest. Because of my strength, if I attempted to show harm to a kitty, it would be difficult to stop. If I hang around Pet Harbor long enough, they will retest me, but at this point, kitties cannot safely live in my home.
Experience with Dogs:
My history with dogs is unknown. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have interacted with many dogs, mostly Siberian Husky-sized, and have had only positive interactions.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Dominick E. Calia.
History:
For such a short life, I have a whirlwind history. It starts on a chain by day, in a garage by night and goes from there to a different family, where a landlord said, “Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come back,” to being relinquished to a Virginia animal shelter to coming to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 11/5/17 – Come Down to My Level!

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: Oh, man, am I a cutie patootie! I have one of those funny little tails that is always up, not good for the confirmation ring but perfect for Cali! I’m a cuddler/snuggler. Once I gain some weight, I’ll be a fluffy cuddler. I enjoy standing on the back of the sofa looking out the window, with or without the children with whom I share the abode. I really love all people. And did I mention how cute I am? Oh, I probably should mention strength comes in small packages. I am super strong. Put a leash on me, and you’ll see! The good news is they make collars that fix that! Otherwise, who could ever walk me? Anyway, it’s starting to get cold. I know some people don’t like cold. So how’s about it? Want a snuggler to keep you warm?

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