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

(703) 583-HSKY

Santo – Adopted!

I went to my forever home on January 10, 2018!

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Age (approx):
2 years old
Birthday (approx):
December 22, 2015
What am I?
Neutered male Alaskan Malamute
Grey & white, blue eyes
74 pounds (as of 1/4/18)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children ages 1 to 4. I am a giant teddy bear with them. It’s that simple.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 12/22, Pet Harbor performed a test for cat-friendliness. I completely ignored the cats. Please remember a cat-friendliness test is just a snapshot in time. To keep them safe, Northern breeds and cats should never be left unsupervised.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with dogs, but at the shelter, I was tested with a few dogs. I had good interactions except with dominant males. True to my breed, I am much better with lady dogs. I just got to Pet Harbor and have met several dogs. I am a giant flirt with the lady dogs. Leah, also available for adoption, who isn’t a big fan of other dogs, LOVES me. The feeling is mutual. However, the male dog who was most recently neutered has been the sole recipient of my disdain. (Please remember I am not yet neutered. That will happen January 8.)
Energy Level:
Owner Aptitude Level:
Northern breed experience required
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Susan G. Santo.
Running at large, I landed in a rural Virginia county shelter. The shelter knew who my owners were because, well, I was a frequent visitor. True to my Northern breed heritage, I knew how to escape. Why they didn’t get me neutered makes no sense to me. It might have kept me from escaping. Anyway, the shelter thought I was a Siberian Husky. So I ended up at Pet Harbor Rescue. Now I am a token Malamute in a Siberian rescue. 🙂
Coming soon!

Dream Home Minimum Requirements: I’m a sweetheart. I want people who will let me be a cuddle bear. I will curl up next to you and snuggle. I have an occupation, that of a couch warmer. I’ve had quite a lot of interest since coming to Pet Harbor and have several already approved applicants waiting to meet me after I am neutered and heartworm-tested. So if you are interested specifically in an Alaskan Malamute, we would recommend you visit Alaskan Malamute rescue at