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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Month: September 2019

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Age (approx):
10 months old
Birthday (approx):
December 15, 2018
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Red & white, blue eyes
Weight:
31 pounds (as of 9/13/19)
Experience with Children:
Prior history is unknown. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met toddlers & elementary-aged children. All my interactions with them have been positive.
Experience with Cats:
Prior history is unknown. On 9/29/19, Pet Harbor introduced me to a cat. I did a play bow & tried to entice kitty in play. I did not try to harm this kitty, but I was more playful than the kitty would have liked for me to have been. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. While our evaluation was favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Prior history is unknown. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have had positive interactions with every dog I have met. I just want to play, play, and play.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Kerene Gordon.
History:
For the crime of running at large, I landed in a county animal shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor. The shelter believes I was hit by a car. In some of my photos, you will see my leg is wrapped. It was not broken. The wrap was there to keep me from chewing my stitches, but as I am now healed, the stitches are all gone.
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I went to my forever home on September 21, 2019!

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Age (approx):
10 months old
Birthday (approx):
November 10, 2018
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
Info to come
Experience with Children:
Info to come
Experience with Cats:
Info to come
Experience with Dogs:
Info to come
Energy Level:
other
Owner Aptitude Level:
other
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Mark J. Ellis.
History:
For the crime of running at large, I landed in a county animal shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
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Age:
6 years old
Birthday:
May 16, 2013
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, one blue eye, one parti eye (both blue & brown in the same eye)
Weight:
43 pounds (as of 9/13/19)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children, but my prior humans indicated during the past two years, I lived with no children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I’ve met children of all ages. All of my interactions with them have been positive. I don’t care how old the belly scratcher is as long as I do get scratched!
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats, but my prior humans indicated during the past two years, I did not live with cats. On 9/14/19, Pet Harbor introduced me to a cat. I was intently focused on the cat and could not be distracted, which means I pose a danger to kitties.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with other dogs, but my prior humans indicated during the past two years, I did not live with dogs. I did well with male & female dogs in my dog-dog introduction. I have interacted with the dogs in my foster home in only a positive fashion. While our observations have been favorable, they may not translate to all dogs under all circumstances. Well, that has all changed. I have become not so nice to other dogs. If they come anywhere near my possessions, including my food, it is my duty to protect & guard that possession, which I do with a passion, just against dogs, not humans. I did engage in a battle with a female dog that was unrelated to possessions. Bottom line is I am a people’s dog, not a dog’s dog. And people I adore.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Robert J. Hymel.
History:
Two years ago, I was in an online ad. Then I went to a family. They kept me two years. They also said I am three years old. They dumped me in a county animal shelter with the excuse “No time.” From there, I came to Pet Harbor. Through my microchip, Pet Harbor discovered I am actually six years old.
Movies:
  1. 9/1/19 – A quick stroll
  2. 9/2/19 – Treats, please!
  3. 9/2/19 – Hi, nice to meet you!

More About Me: Assume the position. What position, you ask? Why, scratching my belly, of course. I keep a leg in the air at the ready because that’s all I really want out of life: belly scratches. I will lie right on your feet if you are sitting. That way you cannot escape and must be my scratcher! Come one, come all! I really don’t ask for anything else. I am a sweetheart, mostly calm, & well-mannered. I just love to be loved. Oh, I am also super happy. Bounce a toy in the air, and I will bounce myself in the air. And dance! Boy, can I dance. I’m so happy I just have no choice but to twirl a bit. Really, though, I just want to be close to you with my belly and my toys. How about you? Is your scratching hand up to the task? Oh, there is one more thing I need. Calories. And I do love to eat.

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Age (approx):
2 years old
Birthday (approx):
March 24, 2017
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Red & white, blue eyes
Weight:
49 pounds (as of 8/31/19)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children, but my prior humans, to whom I belonged 4 months, indicated during that time, I lived with children, ages unknown, and was good with them. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I’ve met children of all ages. All of my interactions with them have been positive. I give kisses!
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats, but my prior humans indicated during the past 4 months, I did not live with cats. On 9/29/19, Pet Harbor introduced me to a cat. While I might be fine with them, the volunteer who did the introduction felt I paid a bit too much attention to the kitty & she did not have an assistant. So she chose not to let me get up close & personal with the kitty. Basically, the jury is still out, and you enter at your own risk or, to be more precise, your kitty enters at his or her own risk.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with other dogs, but my prior humans indicated during the past 4 months, I lived with 3 dogs about 9 pounds each. They indicated I did well with them until they returned me to the shelter because I “played too rough” with them. I do play a lot. In my dog-dog introduction (See video.). I interacted with a female and male dog positively. In foster care, I have interacted with multiple dogs (22 pounds and up). 100% of my interactions with them have been positve. Yes, I play rough. The other dogs in my foster home are Siberian Huskies. So they play rough as well. That’s what Siberians do. So it’s all good. While our observations have been favorable, they may not translate to all dogs under all circumstances.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Sandra Foster.
History:
I was in a county animal shelter, got adopted, then four months later got returned because they said I was “a good dog but keeps going after our 3 Maltese.” From there, I came to Pet Harbor. I was adopted from Pet Harbor and returned, citing issues with the other dog.
Movies:
  1. 9/1/19 – Let’s play fetch!
  2. 9/1/19 – A quick walk
  3. 9/1/19 – Can I please just have my bone?
  4. 9/1/19 – Part of my dog eval
  5. 9/1/19 – That toy looks fun!
  6. 9/1/19 – Ball, ball, ball!
  7. 9/1/19 – I think I like her
  8. 9/2/19 – Hi, nice to meet you!

More About Me: Oh, boy, can I play! And do I ever! I believe I hold the world’s record for the fastest destruction of a rubber ball ever! Whether Guinness agrees with me or not, I neither know nor care because I can always find another world’s record to win if not that one! I like to pounce, jump, toss, and just be happy. I love to run & play with other dogs, male & female alike. I am a sweetie as well. I might take a kissing break or two, but if I spy a toy, please forgive me if I abandon you in pursuit of tons of fun! Oh, I could stand to lose a few pounds, but, remember, I love running & twirling, a.k.a. calorie burning!

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Age (approx):
1-1/2 years old
Birthday (approx):
February 7, 2018
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Red & white, blue eyes
Weight:
34 pounds (as of 2/13/19)
Experience with Children:
My history with children is unknown. When I first came to Pet Harbor, active children frightened me, but most things frightened me. And it is understandable given the life I lived before (See “More About Me” below.). After a period of time, though, I found I enjoy running around a yard with children. My new family just must understand that I will not be the same dog day 1 as day 14 and they will have to have the patience to allow me that adjustment time.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 9/14/19, Pet Harbor introduced me to a cat. I ignored the kitties. I showed no negative reaction whatsoever. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. While our evaluation was favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Experience with Dogs: Pet Harbor was told I lived on a property where other dogs resided, but I was chained by myself. After I was rescued, there were some dogs I seemed to like, some I didn’t. Once I got through that initial period, as with other things, I was fine with the dogs and became very playful with them. Getting through that initial period is essential. After a few days at Pet Harbor, I have been extremely playful with all dogs, no matter how big or small, what gender they are, or their age.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Shy dog experience required
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for James W. Barbella.
History:
I was chained in a wooded area for my short life. In February of 2019, I was rescued by Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge. From there, in September, I came to Pet Harbor.
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More About Me: First, I need a family who will understand me. My history should give you an indication of how special I am. Then there is the fact that I have one ear. I hear just fine, thank you. How did I lose my ear? Well, that is certainly the $64,000 question. My rescuers were told a wild animal, like a bear or coyote, took it. The vet agreed that is how it looks. Pet Harbor believes it odd that a wild animal would take just one ear and be done. It really doesn’t matter. It’s gone, and it is part of my charm. So here I was chained and having lost an ear and living in a doghouse that was bee-infested. And I was only ONE year old. Thankfully Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge rescued me before I had to spend a long life that way. DDB transferred me to Pet Harbor because I am, well, a Siberian Husky. The first couple of days at Pet Harbor, I was painfully shy, afraid of everybody and everything. After a few days, I transitioned. Now I am everybody’s best friend. I run and play and jump and give & get affection. So it is important for my family to understand this about me. They have to allow me that adjustment time. After I get through those days, I will reward them in spades or maybe soft slurps. So if you are a special person ready for a special girl, I’m ready for you.

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