Month: March 2020
Obviously, everything written here is subject to change.
Of course, the safety of our volunteers and adopters is of utmost importance to us. In light of that and due to jurisdictional and PetsMart rules, Pet Harbor has suspended its public events at this time. Therefore, instead of meeting and selecting from all of the dogs, it is necessary to narrow the choice to one dog and one meeting until we are able to again hold public events. This should not prevent people from applying to adopt! ***Pet Harbor will continue to work with prospective adopters during this time.***
Until further notice, adoptions are still occurring with multiple safety precautions in place. Specifically:
~ Prospective adopters have the option of a virtual home visit using FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Google Meet, Skype, or similar virtual method or a video home visit, in lieu of an in-person home visit.
~ Upon application approval, these steps happen:
1) All adoption documentation is completed electronically at least one day prior to meeting a dog. No exceptions.
2) To comply with social distancing and our own logistical concerns, applicants & Pet Harbor will work together to narrow the choices to only one dog.
3) Without a guarantee, of course, if the applicants intend to take the dog home that day after the meeting, depending on factors such as where the dog is fostered, volunteer schedule, etc., with proper safety gear, our volunteers with that one dog will meet with everyone in the applicant household (human & canine), but if the applicants do not intend if it all goes well to take the dog home that day, there will not be a meeting. The meeting will occur at or near the dog’s foster home, which will usually be throughout Virginia or in suburban Maryland or D.C.
4) The volunteer holds the dog forward on a 6′ leash & the applicants hook their own leash to the dog’s collar and disconnect the Pet Harbor leash;
5) From a minimum distance of 6′, the applicants will spend time with the dog while the volunteer is still able to assist and answer questions;
6) If the applicants decide to adopt, the donation will be made electronically and the receipt emailed;
7) If the applicants decide to adopt, the volunteer will take family pictures from a safe distance; and
8) If the applicants decide not to adopt, the reverse with leashing happens, the documentation is deleted, and everybody goes their own way.
I went to my forever home on May 2, 2020!
More About Me: Pet Harbor does not take mixed breeds but was told I am a Siberian Husky. Then when I came to Pet Harbor, they found out I am something for sure but not a purebred Siberian Husky. I am a big galoot, as goofy as they come, for sure, an overgrown puppy who likes bending down to kiss little children. For those of you who remember Marmaduke, I certainly am not a Great Dane, like Marmaduke was, but I have the goofiness and the long legs! I’m really funny. Like an innocent child, I haven’t a concern in the world. I’m really all about fun and games. I bounce around, galloping, as it were. I’ll pick up a big ball, toss it in the air, turn on a dime, and go off in another direction towards other play. I really am such fun. I don’t really understand boy dogs. If they have something to say to me (like a growl or a snarl), I go right up in their faces and loudly ask, “Are you talking to me?” See? I’m all puppy, big puppy but puppy nonetheless. If you are interested in adopting me, understand additional qualifications and circumstances apply.Read More
I went to my forever home on March 29, 2020!
More About Me: I’m 100% puppy in behavior. If you read above, you will see a theme: play. I play all the time. Let me repeat – all the time. That means I’ll steal & chew whatever I can reach with my paws. There is some question about my age. According to my former owner, my birthday would be November 11, 2019, but my vet thinks I’m about a year old. So Pet Harbor split the difference.Read More
I went to my forever home on April 26, 2020!
I play the field, though. I have an alternate BFF now: Darya.
- 3/12/20 – The art or the science of the chase!
More About Me: I’m an amazing gal. Even I will tell you that! I am also cute & goofy & playful. I am so cute you won’t care if I have selective hearing. Watching me play is loads of fun. I’m a doll. No, not like Barbie. I like to snuggle and spend time with dogs or people and play and have fun and play some more. Funny thing is Pet Harbor was initially told I was a boy. Not that it matters, but I’m not a boy. I am 100% Siberian girl puppy. That’s what I am!Read More
I went to my forever home on March 21, 2020!
- 3/12/20 – The art or the science of the chase!
More About Me: OMG, I am so cute. How do I know that? My foster mom says that over & over again! She’s like a broken record. I’m one of those young pups everybody loves. I’m so squeezably cute and soft and cuddly and easy and gentle and quiet and happy and full of life and love. There’s just really nothing to dislike. What more can I possibly say? The very best home for me either has a female dog around my size living in it or at least one I will get to see frequently. Pretty much anything else goes. And did I tell you I’m cute? Another thing my foster mom says is my soft kisses are to die for.Read More
I went to my forever home on April 19, 2020!
More About Me: Man, I need to be the poster child for champion. Don’t sweat the small stuff. That’s my motto. Loads & loads of fun, I am. Love. I love dogs. I love people. I’m all about having fun. For sure, there is no such thing as a bad day when Hank’s in town. Since all good Siberians need a job, mine is protection. Since idle paws are the devil’s workshop, I protect my fellow canines (and humans) from being afflicted with idle paws. You know that thing called sleep? That’s really just breeding ground for idle paws. So I’ll surely wake you. It’s in my job description. Also, I sometimes like to chew things. After consulting vets & knowing my puppylike personality & pearly white teeth, Pet Harbor thinks I’m around 1.5 years old. Do you have dogs who share my levels of energy & love who live with you or visit frequently who would love to play with me? If not, that’s okay, too, because I love humans just as much. I think I’m a lap dog, too. My left rear leg was fractured at some point in my past. On the X-ray, my leg looks awful. Check out my videos, though, & you’ll see it doesn’t faze me one iota. After consulting our vets, it was determined the best course of action is to do nothing. The fracture is not new. So surgery isn’t a good option. I do use the leg (left rear). So amputation is not a great idea. My leg & I, we get along just fine. It seems strange to Pet Harbor that nobody asks about me. I’m the best dog at Pet Harbor, most handsome to boot. Even though I am super fantastic, my leg seems to stop people. Seriously, my leg is nothing about which to be concerned. I really am the best.Read More
I went to my forever home on April 20, 2020!
- 3/7/20 – Darya on the left, Hank on the right!
More About Me: Rock-a-bye, baby, in the treetop. Funny how we Siberian ladies can twist things around to get exactly what we want. If you want to be held, pretend to be sleepy. Of course, getting my way probably is spurred by my inquisitive nature. Is it wrong to want to know everything, every little detail? Well, if it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’ll just keep on keeping on. Wait. Am I in the wrong line of work? Hmmm. Let me think about this a bit. Nah. I’ll keep being the chief manipulator to get petted and whatever it takes to soak up the lovin’. The best home for me will have at least one child. The more, the merrier. Now would be a good time for me to go home. I can go to school at home with the children. I do that in my foster home, and I love it so much!Read More
I went to my forever home on March 14, 2020!
More About Me: The first word that comes to mind in describing me is sweet. I am just a doll or a lambie. Lambie is a better description. A little white lambie pie. Dogs and children in my foster home all adore me and I them. If I carried daisies, I’d be one of those who hands out daisies to everyone in hopes of spreading peace, joy, and love. See? Told you I’m sweet.Read More
I went to my forever home on March 14, 2020!
– Sire: Finn-FN2187
– Dam: Persephone Angel in the Dark
More About Me: So, first, I am a doll. Well, I am still a female Siberian. So I will tell the males what for & they will obey. 🙂 We rule, don’t we, ladies? But I think there’s a misconception I want to correct. Seeing a CKC# in my bio & the names of my parents means zilch as far as pedigree. Let’s be clear. I came from a backyard breeder, not a show breeder. The only reason Pet Harbor puts that information there is in case folks want to research & try to find out any medical history that might run in my biological family. That’s it. Please don’t think my having a CKC number makes me special. Exactly the opposite. I am special because I am me, not because I have a CKC #. Now on to business. I’ve been through so much in my short life. If you are willing to work through whatever problems come up in your life or whatever you decide you don’t like, then I’m ready to go home! If you’re not, please don’t adopt. So I’m a super good girl. Seriously, how many Siberians do you know who IGNORE the kitties? I have just a smidgen of timidity, really just a smidgen, when I first meet folks. If you were tossed around like I have been, wouldn’t you, too? It just occurred to me that since I’m a special lady & I rule, I should consider myself golden. The golden child. There. So who is ready to bring home a golden child? Let me brush off my tiara, and I’ll be ready!Read More