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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

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.

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I went to my forever home on May 2, 2020!

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Age (approx):
1 year old
Birthday (approx):
February 4, 2019
What am I?
Neutered male Husky mix
Colors:
Black & white, parti-eyed (both blue & brown in each eye)
Weight:
95 pounds (as of 2/19/2020)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I lived with children and am gentle with even young children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children of all ages. I romp and play with them like I’m one of them, but I’ve been surprisingly gentle with them. I’m just a big goofball. I did knock down a 6yo child because I’m just so big and clumsy and full of love. The child wasn’t very happy about that but forgave me when I batted my eyelashes.
Experience with Cats:
On 3/15/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I ignored them. Siberian Huskies, which is 50% of me, tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor was told I lived with other dogs & was fine with them. I am all about play. I play all day long. If there are other dogs, I will play with them all day long. If not, I’ll still find play. Boy dogs don’t understand me because I am big and clumsy, and I get right in their faces & don’t back down. But the ladies! That’s a different story altogether. If there are girl dogs around, you’ll find me always right in their midst. And the more, the merrier. Shai, also available for adoption, is my very best friend, but don’t for one second think I’m monogamous. Pet Harbor has no clue how I am with small dogs. The best home for me will have a medium or larger female dog.
Energy Level:
Medium-High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience required
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for A. Todd Rancke.
History:
The story was I was put into a county animal shelter because my family moved into a townhouse and decided I was too noisy to take since my prior neighbors complained about my voice. However, Pet Harbor uncovered more to the story. From the shelter, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

 

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.

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I went to my forever home on March 29, 2020!

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Age (approx):
8 months old
Birthday (approx):
July 11, 2019
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Grey & white, brown eyes
Weight:
37 pounds (as of 3/10/2020)
Experience with Children:
Information coming soon.
Experience with Cats:
In my foster home, I chase the kitties. One kitty wants nothing to do with me, so I play with the other kitty. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with dogs. Since coming to Pet Harbor and meeting other dogs, I play nonstop with them. I love them!
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience required
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Joseph Piskadlo.
History:
I was signed over to a veterinary clinic by my former owner. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

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.

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I went to my forever home on April 26, 2020!

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Age (approx):
2 years old
Birthday (approx):
March 10, 2018
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, bi-eyed (one blue eye, one brown eye)
Weight:
45 pounds (as of 3/26/2020)
Experience with Children:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 6. All interactions have been positive.
Experience with Cats:
On 3/12/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I showed entirely too much interest in them. The best home for me will be cat-free.
Experience with Dogs:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met several other dogs, around my size or larger. My interactions with most of them have been positive. Shai, another female available for adoption, is my BFF, and I play with Todd, also available for adoption, and Shai all the time, but together Shai and I occasionally have been antagonistic to submissive females.
I play the field, though. I have an alternate BFF now: Darya.
Energy Level:
Medium-High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
History:
Running at large, I landed in an animal shelter. My owners were located & chose not to retrieve me. After serving my time at the shelter, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 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!

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I went to my forever home on March 21, 2020!

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Age (approx):
1 year old
Birthday (approx):
March 10, 2019
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, brown eyes
Weight:
42 pounds (as of 3/10/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I lived with small children in my last home and was great with them. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children of all ages. I adore them, and they adore me. They seem to like how sweet & gentle I am.
Experience with Cats:
On 3/14/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I barked incessantly, wagging my tail, and pawed at them to invite play. The cats wanted no parts of my exuberance. So the introduction was pretty short. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor was told I am great with other dogs. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met several dogs around my size or larger. I have been great with the lady canines. In fact, I’m more at ease when there’s at least one other dog nearby, not that I’m uncomfortable alone. It’s just I love playing so very much with those of like body, it seems to be an added relaxant, kind of like Calgon in the bathwater. . . . or so I’m told. So yes, I love to play with the ladies a lot. I’m a Casanova. Boys, well, some are okay, some are not.
Energy Level:
Medium-High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
History:
I was running at large and landed in an animal shelter. I was adopted. Due to allergies, I was then placed in rescue.
Movies:
  1. 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.

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I went to my forever home on April 19, 2020!

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Age (approx):
1-1/2 years old
Birthday (approx):
August 9, 2018
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
48 pounds (as of 2/27/20)
Experience with Children:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I’ve met several children of all ages. I’ve been great with all of them.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor has not introduced me to cats yet. When they do, the information will be posted here.
Experience with Dogs:
When introduced to dogs in the shelter, I had all positive reactions. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I haven’t met a dog I haven’t loved.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Robert L. Cruikshank.
History:
Tied to a tree by a leash, I chewed through the leash. From there, I went to an animal shelter. They located my owners. My owners did not fetch me. So, from there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 3/7/20 – Darya on the left, Hank on the right!
  2. 3/8/20 – Someone, anyone, please play with me!
  3. 3/8/20 – A broken leg can’t keep me down
  4. 3/10/20 – Come on! Somebody Wake Up and play with Hank!
  5. 3/10/20 – Sweet music by Hank & the Quartet!

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.

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I went to my forever home on April 20, 2020!

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Age (approx):
1 year old
Birthday (approx):
February 13, 2019
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
35 pounds (as of 3/14/20)
Experience with Children:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children of all ages. I have been gentle and easy with all of those I have met. I have softly wagged my tail and asked them for kisses and petting. The very first day I came to Pet Harbor, I had a lot to say to them, but after that day, I’ve been very quiet. Even little children adore me and I them.
Experience with Cats:
On 3/14/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I barked incessantly, wagging my tail, and pawed at them to invite play. The cats wanted no parts of my exuberance. So the introduction was pretty short. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
When introduced to dogs in the shelter, I had all positive reactions. When I first came to Pet Harbor, I mostly ignored them. Now that I’ve been here a while, I’ve become more interactive & have joined the dog play circles. The bottom line is I can live with them or without them. Either way is fine. I have not knowingly had exposure to small dogs. Actually, most of Pet Harbor’s dogs have never seen small dogs.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Darya Lin.
History:
Running lost down a highway in Hilton Head, South Carolina, I landed in an animal shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 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!

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I went to my forever home on March 14, 2020!

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Age (approx):
Birthday (approx):
May 17, 2019
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
AKC Information:
AKC # WS64930104
Colors:
White, blue eyes
Weight:
30 pounds (as of 2/26/20)
Experience with Children:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 6. I’ve been gentle and sweet with them and romp & frolic with them when they romp & frolic.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor has not introduced me to cats yet. When they do, the information will be posted here. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
When introduced to dogs in the shelter, I had only positive reactions. I’m a total puppy. I love to play. If other dogs are playing, I bounce around right into the middle of it. I love playing with Todd & Shai, also available for adoption from Pet Harbor. Todd is really big. When he trots, I trot under him so that it looks like he’s wearing a white skirt. Pet Harbor has no clue how I am with small dogs.
Energy Level:
Medium-High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Alena Sesinova.
History:
My former owners put me in an animal shelter, saying they didn’t have time for me. What that means, I could not tell you. From there, I landed in Pet Harbor’s program.
Movies:
Coming soon!

 

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.

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I went to my forever home on March 14, 2020!

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Age:
1 year old
Birthday:
November 3, 2018
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
CKC Information:
CKC # 2150776-8
PARENTS:
– Sire: Finn-FN2187
– Dam: Persephone Angel in the Dark
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
38 pounds (as of 3/10/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I am good with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met a 2yo child. I let her give me treats. I even gave her a couple of kisses, and I’m not big on kissing!
Experience with Cats:
I met cats in my foster home & ignored them. Even when a cat ran, I ignored. Pet Harbor was told I did not react negatively, even to outside cats. Siberian Huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if our evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
I have been fine with the dogs I have met in foster care with the exception of mini dogs.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Lyudmila Ksido.
History:
For just a year old, I have a lengthy history. I was purchased from a backyard breeder in Virginia. My owners had 2 Siberians & decided they bit off more than they could chew and put us in a rescue organization’s program. I got adopted. Three months later, my adopter decided because they live in an apartment, they should take me to an animal shelter. From there, I ended up in Pet Harbor’s program.
Movies:
Coming soon!

 

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!

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