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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Month: July 2020

I went to my forever home on August 16, 2020!

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Age (approx):
2 years old
Birthday (approx):
July 25, 2018
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Colors:
Red & white, brown eyes
Weight:
50 pounds (as of 7/15/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7. I have been great with them and really want to play with, dance with, and hug them, but because of my energy level, at first, they run away from me.
Experience with Cats:
Because I was present or involved in killing a cat, I certainly cannot live with kitties.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor learned that, in addition to being a partner in crime with two other dogs, I also lived with at least one other dog. When introduced to other dogs at the shelter, I was fine. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met multiple dogs around my size. I’m fine with them, but people are my oyster!
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for VIncent M. Boland, Jr.
History:
I was surrendered to an animal shelter because, well, I kind of got myself in a little bit of trouble. I claim innocence, but, you know, wrong place, wrong time. Three of us were there. A kitty died. Who actually pulled the trigger, so to speak, is open for debate.
Movies:
Coming soon!

More About Me: Overhearing a conversation about 2020, I decided I’m exactly what the doctor ordered. I give hugs. I give lots of hugs. I LOVE people. I follow people around just to be able to show them love: kisses & hugs. The best way to get through 2020 is hugs! So that means I’m the perfect remedy! I do have high energy & don’t mean to hurt, but I just need to show you I love you. In your face, in your lap, with all my force, hugs, snuggles, hugs, and more hugs. I don’t know my strength. And, like Mary’s lamb, I will follow you to school or virtual school or work or telework or whatever. I am a happy boy, too, but my claim to fame is the amount of love I possess. If you’re interested in me, you must make sure you have researched just what a Siberian Husky is. I’ve lost at least one home already. So the next one must be my last one. Just as you would with children, you must be willing to work through whatever issues come up. If you’re not ready for that, please don’t apply to adopt. If you are ready, though, that’s fantastic!

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I went to my forever home on July 25, 2020!

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Age (approx):
8 months old
Birthday (approx):
November 18, 2019
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Red & white, brown eyes
Weight:
52 pounds (as of 7/18/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7. I have been great with them, but please understand I am all puppy. So I do mouth, meaning I use my mouth in play and can unintentionally hurt fragile skin.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 7/18/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. While I did not have a strict focus or stiff body, the cats did get my attention in a friendly fashion. When one attempted to run, I attempted to chase, still seemingly in a friendly fashion. On 7/20/20, the introduction was repeated. See the video in the Movies section below entitled Kitty Land. 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 except that I was found running at large with Bishop, also available for adoption. When introduced to other dogs at the shelter, I was fine. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met multiple dogs. I just want to play and play and, well, find stuff, anything, I can investigate and perhaps ingest!
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Lee Adler.
History:
Running at large, Bishop, also available for adoption, and I landed in a county animal shelter. From there, we came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 6/24/2020 – Kitty Land

More About Me: Information coming soon! Note that the funny-looking area on my face was where a mass was removed on 7/18. Though the assumption is it is a histiocytoma (benign tumor), it will be sent for pathology to be certain. If you’re interested in me, you must make sure you have researched just what a Siberian Husky is. I’ve lost at least one home already. So the next one must be my last one. Just as you would with children, you must be willing to work through whatever issues come up. If you’re not ready for that, please don’t apply to adopt. If you are ready, though, that’s fantastic!

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

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Age (approx):
8 months old
Birthday (approx):
November 18, 2019
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, one brown eye, one parti eye (both blue & brown in the same eye)
Weight:
48 pounds (as of 7/12/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7. I have been great with them, but please understand I am all puppy. So I do mouth, meaning I use my mouth in play and can unintentionally hurt fragile skin.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 7/18/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats and pretty quickly learned cats cannot live safely with me.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with dogs except that I was found running at large with Adler, also available for adoption. When introduced to other dogs at the shelter, I was fine. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met multiple dogs. I just want to play and play and, well, find stuff, anything, I can investigate and perhaps ingest!
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for George John Bishop.
History:
Running at large, Adler, also available for adoption, and I landed in a county animal shelter. From there, we came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

More About Me: Information coming soon! If you’re interested in me, you must make sure you have researched just what a Siberian Husky is. I’ve lost at least one home already. So the next one must be my last one. Just as you would with children, you must be willing to work through whatever issues come up. If you’re not ready for that, please don’t apply to adopt. If you are ready, though, that’s fantastic!

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I went to my forever home on August 1, 2020!

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Age (approx):
6 years old
Birthday (approx):
November 20, 2013
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, pinto pattern, blue eyes
Weight:
48 pounds (as of 7/15/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I previously lived with children under age 3. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7 & have been great with them.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. We are not a match made in Heaven.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with dogs. When introduced to other dogs at the shelter, I was fine. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been great with all except the one dog who was just neutered (So was I.), but I really can take other dogs or leave them.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Katherine Bantis.
History:
Short version is my owner died. Family was unable to care for me. So I ended up in an animal shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

More About Me: Information coming soon!

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I went to my forever home on August 1, 2020!

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Age:
7 years old
Birthday:
February 25, 2013
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian Husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
74 pounds (as of 4/20/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I previously lived with children under age 3. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7 & have been great with them.
Experience with Cats:
My records indicate I have not met cats prior to being in rescue. Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. We are beyond-all-doubt incompatible.
Experience with Dogs:
Prior to coming to Pet Harbor, I lived with Horst, also available for adoption. I have been great with the dogs I have met in foster care, can live with or without them, really.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Rena Sam-Dinnoo.
History:
Along with Horst, also available for adoption, I was put into an animal shelter by my “owners,” citing “Landlord issues.” From there, we came to Pet Harbor Rescue.
Movies:
  1. 6/24/2020 – 100% Water Dog

More About Me: Information coming soon!

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I went to my forever home on July 25, 2020!

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Age:
5 years old
Birthday:
July 17, 2015
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian Husky
AKC Information:
AKC #WS50811603
PARENTS:
   – Sire: Kahn Speedy Gonzales (AKC #WS49155001)
   – Dam: Samantha Kay (AKC #WS36189705)
Colors:
Grey & white, blue eyes
Weight:
55 pounds (as of 4/20/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I previously lived with children under age 3. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7 & have been great with them.
Experience with Cats:
My records indicate I have not met cats prior to being in rescue. Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I was afraid of them. A second intro was done. You can judge for yourself. See the video at Kitty Land. 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:
Prior to coming to Pet Harbor, I lived with Rena, also available for adoption. I have been great with the dogs I have met in foster care and, in fact, play pretty much nonstop with Ivhan, also available for adoption.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Daniel Raymond Brandhorst.
History:
Along with Rena, also available for adoption, I was put into an animal shelter by my “owners,” citing “Landlord issues.” From there, we came to Pet Harbor Rescue.
Movies:
  1. 6/24/2020 – Kitty Land

More About Me: Information coming soon!

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Obviously, everything written here is subject to change.

During the pandemic, Pet Harbor stopped holding adoption events. At this time, we have resumed them but must follow the rules put into place by the venues where our events are held. For example, as of this writing, 6/13/2021, we are required to hold events outdoors at PetsMart. So if we expect it to be too hot, we will not be holding an event. If you plan to come to an event, make sure the event is being held. (703) 583-4759 or info@petharbor.org. At times other than events, approved applicants may be able to have meet & greet sessions, but it remains necessary to narrow the choice to one dog and one meeting.

The bottom line is to be respectful of everyone’s feelings about protection against COVID.

~ Applicants 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. Whether masks are required will be decided by the applicants and the volunteer conducting the home visit.

~ All adoption documentation is completed electronically at least one day prior to individual meet & greets or completed in person on paper at events.

~ Masks and social distancing are not required if the applicants/volunteers have been vaccinated unless either the applicant(s) or volunteer(s) express a preference for face coverings. If that is the preference, all participants must wear face coverings that cover the mouth and nose.

~ If social distancing is preferred by applicant(s) or volunteer(s), our volunteer(s) conducting meet & greet sessions will hold the dog out on a 6′ leash, and the applicant(s) will hook on their leash, then the volunteer(s) will unhook the volunteer leash so that 6′ distancing can be maintained.

~ If applicants decide to adopt, donations can be made electronically or in cash. Receipts will be emailed.

~ If applicants decide not to adopt, the reverse with leashing happens, documentation is deleted, and everybody goes their own way.

~ For events and meetings, if you are sick, please stay home!

~ Hand sanitizer is available at events.

~ As always, only Pet Harbor volunteers or approved applicants are allowed to walk dogs or hold their leashes. If you would like to volunteer with us, see Volunteering Info.

~ If you have any questions, please email us at info@petharbor.org.

Again, as government and venue rules change, everything written here is subject to change.

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