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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Alisha – Adopted!

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

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Age (approx):
4 years old
Birthday (approx):
October 27, 2015
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, bi-eyed (one blue eye, one brown eye)
Weight:
77 pounds (as of 5/9/20)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told I previously lived with children under age 7 but that I was not good with them. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 7 and have been perfectly fine with them. Conclusion: If children know how to treat animals, there is no issue. Something happened in my recent home that made me dislike THOSE children.
Experience with Cats:
Prior to my home of the past two months, I lived with cats in perfect harmony. These two months I did not live with other animals. At the shelter before coming to Pet Harbor, I ignored cats in cages. On 8/10/20, Pet Harbor introduced me to kitties. I was great with them. They’re my friends. 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 my home of the past two months, I lived with at least one dog in perfect harmony. These two months I did not live with other animals. When introduced to dogs at the shelter, all my reactions were positive. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been fine with the three other dogs, all Siberians, I’ve met.
Energy Level:
Medium-Low
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Alisha Caren Levin.
History:
My owner, as far as is known, my first owner, two months ago gave me away via an online ad to a family. That family surrendered me to an animal shelter after two months, saying I growled and snapped at the children over rawhides and bones and would not let them pass by my bed.
Movies:
  1. 8/2020 – Vying for Attention

More About Me: Let’s start with I’m really sweet. There is not a dominant bone in my body. That’s for sure. I have an issue where I cry when touched. So I went to see the vet. Guess what. My issue is not medical. My issue is I’m afraid when someone is going to touch me, they are going to hurt me. I do not try to bite them or growl or any negative thing. I just cry and hope they don’t hurt me. If they keep petting me, I feel safer, but my people need to know I’m crying because I have come to expect that a touch means I’m going to get a beating. Pet Harbor wishes I could talk or that they knew more of my past because my cries with unknown origins are heartbreaking. You will want to just squeeze me tight until you think I have gotten the message no one will ever hurt me again and I can trust without crying. What better example of the need for rescue is there than me. 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!