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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Month: June 2022

I went to my forever home on July 31, 2022!
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Age (approx):
5 years old
Birthday (approx):
June 15, 2017
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
44 pounds (as of 6/15/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. When more information is learned, it will be posted here.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have not yet been introduced to cats. When more information is learned, it will be posted here. Siberian huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if Pet Harbor’s 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. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. When more information is learned, it will be posted here.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Info to come
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Colleen Ann Meehan Barkow.
History:
Running at large, I landed in a county shelter in February of 2022. I was returned to my owner. Running at large, I landed back in the county shelter in June of 2022. This time, my owner did not reclaim me. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

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I went to my forever home on August 20, 2022!

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Age (approx):
1-1/2 years old
Birthday (approx):
November 28, 2020
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
46 pounds (as of 5/28/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 9 and have been great with them. They have adored my sweetness, gentleness, and soft paw asking them to pet me.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 8/9/2022, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I sniffed a little and mostly ignored them. I did lick their ears. Siberian huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if Pet Harbor’s 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, I have been very playful with all dogs I have met. They have all been around my size.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Michelle Herman Goldstein.
History:
Running at large, I landed in a county shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

More About Me: In my foster home, I have been super sweet and happy. I give my foster family kisses, but they are soft kisses. I have been so gentle, the children I’ve met in the foster home love me. When they have stopped giving me attention, I have gently pawed at them until they focus on me. So c’mon. Let’s run, jump, and play and then take some snuggle/belly scratch breaks!

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I went to my forever home on July 17, 2022!

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Age (approx):
5 years old
Birthday (approx):
June 1, 2017
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, brown eyes
Weight:
77 pounds (as of 5/31/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. When more information is learned, it will be posted here.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have not yet been introduced to cats. When more information is learned, it will be posted here. Siberian huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if Pet Harbor’s 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. I am brand new to Pet Harbor. When more information is learned, it will be posted here.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Wilbert Miraille.
History:
Running at large, I landed in a county shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
Coming soon!

More About Me: If you would be so kind as to allow me to interrupt your activities for just a moment, kind sirs and ma’ams? Perhaps I went to charm school in my early years because my foster parents say I’m a polite gal. After all, I am a lady. Why, if you look closely enough, you might even see me curtsy! Well, at least you might believe I’ll sit pretty and give paw. In foster care, I’ve enjoyed going on walks, at least until we see some wildlife, at which point I enjoy taking my humans for rides! Now that you know my basics, perhaps you will allow me to show you my manners.

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I went to my forever home on August 11, 2022!

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Age (approx):
11 months old
Birthday (approx):
August 20, 2021
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Red & white, blue eyes
Weight:
32 pounds (as of 6/7/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children up to age 8 and have been great with them.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been briefly introduced to cats. I showed interest but did not try to harm. When more information is learned, it will be posted here. (I also met bunnies in a bunny cage, and was extremely interested in them and in determining how to get closer to them.) Siberian huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if Pet Harbor’s evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor was told I am good with dogs. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been playful with all dogs I’ve met. They’ve all been Siberian husky-sized. However, given a choice between spending time with people or dogs, at my foster home, I have chosen people each time.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Lucille Teresa King.
History:
I was surrendered to an animal shelter by my human, with the excuse “Moving” given as the reason. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 7/26/2022 – Recess
  2. 7/25/2022 – Up Close and Personal
  3. 7/02/2022 – Vegetarian
  4. 7/04/2022 – Sticky Lucille
  5. 6/30/2022 – Sanctuary
  6. 6/27/2022 – Stick Volley
  7. 6/17/2022 – Playtime
  8. 6/13/2022 – Yin and Yang
  9. 6/12/2022 – The Chase is on!
  10. 6/11/2022 – Over Under
  11. 6/11/2022 – Sitting Pretty
  12. 5/28/2022 – Lucille and the Kid
  13. 5/28/2022 – Lucille Meets a Cat

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I went to my forever home on October 15, 2022!

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Age (approx):
8 months old
Birthday (approx):
February 14, 2022
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
36 pounds (as of 8/20/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children. I have exhibited the same shyness with them as I have with adults. With time, there has been some improvement.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 10/9/2022, I was introduced to kitties. You can see in the video taken of the occasion I pretty much ignored them. Siberian huskies tend to have a strong prey instinct and often show extreme, even fatal, aggression towards cats. Even if Pet Harbor’s evaluation is favorable, it may not translate to all cats under all circumstances.
Experience with Dogs:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I’ve been great with all dogs I have met. In fact, the best home for me will have another dog.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed or shy dog experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Henry Alfred Miller, Jr.
History:
My sister and I were put in an animal shelter by our “owner,” who said she got us one hour earlier and we were too “terrified” for her to keep.
Movies:
  1. 10/9/2022 – Meow
  2. 8/20/2022 – Chin Skritches
  3. 8/20/2022 – Sniff Test
  4. 8/20/2022 – Powwow
  5. 8/20/2022 – Assembly
  6. 7/07/2022 – Song of my People
  7. 7/01/2022 – A Visitor
  8. 6/18/2022 – Presidential Debate
  9. 6/11/2022 – Run Fun
  10. 5/30/2022 – Kin
  11. 5/30/2022 – Fluffy Chew Toy
  12. 5/29/2022 – Happiness
  13. 5/28/2022 – The Big Boys
  14. 5/28/2022 – The Baby
  15. 5/28/2022 – Dog-to-Dog Visits
  16. 5/28/2022 – Fears
  17. 5/27/2022 – The Boot Sniff

More About Me: Are you my lullaby person? What is that, you ask? It’s my claim to fame or claim to cuteness, to be more precise. My claim to fame is when I am restless, all it takes is one soft “Time for sleep” from my foster mom in her sweet, lullaby voice, and I immediately start yawning and put my head on my furry arm pillow. Do you think my claim to fame is as adorable as I think it is? While I am shy, I have definitely been coming to my foster mom now that I have been with her a bit. So I’m not as shy as I was at first. I also love to be carried and sitting in laps. Though shy, my tail is always wagging. Another cute thing about me, I clumsily run and fall around the house, entertaining for sure! Oh, and, boy, do I love to talk. Not only when I am ready to start my days but also interacting with other dogs, I am the loudest! I mean, don’t I have to be sure my voice is heard? I sing well, too. Can you keep a secret? I’m practicing for fame! I want my pawprint at Grauman’s! Oh, and did you know Siberians need an occupation? I have one! Don’t tell anyone because I fear they might try to stop me from doing my job. My occupation is that of a flip flop exterminator. And I do it well. Very well. My foster mom has held funerals for six pairs so far. But who is counting?

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Age (approx):
2 years old
Birthday (approx):
February 5, 2020
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Colors:
Agouti, one brown eye, one parti eye (both blue & brown in the same eye)
Weight:
60 pounds (as of 3/26/22)
Experience with Children:
Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children of all ages. I have been great with them, but I am also very strong. When I am running the zoomies in the yard, I certainly can knock over children (and adults). Children and I have enjoyed playing with toys and balls and running together, though.
Experience with Cats:
On March 18, 2022, Pet Harbor introduced me to a cat. I went into kill mode. No cat is safe around me. (Don’t worry. No kitty was harmed in this introduction.)
Experience with Dogs:
I came from a house with lots of dogs. When introduced to dogs at the shelter, I showed confidence but playfulness and energy. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met multiple dogs. I’ve been playful with most, but I’ve been not very happy about a few others, almost always males. In foster care, I’ve been much better with females. (See videos and pictures.)
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Peter A. Vega.
History:
Along with other dogs, including Denni and Strada, who already found homes, I was impounded and landed in a county shelter. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 11/19/2022 – Pet Me
  2. 11/19/2022 – Be My Chair
  3. 11/19/2022 – Chasing Tail
  4. 11/19/2022 – Tag-ectomy
  5. 11/19/2022 – Chin Scratches
  6. 11/6/2022 – That Feisty Filly
  7. 11/5/2022 – Lap Dog
  8. 11/5/2022 – For the Laughs
  9. 10/14/2022 – I Just Wanna Play!
  10. 10/14/2022 – She Wants to Play, Too!
  11. 7/26/2022 – Recess
  12. 7/25/2022 – Up Close and Personal
  13. 7/02/2022 – Vegetarian
  14. 6/30/2022 – Sanctuary
  15. 6/29/2022 – Snuggles
  16. 6/27/2022 – Stick Volley
  17. 6/17/2022 – Playtime
  18. 6/13/2022 – Yin and Yang
  19. 6/12/2022 – The Chase is on!
  20. 6/11/2022 – Over Under
  21. 3/18/2022 – Toys & Joy
  22. 2/14/2022 – Yummy!
  23. 2/14/2022 – Happiness
  24. 2/14/2022 – Howdy

Well, there is so much about me. Bring your smile and sit a spell. First, I LOVE people. It’s that simple, really, but I can elaborate if you wish. My love language is that of cuddles and skritches! I love being petted and want lots of snuggles. My foster parents have never known a dog who wants to cuddle as much as I do. Isn’t that distinction cool? Give me that trophy any day! You can see in my photos how much I enjoy snuggling.

I really do love all people, but let’s talk about children specifically for a second. Playing with children with balls and other toys is so much fun, and I enjoy being the goofball in the center. I do require sweetness breaks, though, as I need my hugs & kisses! Lots of children, oh, what fun! I would so enjoy keeping an eye on all the activity. A great babysitter I might not be, but a great friend and playmate I sure would – and let’s not forget a great cuddler. I am curious about everything and want to be involved in everything going on, preferably as that center goofball. And babies! Oh, babies! They drop food! They leave toys askew! They miss the trashcan! Oh, what a delight they are!

I don’t love just people in my home. I love all people. I’m always happy, always smiling, always want to be petted and be loved and give love. I’m a great neighborhood dog. Besides walks through the community, I enjoy neighborhood barbecues, fall festivals, evening concerts, and meeting everyone. I am the center of the party because they want to pet me, and I want them to pet me. Everyone who meets me loves me! When allowed, I easily approach people, even more so when they invite me by talking to me or putting out a hand. I will respond by wagging, and please know I love the attention! I would also enjoy a good game of badminton or volleyball! Life of all things party. That is me!

Wait! I have the PERFECT idea. I could run a booth at a neighborhood carnival! You know those kissing booths? I could run one of those, but how about this unique booth idea I have? What about a transformative booth where people go in one door, meet me, and come out the other door transformed into different people? After all, everyone who meets me now walks away happier than they were before they met me and always say what a good dog I am. So why shouldn’t I pay it back by doing a charity booth like that and make all the people in the world happier? Anybody out there who can help me get this started?

If my foster parents sit on the floor, I will come straight over and sit on their laps. I mean, wasn’t it an invitation? Even when I do zoomies around the yard at my foster home, I will do 2-3 laps, then run to any human standing by and rub against them, waiting to be petted, then flip over for belly rubs, then resume my zoomie quest, rinse, and repeat. When it’s quiet time, I’m good as well. I am happy to sleep on the floor by my people or snooze near them while they work.

Other things about me: I enjoy my walks, obviously, but I don’t need really fast or really long walks. And as much as I love attention, I am equally happy to do my own thing and entertain myself. I’m not a super clingy pooch. I guess I should probably also tell you I do love getting into trouble. In my foster home, I’ve mastered things like stealing a pen off the table, jumping on all of the furniture, investigating dishes on the kitchen counter, unrolling rolls of toilet paper, stealing sunglasses from an open bag left on the floor and playing Keep Away with them, waking up early in the morning and deciding that everyone else needs to get up, too. See how much money you’ll save on alarm clock electricity? Well, there’s a good reason to adopt me. I’ll save you money!

All that said, let’s talk about my occupation. So my foster parents have learned I will jump into any open car, expecting a ride. Therefore, one could assume perhaps I’m studying to be an Uber driver. There’s just that one pesky detail, that I have to have a driver’s license. Ever try to convince the Department of Motor Vehicles a dog should take an oral driving exam and pay the fee in Milk Bones? Don’t you think it sounds like a great life for me – Uber driver by day, Transformation Booth operator at night?

My coloring is not something you see every day. Here are some Siberians with my same coloring on the husky colors website: https://huskycolors.com/agouti.html

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I went to my forever home on June 30, 2022!

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Age (approx):
8 years old
Birthday (approx):
January 26, 2014
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Colors:
Grey & white, blue eyes
Weight:
40 pounds (as of 6/18/22)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. The first time I was with Pet Harbor, I met children of all ages. I have had all positive interactions with them. I was adopted in 2018. Pet Harbor has no idea if I had interactions with children from 2018 to 2022.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. I do have a prey drive because, along with my brother, Fernando, I participated in eliminating the world of a pesky goat. On 2/7/18, Pet Harbor performed a cat test. The result is, in a word, FAIL. I cannot share my home with kitties.
Experience with Dogs:
Before coming to Pet Harbor in 2018, I lived with Fernando, my brother. When Pet Harbor performed the first dog-dog test with another male dog, the interaction was issue-free. During my second dog-dog test, I expressed dominance behaviors. Now that I am with Pet Harbor, the first thing they noticed is I tried to play with Fernando, but Fernando didn’t really care. Then I humped him for a while. He didn’t care much about that either. I was much more bonded to Fernando than Fernando was to me. The exception to that rule is that when toys were around, I defended all toys as if I were the leader of the entire toy universe. I was fine with the other Siberians at my foster home. Then I met a small dog and a larger male dog at another house. I wasn’t nice to either of them. That was shortly after my neuter surgery. After time passed, I played. A. Lot. Until he got adopted, Romito and I were play buds. We did have a big fight over an unusual situation with a female dog, but we went back to being best buds after that was over. Of course, as mentioned already, when toys were in the vicinity, all bets were off. On 3/17/18, I was adopted. There was a female Siberian in that home. Sadly, I played rough with her, true Siberian play, biting the ankles, grabbing scruffs, and pulling off tags, but I also fought with her some, too. So I went back to Pet Harbor. After that, I played with other dogs a lot except there was one dog I bullied. He was just neutered. At that time, I was fine with the other dogs, who had been fixed for years. Then I got adopted again (2018). Fast forward to June of 2022. I came back to Pet Harbor. I have met several other Siberians. So far, I have had all positive interactions with them. Time will tell if that changes. Bottom line seems to be some dogs I can live with, some I cannot. If your dog(s) understand me, perhaps I can live with them. If they don’t, perhaps I can’t. In any event, at least the 2018 experience showed toys need to be hidden!
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Richard Bruehert.
History:
Pet Harbor was told Fernando and I were put into a shelter because our owners decided they were unable to care for us. From there, we came to Pet Harbor. I was adopted in March of 2018. The female Siberian with whom I lived and I didn’t see eye to eye. So I, sadly, returned to homelessness. In June of 2018, I was adopted again. The next known fact is June of 2022, I was put into an animal shelter in Georgia by someone other than Pet Harbor’s adopter. The shelter scanned my microchip and found out I belonged to Pet Harbor. Pet Harbor got me back.
Movies:
  1. 6/5/2022 – A Whole New World: On My Way Back.
  2. 4/2/2018 – Part of the pack.
  3. 2/10/2018 – See, I can be patient!
  4. 2/10/2018 – I give the best kisses!
  5. 2/6/2018 – Playing and exploring my foster home with my brother Fernando.

More About Me: 2022 Bio: Info to come

2018 Bio: Happy and sweet. Those are the best two words to describe me. Helping her drive, I sat next to my transporter, snuggled with her, and gave her kisses. My job title is Chief Sponge. It is my duty to soak up all loving from all available humans. Come closer, and I’ll prove it! Kisses, sweet and soft ones, are the business cards I leave everywhere I go. And where I go is to follow my human(s) wherever they go. Mary had a little lamb. Do you have a little Brue? Food and squeaky toys are at the entrance to my heart. Although sweetness is my primary trait, I also am comical. So hugs and laughter. What more could you possibly desire? And yes, I will sing for my supper. I have a lot to learn, and I promise to be ever so grateful if you teach me. There is a reward for teaching me: unlimited kisses. So how about it? Will you be my furever home?

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