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

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Vega

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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