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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

Month: November 2022

I went to my forever home on December 26, 2022!

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Age:
5 years old
Birthday:
April 8, 2017
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
70 pounds (as of 11/22/2022)
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.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 12/19/2022, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I sniffed, wagged my tail, and then went on about my business. 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. When evaluated at the shelter before coming to Pet Harbor, I was great with the dogs I met. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been great with the dogs I’ve met. I engage them in play pretty constantly. They’re all Siberian husky sized, both male and female.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Marina R. Gertsberg.
History:
Running at large, I landed in a county shelter. I was microchipped. The person who held my microchip registration was contacted but did not redeem me. From there, I came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 11/20/2022 – Being Introduced to a Dog
  2. 11/20/2022 – Chin Scratches
  3. 11/20/2022 – Boring Toys

More About Me: Information coming soon!

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Pet Harbor’s 9th annual calendars are now available! Continue Reading…

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Pet Harbor is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue organization. We are a breed-specific rescue organization for Siberian huskies. We are volunteer-based and run by donation. We have a network of foster homes throughout Virginia and the surrounding area.

To donate, please click the button below, or mail a check to:

Pet Harbor Rescue
P.O. Box 73
Bowling Green, Virginia 22427
and indicate it is for the Crate and Trailer Fund.

Crates:
K9 Kennel Boss: $460
2 Collapsible Impact Crates: ($899 each) $1,798
High Anxiety Impact Crate: $1,259

Trailer: approximately $3,499

Total Fund: $7,016
Donated: $2,535.22
Current (12/24/2022) Need: $4,480.78

If any of the items are donated, we will, of course, adjust the fund accordingly.

 

BEAUREGARD SMITH

MR. AND MRS. JOHN HORNICK

JOSH SINGER & AIMEE BENSON

MR. AND MRS. STEVEN ROGERS

DIANNE BIANCO

PET HARBOR ALUMNI BECK AND TYROD CLEMENTS

ALEXANDRA POVLISHOCK

NISA AND ZOEY AND THE REST OF THE HENDERSON HAGEN FAMILY

STEPHEN BATES & ANA CAINELLI

WINTER AND RANDY DIGGINS

GRACE CALAMITA BY KEN & LINDA BURGER

MAX, MALAKI, AND PHOENIX HARLEY

MR. AND MRS. DONNIE HARRINGTON

As fun-loving as Siberian huskies are, they often don’t take kindly to crating. They have been known to escape crates, destroying the crates and harming themselves and their homes in the process, which is one reason many become homeless.

     

For determined pack animals, wire crates and often airline-approved hard plastic crates prove useless. Yes, the Siberians laugh at the humans who think they will work.

   

Their goal is to find their pack members who have left the dwelling.

   

In order to have success in our foster homes, Pet Harbor needs top-end crates. Impact crates are top-of-the-line for Siberians. We also have worked with K9 Kennel Boss, which has been a fabulous experience. They are an extraordinarily rescue-friendly company. The appropriate size crate for the majority of our dogs is available only from Impact at the moment.

      

In addition, Pet Harbor holds events about once a month. The events are held in different locations. At present, our event wire crates, table, chairs, and other event supplies are stored in a storage unit. To make it easier to transport crates and supplies to events in different locations and avoid the storage unit cost, Pet Harbor is seeking a 5×8 single-axle trailer with at least a rear swinging door. This is an example of the type of trailer we need:

We really are hoping a Santa out there has these items they don’t want and will donate them to help homeless Siberian huskies. Since we realize that might not happen, we are seeking donations to buy a trailer and the crates. Thank you ever so much! If you have the items and would like to donate them or give us a significant discount on a trailer, please email info@petharbor.org.

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This event has been cancelled due to weather forecast. Continue Reading…

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Our next adoption event in Fredericksburg, VA Continue Reading…

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Age (approx):
8 years old
Birthday (approx):
November 7, 2014
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Colors:
Sable & white, blue eyes
Weight:
48 pounds (as of 11/16/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children of all ages and have been great with them.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 11/15/2022, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I showed a great deal of interest but did not attempt to harm them in any way. 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. When evaluated at the shelter before coming to Pet Harbor, I was great with the dogs I met. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been great with the dogs I’ve met. However, even when they attempt to entice me with play, I haven’t interacted with them. I have mostly ignored them.
Energy Level:
Medium-Low
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Thomas F. Swift.
History:
In 2016, I was adopted from a city shelter. At that time, I had four legs. In 2022, running at large, I ended up back in the shelter. This time, I had three legs. My adopter did not reclaim me. From there, I came to Pet Harbor Rescue.
Movies:
  1. 11/20/2022 – My Christmas
  2. 11/20/2022 – Being Introduced to a Dog
  3. 11/20/2022 – Tripawd Walk
  4. 11/20/2022 – Let’s Go Out!
  5. 11/20/2022 – Hopping With the Pack
  6. 11/17/2022 – Scratching!

More About Me: I’m told swift drivers suck. Well, this Swifty doesn’t. Why? Because I don’t drive! Nor do I suck! In fact, I think I should be a Swifty truck driver, always on the go. Some of you in the trucking business might get this analogy. I can turn on a dime and don’t need GPS to reach my proper destination. I’m told swift drivers tend to get themselves into some odd situations. Somehow I’ve gotten into an odd situation, but someone did it to me. We all wonder what happened to my leg. We don’t know, but it doesn’t matter to me. I am totally fine with three!

Although I can and do run & play with my four-legged brethren, my foster mom says I am a pretty laidback guy. You will see in my pictures I’m frequently upside down. And let me tell you a secret. My foster family calls my brother a grumpy old man, but I go in my foster brother’s crate while he’s in there, and he shares with me! Isn’t that amazing?

Speaking of my foster dad, my foster dad keeps laughing every time he says my name. I wonder why.

If you’re looking for an awesome tripawd, come and meet Swifty. Maybe I’m the one for you.

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I went to my forever home on December 29, 2022!

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Age:
3 years old
Birthday:
February 6, 2019
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
White, blue eyes
Weight:
37 pounds
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. I’ve been great with them. In fact, you will see in my photos how I lean into them or get as close as I can for kisses.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor was told before becoming homeless, I lived with 2 cats. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been introduced to cats and have had no issues with them at all. 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 other dogs. In my evaluation, I did well with other female dogs, mostly ignoring them. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been fine with all dogs I’ve met, and I’ve met male and female dogs of all sizes. Though in foster care, I seem to prefer the company of humans, I have not had any issues with dogs.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Novice
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for Richard Lanard Allen.
History:
I was surrendered to an animal shelter by my humans, to whom I belonged my entire life. 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 – Feisty
  7. 11/5/2022 – Howdy
  8. 11/5/2022 – Sweetness
  9. 11/2/2022 – Pure, Sweet Love
  10. 11/2/2022 – Girls

More About Me: What can I say? There’s one thing I want and one thing I give, and that is love. I love to love. Well, my foster mom says I need groceries, too. Somehow, I had the same home and family for 3.5 years and came out of it super skinny. How did that happen? I am healthy. So did I not get food? It’s a mystery to the Pet Harbor folks. What they can tell you is I am just full of love. Maybe I was starved for food and love. It hasn’t affected my happiness, ability to love, energy level, any of that. Always have a smile on my face. I’ll always put a smile on your face. What else can I say? A girl just wants to be loved.

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