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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

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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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Age (approx):
8 years old
Birthday (approx):
November 7, 2014
What am I?
Neutered male Siberian husky
Colors:
Sable & white, blue eyes
Weight:
55 pounds (as of 1/25/2023)
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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Age (approx):
2 years old
Birthday (approx):
March 14, 2020
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Black & white, blue eyes
Weight:
55 pounds (as of 12/14/2022)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with children. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met children of all ages. I love them. I really want to play with them or just be with them.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor does not know my history with cats. On 10/23/2022 and 10/30/2022, Pet Harbor introduced me to cats. I sniffed and went on about my business. On 12/14/2022, I met cats again. This time I had a strong focus on them. I chased one cat and pushed to be not distracted from another. While I may be okay with cats, it’s not a good idea for me to be left alone with 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 do well with other dogs. In my evaluation, I did well with another female dog. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have met male and female dogs of all sizes and have been great with all of them.
Energy Level:
Medium
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience preferred
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for George Gerard Howard.
History:
I was in one shelter. Pet Harbor does not know my history prior to that or why I was in that shelter. That shelter was full and transferred me to another shelter. The 2nd shelter placed me in a home. I was returned to the shelter and from there, came to Pet Harbor.
Movies:
  1. 11/5/2022 – Greeter
  2. 11/5/2022 – Lap Dog

More About Me: You know those dogs who love so much that they block your path because if they’re snoozing in your way and you head towards them, they will go belly up and want you to scratch? That’s the category in which my foster mom says I fall. No pun intended with the word “fall” there. If my foster mom does manage to get past me, I follow her. I’m not a pest or annoying. I give her gentle kisses unless she tells me to go away, at which point I will sit quietly in her exit path and wait for her to return. I am a snuggler, a hugger, a curl-up-in-your-arms kind of gal. At least that’s what my foster mom says. I try to give her hugs while she’s working. Her boss doesn’t like that much, but I don’t care about her boss. I just care about getting all my lovin’. My favorite thing to do with children at my foster home, besides just being with them, is to sit in front of them, swish my tail, and put up one or both paws so they’ll pay attention to me. Then as soon as they do, I slink down into belly-up position. It gets them every time! A win for both of us! Pet Harbor found evidence that in my first home, young as I was, I was used as a breeding machine. Fortunately, I got to leave there. Unfortunately, I left there with heartworm disease, which is caused by a mosquito. Then I ended up in two shelters, then in another home. They took good care of me, but they felt my energy level was too much for them as they were not spring chickens. They then returned me back to the shelter. Then I came to Pet Harbor. While I love the great outdoors since, after all, I am a Siberian husky, at least in my foster home and the home before it, I have been a cuddler and seem to want nothing more than to be belly up with my people on the bed or sofa or wherever we can get cozy.

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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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