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

(703) 583-HSKY info@petharbor.org

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Age (approx):
1 year old
Birthday (approx):
January 23, 2020
What am I?
Spayed female Siberian husky
Colors:
Grey & white, bi-eyed (one blue eye, one brown eye)
Weight:
43 pounds (as of 1/26/21)
Experience with Children:
Pet Harbor was told children lived in my prior home, but I was chained. So how much interaction I actually had with them is unknown. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have only met one toddler. I obeyed when told to sit. I was calm, sniffed the child, then licked her once. I sat patiently for a few minutes until the toddler came in to pet me & get a kiss. Please understand, though, I am a full-speed dog. I could barrel through small objects, including animals and humans. I’ve even been known to knock over adults when I’m in a case of the zoomies.
Experience with Cats:
Pet Harbor was told when I met a kitty prior to coming to Pet Harbor, at first, I ignored kitty, but after I got more comfortable with my environment, I had to be separated from the kitty for the kitty’s safety. Since coming to Pet Harbor, I have been separated from the kitty in my foster home after an initial meet. My energy level and social awkwardness could be dangerous for kitty. I do whine and try to get to kitties when I see them.
Experience with Dogs:
Pet Harbor was told my history is I am fine with other dogs but socially awkward, having never learned how properly to play with others. I can be too much for some dogs. In my first foster home since coming to Pet Harbor, I exhibited typical female Siberian husky behavior in that I was not very nice to my female Siberian foster sibling, even when she was ignoring me, but I played & played & played with my male Siberian foster sibling. So Pet Harbor moved me to a new foster home. Since coming to that foster home, I have met all sorts of dogs, male and female, and have played and played with all of them without any issues, even small and young ones. I love to roughhouse with other dogs.
Energy Level:
High
Owner Aptitude Level:
Young Northern breed experience required
Named for 9/11 Victim:
I was named for David J. Williams.
History:
I lived attached to a chain. I was saved by Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge. From there, I came to Pet Harbor Rescue.
Movies:
  1. 3/12/2021 – Fun With Agility
  2. 2/26/2021 – Fetch!
  3. 2/12/2021 – Him v. Her
  4. 2/12/2020 – Never Let Go!
  5. 2/6/2020 – Three-Ring Circus

More About Me: First important thing for you to know – my home should have a Volkswagen van for camping because that’s what I love to do. You don’t have a VW van? Want to buy one for me? How about any kind of camping gear? No? What about a tent in the backyard? Not even that? Can we at least roast marshmallows in the yard? No marshmallows? What’s a girl to do? Fine. If I must, I’ll settle for being with my pack wherever we are, but I really do love to go camping. I do want to be with my pack. When any pack member leaves, I cry and whine. When all of my pack members leave, I show them I mean business by killing crates. My pack is smarter than I am. They found an unkillable crate. Finally, you should know I am quite smart and quite trainable. Training is pretty easy, too, since I surely am motivated by what goes in my tummy. Now that I’ve talked full circle from marshmallows to marshmallows, let’s talk adoption! Did you get that van?

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Obviously, everything written here is subject to change.

Of course, the safety of our volunteers and adopters is of utmost importance to us. In light of that and due to jurisdictional and venue rules, Pet Harbor had suspended its public events. On October 3, 2020, we are going to hold an event. We will make a decision about any future events at a later date.

At this time, the adoption procedures we have been following during COVID remain in place, but we have added the Oct. 3 event. Approved applicants can come to the event and meet dogs. PLEASE email us ahead at info@petharbor.org. so we are expecting you since we have to follow social distancing rules.

At times other than the event, approved applicants still are able to have meet & greet sessions, but it remains necessary to narrow the choice to one dog and one meeting.

FOR MEETING DOGS OUTSIDE EVENTS, adoptions are still occurring with multiple safety precautions in place. Specifically:

~ Prospective adopters have the option of a virtual home visit using FaceTime, Zoom, Facebook Messenger, Google Meet, Skype, or similar virtual method or a video home visit, in lieu of an in-person home visit.

~ Upon application approval, these steps happen:

1) All adoption documentation is completed electronically at least one day prior to meeting a dog. No exceptions.

2) To comply with social distancing and our own logistical concerns, applicants & Pet Harbor will work together to narrow the choices to only one dog.

3) Without a guarantee, of course, if the applicants intend to take the dog home that day after the meeting, depending on factors such as where the dog is fostered, volunteer schedule, etc., with proper safety gear, our volunteers with that one dog will meet with everyone in the applicant household (human & canine), but if the applicants do not intend if it all goes well to take the dog home that day, there will not be a meeting. The meeting will occur at or near the dog’s foster home, which will usually be throughout Virginia or in suburban Maryland or D.C.

4) The volunteer holds the dog forward on a 6′ leash & applicants hook their own leash to the dog’s collar. Then the volunteer will disconnect the Pet Harbor leash;

5) From a minimum distance of 6′ from the volunteers, applicants will spend time with the dog while the volunteers are still able to assist and answer questions;

6) If applicants decide to adopt, the donation will be made electronically and the receipt emailed;

7) If applicants decide to adopt, volunteers will take family pictures from a safe distance; and

8) If applicants decide not to adopt, the reverse with leashing happens, the documentation is deleted, and everybody goes their own way.

FOR THE OCTOBER 3 EVENT:

1) If you are sick, please stay home!

2) Social distancing remains in effect.

3) Face coverings are required.

4) Hand sanitizer is available.

5) Only Pet Harbor volunteers or approved applicants are allowed to walk dogs or hold their leashes.

6) Our event will be held outside the PetsMart store.

7) While we LOVE visits from our current or prior adopters, this particular event must be just for prospective adopters.

8) If approved applicants decide to adopt at the event, the paperwork will be done on site. We have pens, but please take the pen you use with you when you finish. The donation can be done electronically or on site in cash, adopters’ choice.

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