I am a cheeky little bugger, hand over the treat pouch or I’ll take it myself!
Autumn and Denali are our most confident huskies at our shelter. We think they are mother and daughter. They are much smaller than most huskies both weighing in at about 12.5kg. They have learned to walk on loose lead and ignores cars and other dogs. Walker says: “Both Autumn and Denali were a little hesitant to start with but walked well. No issues otherwise”, “Loves treats, very calm. Lovely dog”. “Autumn was lovely, calm and good with cars, dogs and other people. She would stop every so often and needed coaxing with treats. However she walked at a good pace once she got going”
Walkers say: Denali "Wanted to sit sometime to get treats before walking again”, “Needed encouragement to walk at first but then walked / jogged well and is good with kids”, “Very gentle, calm good dog”, “Timid but gentle nature”, “Easy to walk, doesn’t pull. No issues with cars or other dogs. Loves treats”
Autumn and Denali have been tested with children and are suitable with kids 12+yo. Our trainer says: "They can be a little nervous of sudden movements and noise so best suited to older children."
Since being with us they have participated in an outdoor event and coped amazingly well with crowds, loud noises, lots of dogs and moving activities. We are so proud of them. They have been taken to a home environment where there was another husky. Denali gets a little car sick during travel whilst Autumn is more confident. They enjoyed going into the house and doing zoomies inside. They both loved getting treats in the home and seemed quite comfortable.
Autumn and Denali are two of the many huskies that we rescued from a hoarding situation at the end of 2021. They were living in filth and had to fight for the small amounts of food that were thrown to them. The dogs have had little or no social engagement with humans and knew nothing about a routine, living in a house or walking on lead.
They are looking for committed family with a garden who understand and have experience with arctic breeds and only leave the dogs unattended for shorter periods.
Thank you to our Help a Husky Life Savers:
- Silver - George Family