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 "Chloe" Van Wylde of Mystic Mountain
Today was not at all what we expected. While the day dawned a beautiful, sunny, breezy Saturday...just one phone call catapulted our morning into a morning of mourning, filled with shock and sadness as we helped our sweet Chloe earn her furangel wings and journey North of the Rainbow Bridge to join her older brother, Gibson.


Puppy Chloe and her momma, my Daughter.
To say losing Chloe to sudden acute liver failure was a total shock. Her April vet check went well for an 11.5 year old pup with arthritis. While Chloe's legs had arthritis issues that have been steadily worsening to the point she was on medication, she was still a healthy, always happy girl.  Her leg issues stem back to when she was just four and during a leap up onto my daughter's bed, she blew out both of her legs, requiring her to go in for emergency double imbrication surgeries. So thankful at the time when she actually walked out of the vet (although bandaged up and heavily medicated), we were told severe arthritis would set in one day...and that day came. Even with a gimp, she was on medication and full-spectrum hemp oil to help alleviate her pain, she greeted each day with bright blue eyes and always a happily wagging tail. Seeing her, how could you not smile?!

Our vet reminded us this morning of how much joy Chloe and her siblings, Wolf and Bandit, our "Pupsters" brought to us. She remembered when we first brought home the three as puppies, and she said focus on the joy and happiness she added to our lives and we gave to her. 


Oh, there are so many precious moments, including how wonderful she was with my grandson from the moment he arrived! He even learned to call her by her nickname "CoCo." So dear to watch them together...my daughter's baby and furbaby.


Sharing in the raising of these amazing dogs with my daughter has been such a blessing, and so many days filled with laughter and silly Sibe shenangins. What is so hard for me now, is to how our FiveSibes went to four, and now three...and the empty bed, the space where Chloe should be among the others, and simply looking for the missing Sibe when the others come. So sad to know that the "three Musketeers" fondly known as "The Pupsters" will be together no longer...but, the joy in raising three littermates together and watching them bond and be each other's best friends for life is something that will always be so very special.


Chloe and littermates Wolf & Bandit: "The Pupsters" on one of their birthdays.




One of my fave photos of our fab FiveSibes, always together. The joy these Huskies have brought to our lives is something to always be treasured. Days go by way too fast. Now there are only three...but, will forever be the FiveSibes in my heart.


It's the silence that now is deafening as she was our "chatty Chloe," always talking, especially when it was meal time. That girl knew it was breakfast or dinner time a half hour ahead of time. She was like a Husky alarm clock! Oh, and how Chloe loved her treats. Honestly, Chloe just loved food. All the time! In addition to being the FiveSibes pack sweetheart, Chloe was also the chow hound! The mere mention of "treat" or "cookie" or that crinkle of a bag would have her come running front and center!

Chatty Chloe.m4v - YouTube


Chloe's face was that of an angel from the very beginning. The perennial puppy face. The sweetest dog,who never growled, grumbled, or grouched. Not ever. She greeted everyone every single day, almost right up until her very last, with a wag of her tail. And she never aged. Her face today was that of her puppy face, nothing belied the eleven and a half years under her collar.

Chloe was a such sweetheart, a gentle dog, who was always happy as indicated by her always-wagging tail. You couldn't help but feeling happy just being around her.


A Fave Photo of Chloe & my Daughter
Technically my daughter's second Husky (Harley is her first), Chloe and my daughter shared a very special bond. They were best pals. Chloe was so amazing and helped my daughter through some rough days. Then, after she blew out her CCLS and meniscuses and had her legs rebuilt, my daughter laid by her side all through her long rehabilitation. My husband built a special ramp for her, and all FiveSibes and family rallied around our girl. (You can read her story in my post "For the Love of Chloe" here).


It was so simple to please Chloe. A treat or meal sure made her super happy (and vocal)! That is why when she suddenly stopped eating, to the point of actually walking away from us, we knew something was wrong...way wrong. Yesterday she went to the vet for bloodwork and X-rays, and at first it seemed good news--no signs of cancer or growths. However, Chloe turned her nose up again at dinner, and not one snack--nothing--intrigued her. 

And then...the phone call. The news was not good--as a matter of fact, it was horrible news. Chloe was in liver failure and the critical point was coming fast.

 The very last pack photo taken with Chloe.

So on this beautiful, breezy day, we unexpectedly had to say goodbye to our pack sweetheart, one of the Pupster siblings, Chloe Van Wylde of Mystic Mountain. 

Chloe, lying on her favorite bed on the back deck--our FiveSibes favorite place to be--Chloe was held by my daughter, as we both pet her and told her she was a good girl, a special girl, and it was time for her to find Gibson, her big brother, at the Rainbow Bridge. He would meet her and together they would head north, and enjoy forever zoomies together in the softest snow with rays of sunshine glistening through, always and forever in our hearts. Harley, Wolf, and Bandit were with her...Wolf staying right by her side as she eased into her forever peaceful sleep as the sun twinkled, the birds chirped, and the breeze blew.

While we are numb, and I write this through many tears, we know she is safe from pain now. And, I remind myself, it was a beautiful day for her to take a trip to north of the Rainbow Bridge, surrounded by her family who loved her.


Run free now, sweet Chloe, with your big brother Gibson; forever happy and pain free. Know you gave us so many happy memories and meant the world to my Jenn. You will always be in our hearts. And...we hope it is raining treats up there just for you.

Love You Always, sweet CoCo, 
Your Hu-Momma & Grand-Hu-Momma
@FiveSibesMom





I will be taking a little time off to be with Harley, Wolf, and Bandit as we grieve Chloe's loss. I want to thank each of you for all your love, well wishes, prayers, and good thoughts. Our FiveSibes feel all the love, and I know Chloe carries that with her on her wings.

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Welcome back to our weekly #WaitingWednesday Blog Hop where we highlight rescues and feature some of their adoptable dogs and dogs waiting for a foster home! While we here at FiveSibes, focus on Siberian Huskies and northern breeds, the Blog Hop is open to ALL breeds and species, so I hope you will join in and highlight some rescues near and dear to your heart and hop along with us! This week, our featured rescue is Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue (NLSDR).


Organization Contact Info:

Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue (NLSDR)
(No physical facility)
Email Adoption Coordinator: AdoptASledDog@aol.com
Website: http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/IN222.html
Photo Website: https://adoptasleddog.smugmug.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NLSDR/

Based out of Indianopolis, Indiana since 2004, NSDR's mission is, "to advocate for and/or rescue stray, abandoned, displaced, or abused dogs. In particular we focus on northern breed dogs facing euthanasia in the Midwest/Great Lakes region shelters. Our goal is to place the dogs we rescue in loving, experienced, and secure homes with people who understand and celebrate the unique characteristics of their breeds. Northern Lights is the largest rescuer of northern breeds in Indiana. All of our Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, and northern breed mixes are adopted to homes that are thoroughly screened and investigated to ensure the best possible match for each individual dog in terms of the new guardian's experience, lifestyle, and home environment."


Meet Some of the Beautiful Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue Adoptables... 






  










"Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue is a group of committed and experienced rescuers who came together because we wanted to stay true to our shared passion and priorities and keep our rescue about helping dogs. We maintain excellent working relationships with virtually all the leading northern breed rescue groups in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions."


How Can I Adopt From 
Northern Lights Sled Dog Rescue?

For NLSDR Adoption Information  
Email the Adoption Coordinator at
AdoptASledDog@aol.com


What's This NEW #WordlessWednesday 
Blog Hop All About?
It's about becoming a "village" to help rescues, homeless Huskies, and all abandoned pets of any species in need. It's also to share breed information to help educate folks so they understand the traits, habits, and needs of specific breeds, such as the Siberian Husky, BEFORE they welcome one into their home to ensure the home will be a forever one. Please check out our recent post HERE where I talk all about this new important Blog Hop!  


Also, please be sure to read a very important and informative blog article wrote, #BreedEducate2Relate: It Takes A Village to Help Huskies in Need about the explosion of Siberian Huskies being abandoned and to become on educated on the breed before welcoming one into a home, as well as an equally important companion article in 4Knines titled Siberian Husky Rescues: A Heartfelt Mission to Help the Homeless. I hope if you have not read these, you will and share with others, too.



How You Can Join in Our Weekly "Village" to  Help Homeless Pets...

Write a blog post highlighting a rescue (you can do a different one each week!) along with some photos of the rescue's adoptable animals (dogs, cats, horses, bunnies--any species) along with a little info on the pet and the rescue's contact information. Then grab our badge below and link to our blog, add your post's link to the Linky list, and join in the hop to help homeless animals!



 If you are with a non-profit rescue of northern breed dogs (and mixes of both), please send me your info and some of your adoptables to highlight in an upcoming “Waiting Wednesday” feature! Feel free to Email info and photos to FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com and put 
“Waiting Wednesday Adoptable” in subject line!

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The Focus...
 

The Concentration... 



But, ohhhhh....a double steal of Chloe's cookies by Harley and Bandit! Well played, girls! In the Huskies game of life...you snooze, you lose! (No worries, Chloe did get her cookies, and Wolf passed on the treats. Silly boy.) Our fun and tasty flashback from summer of 2017!


"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats." 
~Irish Murdoch






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Woo! So very excited to be launching our new #WaitingWednesday Blog Hop ~ it's a weekly post of highlighting rescues and some of their adoptables! Here at FiveSibes, we focus on Siberian Huskies and northern breeds, but the Blog Hop is open to ALL breeds and species!  I'm going to jump right in with our first featured rescue, Husky House Siberian Husky & Fellow K-9 Rescue, but please be sure to read below to get all the exciting deets on what this Blog Hop is all about!

Organization Contact Info:
Husky House
391 Rt 34
Matawan, NJ 07747
Email: Huskyhouseinc@gmail.com

Located in New Jersey, Husky House "is committed to the rescue, shelter, care and adoption of stray, abandoned and unwanted animals in the Tri-State area. We are also dedicated to furthering the public's education concerning the issues of proper pet care and the importance of spaying and neutering all dogs and cats alike. Husky House is a non-profit, tax exempt organization (501c3) that was founded by Lorraine Healy. Husky House is dedicated to helping abandoned Siberian Huskies as well as all breeds of dogs, including mixes, have a second chance in life and a place to call home which they so richly deserve."

Meet Some of the Beautiful Husky House Adoptables...





***NOTE: Dogs with epilepsy can and do live happy lives! For more information on Canine Epilepsy and seizure awareness, please visit our FiveSibes #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Online Library at http://fivesibes.com/k-9-epilepsy-awareness.html and our #Paws4Purple partnership with the Anita Kaufmann Foundation at http://purpledayeveryday.org/paws-4-purple/



















"Husky House is dedicated to helping abandoned Siberian Huskies as well as all breeds of dogs, including mixes, have a second chance in life and a place to call home which they so richly deserve." ~HuskyHouse.org


How Can I Adopt or Foster from 
 Husky House?

  1. Husky House IS NOT a walk-through facility. Adoptions are by approved appointments only.
  2. Fill out a non-binding application on their website.
  3. Husky House will be checking your vet and personal references.
  4. Husky House will conduct a phone interview.
  5. Husky House will perform a Home visit.
  6. Upon completion and approval of application & home visit, come meet the dog(s)!
Husky House Contact Info:


What's This NEW #WordlessWednesday Blog Hop  All About?

It's about becoming a "village" to help rescues, homeless Huskies, and all abandoned pets of any species in need. It's also to share breed information to help educate folks so they understand the traits, habits, and needs of specific breeds, such as the Siberian Husky, BEFORE they welcome one into their home to ensure the home will be a forever one. Please check out our recent post HERE where I talk all about this new important Blog Hop!  


Also, please be sure to read a very important and informative blog article wrote,  #BreedEducate2Relate: It Takes A Village to Help Huskies in Need about the explosion of Siberian Huskies being abandoned and to become on educated on the breed before welcoming one into a home, as well as an equally important companion article in 4Knines titled Siberian Husky Rescues: A Heartfelt Mission to Help the Homeless. I hope if you have not read these, you will and share with others, too.


How You Can Join in Our Weekly "Village" to  Help Homeless Pets...

Write a blog post highlighting a rescue (you can do a different one each week!) along with some photos of the rescue's adoptable animals (dogs, cats, horses, bunnies--any species) along with a little info on the pet and the rescue's contact information. Then grab our badge below and link to our blog, add your post's link to the Linky list, and join in the hop to help homeless animals!




If you are with a non-profit rescue of northern breed dogs (and mixes of both), please send me your info and some of your adoptables to highlight in an upcoming “Waiting Wednesday” feature! Feel free to Email info and photos to FiveSibes(at)gmail(dot)com and put “Waiting Wednesday Adoptable” in subject line!








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If you know a Siberian Husky, or any dog for that matter, food is an instant path to their hearts! Here at FiveSibes, Chloe is our not only our pack sweetheart and the most vocal, she is also a major foodie dog! Here she is in her glory getting ready to munch on a special hand-crafted, all natural doggy doughnut made by Sassy's Goodies (who is also the maker of the fundraiser treat for Epi-dogs, "Gib Nibs" named after our beloved furangel Gibson)! Can you say "nommmmmmmmm?!" While any day is a good day for a doughnut, in honor of it being National Doughnut Day, today's flashback photo is a pretty recent one dating all the way back to last month when our Huskies first tried (and loved) Sassy's delicious doggy doughnuts!


And for the humans, check out your local and national doughnut shops--many have specials and offers of a free doughnut today! Mmmmm...




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Share your fave pics from Memory Lane from yesteryear or yesterday, grab our badge, link to us, and join in our weekly Flashback Friday Blog Hop! Hop link is open all week!





 
Did you check out our new 
#WaitingWednesday Blog Hop & 
special #BreedEducate2Relate Feature?
Click HERE!


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  And...Starring a Few Beautiful Adoptable Huskies!

Author Jennifer Skiff stated, “Dogs, for a reason that can only be described as divine, have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously.” No truer words have been spoken, especially for dogs that have been rescued from neglect, abuse, and abandonment.


 Harley, with her stunning blue eyes, 
is the "mother" of our Husky pack!

People are instantly drawn to the Siberian Husky’s stunning beauty. From their beautiful eyes—ranging from startling icy blue to striking amber, and beautiful brown to mesmerizing green. Some Siberian Huskies have almost mystical eye colors called bi- or parti-eyes, meaning either each eye is a different color, or a splattering of one color is splayed across another color, giving the eyes an almost marble-like artistic look. To look into a Husky’s eyes is to certainly fall in love!


Then there is that silky, fluffy, sometimes wooly double coat of many colors that have caught many an eye.
Once the rulers of snow, these dog are landlubbers, too! Whether pulling sleds across snowy terrain or leading bikes urban mushing across dry land, dockdiving, showing, hiking up a hill, or simply being a loving and goofy family member, these dogs are full of personality, mischief, and love. They are so much more than their stunning beauty!

Siberian Huskies have grown in popularity as they star in TV shows, movies, and in product and auto-mobile com-mercials, bringing these stunning dogs right into everyone’s living room and amping up the desire to get one. This creates a widespread issue of these beautiful dogs being purchased, and then abandoned when folks who are uneducated on the breed’s needs and traits, find out all too soon the dogs are “too much” dog to handle, and then just as quickly as the whim to get one, they dump the Husky. This not only makes the unsuspecting Husky wonder what it did (that wasn’t in its nature) to suddenly be abandoned and family-less, but it also adds to an already overcrowding of Huskies in shelters, many that are high kill shelters due to the ridiculous number of dogs being either abandoned or owner-surrendered.

Check out our website https://FiveSibes.com for lots of info including 
"All About the Breed" & "Rescue" Links!


Many times people mistake the Siberian Husky as a wolf. Siberian Huskies are not wolves. We have all seen the beautiful Siberian Husky on TV; some mistakenly portrayed as “direwolves,” which are based upon the now extinct real dire wolf, a species whose scientific name is canis dirus meaning “fearsome dog.” With direwolves starring in the very popular television series Game of Thrones, the number of Huskies purchased because of their resemblance, and then abandoned has skyrocketed. Siberian Huskies are not direwolves.

Whatever first attracts people to the stunning Sibe, whether they see one on TV or in an ad or even their neighbor walking one, the result is the same—they think they just “have to have” or “need” one.

Until they don’t.

Then these gorgeous “must have” dogs are suddenly surrendered to a shelter or worse, dumped and abandoned, all because folks did not do their homework on the breed and their specific needs (which is easily discovered by a few clicks on the computer to any registered Siberian Husky rescue, the American Kennel Club, and the Siberian Husky Club of America that all have an educational page on the traits and needs of a Siberian Husky).


Buddy, the Christmas Husky: From abandoned and abused to rescued,  fostered & loved for life.

Sadly, the numbers of abandoned or “dumped” Siberian Huskies have exploded in population at shelters and resulting in rescues being so overloaded. Rescues work against the clock in some cases to help save Huskies from high kill shelters, puppy mills, owner-surrenders (for a myriad of reasons), or found abandoned—all because of their natural habits, which are widely disclosed and written about so there should be no surprise there. Unfortunately, people do not take the time to find out what the specific needs are for this beautiful breed before they get one. And quite honestly, no matter the breed, people absolutely need to research the breed’s needs, quirks, traits, possible genetic health issues, etc., to be sure the dog is a good fit and becomes a FOREVER family member.

Talk to any of the hard-working, Siberian Husky-loving rescue folks, and they will tell you that these beautiful dogs, along with their equally beautiful cousins the Alaskan Malamutes, are being abandoned at alarming rates. So much so, that rescues are not only in dire need of adoptive families, but also foster families, to help save as many as they can who have been abandoned by their families to high kill shelters, or worse, just set loose. Some of these Siberian Huskies who are rescued have medical issues that have arisen from being poorly cared for or neglected, to some who even require emergency surgery from injuries that were never tended to. 

A rescue not only takes in the dog, but they also work to evaluate the dog, have a veterinarian check, and see to any necessary medical attention. They then work with the dog to rehabilitate and help the Husky readjust to life outside of the scary, stressful pound they quite suddenly found themselves in.


Homeless Huskies Have Become An Issue Of Epidemic Proportions...

“Siberian Huskies are the cutest puppies and grow into gorgeous adults, but looks aren’t everything!” says Shari Baillargeon, also known as “Mama Shay” in the Husky rescue world, and a forever foster mom who says all of her Huskies chose her to be their advocate! Known for her Facebook page Buddy, the Christmas Husky (www.facebook.com/BuddyTheHusky), named after the famous now furangel Buddy (pictured above in the banner showing his poor condition when found, to his beautiful condition after Shari's care). Buddy was rescued from being abandoned and abused (and also the star of his own book I wrote called Buddy, the Christmas Husky~A True Holiday Miracle about his journey from abandoned and abused to rescued and loved). You can read all about Buddy's story and his legacy on my April 3, 2017 blog post HERE.


 "I'm adoptable!"

Shari, who volunteers with MUSH Rescue of Atlanta, GA (www.mushrescue.com)  in is currently fostering 10 dogs, many with special needs, and she understands Huskies. “So many people do not research the breed and understand what their needs are. They are also pack animals and most do better when they are in a home with another Husky or similar sized dog. You become part of their pack and they expect to spend time with you and the family. They are happiest when they are with you, whether it is hiking or just watching a movie.”


Shari also notes that potential Husky families really need to understand that these dogs are, “a very high energy breed that needs to be stimulated daily to stay out of trouble.  They are well known for their ability to escape confinement and will travel for miles in a short period of time.  They can be very destructive if they are bored.  They will chew up things, dig holes like you have never seen a dog dig before, and totally re-vamp your landscaping to meet their specifications.  I like to say that everything in and out of my home has been ‘modified Siberian style.’ Not knowing what a Siberian Husky’s traits and needs are before purchasing them is what puts so many into our shelter and rescue system.”


  "I'm adoptable!"

Steph Konz, executive director of Taysia Blue Rescue (www.taysiablue.com) in Nebraska that rescues both Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes states, “Huskies and Malamutes are independent thinkers, therefore, most of them will decide if it's worth it to them (treats or attention) to listen, unlike some other breeds that just want to please their person/people. We do breed education for first time owners, which is super important, and we are a life long resource for the adopter. We never want our adopters to feel like we adopted a dog to them and disappeared.”

Warm-Weather Sibes Need Homes, Too
When one thinks of a Siberian Husky, an image of a beautiful furry sled dog running across a snow-covered field may spring to mind. But, Huskies are also very popular in the warm climate areas as well. “Huskies can certainly deal with the Florida weather!” states Janet C., the social media coordinator for Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida, Inc. (SHRF at www.siberrescue.com) who has been a Siberian Husky mom herself, and has been working in rescue since 2005.

Janet emphasizes the need for people to educate themselves on the breed prior to bring a Husky home. “We have people who get a Husky because the dog is cute, and they always wanted a Husky. They need to know that this is a working breed. A bored Husky can be very destructive.” If the Husky does begin to get destructive, “they are not getting enough physical or mental stimulation,” explains Janet, who depending on the issue, recommends getting a behavior specialist and/or a trainer. “Someone who knows the breed. You WANT to keep the dog. That is the most important thing; to keep your family member. What are you going to do when your kids are acting up? You should have the same level of commitment to your dog as you do to your child or grandchild.”


 "I'm adoptable!"
Janet points folks interested in getting a Siberian Husky to the SHRF’s website for more infor-mation. “We have an education section. People need to read…and ask questions. Sometimes what people are seeing is typical Husky behavior and they should have known that BEFFORE getting the dog.” Janet also emphasis some additional points: “These dogs cannot be off-leash in an unfenced area.” And, “you’ve got to know you have enough money should your dog develop a health issue (such as cancer, epilepsy, CCL injuries, etc). Whatever you do for your child, you should do for your dog.”


Beware of Hollywood "Huskies"

According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals-www.peta.org), the rescues in the United Kingdom, since Game of Thrones originally aired 8 years ago, has seen a shocking “420% increase in the number of homeless Huskies.” Four-Hundred and Twenty percent! And that is in the UK alone!


Game of Thrones actor Jerome Flynn (“Bronn”)  has even stepped forward to encourage people to not buy Huskies, but rather adopt one from a local shelter.


VIDEO: 'Game of Thrones' Star Jerome Flynn Urges Fans Not to Buy 'Direwolves' - YouTube

Flynn’s Game of Thrones co-star Peter Dinklage (“Tyrion Lannister”) has also partnered with PETA and back in 2017 he sent out an urgent plea to save Husky pups after fans were intrigued by the show’s direwolves and as a result, bought Huskies without doing their research, which only drove up the number of Siberian Huskies eventually being dumped. Stated Dinklage, “Please, please, please. If you are going to bring a dog into your family, make sure you that you are prepared for such a tremendous responsibility and remember to always, ALWAYS, adopt from a shelter.”


The Struggle is Real

Rescues are struggling to save as many homeless Huskies from shelters and animal control centers, and many are “high kill” shelters and the need to help these dogs is truly a critical race against the clock.

Janet says their rescued Huskies in Florida usually come from kill shelters. “They get our first priority for foster homes. We can’t save them fast enough.”


According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the rescues in the United Kingdom, since Game of Thrones originally aired 8 years ago, there has been a shocking “420% increase in the number of homeless Huskies.”


Excuses, Excuses

With the rise in popularity of Siberian Huskies, the numbers in need of rescue have also risen exponentially, and rescues simply cannot keep up with huge number of these healthy, beautiful dogs who are being “owner-surrendered” or simply put, dumped—because, why? A myriad of excuses, such as:

  • “I didn’t realize s/he would be so destructive and eat my sofa.” 
  • “My Husky is crazy. Went after my little cat.”  
  • “I walk my Husky every day on a leash for at least 10 minutes, and all s/he wants to do is break out of my yard and run.”  
  • “My Husky jumped my yard fence and chased my neighbor’s chickens.”  
  • “S/he dug up all my plants and escaped under the fence.”
And the reasons just keep piling up. Every single one of these abandonment excuses could have been avoided had the people simply done their homework on the breed! 

And then there are the ridiculous excuses: 
  • “I’m allergic.”  
  • “I’m moving and can’t/don’t want to take my Husky to the new place.”  
  • “I’m having a baby.”  
  • “I want a different dog.”  
  • “My Husky is old now.”
All things to consider before welcoming a Siberian Husky into your home.


“The Siberian Husky is an exceptional breed. They are extremely intelligent, athletic, attractive, and incredibly goofy. We know they aren't for everyone, but those who accept them for who they are and understand their needs find that they are the most loving and devoted dogs.”

 ~Jodi Klein, Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue





Education is Key

“Never ever get a dog without doing your homework first,” emphasizes Janet of SHRF. “This is a working breed that needs umpteen hours to exercise. I used to do six miles a day with my Ranger. He was a handful, but you have to be in for the long haul.” While you must live in Florida to adopt a Husky through SHRF, they also feature an in-depth educational page on Siberian Huskies for anyone anywhere who is interested in the breed. You can find the information on their website at www.siberrescue.com.



“Huskies and Malamutes are independent thinkers. We do breed education for first time owners, which is super important, and we are a life long resource for the adopter.”
~Steph Konz, Taysia Blue Rescue


“We love to educate potential adopters and we have no problem telling them the good, the bad, and the ugly!” says Sarah Garcia, volunteer with Free Spirit Siberian Rescue (www.huskyrescue.org) in Illinois. Free Spirit is celebrating 20 years of rescuing and over 3,000 Huskies saved! “First they must understand the energy level and the constant need for exercise.  Many think that just letting the run in the yard is adequate exercise and then quickly find out it is not. They also need to realize that they shed...and a lot!  Huskies require constant grooming and therefore their owners must like to vacuum.”



 "I'm adoptable!"
Sarah says their best advice to Husky families is in order to give their new Husky a happy forever home is “love, patience, and persistence. There will be challenges along the way with any new Husky, but if you are willing to put in the time and the work to making a positive relationship with them and allowing them to thrive it will all be worth it.”


“You have to be willing to look at your dog as a family member, and to commit to it and to training, and also if they have medical issues. Whatever you do for your child you should do for your dog. If you cannot treat your dog properly, do not have one in the first place. They deserve the love and respect you give your kids.”

~Janet C., Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida, Inc.



Surrendering a Sibe

Now, sometimes there is a legit reason for the need to surrender a Husky, or any dog for that matter—and that would be if the pet parent passes away and has no family who can take in the dog, or the human becomes so ill they can no longer take care of their dog. There are many ways to try and help the dog find a loving home, such as contacting a local rescue for advice and possible help rehoming the Husky into a new, loving forever home.


“Sometimes dogs just aren't in the right home,” notes Steph of Taysia Blue. “If someone truly needs to re-home their dog, the best thing to do is reach out early…not a week before you need the dog moved. The majority of rescues run at max capacity all the time. Therefore, there is a waiting list for dogs to come into rescue. We often, as owners, foster the dog while we find them a new home. If the rescue has the owner foster the..
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It has been a very rainy month here (again)! While Siberian Huskies genetically do not like rain, they sure do love digging in the muddy puddles! Our flashback today is from this earlier year, and here's a little fun video of an imaginary conversation between my FiveSibes and me after they had a fun romp, dip, and dig in muddy water-filled craters in our yard! I hope you get a giggle or two from it!


Rainy Day Fun With #FiveSibes Muddy Huskies - YouTube


“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.” 
~Vivian Greene
Do your dogs love to plain in the rain or mud?  


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"Momma" Harley, our alpha queen who was three when we welcomed the puppies to our family, took to the Pupsters as if they were her own! A true mother of Huskies! Top photo, current photo, and bottom is a Flashback to Spring 2008, when the pups came home, and we became the FiveSibes!


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