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allows us to get to know you and assess your Siberian
Husky "readiness". We cut no corners when it
comes to finding the right owner for each dog. We think
every husky is perfect, but every home is not—otherwise
we wouldn’t be needed. After applying, you will be
contacted to set up a home visit.
do a one-on-one interview with ALL the household members that
is designed to help you
understand the breed, its specific characteristics and
make sure a Siberian
Husky is suited to you.
a home visit is not more than an hour to an hour and a
half. We have
a standard set of questions that we ask, and then we tour
the yard, garage, and house to ensure the home we place
one of our Siberians in is what we term "Siberian
Proof" and a safe environment.
you have been approved for adoption, you will be able to
meet the foster dogs. Our dogs are kept in a network of
foster homes. You and your family must be willing to
drive to meet any specific dog you are interested
in. If you wish to adopt, you will be asked to sign
Minimum Adoption Donation:
* birth through 6 months - $300
* 7 months through 5 years - $195
* 6 years and up $125
spayed or neutered prior to adoption
* evaluated for temperament and trainability
* up-to-date on ALL shots, including Bordetella (kennel
* heartworm tested and on preventative during the season
* micro-chipped for identification
all household members in agreement about adopting a
Siberian and willing to be present for a home visit?
Adopt A Husky will not
place dogs outside of its geographical area. We will only consider applications from the following
Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the
"Pacific Northwest" region (Washington, Idaho, Oregon). If you are
located in areas other than those, we are unable to
your current pets neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and
current on heartworm preventative where appropriate?
you ready to adopt within the next few weeks?
your vet and personal references aware they will be
receiving a phone call from us?
keep in mind that we do not hold dogs for applicants
while they go through the adoption process.
We urge you not to set your sights on just one dog,
because there may be someone further along in the
process interested in that same dog. If that home is
determined to be a good match, the dog will be adopted
out. We will not discuss dogs until a home is approved.
please understand we are all volunteers with busy
schedules. If your references are unavailable, it will
delay the process, since those must be checked before
moving forward. The entire adoption process takes time;
we are unwilling to sacrifice being thorough when the
dog's future is at stake.
that our application process is very in depth. Some have
complained about how thorough we are, feeling that we should
perhaps trust more and research less. But every process we
have in place is there to ensure that our dogs go to great
homes that are educated in the breed, and able and willing
to provide the love, care and containment they need for
life. Our promise to our dogs is simple: We will try our
absolute best to ensure that their next home is their
forever one. And our application and adoption
process provide the tools for us to keep this promise.
Often we are
asked, as foster homes, "How can you give up these dogs?".
The truth is that it is very hard to bring a dog in to your
home, treat them as one of your own, love them, care for
them and teach them the skills they might have not been
fortunate enough to learn in their previous home. Often we
are the ones who "fix" what caused the dog to be given up in
the first place. We might also be called upon to teach the
most important lesson to a dog that never was fortunate
enough to be loved or cherished. We might have to be the
ones who show that dog what trust and love are, and while it
is the most rewarding thing in the world to see a dog change
before your eyes and become whole, it makes it that more
difficult to say goodbye. The only way our foster homes can
say goodbye is knowing that the organization did their
absolute best in screening our applicants and that *our*
foster dog is going to one of these great homes. Anything
less than knowing our dogs are going to wonderful homes
would make fostering impossible.
We thank you
for your time and patience throughout our process.
want to Apply:
can apply online or email
us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and address and we'll mail an application