is Adopt A Husky located?
Our dogs are in a network of foster homes in the various states we
support. There is no
shelter or kennel building to visit.
Approved adopters can arrange to meet dogs at one of our foster
I come see some of the dogs?
Approved adoptive homes are always welcome to meet the foster dogs.
To become approved, please fill out an online adoption
application and we’ll have one of our volunteers set up a home
visit with you.
all of your dogs purebred?
Yes, for the most part, our dogs are purebred.
Occasionally, we get in a mother with a litter of mixed puppies.
saw a dog either on PetFinder or your web, is it still available?
If the dog is on our website or on PetFinder, it is usually still
available. We usually pull
dogs from the website and PetFinder within 24 hours of adoption.
can I get an application to adopt a dog?
Please visit our adoption
page to find a complete explanation of the application process and a
link to our online adoption application.
long does the application process take?
The process can take anywhere from 1-4 weeks.
It depends if the application is missing any information, if your
vet and personal references are readily available, and your availability
for a home visit. Please
visit our adoption application page to get full details on the
states do you adopt to?
We’re currently set up to do
adoptions in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Pacific Northwest.
If you live outside of those states, we recommend visiting the
national rescue page at www.siberianrescue.com
to find a closer rescue. We
don’t do long distance adoptions where a dog would have to be shipped.
not reside in any state you operate in, but I am willing to drive to you
to pick up a dog. Why can't I adopt?
When a dog comes in to Adopt a Husky,
they are guaranteed a home for life. If for any reason an
adopter cannot keep their AAHI dog, the dog MUST come back to
us. We promise that dog we will be there for them no matter
what. And we promise our adopters we will be there for them to
help with any training or issues that might come up with the
adopted dog. Those promises are impossible to keep if we send a
dog to an area where Adopt A Husky has no volunteers or
resources. Additionally, we do not have volunteers outside of
our area available to do home visits, we do not know the local
trainers and/or vet clinics, and we have no way of getting
quickly to a dog that is out of area should they need our help.
For these reasons we only adopt to
the states in which we do have resources.
you hold a dog while we go through the application process?
We’re sorry, but we cannot hold a dog.
It may be that the dog you are looking at may be unsuitable for
you, and the dog’s interests come first.
If a home is found that is a good match, the dog will be adopted
like to get a dog as a gift or as a surprise, how do I do that?
Choosing a dog that you will commit sometimes 10-12 yrs of your life is
a very personal decision, and not one that should be made for you, no
matter how well intentioned the thought may be.
We suggest instead,
wrapping up a box filled with dog goodies – bowls, leashes, toys along
with a special card saying you’d like to sponsor their adoption of a
dog of their choice.
you put us on a waiting list for a specific dog?
Only approved homes can be put on a waiting list.
often do you get puppies in?
We cannot predict when puppies will come in.
We usually see puppies every few months.
interested in more information about a specific dog?
Please visit the dog’s bio page on our website for current
all of your dogs spayed/neutered?
Yes, all of our dogs, even puppies are spayed and neutered prior to
adoption. We strongly
believe that breeding should be done by experienced breeders whose
interest is in bettering the breed and not by someone who thinks they
have a great dog. There are
hundreds of great dogs being euthanized in shelters every day.
like to foster, how do I apply?
We always need foster homes! Please fill out an online adoption application and in the
comments note that you’d like to foster.
like to volunteer?
We always need more volunteers. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com
to receive a volunteer application.
have a dog that I need to rehome, will you take the dog?
We are limited by
the number of foster homes we have. We average 20 to 25 fosters at all
times, and we operate on a one out/one in basis.
We work on a waiting list at all times, a list that never is less
than 20 dogs, and virtually all of them are in kill shelters.
It is rare that we are able to accommodate taking in an owner
cannot physically take your dog, we would like to help. If you can
provide us with photos and a bio of your dog, we will place it on our
website and link it directly to you.
If you feel we
can be of service in this manner, the information and pictures should be
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are listed the fields that are on the owner surrender
template page for you to fill in:
Owner Contact Info
must be completed, and photos must be attached in a .jpg format and
not imbedded in another document such as Microsoft Word. If
the submission does not follow the prescribed format, your dog
cannot be posted.
Listings will be posted
for 60 days unless we are notified in writing that the dog is still
available. Once removed, a dog cannot be reposted.
Another resource that may be of help is http://www.netspace.net.au/~ird/shcv/rescue/surrender.html.
This website has a useful guideline for how to rehome your dog.
I want to apply to adopt a dog now.
All dogs are:
- spayed or neutered prior to adoption
- evaluated for temperament and trainability
- up to date on ALL shots, including Bordetella (kennel cough)
- heartworm tested and on
preventative during the season
- micro-chipped for
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