Monday, November 26, 2007

All the pretty dogs

Ever try to get a headshot photo of a really fast dog? This is what you get.


Pretty eyes though huh?

This is Zebra. She is a young female spayed Siberian husky available for adoption at my local shelter. (http://www.humanesocietyofknoxcounty.org/ ) Here she is on a playdate with the prison dog Grizz. While she is ok with some dogs, she can be quite pushy, plays rough and needs to be introduced properly for it to go smoothly. She is also very energetic, and loves to run and she came to the shelter as a stray. Quite common in the breed. Huskys love to run and not pay attention to where they are going. Miles later they are far from home and completely lost. Unfortunately she did not get claimed by her family so now she needs a new home. She knows sit and shake so she has had some previous training. We have been working on down, off, and come when she comes along for playdates.

This was the only way I could get a pic of her being somewhat still. She rides very well and jumps right into the crate to go.

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Grizzly is also available for adoption. He is a very shy dog that needs a home with at least one other dog to help him be his most comfortable. He has had some basic obedience training and some behavior modification while at the prison, but he will probably never be a totally normal dog. Thankfully he is not aggressive and prefers to run away then fight when approached by someone that scares him. Once he gets to know you he is trusting and very sweet. He was not treated very well in his last home which didn't help his lack of social skills with people. He is housebroken and crate trained. We were told he is a malamute/lab cross and not quite a year old. Because of his issues he will be available at the normal dog adoption fee. E-mail me directly for more information at CanineHelp@aol.com Be sure to put Grizzly in the subject line.

This is a pic of our pug Jenny. I thought it was cute the way she was demanding lap time even though her "subject" was busy with other things.

2 comments:

Riley said...

Zebra is so beautiful! I have to say that she looks more like an Alaskan husky than a Sibe, though. It's hard to tell from the pics but she's not very fluffy, is she?

Jenna is an Alaskan husky and also arrived as a stray (with her sister and brother) at the Kennebec Valley HS, where she was then transferred to the HSKC where we found and adopted her. :] There must be a sled dog kennel or breeder around here?

Marie said...

In person she looks more sibe than my horrid pics show. Plus she is just finishing a coat blow. Not to say she isn't an alaskan, but I've seen a fair amount of both so that is my best guess.(I am a wanna be musher and have even attended mushing trade shows. Not that I'll ever get my lazy butt off the couch and into the snow. LOL) Not a show sibe for sure though. Who really knows. Either way she is a beautiful husky. Love those blue eyes!