Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another reminder: Please Rescue!

It's been a busy week, so there haven't been any news on our blog, though you can still follow us on Twitter for more frequent updates.

A quick "shout out" to our customers for keeping us busy, thank you so very much!!!

While there may be reasons for buying a puppy from a reputable(!!) breeder (see links on the right hand side of this blog) if you're into the show circuit or running dogs competitively, please remember, that if you're looking for a companion pet or a work-out buddy there are countless numbers of dogs in local shelters and at rescues, just waiting for you to give them a forever home.

All of our dogs have been rescues, and while we may not win any sled dog races, we still have a great time on the trails and the dogs truly appreciate their 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) chance at a good life.

When looking for a dog, please remember, that they will require a place to stay for the next 12-15 years (or more) and that place should be with you. Are you wiling to take a job, that allows you to still take care of your dog properly? Is your dog going to be part of the family, even if and when you have children? Should you have to move, are you willing to make sure, that your new place allows and/or is suitable for dogs? Also, if you're looking for a specific breed, please do your research. From our experience, we can tell you that there's a reason for so many Huskies to end up in shelters or rescues. Yes, they look sooo cute when they're puppies, but they do grow up eventually (sort of) and require (a lot of) exercise; more than many people are willing or able to give them.

If you're ready to adopt, here are a few links to breed specific and all breed rescues:
Husky Camp (southern California)
Half Moon Husky (southern California)
Siberian Husky Rescue (nationwide referral)
Siberian Husky Rescue of Florida
Help A Husky (New York)
Harnessed To Hope
Flathead County Animal Shelter (Montana)
Alaskan Malamute Rescue
A Place To Bark (Tennessee)
Animal Crackers (Laguna Beach CA)
I Love Rescue Animals
4 Love of Dog Rescue (Fargo ND)

If you're not able to have a dog at this time, you can always help your local rescue or shelter with donations (money, time, supplies etc).

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