Nicknames: Bear, Fuzzy But, Hardhead, Loudmouth, Handsome Boy, Little Man
Gotcha Date: July 2nd 2010
Birthday: May 28th 2008
Likes: Showing Off My Hot Stuff!! Playing Fetch, Wrasslin', Dog Parks, Giving Kisses
Pet-Peeves: People touching my paws and legs. Thunder. Baths. Going to the vet. Mom not giving me pets and/or her food when I whine, screech, or talk back to her.
Favorite Toy: Large stuffies that make noise, squeeky tennis balls, empty gallon milk jugs.
Favorite Food: Anything Mom has. Crunchy Dog Cookies, Ice Cream, Kong Stuffing, Banannas
Favorite Walk: Anywhere!
Best Tricks: I have a most excellent singing voice and love to howl when Mom plays a video of other dogs barking or howling.
Arrival Story: Mom had just lost Mimi to The Bridge and my foster pawrents asked her if she was interested in adopting me. They loved me lots, but with 19 other Huskies around, it was too much for me to handle. They thought I would do better in an environment with fewer pups.
Mom drove down to my home in North Carolina with Molly on July 2nd, 2010. She and I hit it off well, so Mom decided that would be my Gotcha Day and that I would drive home with Mom and Molly the next day.
Bio: Kodi's Mom here: the following is what I've been able to piece together.
Kodi was dropped off at the Columbus County Animal Control in Whiteville, NC. A witness saw Kodi tied in the back of his owner's truck. The owner told the witness that he had 5 dogs and had to get rid of one. The witness convinced the owner to call Kodi a stray so that he wouldn't be put down right away. Strays were allowed 72 hours to be adopted. Kodi was very friendly and wagging his tail at his owner. He was also seen with a collar that had bells and charms attached, which shows that someone loved him at one time!
While in the shelter, Kodi was labeled an aggressive dog, bad with kids and bad with cats. This information is far from the truth! Kodi was terrified in the shelter kennel, growling and snarling at many. He was put in a scary place since the kennel in which he was housed only had the view of a wall and straight ahead. He couldn't see behind, beside, or above. He was also taunted by some children passing by his cage. So naturally, he let loose with fear, confusion, and worry responses, which were seen as aggressive.
Thankfully, he was rescued on his last day. A couple from NE North Carolina was able to drive down and adopt him and bring him home with their very large group of Huskies. He was very loving toward his parents, sleeping with them and giving out lots of kisses.
A month or so went by and even though Kodi was a very loving boy, it was thought that he would do better in an environment with fewer pups. I had just lost Mimi and wanted to get another Sibe as soon as possible. They contacted me about Kodi and the rest is history!
Even though Kodi is an awesome boy, some damage has been done. He is food aggressive, steals food at lightning speed, and doesn't like to be touched on his paws or legs. He is already making progress in these areas. He is extremely intelligent and has learned quickly about what is right and what is wrong. However, like most Huskies he will follow directions when he feels like it and holds a grudge if he feels like he's being unjustly treated. Even so, I'm very happy to have him in my home!