|Barked: Sun Feb 3, '13 7:24pm PST |
|I’m strongly considering adopting a Siberian husky from the local rescue shelter. They seem like amazing dogs, and I feel that my lifestyle would fit well with owning a husky.
I have done a LOT of research, gotten great insight from forums like this, read books, and understand the huge responsibility of owning a husky.
My main question for you, current husky owners, is if you feel that I would make a good husky owner, based on my lifestyle.
I currently live in a small apartment. I work about a 5 minute walk from where I live, and have 2 dog parks within 10 minutes of me.
If I had a husky, I would wake up early every morning and take the dog for a 4-mile run/bike (which I do anyways). I would then leave for work for a couple hours, and come back home for lunch to take the dog for a 20-30 minute walk. I would return back from work in the evening (around 6pm) to take the dog to the local dog park for 30-60 minutes, and spend the rest of the evening with the dog.
However, while I am at work, I would have to crate the husky due to my small apartment. In total, the husky would be crated for 2-3 hours in the morning, and 4-5 hours in the afternoon.
Do you think this is an adequate lifestyle for a husky? I would love the dog unconditionally, but obviously would not get one if I didn’t feel I would be able to provide it with the best life possible.
Thanks in advance for your feedback.
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