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Rescue, Adoption & Happy Endings > Ulu Needs A Siberian Husky Rescue
Kye

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Barked: Mon Jan 6, '14 4:47pm PST 
SIBERIAN HUSKY RESCUE NEEDED!
We are located in Grande Prairie, AB, Canada but for the right rescue/owner transportation is not a problem.
If you are interested in adopting Ulu you can contact Tammy Brooks via e-mail at training@gpspca.com

I am currently fostering Ulu until a rescue or home can be located. She isn't up for general adoption but adoption would be considered for the right owner.

The ideal home for Ulu would be one with an ACTIVE owner who is willing to put the work and time into training and exercise. Ulu is a high energy girl, we've had her running with the quad for around 10-20 KMs a day and that seems to be her minimum amount required to get a calm sleepy dog in the house.

Ulu is good with other larger dogs but may be too rough for smaller breeds. She is currently living with one cat but is not allowed off leash in the same room as she gets a little too interested in him so a home with no cats, or small animals, would be best.
She has a tendency to be very grabby with her mouth when touched certain ways or lead by the collar so a home with no children or older children (16 ) is ideal. She would need a very dedicated person who is willing to work on her for this problem. My room mate and I have had a lot of success so far with her but she still needs a bit more work.

She has a sweet personality and loves to be close to her people. We have started crate training her and other than being a bit vocal at night when she's alone she does very well. She does need a bit more work actually getting into the kennel. She already knows sit, lie down and shake both paws. Stay is 50/50 and she doesn't grab food out of your hands, which is nice. Overall a really great girl, just needs a rescue or owner who has the time and knowledge to work with her.
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Siberian Husky > Siberian Husky Rescues In Canada and the USA
Kye

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Barked: Mon Jan 6, '14 4:41pm PST 
Hey there everyone! I recently took in a Siberian Husky as a foster dog and we are searching for a breed specific rescue who would take her. She needs a bit of work with a few behaviors and cannot be adopted out by our local shelter so either an experienced Sibe owner who is looking for a great girl to work with or a rescue who would give her a second chance at a great home is what we're looking for.
Does anyone know of any really good Siberian Husky rescues out there who are currently accepting dogs? Canada is preferred but the right rescue in the US isnt out of the question.

Ulu is 10 months old, more than likely spayed, and good with medium/large dogs of both genders. Ulu would not be good in a home with small animals, cats or children.
More info on Ulu:
http://www.dogster.com/dogs/1317386

Thanks for any ideas guys!!
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Small Dogs > Car Harness PLEASE HELP!

Kye

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Barked: Sun Dec 1, '13 9:25pm PST 
I did some research into Bosley's post about SleepyPod being the only one that is actually crash certified and have decided to return my Canine Friendly harnesses and order a SleepyPod. Only $10 more than I paid for my CF Harness and I know it's a good quality.

Thanks for posting that Bosley!!
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Small Dogs > Car Harness PLEASE HELP!

Kye

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Barked: Sat Nov 23, '13 11:53pm PST 
I recently hit a moose with my dogs in the car, they weren't belted in and thankfully were 100% OK but the first thing I did when I got my new car was buy them safety harnesses which they now wear all the time. I got mine at Global Pet Foods. They are made by Canine Friendly and are crash test certified, you can use it as a harness for walks as well. Expensive but totally worth it, the whole harness is nice quality and they come in a wide variety of sizes and are adjustable.

http://www.gear4dogs.com/catalog?itemid=416

Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnTFgfbl0tk&feature=youtu.be
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Dogster Railroad > Anyone Need A Ride From Red Deer, AB are to Grande Prairie, AB?

Kye

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Barked: Sun Sep 22, '13 2:31pm PST 
Can't figure out how to delete. big grin Thanks for looking :3
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Puppy Place > Question for those who walk multiple dogs
Kye

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Barked: Sat Aug 3, '13 12:12pm PST 
Honestly my guys are usually off leash in the 'heel' command lol. If I'm walking in town with them (I have 2 btw) they have separate leashes but both walk on the right hand side big grin
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Choosing the Right Dog > breeds

Kye

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Barked: Fri Aug 2, '13 8:26pm PST 
Oh, short coated dogs XD OK.

Boston Terrier:
http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/boston-terrier
http://www.dogster.c om/dog-breeds/Boston_Terrier

French Bulldog:
http://www.dogster.com/dog-breeds/French_Bulldog
http://cutlemnow .blogspot.ca/2011/11/french-bull-dog.html


Frenchies are super fun little dogs party
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Choosing the Right Dog > breeds

Kye

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Barked: Fri Aug 2, '13 2:27am PST 
I think a Shi Tzu, Bichon, or Havanese might be worth looking into as well. I know many shelters have a lot of Shi Tzu and Shi Tzu mixes. They are all fairly even tempered dogs and typically great with other animals.

As for the pugs I'd have to agree that they require a lot more maintenance than other small dogs.
A few links in regards to pug health:
http://www.pugvillage.com/pug-health
http://www.pugvillage .com/pug-health/pug-genetic-issues
http://pugworld.co.uk/healthissu es.php

A few more links you may want to look at:
http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/shih-tzu
http://www.vetstreet.co m/dogs/bichon-frise
http://www.vetstreet.com/dogs/havanese
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Choosing the Right Dog > The Search Goes On (Breed Suggestions/Questions)

Kye

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Barked: Thu Aug 1, '13 11:06am PST 
Tyler> I've seen off-leash Greyhounds but everyone I have ever talked with in regards to off-leash sight hounds has told me its a HUGE no-no *shrugs*

Howard> I considered Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs. I'll have to do a bit more research about them as they are not a breed that I am familiar with. I've only seen one in my area big grin Thanks for the suggestion!

Jem> I don't mind prey drive. I'm just concerned about mistaking smaller dogs for prey and killing them. Birds, mice and the like I can handle. Both of my current dogs are big hunters in the bush but I know I can count on them not to maul someones Shi Tzu. Both of my dogs are low-medium energy level and are great with younger dogs/puppies. Kye has trained a few of my friends puppies already XD
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Choosing the Right Dog > The Search Goes On (Breed Suggestions/Questions)
Kye

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Barked: Thu Aug 1, '13 1:36am PST 
Miyu> I sent her an e-mail similar to my post here about myself and what I'm looking for. I will re-post her reply e-mail here...

"Hi, Tara!

Well thank you for being brave and venturing into the world of "breeders!" You will find that you get great resources and "tech support" from breeders - they want you and the dog to be just the right fit.

A few things you need to know about borzoi. First, dog parks are not the best place for most borzoi. If they have much prey drive, they just might mistake someone's little fluffy-mix-de-jour for prey, and that wouldn't go over well. Thus I never take my dogs to dog parks. I will run them with trusted friends and their hounds in a safe, fenced area, but not mixed breeds where little dogs might be mistaken for game. I know of a borzoi that grabbed a little papillon out of its owners arms. The papillon died. The borzoi may just have thought it was a stuffed toy that squeaked nicely, but regardless, it was devastating for everyone. Borzoi are lovely sweet dogs, but they are hunting hounds, and you need to be aware of that part of them. There is a lot of speed and power wrapped under that beautiful exterior. They are like Ferraris.

Secondly, they will need a fenced area (minimum five feet, preferably six feet) to run and play at will. A puppy needs to be able to play as much as it wants, when it wants. It would need to be outside during the day so it can play at will for proper muscle and bone development. Can you arrange for this? What kind of arrangements were you thinking of making when you were at work? You wouldn't want to leave the puppy in a crate all day, and you certainly wouldn't want the puppy loose in your house while you were gone. My dogs are outside all day in their kennel run so they can play as much as they want, sleep in the sun/shade as much as they want. They need that option.

Once a dog is mature, then these issues are not so pressing. Many adult borzoi are happy to sleep all day while their owners are gone. However, puppies need different management for proper development, both physically and mentally.

Other than these issues of physical management, you do sound like you would be a great borzoi home. Having a cat and a couple of other dogs means a puppy is the best way to have a good fit. Borzoi do best with cats that they are raised by and with."

So what turned me off from the breed? A few things:
~Cannot be off-leash unless in a fenced area. EVER, not with training or in a large area even. They're serious about that too I guess.
~Dog parks are not a safe place to bring a Borzoi because of the small dog= prey reaction.
~I have no outdoor area to let a puppy romp in and grow properly
~It would be almost impossible to rescue and older Borzoi because I do have a cat and many friends with small dogs.

Don't get me wrong, I still think they are intelligent, beautiful dogs, however it's not a dog that could easily fit into my current lifestyle. I didn't want to choose the wrong breed and just end up frustrated with the puppy or not be able to keep a happy, healthy Borzoi. If I would have had a nice, large, securely fenced yard I would have considered it further. Though the fact that the dog would always have to be leashed while all the other dogs on the walk get to play off leash was another thing I didn't really like. The prey drive I could have handled but after I sat down and really thought about not being able to be off leash with a Borzoi I realized that was an issue that was important to me.
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