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Bianca *LOCAL* Husky & Alaskan Malamute Mix Wakefield, RI

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Large

About

House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.

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Meet Bianca *LOCAL*

Age: ~ 8 years (as of 02/01/21)
Weight: 75 lbs (as of 03/12/21)

Location: RI

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Bianca is a sweet lady!

This beautiful fluffy girl can't wait to meet you! We are thinking Bianca looks to be a Husky and Malamute mix around 8-years-old.

Bianca is sweet girl that is friendly with everyone she meets. While she was raised with kids, we have learned that she was exposed to older children who weren't very kind to her, and she maybe a bit fearful of kids, and thus don't recommend her for a family with young children. She loves other dogs and would likely be happy to have another co-exister dog or two in her pack. She seems ok with cats, but has been known to chase them and thus think she would do good in a home without cats.

Bianca is house trained and walks pretty well on the leash, but has never been exposed to a crate. Like many Huskys, she is a vocal dog who is a "talker"; to some, this can sound like growling but it really isn't, it's just her way of getting your attention.

Bianca seems to be a very happy and outgoing girl. Her manners could use a bit of polish (couldn't we all??), but she is eager for attention and is very affectionate. We recommend that you and Bianca sign up for some dog training classes together, ideally in the first 45 days or so of bringing her home. Group training classes are a great way to reinforce important skills, learn some new tricks, and get some quality socialization time with other furry friends.

Bianca is a sweet and happy girl who just wants a loving forever home. Can you make her dream come true? Fill out an application today and let her know that you'd love to have her join your family!

Bianca's backstory: Bianca has had a bit of a rough life. She was adopted as a pup into a family with four kids and a father in the military, so mom had her hands full and didn't have a lot of time for this sweet girl. The family had another dog who was Bianca's best friend and they played well together. At about three years of age Bianca sustained an injury to both her back knees (ACLs) and the family couldn't afford the repair and she was passed to the wife's father who had one of the knees repaired. The vet indicated the other knee had too much scar tissue for surgery. Since the surgery Bianca has not had the best life mainly chained up. The father is now too old to care for Bianca and thus she is looking for a forever home that can provide the care and love she deserves. Bianca walks well and is not in obvious pain or discomfort but her activity has been restricted for some time, being chained for so many years. She has a pretty good gait, but does sit with her left back leg thrown out to the side.

Medical Note: This dog sustained bilateral ACL injuries in her previous home. One injury was surgically repaired, but the other was not. Typically, for dogs with injuries like this who are not treated surgically, scar tissue surrounds the joint and provides stability leading to improvement after the initial injury. In this particular case, at the time of foster and exam in 2021, the dog is relatively functional and not in obvious pain or discomfort. Additional surgery is always an option, but there is also the risk that it might actually make things worse in spite of the intent to clean up the joint. The conservative recommendation at this point is to monitor her quality of life, maintain low to moderate activity level expectations, and address any deterioration if and when it occurs. Surgical repair for one ACL injury in a dog like Bianca could run more than $2,500. The adopter is recommended to start and maintain joint supplements which may be helpful, as well as keep her weight lean and her muscles strong.

Medical Note: This dog tested positive for exposure to ehrlichia while in SOS foster care. This does not mean that this dog had ehrlichia. This dog is/has been asymptomatic while in SOS care and was preventatively treated with a 28-day course of doxycycline. Please see here for more information on ehrlichia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ehrlichiosis_(canine).

Please check with your vet if you should have any questions or concerns about these conditions, and discuss any concerns you may have with your SOS Adoption Counselor.

Adoption Fee: $585

To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website: www.sosarl.org/aa/

**Additional info you should know - For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label. Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption. There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

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  • Husky
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