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Ghost Husky Mix University Place, WA
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, children.
- Prefers a home without
- Adoption fee
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Available for adoption in WA and OR. Fostered in the Seattle area. He is available for meet and greets with pre-approved applications!
Here's what Ghost's foster has to say about him:
Ghost is a very sweet boy, estimated to be 11 months old. He is a large puppy at 60 lb.
Playfulness: Very playful, high energy and has high prey drive. He expects to play with every dog he meets, to the point he whines, barks and pulls to meet with other dogs he sees on walks. We are working on training him to ignore dogs. It’s possible lack of socializing during early days made him so eager to make friends!
He is learning cues from one of my huskies who plays with him often on when the play time is over.
He loves his daily walks, enjoys running and can try to chase birds and squirrels. So no homes with small pets. Not tested around cats but we don't think he would be an ideal fit for a home with a cat.
Human interaction: He loves meeting people. No issues with handling him around food or toys. Still training him to gently take treats from hand though.
Playful with kids but can topple over little kids in his excitement. So, only homes with older kids who know to safely interact with dogs in order to keep everyone safe! He loves to catch balls.
Areas being worked on: He is being potty trained by regularly taking him out.
He has separation anxiety and doesn’t like to be left alone by his humans in the room or crate. He will need time and training to adjust to being left alone for a bit. But he’ll patiently wait by your side and chew on a toy when you work.
He is a fast learner picking up commands and routines quickly.
He loves tennis balls which we use as a training tool to distract him from other dogs. He has shown interest in chewing furniture and shoes. But he leaves it when we offer an alternative. He can go through chew toys quick. Meeting his energy needs is a must!
Ghost was rescued in parternship with Mt. Lebanon Dog Shelter in the Middle East. He spent most of his puppy days left chained on the concrete floor of someone’s yard. He eventually broke free and was found wandering the streets. His front elbows developed hygroma (swelling) because of being on concrete. It doesn’t affect his mobility and could possibly resolve once he continuously sleeps on soft bedding, but it is not guaranteed.
His fur was badly matted and had to be trimmed, even though a husky’s top coat should never be trimmed. I expect it to grow back in a few months.
An ideal home for Ghost would be someone who can
- take him walking and hiking or exercise him regularly
- have the time & patience to understand him and train him consistently with positive reinforcement.
- have another playful large dog at home to play with
- no small children
- who has researched the Husky breed, their shedding, their desire to pull, wander, high prey drive and the need to be treated as a family/ pack.
- preferably experienced with huskies, German Shepherds or other high energy dogs
He is a sweet boy, yearning to be part of a pack and loved by his humans!
Our adoption fee includes age appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchipping and transport expenses. Adoption fee is $450 to help offset travel and medical expenses.
All children at home should be at least age 5 to be approved for adoption!
Applications can be made at bigdogrescueproject.org/adopt
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