Saturday, June 3, 2017

What's Black And White And Everywhere At HSSV?

Huskies. Tons and tons of huskies.

It's like a very warm, sled-less Iditarod around here. 
We understand that life is often about subtleties and compromise but sometimes things are just very black and white.

ME! ME! I'm black and white and made of floof and silly!
And sometimes everything is very black and white. Like our adoption floor right now. We seem to have undergone what we can only refer to as....

The Husky Invasion.

They're floofy. They're playful. They want to sing you the song of their people. And they have all converged on our adoption floor.

No, they didn't come in together.  There was no husky hoarding or anything dramatic or untoward like that. They just sort of filtered in, one at a time. Handsome Rhino came from a rural shelter.

Insert honking sound here. 
He had a little crooked nose problem and required some dental surgery. We took care of that and he's all ready for a new home, preferably one that enjoys vigorous physical activity and doesn't mind that for some reason he makes goose noises.

He makes goose noises and doesn't really get the concept of crate. But we lurf him.
Which we actually find rather adorable, if inexplicable. He barks like a goose.

Sweet, petite little Annie looks like a small Rhino but is not actually Rhino.

I do not honk. In fact I'm rather soft spoken.
She came to us from an urban shelter. A sensitive, gentle soul, she needed to be someplace a wee bit quieter as the noise was giving her the vapors. We transferred her in and gave her a quiet room in the back which is better but not as good as, you know, a home.

If Annie was a person she would read a lot and listen to NPR. And we lurf her. 
While she's still shy, she ADORES other dogs and turns into a whole other pooch when the bright beam of another dog's attention is upon her. She plays. She laughs. She romps. Do you have a dog? Do you need another dog? You might not but your dog might need another dog and that dog is Annie. She wants to love your dog. She already loves your dog and she hasn't even met him/her yet. We can pretty much guarantee it.

And this is Pearl. Who looks like a taller, leaner version of Rhino and a larger version of Annie. She is not, however, Rhino or Annie. She is Pearl. And she also came from a rural shelter

Check me out. Yes, I look good. 
She certainly looks rather sure of herself, doesn't she? You would too if you had it going on like Pearl does. She's housebroken. Like Annie, she adores other dogs but unlike Annie, is not shy with people. Pearl knows she can hold her own on any hike. Yes, she needs a little help with the manners but don't we all? 

Which brings us to another question: why so many huskies? Because huskies, dear friends, are like flavored coffee or very spicy food..

This latte was not actually made with husky bits. 
Wonderful if you were expecting it, a bit of a rude shock if you weren't. 

The great thing about huskies is that they're super loyal, loads of fun, athletic and have great senses of humor. Most of the ones we get LOVE to party with other pooches. They can be awesome with kids...

Rhino with a little hooman. 
And they're also smart and like to know what's going on around them. Which means they're very, very good...

At finding ways to do their own thing. 

If you find yourself inexplicably drawn to our cavalcade of arctic cuties, pop in. We'd love to talk to you about huskies. If it's not a fit, no worries, we have all sorts of other amaze-ball pooches who'd love to meet you. And we love to see your smiling faces.

Harumph. Too much trouble those big dogs. Come meet me instead. 


  1. Huskies sing well too 😄👍❤

  2. I don't see Annie or Pearl on your website, have they been adopted? I would love to meet them!

  3. They aren't for everyone. So many people get that cute pup then discover the fur problem, the independence, the "talking back". Been a Husky Mom for many years and wish I could adopt all those that were unfortunately selected by the wrong people.