ABOUT OUR DOGS

Often the pups we receive are three to four week old orphans.

Rarely do we get a dog over five years of age because they often don’t survive the harsh conditions in which they live.

People will move and leave their dogs behind so we get them after they have fended for themselves on the streets, hungry and confused, for some time

There are many breeds, in addition to Huskies, up north. We rescue Retrievers, Collies, Shepherds, Shih Tzus, Lhasa Apsos, Jack Russells, Labs and more. Most are mixes but some are not.

Some of the puppies live in our house with us so that we can socialize them and teach them to trust. Other pups live in a one-room cabin we built just for them. It has a wood stove and doggy doors leading to a fenced in area. All pups get time each day to run the bush and there is nothing quite like watching nine or so pups run from behind trees or on top of rocks come when called.

We often receive pregnant females or moms with their pups so the cabin works especially well for them. Mom can be in with her babies or easily jump the gate for a run in the bush as we are fenced on four acres. We have had occasions though when there were whelping boxes in both my office and laundry room within the house, at the same time. We accommodate the dogs any way we can.

The older pups and adult dogs become part of our pack and Huck, Ruth, Lady Rose, Trillium, Will, Trumpet and Stillwater teach them manners and respect. Pack therapy will do more than we ever could as humans.

All the dogs gain confidence quickly and they somehow remain hopeful even after the hardships they may have known.

We find wonderful homes for our dogs through Petfinder.com.