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Siku (meaning 'ice' in Greenlandic) is a stunning 3-year-old White Siberian Husky who was rescued from a high-kill shelter in California. Siku is so majestic-looking that he gets compliments and approached to be pet all day long. He has been friendly towards everyone that has approached him, including large-statured men, 7-year-olds, as well as a toddler. A true husky, Siku will need a dog-savvy owner who will recognize his skills, beauty, and potential. His future owner will also need to be capable of confidently handling Siku's power and strength, as well as his need for an active lifestyle and daily vigorous exercise - Siku could quite literally be a sled-pulling dog. He likes to be worked and given a job, so Siku would benefit from being in ongoing training (nose work might be really fun for him!), which will also help build a connection with his owner. At the end of the day, Siku is very mellow in the house and is quite comfortable just lounging around and soaking up lots of pets. He'll thank you for a fun day with sweet snuggles, kisses, and adorable husky yodels. He is going to make a very rewarding companion for the right owner! Home w/ yard and other large dogs highly preferred.
Siku's basic training is a work in progress - we're sure he'll catch on quickly, as he is very intelligent and treat-motivated. He is crate-trained, leash-trained, car-trained, potty trained, and has not chewed/messed when left alone uncrated for periods of time up to 6 hours. Siku was on great behavior going to his foster's office with her and patiently hung out at her feet for up to 8 hours.
Siku has exhibited some leash-reactivity towards other dogs, especially small dogs, so we do not recommend homes with small dogs or cats.
FOSTER UPDATE 10/4: Siku has been moved to a foster home with 2 other stable huskies where he is playing and socializing beautifully. They are also actively working on his basic training. More updates to come.
ADOPTION INFO: $550, includes pull from shelter, spay/neuter, Rabies/DPPV/Bordetella vaccinations, heart worm testing, microchipping, health certificate, boarding, transport from California to Seattle, and any other unforeseen costs/treatment. This adoption fee not only contributes to Siku's care and rescue, but for hundreds of dogs every year.
If you are interested in Siku, please email firstname.lastname@example.org!