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Energy Level: Medium, loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home
Personality: Tara is one of 13 Siberians we pulled out of a cruelty case in Gaston County and are known as the Gaston Group. All were emaciated, riddled with fleas and very attention deprived. At this time, they are gaining weight, healthy and ready for a new home to call their own. Miss Tara is a super sweet dog. Loves all people big and small and all dogs big and small. She is even agreeable to a good play with cats...so far. She is housebroke and is not destructive in her foster home so is not currently being crated. She does love chew toys but sticks her chewing to that. She walks great on leash and knows sit well. She is hit and miss on down and shake but still learning and working on basic commands. She rides well in the car and loves to go to Home Depot!!! She does cry if left outside by herself even briefly but we prefer that all the Gaston Group be adopted to homes with existing Siberians so they have a brother or sister to play with. They are very used to being in a group and may not do very well as an only dog due to their want for attention, interaction and companionship and that could turn into separation anxiety as only dogs. Tara is just an all around pleasant dog and getting better every day.
None of our foster dogs are tested with cats because we have no way of testing them with cats. Siberians are notorious for their high prey drive and typically kill cats, rabbits, chickens, birds, squirrels, opossums, etc., so we we don't have much success adopting them out to homes with cats. Most of our foster dogs are with us for killing cats, chickens and goats to begin with so our assumption is they are not good with cats and other small things that move.
Siberians are typically good with children of all ages and the only reason we would not list them as not good with kids is because they may be too energetic and bouncy and knock over a toddler.
Southern Siberian Rescue is a volunteer based 501(c)3 organization based out of Raleigh, NC, so we do not have a physical facility with operating hours that you can visit to meet our dogs. All of our foster dogs are in our personal homes. You need to fill out our adoption application (http://www.southernsiberian.com/info/adoption) and get approved to adopt and then we will set a time for you to meet our foster dogs. As a volunteer based group, we all have jobs, family, personal dogs and other commitments but we try to acknowledge and process applications as quickly as we can. That being said, we try to keep our available foster dogs as current as we can also but it is time consuming to get pics and information on new dogs so not all of our dogs are listed at all times. Please fill out our application and then we can discuss dogs that will work for you and your situation. We average 40-45 Siberians in our program so we are certain we have one that will work for you. Please know that we are not obligated to answer inquiries on dogs as we will focus on approved applicants. Again, there is ample time to discuss all of our foster dogs AFTER we have an approved application on file. We do adopt out of state as long as we can get a home check done. We ask that you, your family and existing pets make the trip to NC to meet and adopt our foster dogs.
SSR can not and will not hold dogs for anyone. If we do, that means another Siberian will die in a shelter because a shelter dogs time is very limited, as is our foster space. We do our best to process applications in the order received and first application gets first interest in our foster dog(s). We understand that there will be scheduling conflicts with home checks and meet and greets but we will try to accommodate for that if a potential adopter has interest in a particular foster dog in our program.
All Southern Siberian Rescue foster dogs are microchipped, up to date on shots, spay/neutered, on monthly heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative. For additional information on Southern Siberian Rescue and Siberian Huskies, please visit www.SouthernSiberian.com. To fill out an application, please visit http://www.southernsiberian.com/info/adoption .