Jump to content
FabAsianGirl

Hi All!

Recommended Posts

Hello Everyone!

What brought me to this site? Well strap on for a ride, this'll be a story!

I am Elsa and I am from the countryside of Florida. I've had many dogs as companions during my lifetime, most of'em during my childhood / early years. Now that I am in a position again to be able to care for a doggo properly, I started looking online for adoption & buying options.

Saw online that there was a cute little teddy bear in a shelter nearby. Decided to check it out, this is a very big shelter where they care for animals very properly, consequently, there's a lot of animals there, including tens to hundreds of dogs. Took me a while to try to locate the one I saw online. Couldn't find her. Asked a few volunteers and even they couldn't find her. Decided to talk to the person in charge, she was already adopted! I said I'm happy for her, but wasn't very happy that I couldn't keep her.

To cheer myself up I decided to just walk along the doggos, and to my surprise, there was a Siberian Husky at their shelter! White undercoat, Black coat, Bright Blue Eyes! I was in love! Decided to play with him for a while, he was super responsive to my commands, and wasn't doing something that'd make me suspect of him being treated badly, so no unpredictable behavior. Checked the papers, he was just 3 to barely 4 years old! Why would someone leave him like this!? Anyway, I remembered that I always wanted a husky, but was looking for smaller dogs to get used to having a dog again. But how could I say no to those warm wanting blue eyes!? So I ended up filling the paperwork immediately! I had lost the opportunity to have one dog I wanted today, I WASN'T GOING TO LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN!

Anyway, this is super unlike me, I like to plan ahead and do things, but this was one of the most spontaneous things I've ever done. Adopted a husky before doing any research! They're gonna take a while to do some medical and paperwork and licensing stuff before they can release him to me, which takes about a week. Which is kinda funny because legally, I've already adopted the dog! Its my dog! But I can't take him with me yet. Oh well!

So, I started researching as much as possible about Siberian Huskies, saw this website on a google search page, and started reading. Y'all seem to know a lot about Siberian Huskies, and seem like nice people! Decided to join in with y'all! If you'll have me that is.

Side note, my Siberian Husky, hereon forward referred to as Ghost, as named by previous owner, was bonded with another dog, a Chihuahua, Gizmo. Similarity in name, age, and location retrieved from, leads me to believe they were owned by the same people, but the people at the desk can't tell me that. Had to adopt them together, I mean ain't gonna separate the two! Plus I don't think the suits would let me just take Ghost, not that I asked.

So, yeah! That's how I got here. I hope y'all'er having a nice evening!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done for adopting a husky  -  you are in for a wild ride!    Spend the time doing LOTS of reasearch,  and providing you love a challenge,  can spend lots of time with Ghost, give him tons of exercise and never forget he can never be let off-lead unless in a VERY secure dog park  (min 6ft fencing) you will have a fantastic companion for years to come.    They are unlike any breed on the planet  -  and you will soon find that one husky is never enough  - just talk to some of the guys on here!

Welcome to the forum  - we look forward to lots of posts detailing your journey with him    (by the way have you seen Ghost with Gizmo  together already)?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, congrats on your new editions sadly there are lots of huskies in rescues, they look gorgeous but require lots of patience, exercise, training and of course love and some people realise, too late, they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome to husky owners


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whoa, you don’t do things by half, a Husky and a Chihuahua! Good luck with both and a big thank you for opening your home to a rescue dog (or two lol), I hope the road ahead is an easy one.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hiya and welcome to this mad house. Don’t know why but I get the feeling u would’ve said all that in one breath... that’s how I seemed to read it, big deep breath and go


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Welcome to the pack, well done on adopting! Don't forget to post loads of pics

Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app





As soon as I get’em! You’ll see’em!


Sent from my iPhone
Well done for adopting a husky  -  you are in for a wild ride!    Spend the time doing LOTS of reasearch,  and providing you love a challenge,  can spend lots of time with Ghost, give him tons of exercise and never forget he can never be let off-lead unless in a VERY secure dog park  (min 6ft fencing) you will have a fantastic companion for years to come.    They are unlike any breed on the planet  -  and you will soon find that one husky is never enough  - just talk to some of the guys on here!
Welcome to the forum  - we look forward to lots of posts detailing your journey with him    (by the way have you seen Ghost with Gizmo  together already)?


Why thank you! I’ve done a few hours of research, pretty sure there’s a lot more learnin to do.

Booked a treadmill because i can’t walk’em for 4 hours! I know not to shave his fur and not to give him baths too often. I know they don’t like dry food much. Applying for more licenses to take’em to a dog park nearby as often as possible. I’m gonna try and walk him for at least 30 mins outside everyday, my hubby might take his go daily as well.

When I saw him in the cage (cropped picture included) he melted my heart! Our play session in the play area for a few mins was sure to seal the deal. I hope we can keep each other company for years!

My phone was runnin low on batteries so I just have this one picture for now.

IMG_6194.PNG


Sent from my iPhone
Hi, congrats on your new editions sadly there are lots of huskies in rescues, they look gorgeous but require lots of patience, exercise, training and of course love and some people realise, too late, they’ve bitten off more than they can chew.


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners


Yup, you’re right. We don’t know what the poor animal has been through with the previous owner. Luckily I’ve got patience and time, and no shortage of love. The rest is something we’ll have to learn and pick up from books, training sessions, and other people nearby, plus y’all!

Hopefully we can give him a much better home and family than wherever he was.


Sent from my iPhone
Whoa, you don’t do things by half, a Husky and a Chihuahua! Good luck with both and a big thank you for opening your home to a rescue dog (or two lol), I hope the road ahead is an easy one.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk


Why thank you! I hope the road ahead is easy too. We’re prepared if it isn’t. It’s unlike our family to give up on its members. I should know! I gave my mom and pop quite a few headaches but they’re still around for me. No reason I can’t learn at least that from’em.

Where we are we have a sayin - Go big or go home! I follow that to my hearts content! These two are a start. We’ll see if, when and how much we can expand the family more!


Sent from my iPhone
Hiya and welcome to this mad house. Don’t know why but I get the feeling u would’ve said all that in one breath... that’s how I seemed to read it, big deep breath and go


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners



Hah! You’re not wrong! I’m not always talkin but when you get me goin, it’s something!

Thank you for the warm welcome. I’m feelin nice about joinin already!


Sent from my iPhone
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WELCOME ABOARD
Definitely post photos anytime!! You've come to the best forum on the planet!!


Sent from my Moto Z (2) using Husky Owners mobile app




Why thank you! Any place with dogs and dog people would definitely be the best place to be! Pretty sure we’ll get along well. Kinda reminds me of this song called “Get Along - Kenny Chesney”. A song with a very good message! We’re all different people with different breeds of dogs but we all can love, respect and live in peace with each other. Pretty sure if the world was filled with more dog people, it’d be a much better place!

Funny story about the song, it mentions Virginia but the video is almost entirely shot near where I live in Florida! Represents my area rather well.

Link to Song :



Sent from my iPhone
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Even I don't walk mine for 4 hours!
Mine get 3 walks a day ranging from 20 mins to an hour depending on my daily routine

Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app





I guess I read that somewhere. Can’t remember where. But yeah, we wouldn’t be forcing exercise so much rather controlling anxiety and aggression, I’ve read huskies can destroy houses if they’re bored! Lol.

We’ll see how he reacts and give him enough exercise to keep him happy. Treadmill will be around in case if both my husband and I aren’t enough to keep him happy.


Sent from my iPhone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

I guess I read that somewhere. Can’t remember where. But yeah, we wouldn’t be forcing exercise so much rather controlling anxiety and aggression, I’ve read huskies can destroy houses if they’re bored! Lol.

 

We’ll see how he reacts and give him enough exercise to keep him happy. Treadmill will be around in case if both my husband and I aren’t enough to keep him happy.

 

 

Sent from my iPhone

Just remember if u do give him a ton of exercise then he's going to need a ton of exercise all the time and if something happens when u can't walk him that's when they get bored and destructive, that's why mine get varied times on walks so if I can only get them out for say a 20 minute walk before work I know they're still going to be happy until their next walk because they're used to different lengths

 

Sent from my [device_name] using http://Husky Owners mobile app

 

 

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine gets 2 a day, I know it should be 3 but I’m getting lazy. One walk and one run... but I don’t run or I’d never make it back, I cycle. I can vouch for the destructive streak, 24 multipack of crisps and a 6ft rubber plant all chewed up and scattered around like confetti


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Marley ate the arm off my settee and followed that up with an arm of an armchair during the night when we were in bed  -   but he was still a pup then  -  nothing since he grew up.    Mind you - he goes to bed tired !

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol wolfpup, my missus would have a fit if Luna did that. She used to chew on the edge of skirting boards and table while teething but it didn’t last long.


Sent from my iPhone using Husky Owners

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought that my rescue dog would need to run 7 miles beside a bicycle every day...that was my idea of huskies!

His foster mom laughed at me! She said, “two decent walks a day will be fine for him.”  Sure enough, mine is contented with two long (45 min-1hr)  “wogs” a day ( walking mixed with jogging). I do one, and my husband does one. Some days, he walks slow and sniffs a lot. Other days, he likes to trot a lot. (He is more lazy in warmer weather.)

So nice of you to adopt two bonded friends! Their names are cute together. 😀

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.