Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Savanathehusky

Anyone else have a rescue dog?

Recommended Posts

Hi , im sorry if this is on wrong topic.. 

have anyone else a rescue dog? 

here is my story -> 

August 2018, me and my husband was looking for a new husky pup for our puppy so he wouldnt feel alone, as i heard huskies are pack animals.. 

i looked and looked and found an add of a husky puppy that was so adorable on the picture and we called the seller. the seller told us she had hotspots on her whole body so they shaved of the fur so she dont look that nice right now. 

Me and my husband said we will go and check her before we buy her. so we went to the seller, and when we arrived we was met with a pup that was NOTHING like the picture she gave us. this was an entire different dog , the one she showed us was a devil masked black/white husky. this is an angel faced husky.. we was meet by an awful bad looking husky :( yes she was shaved but thats  not why i said awful bad looking, seller told us she is 5 months old, they demanded 13.000 philippine pesos for her, we got the pedigree and i checked the health card and last time that was updated was in early june (she was born end or march) so i told my husband and we wanted to get her, we cant leave her there the way she was looking.. so we told the seller 12.000 philippine pesos and she agreed, the seller told us that the dam is in the back of their house, and when my husband asked to see her, they totally refused! we just wanted to bring that husky home , and god that awful smell in the car from this dog...when they have hotspot they produce some kind of oil in their skin,. and the seller never washed that oil away, it just kept building up over and over.. but when we finally arrived at home, we took her to the vet, and we was so angry when the vet told us that this husky was 5months old and was only 5kg!!! yes we took a big risk to pay that much money for a bad conditioned husky, BUT we couldnt just leave her there after seeing her condition :( she got along really well with my husky puppy as well, they have been together until she got her first heat, since then they have been seperated so no unwanted pregnancies :) today she is soon 13 months old, and she is so cuddly and social, yes she was heavily malnourished so she is developing slow i suppose considering the size of her face and body is not as big as other female huskies. but that doesnt matter, what matters is that she survived just weighing 5kgs as 5 month old pup, and today she weights 18kg and we never regret we took that risk to try save her :) here is she before and after :) my husband named my husky male Loco and this female Loca, he said they would be a cute couple :confused: hahaha ,, and the amazing thing is that she is bi-eyed AND tiny bit partial eye on the brown eye, (i asked the vet to check her eye as some huskies might see bad on eyes thats cloudy, but it turned out its a so called partial eye, its not much blue there its just a tiny tiny bit) on the left pic is how she was when we got her, i have to admit, i even doubted she was a pure husky :P on second pic is how she is at 11 months old :) pls note she was tied when i cleaned the yard as they always try to eat everything they can reach :facepalm:  Looking on the pictures-how can anyone mistreat a husky or any kind of dog :( 

46470605_2172319152986406_2518748760029265920_n.jpg

LOCA.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your beautiful Loca is very very lucky - and you and your husband have very very big hearts.   The people you got her from are obviously just in it for the money without any care for the welfare of the dogs  -  if they were in the UK they would be prosecuted and the dogs removed.

I am my husky's fourth owner, as detailed on his vaccination card  -  and he was only 12 weeks old when I got him.   He had no issues with weight or disease when I got him, just the usual issues of being taken from his mum too early.    Still has horrendous separation anxiety so he is never, ever, left alone, if we both have to go out for any reason, he comes with us.

Bless you for taking pity on her and welcoming her into your home.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well done on rescuing Loca 😊

Of our 5, 4 are rescues, though nothing like as poor condition as Loca:
Luka, far right, dumped on moors aged 5 after 3 owners, now 13 1/2
Skye, 2nd from left, came into SASD rescue aged 9 months, now 6. If you raised your voice at all, she'd roll onto her back and submissively pee (now you can shout at her - and she takes no notice! LOL!)
Bolt, 3rd from left, came into SASD rescue aged 12 months, now 5. Had terrible food aggression and cowered from feet when he came in (is fine now)
Granite, 2nd from right, came into SASD rescue aged 2 years, 24hours before being shot as he'd been feral on waste ground for 6 months and was considered unrehabitable. Barked at me non-stop the first 3 days when I entered the room (fine with women and kids). Is fine now (and greets me every morning, jumping up into my lap)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Markulous said:

Well done on rescuing Loca 😊

Of our 5, 4 are rescues, though nothing like as poor condition as Loca:
Luka, far right, dumped on moors aged 5 after 3 owners, now 13 1/2
Skye, 2nd from left, came into SASD rescue aged 9 months, now 6. If you raised your voice at all, she'd roll onto her back and submissively pee (now you can shout at her - and she takes no notice! LOL!)
Bolt, 3rd from left, came into SASD rescue aged 12 months, now 5. Had terrible food aggression and cowered from feet when he came in (is fine now)
Granite, 2nd from right, came into SASD rescue aged 2 years, 24hours before being shot as he'd been feral on waste ground for 6 months and was considered unrehabitable. Barked at me non-stop the first 3 days when I entered the room (fine with women and kids). Is fine now (and greets me every morning, jumping up into my lap)

You also have a very big heart Markulous

  • Thanks 1
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

its hard to imagine a dog will be shot and dumped .. i always say that dogs acts the way their owner teach them..for example pitbulls..people say they are angry unpredictable dogs that will attack people when they get the chance..i was scared of hearing that until my husband bought a pitbull puppy and god she was so kind and loving, we even let kids play with her, my husband explained to me that dogs that attacks (doesnt need to be a pitbull, it can be any breed) is trained that way by their owner..if hitting a dog of course it will snap one day.. 

but abandon them when they are no longer puppies? why not put them up for adoption , but at least most of the dogs gets lovely homes again :) just wish they all could..

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, wolfpup said:

You also have a very big heart Markulous

HaHa! More like a sucker for a sad story - but we have learned to foster successfully without always adopting! 😊

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Loca is lucky!😊 

We have a rescue. He was at the animal shelter for weeks...heartworm-positive, middle-aged, and could not be touched. So he got put on the euthanasia list. Foster mom went and got him out on that day, even though her own house was overflowing with dogs already...kept him through heartworm treatment and medical treatments. When I was looking for a dog, I checked that rescue and asked about him. They approved us so fast... apparently we were the only family ever interested in him! 

Had him for 2 years now, he is such a good dog...walking buddy, friend and protector.  His foster mom said that it took him a long time to trust humans and accept petting...even after we got him, he used to flinch a lot.( Hmm, just realized that I haven’t seen him flinch for months, I think! )  We get a lot of compliments when out walking and I want to say...this dog you are admiring, was dumped at the shelter and going to be killed...

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Shepsky5 said:

Loca is lucky!😊 

We have a rescue. He was at the animal shelter for weeks...heartworm-positive, middle-aged, and could not be touched. So he got put on the euthanasia list. Foster mom went and got him out on that day, even though her own house was overflowing with dogs already...kept him through heartworm treatment and medical treatments. When I was looking for a dog, I checked that rescue and asked about him. They approved us so fast... apparently we were the only family ever interested in him! 

Had him for 2 years now, he is such a good dog...walking buddy, friend and protector.  His foster mom said that it took him a long time to trust humans and accept petting...even after we got him, he used to flinch a lot.( Hmm, just realized that I haven’t seen him flinch for months, I think! )  We get a lot of compliments when out walking and I want to say...this dog you are admiring, was dumped at the shelter and going to be killed...

 

im so happy he got a good loving home now! wish every dog can get a last home instead of being put down because no one wants him/her.. but at least we can save some rather than no one .. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We adopted our now 8 year old husky, Zasha, when she was 9 months. Her owners got her from a pet shop and then realized how a Husky is. She's got personality and has been a great addition, though challenging in her youth (what Husky isn't). This past weekend we adopted our second Husky (from the same rescue), Zeus. He's about 10 years and is overweight with arthritis in his back legs. He's adjusting nicely and he and Zasha are adapting well to each other. Zasha is an alpha but Zeus is slowly letting her know when she's going too far and to back off (he needs his space and Zasha has no concept of personal bubbles :) ). I don't know his back story other than he's an owner surrender and lived on a farm for awhile.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 5/10/2019 at 3:13 AM, triwolf5 said:

We adopted our now 8 year old husky, Zasha, when she was 9 months. Her owners got her from a pet shop and then realized how a Husky is. She's got personality and has been a great addition, though challenging in her youth (what Husky isn't). This past weekend we adopted our second Husky (from the same rescue), Zeus. He's about 10 years and is overweight with arthritis in his back legs. He's adjusting nicely and he and Zasha are adapting well to each other. Zasha is an alpha but Zeus is slowly letting her know when she's going too far and to back off (he needs his space and Zasha has no concept of personal bubbles :) ). I don't know his back story other than he's an owner surrender and lived on a farm for awhile.

How fantastic that you take an older dog. It's a continual battle for the rescue to get people to consider older dogs (though our personal opinion is as to why anyone would want to go through the hassle of a young pup 😉)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've had Solo 6 years all we know of his history is that he was found wandering the streets and no one claimed him he was approximately 2yrs at the time. He's a big softie and we adore him x

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My current rescue dog is part Husky and the dog before that part Whippet. In their way they were both demanding and that probably caused them to end up in a centre. But take the time to look, and remember first and foremost they are individual dogs with fantastic personalities just wanting to love and be loved.

sky06.thumb.jpg.a944b3697545d111081a54ed61207172.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

a63d3f0ae0d054bf5de8e0cd142f5c5b.jpg
We had 2 rescues but we lost our minature Nanook last day of january this year she was 16. Lola our huskie mix is 9now and seems to b enjoying being an only pup. Rescue has always been the way to go for us


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Both Echo and Darwin were rescues.

Echo's original owner was a housebound old lady in her 80's. She was not socialised and was very protective of her owner, the social services called the RSPCA to do something about the dog as they couldn't get near the old lady to clean and feed her. We found her fostered with a lady who had a large pack of German Shepherds, She was a skinny shivering nervous wreck quivering at the back of the kennel scared of any interaction with humans or other dogs. We spent 6 weeks going up every weekend and just sitting in her kennel gaining her trust until she came to us and let us touch her. She was 18 months old and her legs didn't know how to work together to run after a ball. She became our gobby, overprotective girly. A loving pack leader who would protect her family to her last bark. We had her for 9 years until bowel and hip problems sent her over the rainbow bridge in November 2017.

Darwin was living from a pup with a young couple in a flat in London, left alone all day and not enough exercise they soon discovered that a bored husky is a destructive husky. He had stripped his tail almost down to skin from stress. We took him on when he was a year old, 9 years later he's still a strong handsome boy who loves his walks and gets super excited when he gets to see his extended family.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

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