of dogs and cats are killed each year simply because there is no place for them to go or anyone to care for them. This terrible overpopulation will be eliminated by being a responsible person and spaying/neutering your pet.
Alabama Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic at 334-239-7387 (PETS)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I'd Do Anything for Cheese (But I Won't Do That)

Me: Come inside Daria
Daria: Coming! Wait, why am I doing this?
Me: Because I asked you to of course.
Daria: I can outrun you. How about a game of tag instead? You're it!
Me: Daria, I am running late for work; please come inside.
Daria: This is way more fun than an exercise pen.
Me: Will you come inside for some cheese?
Daria: No.
Me: Oh, look what I found; it is your favorite toy!
Daria: What toy?
Me: The one you hid in the back yard next to the fence.
Daria: You wouldn't!
Me: I would.
Daria: Fine, you win. Give me the toy and I will come inside.

Siberian Husky Daria is usually pretty good about coming inside when I call her. This morning, however, a muse was clearly whispering in her ear. Tag is one of Daria's favorite games – a game that I have never won. I sometimes get help from Shiba Inu Loki, but unfortunately not today.

Siberian Huskies are both highly intelligent and independent and will not obey without a good reason. Sometimes that reason is a tummy rub, cheese, or their favorite toy; it really depends on your dog and how recently she have eaten. Daria is much more likely to come if I am waving her favorite toy in the air squeaking it than if she knows she is going directly to the exercise pen. If you can turn the recall into a fun game that leads to a chance at fun rewards your recalls will be much more reliable in the long run.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Looking for a family dog?

Then we have the right one for you: Isolde otherwise known as Izzy.

Izzy is a laid-back husky and likes to relax. She is perfect for the home that would like a dog but does not have the time or energy to play 2 hours a day with a dog. Izzy is nine, and she is house-trained and crate-trained and will sometimes howl when she has to go out.  She gets along well with other dogs and can act like a momma-dog on occasion. Izzy would not do well with a cat since she thinks they are food.

Izzy loves food, especially raw deer meet. Her foster mom once stopped her running out of a gate by throwing a chuck of raw deer meet at her. Of course Izzy turned right back around, wanting more meat :) Izzy also likes squeaker toys, but the toy will not have the squeaker for long.

Izzy gets along well with children and would make a great addition to any family. If you are interested in adopting her, please check out our website and apply to adopt.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

October Events

Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue has several events this month.

First up will be a volunteer meeting on Saturday October 12th. After the meeting, we are going to attend the Homestead Hollow Craft Fair. Meeting details will be announced shortly.

On October 26th, Alabama Siberian Husky will be attending the Hayden Pumpkin Patch from 9 to 3 pm. If you are fostering a dog, we would like for you to attend and show off your adorable husky.

Also that same weekend, on October 27th Alabama Siberian Husky will have a booth at Barking at the Moon in the Fultondale Bark Park. This event will be from 12 to 5 pm. We are in need of volunteers to help set up, work the booth, and help take down.

We are always in need of volunteers to help work events. If you are interested in helping or have any questions, please visit our website or email us. Thanks!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Meet Merek

Meet Merek!

He is about 2 years old and recently completed heart worm treatment. Heartworm treatment was rough since he had to be crated most of the time. Imagine, a 2 year old male dog crated for 3 months! You know he wanted to get out and play.

Now that Merek has completed heartworm treatment, he has been neutered, and is doing quite well in his foster home. Merek does not seem overly interested in the foster mom's four-year old son-just an occasional lick now and again. He has not been cat-tested yet.

Merek does well in his crate, but he does not like to be left alone and may whine. He is a talker and has a cute "woo." Merek still has lots of puppy energy and will zoom around the house. The other dogs in the house are teaching Merek how to play. He will chase after the other dogs, get close, and then stop since he does not quite know what to do next. Silly dog!

Merek is looking for his furever home. If you are interested in adopting this sweet boy, please check out our website for more information and apply to adopt him.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Volunteer Meeting

Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue will have a volunteer meeting this Saturday, August 31st at the Olive Garden in Alabaster (20 S Colonial Dr #8, Alabaster, AL, 205-663-0945) at 1 pm. If you are interested in volunteering with us or already a volunteer, please plan on attending. We will be discussing our effort to grow and continue saving huskies and different volunteering opportunities.

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Coosa River DOG Fest 2013

Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue and Coosa Riverkeeper are excited to announce that they will be hosting the 2013 Coosa River Dog Fest! The event takes place on September 29th, 2013 from 1 to 5 pm at the Coosa Outdoor Center in Wetumpka, Alabama and is free to the public. The 2013 Coosa River Dog Fest is designed to promote outdoor recreation for people and their dogs. In addition to booths offering valuable education for dog owners, there will be many fun activities as well as doggie products for sale.  We are seeking vendors to set up a demonstration or sales table, as well as sponsors to donate money to help in the promotion of the event. Proceeds of the event go to Alabama Siberian Husky Rescue’s mission to foster and find forever homes for unwanted Siberian Huskies and to Coosa Riverkeeper’s mission of ensuring a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Coosa River. Complete the application below or contact us to become a vendor or sponsor. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of this exciting local event and to help two great causes!

Attendance is FREE to the public and all dog breeds are welcome (leashed, vaccinated, and friendly). Swim or play in the Coosa River, go for a Puppy Paddle, visit with our local rescues and shelters, and peruse the wares of vendor booths. Come on out for a great time!

Visit the event website for more information. Vendors, rescues, and shelters may complete an application to be considered.