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Angel

Breed: Siberian Husky & Greyhound Mix
Sex: Female

Birthday: ~ June 27, 2015
Rescued: June 29, 2019

Status: Available for Adoption

 

Health Issues

  • None

Temperament

  • Angel is an athletic and intelligent girl.
  • She enjoys opportunities to hang out with her people, go for long leashed walks and play games.
  • Walks nicely on leash, does not jump up on her handlers and greets people politely.
  • Very well behaved indoors and loves to snuggle on the couch, but the outside world can sometimes be a little bit much for her. She does not always know how to cope with loud or stressful situations, and may channel her stress by spinning, barking or chasing things.
  • At times, she focuses intently on certain stimulus (mosquitoes, small prey, etc.) and can become overstimulated. As a result of her intense concentration, she may become startled by someone’s approach or interruption. Verbal cues to redirect her attention have worked reliably but need to remain positive and be consistent.
  • May exhibit some reactivity to other dogs while on-leash or behind a fence, especially if she is in close proximity to the other dog. If she is given ample space, she normally does not react.
  • Bonds strongly with her people and rewards their efforts with love, loyalty and trust.

Owner Suitability

  • Energy level is moderate and would benefit from a family that can consistently commit to an exercise and training regimen.
  • She would be a good fit for a home with one or more adults. She could possibly do well in a home with dog-savvy kids around 12 years or older.
  • Needs boundaries and ample outlets for her energy and smarts.
  • Does exhibit prey drive. Needs to live in a home without cats or small children
  • A fenced yard is a must. Given her natural curiosity and drive, she would need a secure space to be off-leash at home.
  • Angel often tries to cope with stress by spinning around in tight circles. Some counter-conditioning work has been done to try and interrupt this behaviour, which she is responding to positively. For her benefit, her new family would need to learn to recognize this escalating behaviour and try to minimize it as much as possible.
  • Angel is not a dog-park dog and is not well-suited to large social gatherings. She is a very sweet and bright girl that would excel in a quiet, routine environment where leashed walks happen daily, and she has opportunities to explore and play interactive games in the comfort of her home.