We are not looking to just "find a home" of our dogs. We are looking for the BEST possible forever home for each and every one of Siberian Huskies. Therefore, we do reserve the right to refuse to adopt a dog to any family for any reason.
If you wonder why our adoption process is so lengthy and cumbersome, many of our dogs were emaciated, sick, heartworm positive, covered in fleas, or full of intestinal worms when they came to us. At one time, their owners convinced someone that they would provide a wonderful, loving home.
Husky Haven,Inc does not have a shelter. We are a network of foster homes located all over Houston and Austin. If you are interested in any of the Siberian Huskies listed, please fill out the below Adoption Application to start the adoption process.
To adopt a Siberian Husky from us:
3 mo - 1 yr $225.00 (via PayPal $235)
1 yr - 5 yrs $175.00 (via PayPal $185)
Over 5 yrs & Siberian Husky Mixes $125.00 (via PayPal $135)
There is a $10.00 service charge for paying via PayPal.
The donation is NON-REFUNDABLE as it is a donation. The money is used for shots, neutering and heartworm treatment and any other meds or treatments the dogs may need when we get them from the local pounds.
The initial interview is to find out if you like the dog and the dog likes you. Neutral territory is important if you are dealing with two dominant personalities. If you have a strong-willed dog and you are adopting a creme puff, there aren't usually problems. Generally the rescue dog is on his best behavior for a while. It takes a few days or weeks for the dog to feel comfortable enough to start testing the hierarchy. And the dogs always have their own ideas on this that don't necessarily correspond with your own.
Besides the adoption fee, on the day adopt you will need a leash, collar, ID tags, a crate or doghouse, water & feed bowls, dog food, dog biscuits, dog shampoo, brushes, nail clippers, a chew toy, First Aid Supplies, and a fence as a minimum. Never leave a choke chain on a dog, these collars are for training only. See here what happens when a choke chain is left on a dog.
In addition, the first week the new owner will have to take the dog to a vet and get his/her on monthly heartworm (HW) prevention. This is a must in Texas!! Heartworms are transmitted by mosquito's so dogs need yearly protection. Over half of the dogs we rescue are positive for heartworm infection. Depending on the size of the dog and whether your vet will take our vet's HW test results, you will be charged for an examination, HW test, and 6 months HW prevention. Call your vet ahead of time and get the costs as they can be steep! You can expect to spend at least $150.00 a year on basic care.
You will also have to consider what happens when your beloved companion starts to get older, and starts to slow down and loose function. The sad truth is that we usually outlive our pets. Before the end, the last few years of your dog's life are often extremely expensive. We want adopters to think about this as well as how cute & affectionate the dog is today.
Please consider that this dog will live to be 12 to 14 years old. Are you willing to keep them thru MOVING--MARRIAGE--NEW BOYFRIENDS & GIRLFRIENDS--BABIES--DIVORCE??? These are already "throw away" dogs and we are looking for permanent homes for them.
ONLY STUFFED DOGS ARE DISPOSABLE!!!!! They are members of your family and have to be considered when life styles change. You can not just dump them because they are no longer convenient!! Please consider this when adopting!!!
If you incorporate a dog into your life, if you bring him/her in when you get home from work, and walk him/ her in the evening after supper, and talk to him/ her about your day, and take him/ her to the park on Saturday, and train him/ her and love him/ her, he/she will return all your effort a hundred times over. He/She will never demand to know where you have been, he/she will always give you a sympathetic ear, and he/she will comfort and amuse and exasperate you like nothing else in your life.
If you have cats: Please check and see if the dog you are interested in is good with cats (in the description). If a dog is good with cats the description will say so. Most Siberians are not good with cats unless they are raised with them. We get very few that are good with cats, most of the dogs we rescue will hurt or maybe even kill a cat. If you have a cat and you really want a Siberian Husky, you may need to think about getting a puppy.
Do not leave any of the fields blank, if you are unsure or the question does not apply, please put N/A.
If you use AOL, please be advised that AOL blocks our @huskyhaven.org address and we may not be able to respond to you. If you have a second email address, you may want to use it or add firstname.lastname@example.org to your approved list.
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Application form to fill out
How many family members living in home?
Please list names and ages of all family members separated by commas.
List any Step-Children, grandchildren, cousins, friends children and their age(s), that visit week-ends or vacations:
Have you previously owned a Siberian?
Have you owned a dog before?
How many pets have you owned in the last five years and what happened to them? Please be specific.
What traits are you looking for in a Siberian Husky?
Playmate for kids
Playmate for other dogs
Other Please Specify
Do you want an inside dog, outside dog or both?
Where will this dog sleep at night?
Do you own or rent your home?
Years of Residence?
Choose one of the following:
Single Family Home
Landlords name, address and phone number. (phone number must be provided)
Do you have a secure fenced yard or kennel?
Please describe your fence or kennel. (Material, height, square footage.)
Under what circumstances would you consider getting rid of your adopted Siberian?
Not potty trainedBarkingEating furniture/household itemsExcessive SheddingJumping on peopleDigging up the yardRunning away from homeDog growls/snaps at childMoving to a smaller homeNew boy/girlfriend does not like dogsDog kills a catDog refuses to obeyGetting a DivorceI would never get rid of my dog
Do you currently own any pets?
Other pets. Specify how many of each.
Are your current pets spayed or neutered?
Are all dogs presently living with you on regular heartworm prevention? Please list type of medication, how often given, and if not on preventative, please explain why:
Are all dogs presently living with you on regular flea prevention? Please list type of medication, how often given, and if not on preventative, please explain why:
Describe ALL of the pets currently in your household. Please include breed, age, and sex.
How will you introduce the new dog to other animal and family members?
Will someone be home during the day?
Where will you keep the dog when you are not home? Kennel House Yard
Are you willing to purchase a crate?
Why do you want to own a Siberian Husky?
Please type the name or names of our dogs that you are interested in separated by commas.
Husky Haven, Inc.
Revised: Mon, Feb 12, 2007