ID Number: 5414
Breed: Husky / Mixed (medium coat)
Age: 1 Year 8 Months (Birthdate: 3/21/2019)
Size: 47.0 lbs. (Medium)
Other: Spayed, Vaccinations current, Microchip
Exercise: Moderate Exercise Needed
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only
Dog Friendly: No
Cat Friendly: No
Adoption Fee: $75
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Learn More About Harriet
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Size: ~Medium range: 26-60 lbs
Adoption Donation: $75 (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid by cash or check.
Other: Spayed Female, Vaccinations current, Microchip, NO Other Pets, Older considerate Children, and Fenced-in yard required
Harriet a very nice energetic girl!
Foster Home Feedback
* Harriet needs a home with no other pets, Older considerate children, and must have a fenced-in yard
11/12/2020: Harriet is such a happy dog and has really settled in well with us. She is much more relaxed than when she first arrived; she even takes naps during the day now! She is well behaved in the house, although if you leave something really interesting where she can reach it, she may take and nibble on it. Harriet loves bones, Nylabones, deer antlers, and balls of every type and size. She runs like the wind in our big fenced backyard and will play fetch or keep away with my husband or me for hours every day. She loves running with an old soccer ball too! I don’t allow rough playing indoors and Harriet is quiet when she comes in, and content to chew on a bone, or follow me around.
Harriet is completely accident-free, kennels quietly if we both leave the house, sleeps quietly all night on a dog bed on the floor of our bedroom, and pretty much never tries to get on the furniture. She is very content with dog beds. I have also been able to easily give her a bath in our shower.
When Harriet first came here, she really did not like to be petted on her back and really didn't want anything to do with being brushed. But she has figured out petting and tummy rubs are great. Harriet is becoming more and more affectionate and instead of mouthing me when I pet her, I now get little butterfly kisses. After her bath this week, I had my husband hold a peanut butter jar for her to lick while I brushed her beautiful coat, and it worked well.
Her manners are improving every day and now instead of rushing to be first out the door, she sits and will wait until we release her. She doesn't beg for food and eats her kibble as soon as it is served. She has really mastered sit. When I stop on walks, she sits right away. We are working on increasing her stay command. She gets excited and can't wait for the reward if I try to hold her too long. Harriet is treat-motivated, so that is a plus. She walks very nicely unless those darn gray squirrels run in front of her. We have some brave ones who stray pretty far from the big tree in our backyard and one of these days she is gonna get one. She is very FAST!
Harriet is a great rider in both my little car and in my husband's pickup. She doesn't jump around and either sits quietly looking out the window or curls up and rests. When she sees other dogs walking while in the car she is improving and doesn't do much more than bark once. We are working hard on being non-reactive to them while in a car and she is soooo much better now! We usually go for walks where seeing other dogs is less likely. She will walk loose leash or heel pretty well.
Every person that meets Harriet is an instant friend. She is just a very happy dog and her happiness just makes me smile. If you have a big fenced yard I hope you will think about adopting this pretty golden girl!
10/8/2020: This pretty young lady has undergone quite a transformation in the past two weeks...and in a good way! Harriet came to the rescue as a stray dog and was a bit of a handful, mouthy, and zero manners. She also was very uncomfortable around other dogs. Structure, rules, and love (and getting spayed) have turned her into a fun and almost always polite houseguest.
Harriet now walks pretty well with an easy-walk harness, has mastered sit, and is mostly staying off the counters. She rarely nibbles on human body parts unless she is really amped up playing. Harriet stays off furniture, sleeps quietly all night on a dog bed in our bedroom, is learning to play fetch, and just generally loves being outside.
Harriet is a flawless rider in a vehicle. She accompanied me on my Meals-on-Wheels route and didn’t as much as sniff at the meals in the back seat. She runs errands with me and just curls up and is quiet and calm when I leave her alone in the car.
Every person Harriet has met is an instant friend. Although we haven’t met any small kids, we did run into a couple of boys, maybe 8 years old, who wanted to pet her and she was great. Harriet gets pretty excited and still wants to jump up, so that is a work in progress.
When it comes to other dogs, I am seeing some slight improvement while on walks. To begin with, she lunged and barked when she saw them, even from a distance. Now I can refocus her attention and get her turned and walk in a different direction. Sadly, this girl doesn’t want any dogs near her.
If you have a fenced yard and like an energetic fetch partner, Harriet would fit in nicely!
** Harriet is Lyme positive. This is a tick-borne illness and she is currently being treated with Doxycycline. To learn more about Lyme disease in dogs, read here: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2102&aid=458