Most of our canine crew are back in Juneau this summer earning their kibble by giving dogsled rides to tourists. They are in great hands and being cared for by good friends. We have a few left here at home – mostly seniors and of course the monster Malamute puppies who are not physically prepared to do a days’ work even though they tip the scales at over 100 lbs. For those of you who can remember, picture Baby Huey.
One of my hopes for this summer is to find homes for some of our dogs. Some are getting set to retire and are seeking a new piece of real estate (a couch) and a new job (enduring belly rubs, treats and long slow walks with people who love them.) There are a few rescues we have taken in and worked with – always with the intention of matching them with someone who would lavish them with the love that they missed out on at the beginning of their lives.
And then there are some that for one reason or another just aren’t a good fit for our kennel. That’s not a bad thing. It’s a bit like taking a job and then realizing that it’s not the right place for you.
If you live in a warm client don’t worry. These dogs are remarkable animals and make the adjustment to climates rather easily. We have found that most live to about 15 years old and they are a breed with virtually no health issues. In a typical year we spend more on vaccines and fixing the odd injury than we do on issues prevalent in other breeds. If you have any questions shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our potential adoptees would be so happy to love even more people!