This is a free listing for an animal in the community who is in need of a new home. This animal is not available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society, but is being re-homed by members of the community. For more information, you can contact the animal's current guardian using the contact information below. Thank you!
Age: 6 years
Breed: Husky/Border Collie
Animal Weight: 45
Animal Color: Black/white
Rehoming Fee: 100
My two favorite things about Annie/Annabelle: At the heart of her athletic exterior is a dog who loves to be loved. She will sleep at your feet every night, give you kisses, and put her head in your hands for scratches. The husky in her gives to an independent personality. If her need for exercise has been met she is quite content to do her own thing...with the occasional check ins for love of course!
Contact Info: Jonathanmette@gmail.com
Current Location: Cedarburg, WI
Is Annie/Annabelle spayed or neutered? yes
Is Annie/Annabelle up to date on vaccinations? yes
Why the animal is being rehomed: She is a very active dog who needs more exercise than we can provide her now that we have a child. Since having our daughter we have seen an increase in Annie’s stress levels.
What are your two favorite things about Annie/Annabelle? At the heart of her athletic exterior is a dog who loves to be loved. She will sleep at your feet every night, give you kisses, and put her head in your hands for scratches. The husky in her gives to an independent personality. If her need for exercise has been met she is quite content to do her own thing...with the occasional check ins for love of course!
How long have you had Annie/Annabelle? We have had her since she was 12 weeks old. We saved her from a backyard breeder who wanted to get rid of her with any means necessary because she was a “discount” puppy with a large umbilical hernia. She sat in front of us with her big brown eyes and it was love at first sight.
Where did you get Annie/Annabelle? We got her from a backyard breeder in central Wisconsin.
Has Annie/Annabelle ever bitten someone? No
What, if any, medical or behavioral concerns does Annie/Annabelle have? Annie has some dog aggression, she has lived with our other dog for the entirety of her life, however new dogs frighten her. She has not bitten another dog but she will snarl. We have also learned that young children and the unpredictable behavior frightens her. She has mild urinary incontenence that is very manageable with the medication Proin.
Has Annie/Annabelle lived with other animals? Yes
If yes to the above, which animals has Annie/Annabelle lived with? Yellow lab (10 years old)
Has Annie/Annabelle actively fought with other animals in the home? No
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: Annie very in tune with her dominant nature and her leadership role in our dogs’ pack. We have had occasional scuffles between the two females over the past 6 years when our lab has tried to test her position in the pack. Blood has never been drawn, Annie’s reaction has always just been “hot air.”
Does/did Annie/Annabelle hide from other animals in the home? No
How does Annie/Annabelle interact with animals outside of the home? Annie does not do well with other dogs outside of the home. If seeing another dog on a walk she may or may not bark (depending on the dog’s size/color). However she will become very scared (tail between legs, growling) if another passes too close/tries to sniff.
Are you requiring that Annie/Annabelle not go into a family with certain types of pets? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain which types of pets you are restricting: Despite Annie’s ability to cohabitate with our yellow lab we feel the stress of learning to live with a new dog would be too much for her.
Has Annie/Annabelle lived with any children under 18? Yes
Annie/Annabelle has lived with children of these ages: 1 little girl from age birth-2 years
Does/did Annie/Annabelle hide or avoid children in the home? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: Annie was great with our daughter until she started walking. At that point Annie began avoiding her as much as possible.
Does/did Annie/Annabelle display any forms of aggression toward children in the home? Yes
If yes to the above, please explain the circumstances: Our daughter fell onto Annie when she was Aprox 12 months old. Annie snarled but did not bite.
Are you requiring that Annie/Annabelle not go into a family with children under a certain age? Yes
If yes to the above, please list your restrictions: Cannot go home with kids under 14.
Does Annie/Annabelle have any fears? Annie is primarily scared of new dogs and young child. Unfortunately when she young we had her at a doggie daycare where we learned she was “picked” on by the other dogs during group play sessions. We removed her from the situation immediately but the damage had already been done. She is also scared of young children and their unpredictable nature. She is NOT scared of storms, adults, loud noises, or riding in the car.
Annie/Annabelle's overall activity level: Very active/high energy
How does Annie/Annabelle usually get exercise? Frequent Runs, Canine sports (agility, lure course, flyball, frisbee, etc),
What should the next family should know about Annie/Annabelle: Annie absolutely THRIVES when given a regular opportunity to RUN. Prior to having our daughter we mushed with Annie during the winter and had her run/pull with us on a bicycle (bikejoring). She was the happiest dog I’ve ever seen when this was part of her normal routine. We will include all of her bikejoring equipment including long lead specially designed to attach to bicycle (Y-line), mushing harness monogrammed with her name (X-back), protective balm for her paws, and other miscellaneous items. We will also include her ceramic food bowl that she has used since she was a puppy, and her crate. Annie LOVES having access to her crate and retreats to it as her safe space. Given her strong husky instincts, Annie is NOT an off leash dog. She is extremely adept at letting you know when she needs to go potty and will nudge door knobs etc to let you know. She is certainly a dog with some special needs but she is the SWEETEST dog. This has been an unbearable decision for our family, but ultimately we want her to find her happiness again and we know that with our daughter as part of our family we cannot give her that.