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OutOfTheLoop 12-17-2012 08:02 PM

Finding my dog a new home.
Me and my honey decided it was time for our husky to find a new home. He isn't the right fit for our family, and we have pondered long and hard about the decision, and what would be best for everyone. I have a nice couple coming to meet him tommorow, and they seem like they would be a relay good fit. I hope it all works out. I feel good about the decision, bit at the same time I feel like I failed the dog. I'm not sure whether to be happy or sad. Cross your fingers for me that this will be the perfect new home for him!
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AlexS 12-17-2012 08:26 PM

Hoping it works out. Why was he not a good fit?

OutOfTheLoop 12-17-2012 08:34 PM

We live in the middle of the city and we can't keep him in the fence. We spent a few hundred dollars fixing the fence a few weeks ago, and he still gets out. We talked to the landlord about putting a coyote roll on the top, and he said no because it would be an eyesore. We asked him about running electric wire inside the fence, and he said no it would be too much of a liability if some kid decided to touch it and got shocked. Putting him in a kennel would defeat the purpose of excersise, and I refuse to keep him tied to a tree. Landlord won't let us put in an underground fence. I told hubby if he wanted to keep him, he would have to help me excersise him more. He's always working, and its hard for me to keep up with the dog and a 5yr old out on a walk. If we had our own place where we could fence like we want, it would be different, but we can't.
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Nightside 12-17-2012 08:36 PM

Don't take it too personally, huskies aren't a good fit for 90% of people. They are energetic escape artists, and that's why when I sell cross pups, I have a contract to ensure they are fixed (helps with hyperactivity) and must always come back to me.
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JustWingIt 12-17-2012 08:37 PM

Hope all works out, hard decision to make though. Kudos to you for making the choice that will make him happier. Wish there were more responsible dog owners like you. :)
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OutOfTheLoop 12-17-2012 08:38 PM

Yeah, I was duped by his looks when the guy I got him from said he was going to take him to the pound a year and a half ago. I feel fortunate to have made it this long lol
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OutOfTheLoop 12-17-2012 08:44 PM

I had been searching for a heeler for a few months when I ended up with the husky. I wanted something obedient and loyal, that I could take to the barn with me, trail rides, shows. Something that I didn't have to leash or worry about running off. I had heelers my entire life. I couldnt say no to the husky when my friend wanted to give him to me. I've tried to make it work, but I'm all used up. Physically and emiotionally I can't do it anymore. I'm going to chalk this up to lessons learned, and spend more time and energy on my aging lab, who might not have many years left. Then when he's passed, and we have all our ducks in a row, and have our own house, I will search for a new companion
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HorseMom1025 12-17-2012 08:54 PM

As a husky owner, I understand your frustration. We ended up burying cinder blocks under our 6 foot wood privacy fence to keep our dogs in. It worked, but nearly killed my husband and I (we had to do it during the Texas summer).

I love the breed, they can be wonderful dogs, but they are not for everyone.
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Cacowgirl 12-18-2012 10:00 AM

I applaud your decision to rehome a dog that you can't keep in. Too many dangers if he's running loose & you can't leave your own child alone to run after a runaway dog. You tried,but you have other obligations also. Hope the new home works out, & he gets a wonderful new home.

OutOfTheLoop 12-18-2012 06:51 PM

Well the new family came and met him today. As soon as they walked in he as all over them giving them hugs and kisses. I don't allow him to do that to me, but they ate it up. They stayed for about an hour and played with him and we talked. It is a younger couple but they own thiwr own home out in the country, and they all loved each other. Hope it works out because they seemed like a really good fit. The guy likes to hike, so I told them they could have his ruffwear pack so he could go AMD carry his own water and supplies. I'm happy and sad all at the same time.
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