Chai – Courtesy Listing

Chai is a five-year-old, spayed, red husky. She is super sweet and very friendly. She loves everyone. She enjoys going on walks and playing at the dog park. She gets along well with most dogs.

This is what her current owner says about Chai:

“I am downsizing and unfortunately the place I am moving to will not allow dogs. I am hoping to find someone that is knowledgeable about Siberian Huskies that can take her. Someone that will appreciate her sweet, adventurous, stubborn, goofy, and sometimes argumentative personality.

You definitely need to be alert while walking her, as she will chase rabbits, squirrels, and any small critter she sees. She is a runner, so she must be on a leash at all times unless she is within an enclosed area. This is true of houses and fenced yards. If the front door of the house is left open, she will run outside. Once she’s outside, it is challenging to catch her. She will stay inside a fenced area as long as the fence is very sturdy. She has never tried to dig under or jump over a fence, but she will squeeze through any weak spots.

She is mostly an indoor dog. I have a cat that keeps her company while I’m at work. Chai would probably be OK with a new cat friend, but I would introduce them with caution. Chai roams the house freely during the day and sleeps on the sofa at night. When I first got her she was nine months old and was crate trained. The crate took up too much space though, so I stopped using it. She obeys basic commands, and I created a new command called “back” because she was always so curious about what I was doing in the kitchen that I would trip over her.

As far as the kitchen goes, she will eat anything she can reach given the opportunity. If you think it is out of her reach because it’s in the back corner of the counter, you’d be wrong. She’ll somehow reach it and eat whatever it is if it is unattended. Freshly seasoned steak on the back of the stovetop while the oven pre-heats? Gone. Fortunately, I prepare very small portions for myself, so she has never gotten in much trouble for these mishaps. If you are fixing a large meal though, I’d put her outside or in another room just in case.

I am not sure how Chai would behave around small children. She doesn’t seem to be protective of her food bowl, but when I first got her she would snatch food from my hand if I wasn’t careful. There’s a chance she might do that again, but I am not certain. She can also be very energetic, so she may have too much energy while playing and accidently hurt a child.

All in all, Chai is a beautiful dog with a lot of personality. I love her and I want to find a good home for her. She is current on all vaccines and is microchipped.”

IMPORTANT: NWSR has not evaluated this dog in person, the information has been provided by her current owner. As with any rescue dog, all information known is provided to potential adopters. Potential homes will be asked to complete an application and have a yard check to make sure that there is secure fencing. Please email NWSnowdogRescue@aol.com for an application.