Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What does “Siberian Husky Experience” mean?

A: Siberian Husky experience means you have documented ownership of a purebred Siberian Husky as an adult. This DOES NOT include growing up with a Siberian Husky as a family pet.
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Q: Why did I get denied?

A: We understand that this can be frustrating, but as per our rules and policies the board does not disclose reasons as to why an application has been denied.
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Q: Why do you not place Siberian Huskies under 1 year of age in homes without experience?

A: Our Siberian Husky puppies have already been surrendered once. Until you live with one, you just don’t get it! We require them to go to homes with people who have already experienced all that they’re capable of, such as separation anxiety, destructive behaviors, high prey drives and being escape artists.
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Q: Why can’t I adopt a Siberian Husky if I have a cat(s)?

A: Although there are some huskies who are able to coexist with cats and small animals, unless we personally know that the dog is ok with them or has lived with them prior, we will not place a husky in a home with a cat or small dog. Siberian Huskies as a breed can have a very high prey drive. As much as we want our dogs to be adopted, our concern is the pet already in the home.
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Q: Why do you not conduct long distance adoptions?

A: We require physical (not virtual) home visits. Sometimes, we have home inspectors who are able to accommodate a home visit outside of our regular adoption range, but we cannot guarantee it.
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Q: Are your dogs housebroken?

A: Most of our dogs will require housebreaking training. Even when coming from a foster home, accidents are not uncommon until they adjust to their new environment. Some dogs will pick up housebreaking training faster than others.
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Q: I called Husky House in regards to my application. Why isn’t anyone answering me?

A: The adoption coordinators are not at the kennel. The kennel techs are unable to answer any questions about applications. Please send any questions regarding your application to hh.applicationreviewboard@gmail.com.
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Q: Do you do pediatric spay and neuter?

A: Yes, all of our puppies are spayed and neutered before adoption. As a rescue, we have practiced pediatric spay and neuter for over 20 years. Please check with your vet prior to adopting if you have any concerns about pediatric spay and neuter. We will not make any exceptions as many of the shelters we pull dogs from require us to provide proof within a timely manner.
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Q: I see “Adoption Pending” on a dog’s bio I am interested in. What does that mean?

A: Adoption Pending means that an approved applicant who has completed the entire screening process (phone interview, vet check, and home visit) is in the process of adopting this dog. Because any number of things can cause an adoption to fall through, we will continue to accept additional applications until the dog leaves the rescue with their new family. Please note that if you have submitted an application without completing the entire screening process, “Adoption Pending” does not apply to the application you have just submitted.
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Q: Can I foster a dog if I live far away?

A: Fosters need to live within a reasonable distance of the facility so they can bring the dog to any required vet appointments, meet and greets and adoption events. We provide food, crates, bowls and vet care and expect the foster family to prepare the dog to be adopted into their forever home by doing basic training and socializing. All food supplies, etc. must be picked up at Husky House.
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Q: Are your dogs microchipped?

A: Yes, all of our dogs are microchipped and registered to Husky House.
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Q: Do you require a fenced in backyard?

A: Not all dogs will require a fenced in backyard. We make our decisions based on the dog's individual needs and personality. We WILL NOT place a Siberian Husky in a home with an electric fence.
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Q: I have submitted an application. Why have I not been contacted yet?

A: Once an application has been submitted, we ask that you please be patient. Husky House is run by hard working volunteers that will try our best to get back to you in a timely manner. Making sure that your veterinary and references have been notified will help expedite the screening process. Please check your emails for updates.