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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Happy New Year -- Read & Enjoy
Toby and Cody -- an inseparable pair!
November 2009 the League took in 13 huskies who had been the victims of a bankrupt sled dog operation in Northern Quebec. None of the dogs had ever been inside. Placing the dogs in permanent homes was a challenging task. Most of the dogs went to foster for a period before finding their forever homes.A recent adoption update from Manitoba's person was signed by "Leader, Wolfpack".Last spring I adopted 7-year-old Husky, Manitoba, from WARL. I seriously can't overstate how perfect a match Toba is for my other Husky, Cody. Like Toba, Cody was also rescued from really less than desirable living conditions and as a result had developed a tendency to have stress-trigger seizures. He also suffered from tremendous isolation anxiety and the destructive behavior that resulted got to a point where it was physically harming him. I had tried literally everything the Husky experts had suggested and the only other option was to adopt him a buddy. Since he's 8 and slightly arthritic I wanted a dog that would match his temperament and energy level, which brought me to Toba. I have always been drawn to the dogs with the hard luck stories as I like to give homes to animals who aren't likely to find an open door elsewhere. Toba's story tugged at my heart strings, and I knew that even though she's a young, spirited 7 yrs most people in the market for a Husky are looking for young fuzzy-faced pups.The first time Toba and Cody met they instantly fell into step with each other, literally. They bonded like an old married couple. A week after bringing Toba home, people at the dog park remarked that they seemed like they'd been together their whole lives. 9 months later, Cody's anxiety has not made a single appearance and he's as playful as he was five years ago. Toba's fear of jumping into cars has been replaced by boundless excitement and she will actually shoulder Cody's 80lb frame out of the way to be first in. She no longer flinches when pet and is actually quite insistent about receiving head rubs from all visible hands. So glad that Toba gets to ride in the car and enjoy endless head rubs. We, at the League, are happy for the whole wolfpack.