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New Huskie
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:50:21 PM »
Last night my fiance and I were out for a late night walk. this beautiful female Siberian huskie was walking downt he street. I went to the middle of the street and called for her she trotted right up to me and gave me nose kisses and follwed me back to jen. we saw she had a collar and thought alright we'll try to find her owners nobody was out on our street or the next  I even took her, at about 8:30 this morning, down to the next street again and ours. she's attached to me at the ankle and she acts like jens old dog shelby, passed some 5-4 years now, all of us love her she's jsut the sweetest thing, and she loves to run.
what I'm posting for is jsut simply put I need to know aobut huskies a pet psycic friend of ours says she's a bit aggressive aobut her food and around too many people, she never sits still int he room with me jen and jen's mother so I can vouch for that,  she won't eat around any of us and she's quite standoffish about the english bulldog merlin, who is very irritated that we're paying attention to the "other dog" much like the case of the other woman.
she's very friendly witht he cat, though the cat does not like her too much (but she loves merlin). well I was wondering what health problems to look out for I know huskies are very energetic she'll be worn out with me I'm going to be taking her for another walk in about an hour. basically anything I shopuld know about her.
she's roughly five years old and she doesn't seem to weigh too terribly much though I think I'll change that once she gets comfortable with us. nnyways I've said about all I can say about her if anyone here is from the east toledo area and can describe her you can have her back otherwise we're putting up fliers that we found her though I doubt that anyones going to claim her seeign as Johnny said she was aggressive around kids and thats why she was given up/abandoned *shrugs* we'll see but I have to go she wants to go out ^.^
I've been calling her Alu or lulu she's such a proper young lady she jsut sits there watching me with her front paws crossed oh dear god I hope nobody claims her!  :heart:
thanks much for any help
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I walk them I feed them I bathe them I try to get them to proper vet care.... THESE AREN'T EVEN MY DOGS!!!!!!!! When I get my dog it's going to be the best taken care of dog around... I'll have had all of the practice because of these one's lazy owner........


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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006, 03:02:20 PM »
thanks so much ^.^ lol at elast I was able to identify her breed accuratly thanks so much for the links they are very helpful  :laugh:
I walk them I feed them I bathe them I try to get them to proper vet care.... THESE AREN'T EVEN MY DOGS!!!!!!!! When I get my dog it's going to be the best taken care of dog around... I'll have had all of the practice because of these one's lazy owner........

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2006, 03:22:11 PM »
Look up state laws.  A lot of places require you to put an ad in the papers, notify the shelters/pounds in the area etc that you found her.  You can also take her over to a shelter or your vet's and have her checked for a microchip.  I wouldn't rely on a pet psyic

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2006, 03:52:35 PM »
there could be a family out there desperate to find their beloved pet.  you need to make an effort to find her family before deciding she's yours.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2006, 10:37:31 PM »
I agree with everyone else.  In my town legally you are supposed to contact all the local shelters & put signs up.  After 10 days of hearing nothing you are aloud to keep the dog.  Huskies are not my favorite breed.  They are not ment for everyone.  Read as much about them as possible & I hope you have a fence.  They were bred to run away from you because they were bred to pull a sled. 
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2006, 06:32:11 AM »
there could be a family out there desperate to find their beloved pet.  you need to make an effort to find her family before deciding she's yours.

What she says!

It is not fair to not make EVERY effort possible to find the dogs original owner.  She could have been running around because of the mistake of a small kid who opened the door or such. 

I'm guessing your vet would be more than willing to scan for a chip at no charge.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2006, 10:31:38 AM »
I know how hard it is to want to keep a dog that was just running around but try to find the owners, as irresponsible as you think they may be (but the dog could've jumped the fence for all we know). Is she in good condition (eyes, coat, weight, no apparent sickness)? You can usually tell in most cases by her overall condition if she's been dumped or if she got loose. When you put up signs, just make sure you have the people describe her (but you did that here so I'm sure you already know that). If I were you, I'd even post something just like "Found large dog on (street name)" or even just the area. You can put her color up there too and not even mention the breed because if whoever calls that is the owner will tell you right off she is a husky (are you sure she isn't a malamute?). If you do keep her, make sure you get her vet checked and get her spayed if she isn't already. I found Amos and he was not neutered. The vet said she thinks he's about 2 years old so it goes to show you they're not always fixed if they're over 6 mos. Definately get her scanned for a chip too. Alot of people won't even bother putting a collar and/or tags on their dog if they are chipped (which is stupid because they always need to have a rabies tag on). If you do find the owners and they don't really care that she was running around ask to buy her off them. Most people are more than willing to accept some money to get a dog off their hands if they don't want it anymore. That way you can have her and have it be legal. :)
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2006, 03:55:07 PM »
Thank you so much everyone for repeatingwhat I was already doing I do believe I said clearly We're [puttign up fliers thats all the effort needed this girl isn't eating any kind of dog food though she takes everything else with much gusto. her previous "family" was probably raiseing her on tabnle scraps. as for your comment ont he pet psycic kat don't jsudge what you don't know Johnny is a good man and he's helped me find my Ball pythons numerous times he told us exactily where peatro was the first time he escaped. I will fully rely on him. if she escaped it's because her owners ween't smart enough to have her you have to be smarter than the dog. she is a husky. malamutes are stalkier than her and she holds herself like one besides that she has beautifully odd Husky eyes. johnny told us about an mostly healed wound in her hind right leg and she's got a bit of a limp.
is there any way I might be able to coax her to eat her food? she will eat table scraps no problem, gave her soem turkey scrambled eggs a taquito and she even ate a peanutbutter sandwhich, but won't touch dog food since the first night and then she only ate half the bowl.
and lastly because I'm out of time If I find her owners and they didn't care about her I'm bnot buying her I'm simply going to keep her I'm not paying for her when I'll most likely already have put a hell of a lot into her. though I haven't gotten anything back and I've walked her all over the east side and everyones seen her plus while walking her I put up fliers so we'll see. and if she's from oregon the owners can say bye bye.
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Thank you guys so much for believing me to be so shallow as to simply keep someones pet like that. I know it's hard but I'm not like that don't doubt the integrity of a person unless you know them. as for laws where can I find these laws? and I doubt she hasa microchip. the owners didn't waste the time of gettign her registerd tags (it's law here) they didn't waste the time to get her a microchip.
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2006, 04:47:38 PM »
I wasn't questioning your integrety. 

You can easily find the laws about finding a stray dog by calling your local animal warden and ask what you are required to do since you found a dog. 

I would still check for a microchip - it is possible her family is on vacation and whoever was watching her lost hold of her.  She could have gotten away from her owners at a rest stop.  Where I live it is only required to have the tags on the dog while she is outside - it is possible she had another collar that she wore when she goes outside that has her tags, but she slipped out and didn't have the tags on.  It is also not fair to her previous owners to assume anything about them.

As for getting her to eat dog food - what kinds have you tried?  I know this isn't a great recomendation, but to get her to eat it maybe mix her dog food with people food.  Or some people prefer the raw diet and maybe she would eat that - there is a lot of info on this site about it.  I'll leave it to you to decide what you think of it.  It could be that she was on that and doesn't eat dog food anymore. 

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2006, 09:30:19 PM »
What brand of dog food are you using? Are you only trying kibble or canned too? Maybe shes used to a high quality food, and is snubbing what your using? Or maybe shes been used to a raw diet, or a purely canned diet (which are much better than kibble).

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2006, 07:28:22 AM »
this girl isn't eating any kind of dog food though she takes everything else with much gusto. her previous "family" was probably raiseing her on tabnle scraps.


Have you ever thought that maybe the dogs owners fed her a raw diet and not table scraps (you say it like it is a horrible thing) and she is used to getting that?  Or maybe they fed her a premium dog food that whatever you are feeding her doesn't compare to.

Not every dog action can be ascribed to what someone on the outside decides it must mean. 
In other words, just because she will not eat whatever kibble you have decided to feed her does not mean her real owners do not feed her correctly.



Thank you so much everyone for repeatingwhat I was already doing I do believe I said clearly We're [puttign up fliers thats all the effort needed

trubandloki, dragynflye, and kat
Thank you guys so much for believing me to be so shallow as to simply keep someones pet like that. I know it's hard but I'm not like that don't doubt the integrity of a person unless you know them. as for laws where can I find these laws? and I doubt she hasa microchip. the owners didn't waste the time of gettign her registerd tags (it's law here) they didn't waste the time to get her a microchip.

You are saying yourself that you are shallow and you are keeping someone's pet like that.  At the top you said putting up fliers is all that is needed..... it is not!  Read any book on lost pets and you will realize that they can travel far and fast in the confusion of being loose.  You need to contact the animal shelters and vets in your area.


if she escaped it's because her owners ween't smart enough to have her you have to be smarter than the dog. she is a husky.

That is just too funny to respond to.  Obviously you have not owned any pet for any length of time.  Accidents do happen no matter how carefully we as humans try to prevent them.  Please get over yourself and consider that maybe this dog has a loving family that is looking for her and her being loose is just a horrible accident. 

If you do not want to think of them on your own I will give you a few examples:
Relatives are visiting and the toddler child of the relative opens the front door and the dog darts out when no on notices. 
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The family is involved in an auto accident and the dog gets loose from the car while the emergency workers are removing the family (this happened to a friend of mine).

I doubt she hasa microchip. the owners didn't waste the time of gettign her registerd tags (it's law here) they didn't waste the time to get her a microchip.

More faulty reasoning.
FYI my dog does not wear her collar in the house.  It gives her a rash (all collars do).  Her tags (and her canine good citizen tag  ;D ) are on her flat collar that she wears when we go places.  She IS mircochipped. 
So....if she got loose some how (heck, one time at barktoberfest her collar snapped, faulty collar) and did not have her collar on, she would still be identifiable as my dog because of her microchip.  That is why it is there.  But if a person like you found her we would never know because you refuse to have this dog checked for a chip.

johnny told us about an mostly healed wound in her hind right leg and she's got a bit of a limp.

Did Johnny tell you what caused the wound?
My dog has a less than pretty scar that runs a good length of her back leg, and her gate is not perfect.
I suppose you would assume she is not properly taken care of.
Though nothing could be further from the truth.
That scar is because she had a grade 2 patella luxation and I had an orthopedic surgeon rebuild her knee and leg so she would not be in pain anymore.

I must say, it is a good thing that my dog is never loose near you or would claim her as your own and insist I do not deserve her back.
(btw, she gets allergy shots too, so after you had her (my dog) for a bit she would probably get way rashy and I'm sure you would find that another reason why I am a bad pet owner.)


Please do what is right and make a REAL effort to find the dogs owners.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2006, 10:06:52 AM »
 :hello2: trub.

I agree- whereas my dog would eat anything you gave her, it would soon result in her having uncontrollable seizures that you wouldn't know what to do unless you checked her for a chip and the company told you she is epileptic and needs two different medications on time to prevent that from happening. There's just too much you don't know about this dog. Maybe she won't eat the dog food because you continue to give her table scraps- I've known other dogs to do this. Please try harder, if you really care about this dog you know she deserves it.
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2006, 11:56:55 AM »
Why are you giving the dog taquitos and PB sandwiches? Thay's not even CLOSE to a proper diet! If she won't eat dog food dry, buy her some high quality canned. I've never known a dog to refuse canned food. If you stop feeding her unhealthy tablescraps then perhaps she will eat a proper diet. If you keep her is she going to live on scrambled eggs, PB sandwiches and taquitos since she won't eat anything else? I second what trubandloki said. And my dog slipped out of the car one day on my side as I was getting out. He almost ran out past my car but I was able to catch him. At that time, he did not have tags on (I had just found him a few weeks prior and was searching for his owner too) but if he were to have got lost, that wouldn not have meant I didn't care about him or deserve him back. Just because you assume the dog has been abused or neglected doesn't mean she is. Why don't you up your efforts a bit and check hr for a chip. It sounds like you want to keep her anyway, so nothing anyone suggests here is going to be followed. I feel sorry for the family (if she indeed has one) tat's worried sick about her.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2006, 08:35:33 PM »
Along the lines of the owners not be smart enough or caring enough... One of my cats escaped back in March. (It was NOT here) But people attacked me and said I was not a good pet owner because of it. Said it was my fault my cat escaped, despite me already feeling incredibly guilty. How did he escape? Well Leo is my lap cat, and I hadnt seen him for half the day. This was VERY abnormal for him, so I went looking around. Sometimes he likes to go down to the basement and lie in my pile of spare horseblankets, so I headed down to the basement. And found, a broken window. HOW was I to have known there was a broken window down there? I was completely panicked. I made fliers, went to every vet office, went to the humane society every day... Luckily, there is a happy ending. Leo returned, 3 days later. But when he came home, he wasnt wearing his collar and tags. He had been wearing the collar when he got loose, but those cat safety snaps. Leo was not microchipped at the time, but now all my indoor cats are microchipped. All the time I talk to people who say their dog is microchipped, but their cats arent because they are strictly indoor. Well, my cats were strictly indoor too. Accidents happen. Because some kids or someone broke my basement window and failed to inform me does that make me stupid? Does that mean I dont care or dont deserve to have my cats?

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2006, 07:25:42 AM »
Sometimes he likes to go down to the basement and lie in my pile of spare horseblankets,

Giggle....
Very cute mental image!
Nothing better than taking  your nice clean winter blanket out to put on your horse and finding it have more cat fur on it than one can imagine the cat ever having.   ::)
(sorry, I know it is off topic, but cats and horse blankets are like drawn to each other)

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2006, 07:31:39 AM »
Sometimes he likes to go down to the basement and lie in my pile of spare horseblankets,

Giggle....
Very cute mental image!
Nothing better than taking  your nice clean winter blanket out to put on your horse and finding it have more cat fur on it than one can imagine the cat ever having.   ::)
(sorry, I know it is off topic, but cats and horse blankets are like drawn to each other)
Yep... They are stored in my garage now, as Ive moved and don't have a basement but have a garage. Theres so much stuff in there my truck stays in the driveway. 50% of the stuff is horse things too, a lot because I dont show anymore.. Then theres blankets, saddle pads, extra bridles/bits a spare saddle (my other 3 saddles stay at the barn..), fly sheets, extra halters and lead ropes, show supples, spare grooming totes.. Lots more. Think I have enough horse stuff?? My babes are spoiled. Leo didnt like the winter blankets as much as he liked the saddle pads, and he LOVED my polarfleece coolers when I had them put away for the winter. I often had to wash those before bringing them back to the barn...

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2006, 10:47:34 AM »
Kat

I can call the warden, but I don't trust them too well. there is a long story with that involving the house across the street and their vicious Chow chows tryign to kill her and her dogs the warden wouldn't come until the cops had to be called want a full story pm me until then time to finish. I will give them a call so everyone keep your pants on.
I don't have the money to get her into a vet to check for said microchip is there any way I can do it at home here? otherwise it's going to have to wait I might be able to get my father in law to help when he takes merlin in but I don't want to have to impose on him.
if her family is on vacation then they can come get her when they get back they obviously left her inthe wrong hands.
here in ohio as far as I know you are to have your dogs tags on at ALL times anyways thats the intellegent thing to do (not to insult anyone here) but you think about it if there is an accident then she'll have her tags on and she'll be easily brought back.
and I assume things about her previous owners because of one face she is WAY too submissive. I walk inthe room calling to her to play she lays down and show her belly. in submissive pack style not playfull puppy style. I've owned enough dogs to tell the difference and even my father in law (who btw owned a siberian/wolf) agreed with me. thats also where I got my bit aobut siberians being too smart for their owners. if she was an escape she would have run from me that night knowing I could easily take her back to her owners (regaurdless of me not knowing where she lived). but she came straight to me  practically belly crawling when she got to me.
as for gettign her to eat we were trying Pedegree, and Dads both dry kibble she wouldn't touch it except for half a bowl of the dads the first night. last night Jen suggested while we were at the store we grab a can of wet food. as soon as she heard the can opener she came running and I mixed it with some of the dads and she wolfed. I'll have to check out the info onthe raw diet but I can say now I don't trust it

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that question is answered except for the table scraps thing if you raise your dog solely on table scraps it's going to get fat and useless I will feed table scraps as a treat and incentive to take meds thats it not the staple of their diet. and l've stated my opinion of raw diets as of so far. secondly dads and pedegree are the highest I will go and as soon as I get imy info straight pedegree might even be off of my list. Iams is the only thing higher than pedegree in price and so called "quality" for now I'll trust on pedegree because thats the only thing dave will feed merlin but I will change if their company is just the same as iams and their cruel testing, I've links if anyone wants to see the proof of this. and seeing as she ate the cheapest can of food at the dollar store she wasn't on any big shakes.
we got the impession she was not eating well because she wouldn't touch the dog food no matter what we even mixed in scrambled eggs whech she would eat from my hand no problem.
I guess I did word that wrong but you should have read in full what all was said in that post becuase seeing as I asked where I could find said laws about finding owners and such it would generally show false on your accusation. and shelters and vets want tags if they take in an animal they willl hold it for 30 days or so and put it down I nearly lost my best friend because of that.

And you obviously do NOT know me and there for jsut better leave this thread if you've nothing else nice and helpful to say. I'm the most animal owning person in my family. I raise angora rabbits when I was four I've had umteen dogs albiet all mixed breeds
I raised a Green iguana to his 7th or 8th birthday and still go to see him everyweek to help a friend with him. the reasoning for my friend havign him is my own personaly choice and business so please nobody ask. onward with my rant I have also raised2 beautiful 51 and 54 inch healthily fat ball pythons to breeding age and size my female is also about to shed out another skin and plus umteen feeder rats (one of which has escaped) I've had my fair share of accidents and escapes my iguana got out through catspace (the little owrmhole cats escape through) and neighbors three houses down found him because I let him out of my room and he went out through my uncles window. I know all aobut accidents and I also know about reading dogs signals dave also knows what he's talkign aobut (he's also the one who told me owners have to be smarter than the dog) if your not so paranoiud to think of EVERY possible way your dog could escape or get hurt then your not to have a pet of any kind. now  I know that says something about my iguana escaping but thats was partially because  my uncle didn't close his window when I called for him to and he did hear me.
now I thought about both of those things I keep the dogs penned inthe kitchen with a huge board that they can't get over, alu won't jump I've tested this theory yet another reason I believed she was turned out, so yes another case of BE Paranoid. as for the accident there hasn't been any accidents that have aid anythign about a husky in the car with them.
your dog does not wear her collar inside good for her alu wears her collar and merlin wears his harness at all times merlin keeps his tags on and we keep an eye on them at all times to make sure they do not escape. your dog has a microchip good for her microchips are for people who can afford them and who IMO because I was raise with dogs that were constantly trying to get out, are to lazy to keep an eye on their dogs no offense they are helpful in cases of car accidents and such. but for dogs that don't leave home except for vet visits people keep an eye on them.
and keep your dog on a good collar leather belt types don't trust the clasps unless they're metal. if your dog is paraioadly (that is my own word so no comments) looked after then theres no worrys of people keeping them. NOBODY I know of in this side of town is goign to give up such a beautiful dog a pure blood  and as far as Ican see unspayed siberian husky I'll give her back if I find her owners but not everyone is like that and you know damn well I'm tellin the truth. and on topp of that I DO NOT REFUSE to have her checked its the cost of the vet visit.
and as for johnny he couldn't tell me what caused the wound and wont be able to until I get a picture to him he's not inthe same state so his readings aren't as accurate as they would if he were sittign here in front of her.
I don't care aobut your dog your being a rather of a beeyach so I ask after reading this you say nothing more in my thread unless you are helping.
scars say nothing you could tell your dog had an operation alu has NO scar tissue that would say such.  now your dog and her surgery I've known people who wouldn't waste the money on surgery so I commend you. as  for the rashes I don't assume thing on rashes I would have actually assumed she got the infection during her time escaped and had no problem. jsut think of it this way I DON'T HAVE YORU DOG.
 this was so wonderful to wake up to... I've been writing this since nine and alu is missing out on her walk so I'll be back in about a half hour to finish answering everyone else so please bear with me...
I walk them I feed them I bathe them I try to get them to proper vet care.... THESE AREN'T EVEN MY DOGS!!!!!!!! When I get my dog it's going to be the best taken care of dog around... I'll have had all of the practice because of these one's lazy owner........

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2006, 10:57:11 AM »
I couldnt even make it through your entire reply because I was getting so frustrated, so I will reply to the things I can and then leave it at that.

Scanning for a microchip is FREE. You merely take the dog into any veterinary office or shelter and explain you found and and would like to know if it is chipped or not.

As far as your collar/tags argument, Forty percent of pets recovered are lost with a collar and found with no collar or a different collar.

Pedigree and Iams are both VERY poor quality foods, and canned food always being higher quality than kibble, so this leads me to believe the argument I and several others presented to be correct. Pedigree and Iams are both classified as "grocery brands", named so because you can purchase them at grocery stores. They are the lowest quality you can feed. Feeding a proper nutrition is not expensive as you would think. Lower quality foods are full of undigestible fillers (like corn). This means you may have to feed 4-5 cups a day to meet nutritional requirements, and the result is a lot of excess excrement along with health problems and allergies. A proper diet, may only require 2 cups a day. So is it really that much more expensive to pick up the better bag of dog food? (this is, if you insist to feed kibble)

Submission does not mean the dog was not taken proper care of. I was recently fostering a dog that was incredibly submissive and had signs of prior abuse. Does that mean I'm a bad owner? No, the dog came to me that way. Maybe the dog was taken poor care of a couple owners back in the line. Maybe its the dogs personality. Maybe its submissive because being around dog aggressive dogs.
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2006, 11:28:11 AM »
ifflingchild, keep it civil or this will be locked.  People are trying to explain to you other perspectives.  If you're not willing to listen, why bring this up?

As for microchips, you say yourself it's YOUR OPINION that it's for those that can afford it.  EVERY dog or cat should be microchipped because 'accidents happen' and they get out of their houses.

Evidently you have an excuse for everything, including the fact that you've not read about an accident where a husky has excaped, so therefore, it's not possible.

As for your pet psychic friend, I've spoken with several pet psychics that can contact pets all around the world.  Since your friend is out of state, that truly shouldn't be an issue.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2006, 11:29:58 AM »
When I was growing up, my aunt had a husky that was a bolter. If anyone was at the door not paying attention, shed take off for a romp down the street.

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2006, 11:31:58 AM »
With calling the warden you do not have to tell them who you are, just ask for a bit of information - our local warden is very nice and I've never had any problem with him when I just have a question or two.

As Lynn said, and I think someone else did too, checking for a microchip is free.  The warden would also be able to tell you if taking her in if she doesn't have one if she needs to be quarentined for 30 days or not.  If so, that is for your safty and the safty of your pets since she could not be vacined and you do not know if she has rabies, or maybe even if she bite someone.  

Many people do do microchip now.  I don't find it to be that much more than a life time worth of tags - and it is a one time thing.  I am able to update all the information on the computer etc.  Plus it makes it so if I am on vacation and whoever is watching the pets has one slip past them - if the tag company is called they have my vet's number, my number, my cell number, my fiance's cell number, and another contact and the company that does the tags will keep trying to reach one of those till they succeed!  That is the work I pay for by paying extra for the chip and to register it!  If she is as you say a purebreed.  And unfixed, so possibly a breeder - she very likely could be chipped.  I know even a lot of rescues now adays chip animals before they send them to their new homes!  My parents have a rabbit that is chipped for that reason!  I don't chip them because I don't pay attention to them, I don't chip them because I don't want to watch them.  I have moved with my cats from California to Virginia - I did not want to chance losing any of them - if their cages had fallen apart they would have run like crazy in Chicago airport - even though they knew me - it would have been a huge scary crowd!  Who is to say they wouldn't have gotten outside if that had happened?  Fliers in Chicago would have done me no good, checking for the microchip and calling me would have.  

Collars come off.  My cats can wear their collars for months - and then one day someone comes up to me without jiggling tags - and I have to find the collar in the house.  And that's just with being inside.  There are much more things outside that could cause a collar to come off.  

I searched "Ohio Dog Laws" and came up with a lot of sights, you need to search for the laws in your county.


I would be very weary about Dads brand.  My parents fed it to the cat I grew up with for years - he died of cancer.  In a nonsmoking house.

How many days did she not eat for?  Is she consistantly eating now?  I would probably try just canned food with her, don't mix the lower quality in that she doesn't like.    Push the better stuff.  

As for her being penned in the kitchen - my cats and dog will do a lot of things when I'm not watching that they won't do when I am?  Someone posted on here onetime that their dog would jump over a fence and play in their house when they were not home, and jump back before they got home!


As for no report of there being an accident around with a Husky that was with the family - what if the passengers in the accident all died, rescue workers were so worried about trying to save them they didn't pay much attention to the dog running from the scene?  So now a widow is distraght over losing her children and husband, and misses her dog but hasn't had the time with planning funerals and everything that needs done to look around for fliers where the accident happened.  


Time and time again people on this board have helped others to get an animal to a vet.  Many times vets will cut the cost for you for the animal being a stray or such and you trying to help it out.  Or let you do a payment plan.  We have learned through our own animal emergencies and others we have read about that it is very important to have an emergency vet fund.  If you can not afford a vet visit - to at least check for a microchip (free) and do a basic health check - then there is the option of www.creditcare.com  that some vets will accept.  

I'd like to put in one final comment.  The people on this board are trying to help you, and this dog.  Calling them names is neither approprate or needed.  Our personal experiences are to give you an insite on maybe why things are how they are for this dog.  

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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2006, 11:44:55 AM »
As far as if you were a good dog owner your dog would never get out- things happen. The utility guy left our gate open (I didn't even know he had been there to read the meter) and my dogs walked out of our backyard. Luckily she came right around to the front door, but she could have easily run off. How was I supposed to prevent that? And just because she ran to you doesn't mean she didn't escape. My dog goes to strangers all the time- she likes people. And there is also the fact that if you can't afford the vet visit maybe you shouldn't take on another dog. Beings as you just found this girl you have no idea what kind of health problems she may have- what if she has some condition that requires daily medication? My dog seemed healthy when I adopted her, now I spend hundreds of dollars every 6 months on required vet visits, medication and it gets up to the thousands if she has to go to ICU (which has happened twice). PLEASE find her a better home if you can't provide for her needs- veterinary, dietary, and emotionally.
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2006, 11:56:00 AM »
fae, my dane, was extreeeeemly submissive.  she was constantly showing her stomache.  and i've never raised a hand to any of my dogs.  it was just who she was.

novia was rescued from the pound.  she had been SEVERELY beaten and neglected before coming to me.  it took months of patients and love before she got over her terror of people.  but she never stopped cowering or showing her belly.

i came home from the store one day to find arya laying on the front porch.  my husband had put the dogs outside not knowing some random person had openned our gate. 

i found a dane in the mall parking lot once.  no collar, no tags, skinny....  but i did everything i could to find her people.  i had just about given up when i got a call.  a poor girl in a town about thirty miles away had some one steal her dog from her yard a couple of months before i found her.  best we can figure, she some how got away from them. 

if you can't find her people, then that's one thing.  i mean, heck, that's how i just recently got marco.  but IF you make every effort to find her people, and IF you don't find them, you need to do some serious research on how to care for ANY dog, not just a husky.  if you don't want to feed her a raw diet, that's fine.  but you need to learn to read the dog food labels and learn what is good and what is not.  believe it or not, we are not saying these things just to hear ourselves talk.
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Re: New Huskie
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2006, 12:03:57 PM »
Oh where to start.....   :icon_scratch:

Let me start by saying, I was trying to be constructive.  If you had read it more carefully you would have realized that.

I stated in my FIRST post that the vet would most likely scan the dog for free.  Yes, I said for FREE.  You  might realize this if you called one.  Like Lin just said, call any shelter or vet and state you found a dog would like it scanned to see if it has a chip.
That is the RESONSIBLE thing to do.  And again, it is free!!!!!



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I can call the warden, but I don't trust them too well. there is a long story with that involving the house across the street and their vicious Chow chows tryign to kill her and her dogs the warden wouldn't come until the cops had to be called want a full story pm me until then time to finish. I will give them a call so everyone keep your pants on.


If you do not like your local dog warden, for whatever reason... call the dog warden or animal control in the next town.  Explain that you have found a lost dog and are calling ALL around making sure no one is looking for it.  I'm sure they would more than willing to help you!




I don't have the money to get her into a vet to check for said microchip is there any way I can do it at home here? otherwise it's going to have to wait I might be able to get my father in law to help when he takes merlin in but I don't want to have to impose on him.

If you do not have the money to take her to the vet (with the thinking that scanning costs money) then you obviously do not have the money to afford to keep this dog.  Dogs cost money.  Think about it.  You say she is not spayed, so she will need to be spayed (because it doesn't matter if she looks pure bred, without papers she is a mutt and shouldn't be bred), she needs her vaccines (because with no history we assume none and start over), she needs her heart worm test and meds for preventative.

As much as you want to keep her it sounds like you can not afford to and you are being selfish in trying to.  Think about what is best for the dog, not what is best for your desire to have a dog.



here in ohio as far as I know you are to have your dogs tags on at ALL times anyways thats the intellegent thing to do (not to insult anyone here) but you think about it if there is an accident then she'll have her tags on and she'll be easily brought back.

I do not believe any state tells you that your own dog in your own house has to wear anything.

And another side to your thought on an intelligent dog ownership.  If you are not around to supervise the dog then it should not be wearing a collar because there is a risk that the collar might catch on something and strangle themselves.  (like the handle on a cupboard, or the latch on their cage, or any number of other items)  Why risk the dogs life when simply removing the collar when the dog is safely in its home is an easy step?  My dogs safety and well being is far more important to me than any inconvience can be a problem to me.



and I assume things about her previous owners because of one face she is WAY too submissive. I walk inthe room calling to her to play she lays down and show her belly. in submissive pack style not playfull puppy style. I've owned enough dogs to tell the difference and even my father in law (who btw owned a siberian/wolf) agreed with me.

Again, maybe you are right, maybe she was a horribly mistreated dog.  Or maybe she is just a submissive type dog.  I know many a dogs that being overly submissive is just the MO.  These dogs have not been abused or neglected it is just their personality.  Think of the people you know..... Some are out going, some are rude and pushy, some are just normal average types, some are quiet, and some are just plain timid.  No reason, just different types of people.  There are different types of personality in all breeds of dog. 

On the same lines, she might be acting submissive because she is scared/nervous in her new enviroment (your house) becuase it is not HER house.  That is pretty common.

On the subject of you having owned enough dogs to tell the difference.... I will not dispute that.  If you feel that way, fine.  But I will say that I have trained/handled/encountered more dogs in my life than you will ever consider contacting.  I by far do not consider myself an expert either. 

I learn new things every day with every dog.  Dogs are an amazing creature and what you think she might be telling you is very commonly not what she is saying.





as for gettign her to eat we were trying Pedegree, and Dads both dry kibble she wouldn't touch it except for half a bowl of the dads the first night. last night Jen suggested while we were at the store we grab a can of wet food. as soon as she heard the can opener she came running and I mixed it with some of the dads and she wolfed.

Well that there might just be your problem.....

Pedigree and Dads are both VERY poor quality dog foods.  Any dog food you can buy at the local grocery store is not a good dog food. 
And just because she wolfed down the cheap wet food from the dollar store does not mean that it is any better and that she used to eat it.

If you care about her, do some research on good dog foods (I can understand that going raw might not be an option for you.  I really want to go raw with my dogs but I can't at this time.)

There was a thread right on this forum about good dog foods.  Try buying a brand that is listed there.





we got the impession she was not eating well because she wouldn't touch the dog food no matter what we even mixed in scrambled eggs whech she would eat from my hand no problem.

Again, maybe she simply does not like the brand of kibble you are feeding her.  If she used to eating Chicken Soup for the Dog Lovers Soul I'm guesing Pedigree is not going to smell too good for her.

I do not know too many dogs, when offered them, will not eat table scraps, even if they have never been given table scraps before.

I also do not know anyone who feeds there dog totally table scraps.  I think it would cost more than the garbage dog foods they sell at the grocery store, wouldn't it?





I guess I did word that wrong but you should have read in full what all was said in that post becuase seeing as I asked where I could find said laws about finding owners and such it would generally show false on your accusation. and shelters and vets want tags if they take in an animal they willl hold it for 30 days or so and put it down I nearly lost my best friend because of that.



I'm sorry if I did not get out of your post what you wanted me to.  I did read it many times.  It is not an easy read.

I do not understand the NEED for laws about find the owners?  Are you wanting to know what you are required to do to find them?  We have all given you great ideas on what you should do and I'm betting that what you are require to do by law will be taken care of if you do what people here have told you to do.

If all shelters and vets take strays with no tags and euthanize them....then how do I currently have a stray in foster care in my house right now?  She WAS held for her hold period to be sure her owners were able to claim her if they wanted (though in her case they would have tons of explaining to do) and then she was spayed and is in foster care to get ready to go up for adoption.  Please do not make assumptions about shelters and vets.  Taking care of strays is a large burdon and everyone involved does there best to do what is best for the animals involved.


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