We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our adoption information page.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm/lyme tested, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. The standard adoption donation is $450, and puppies under 5 months of age are $500. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
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You must meet Zola, the 6-7-year-old husky. She’s a beauty. The perfect size pet at 52 lbs and is a gorgeous cream colour. She has almond-shaped eyes, bi-eyed; one blue and one brown, framed with blonde eyelashes. She is a beautiful dog with a lovely personality. Zola was an unclaimed stray at a rural pound.
Zola would do great with a family with children over 10yrs of age. She has not been around younger children yet and we are not sure how she would respond to them. As a mature dog, she likes a quiet home and wouldn’t enjoy the energy that comes with younger kids. She loves long walks and she loves being outdoors. She will walk at whatever speed you prefer. She is a strong girl and will pull hard. We use the Gentle Leader head halter and that has made the world of a difference in controlling the pulling.
She is so much fun outside. She loves the snow. She will put her nose to the ground and barrel through the snow, pushing it forward like a snowplow. I would say she is a snow dog, but quite honestly she loves any outdoor environment. She will frolic in the snow like a puppy, she’ll roll in pine needles and grass. I’ve even seen her roll in burrs! She’s been known to do a somersault or two in the snow.
Zola knows how to sit, give paw (comes in handy for drying her off during these wet winter days), lay down, and stay. We are currently working on rollover. She responds well to treats for good behaviour. I feel we still have not seen Zola’s full potential of things that she knows.
Zola is a quiet girl. We have not heard her bark or howl. The only sound we have heard from her is the occasional sneeze. Now having said that, she’s also easily energetic when it comes to her walks and will match your high energy and surpass it.
Zola is crate trained. We have started to let her sleep on her bed, next to ours and she is so good. She stays in bed all night and never wakes us up in the morning. She will stay in bed until the last person gets up. We feel she is house trained, although she had a few accidents early on. We find it unusual that she rarely goes to the bathroom during walks. She has no problem taking care of business in the backyard. She has only just now, almost 3 weeks of being with us, comfortable to potty on our walks and this is still a rarity. For this reason, we are looking for a home with with a big backyard that is fenced in.
We are currently working on fetch with Zola. She is starting to chase after tennis balls and snowballs when thrown but has not yet mastered returning them to us. She has not shown much interest in stuffies, blankets, or other toys.
One of my favourite things about Zola is how she crosses her front paws when she is watching you. It’s so cute. As she becomes more comfortable with us, she is asking for pats and belly rubs. She is just beginning to rest her head on our laps or gently nudging our arms for a pat. She loves getting scratched on her face and she would let you rub her belly for hours.
We are working on Zola’s eating habits. She is a great dog as far as never begging for food. She shows no interest in human food and lays on the kitchen floor when we are eating. We are trying to get her on an eating schedule where she eats twice a day. We are very pleased when she eats a full bowl of her food. She will need patience and some coaxing in this area. She just isn’t a good eater which is common for her breed. She will eat well one day and then not eat well the next. But she has energy to spare for her walks etc and isn’t losing weight so we know she is getting enough. She just isn’t a dog that eats with gusto and she will skip meals at times. But she will eat when she is hungry so we just know that this is her behaviour and nothing to worry about.
Zola is not being fostered with other animals and we will be looking for a home for her where she is the only pet in the home. She is non-reactive to other dogs when out walking but we feel she would not like to live with another dog, and we wouldn’t want to trust her in a home with cats or other small animals as her Husky prey drive would be a concern.
I can honestly say that whoever adopts her will be happy with their choice. I think you will be extremely lucky to have such a wonderful and loving girl!