If you are a regular reader, especially back in the day’s of Barbie Beauty SA you would know that I was looking to adopt a husky. Due to kak landlords I was unable to do so. Moving into a new place I finally had the opportunity to fill the void.
I knew I wanted to get a Husky as I was missing my girls who previously passed away. So I went to the place where I was bound to get one. Husky Rescue SA. Yes, I am a firm believer in the principle of adopt don’t shop, but let us not get into that now.
I browsed there “adopt” section on their site and that is when I saw Lacey. I immediately called Siobhan and arranged to meet the 8-year-old girl the very same day.
LACEY was unwanted by her family when they moved to the Cape and was left in the care of the domestic who genuinely loved her but unfortunately Lacy kept escaping, as huskies do. Lacey was constantly roaming the streets and subsequently was given away again. After 2 months on the streets she was rescued but was so traumatized that no-one could touch her as she just growled at everyone, showing classic signs of fear aggression. When she arrived at the Haven she was angry and did lash out in fear but with a soft touch and trust coupled with patience this 8 year old girl has learned to trust humans again.
I know you think I am crazy, but Lacey was the perfect fit for me. We are both fucking crazy. Haha ok but really, this girl needed a place where she was loved by an experienced husky owner who had a home without any current animals or children. Lacey needed me.
Sure I was tempted when I roamed the haven, all the gorgeous Huskies wanting a home. Some much younger with a lot less baggage than Lacey. There was something in her eyes that just carried a lot of sorrow – and I knew that this is the baby for me. I would much rather spend less time with her then her having to spend her final moments in a shelter.
The adoption process…
The adoption process was effortless and the amazing team at Husky Rescue could not have made things more delightful. I had Lacey in my care in less than a week. Not only being super supportive during the process, they are even super supportive after, responding to my messages in no less than 5 minutes.
So how do you adopt a doggy.
Browse their site and see if there is a particular baby that catches your eye. Call Siobhan on 0833993999 to make an appointment for viewing or go pay a visit on Saturdays between 9am-2pm
Husky stole your heart? Fill out a very detailed but easy application form. In contrast with the SPCA’s one pager, Husky Rescue asks very straight forward questions to ensure the Husky you are applying for or if you are not applying for a specific one, the husky you get suits you best.
Arrange and setup your house check. Huskies are escape artist, therefore the house check is just to ensure that the property the pooch will be staying at is safe.
If you are succesful, which you usually know right after the house check, you can arrange to pick up your baby the very same day or whatever timing suits you best.
You are required to pay an adoption fee of R850 for older babies and R1000 for puppies. This is not a fee as it would be if you were buying a dog. Nope this is a fee for your baby’s sterilisation, vaccination and deworming.
It is really as simple as that. You can bet your husky paws Modus Vivendi will be getting a Doggy section, that will include posts of adoption, Lacey’s Life, and general tips and tricks. Ooooh maybe a doggy beauty section.
Have you ever adopted a dog before? and are you a firm activist in the principles of adopt dont shop?