Siri seems to be a friendly, mannerly, happy girl. It’s too bad she had to go through a dark time in her life.
Last Updated: Sept 23, 2020
- Intake date: Sept 9, 2020
- Breed: Husky
- Sex: Female
Youth, Adult, Mature, Senior
- Birthdate: Sept 02, 2017
- Weight: 60 Pounds
- Spayed: Not Yet
- General Health:
Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Energetic, playful, friendly
- SAFER Test performed: Yes: Passed
- PetFinder Listing: N/A
- Claimed By: AVAILABLE FOR RESCUE OR ADOPTION
- Departure date: Undetermined
Her story, as it was told to me, is that she was born to a nice family who gifted her as a puppy to their son, daughter-in-law and grandchild. Son and daughter-in-law divorced, daughter-in-law kept the dog. Then she started acquiring more dogs, mostly chihuahuas and terriers. This turned into a hoarding situation. Siri was retrieved from that situation by her original owners, but escaped from them and was picked up as a stray. They saw her posted as a found dog and called to get her back. But they didn’t come in. The shelter hounded them (pardon the pun) and eventually the fella came and surrendered her. So Siri became “available” and the shelter asked Piney Mountain Foster to take her.
Siri’s Progress Summary:
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
House Dog Training
Terms of Adoption:
In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.
Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.
PMFC’s kennels are chock full so we’re boarding Siri until we get a vacancy. Once she’s here I can work with her and get to know her much better. During her SAFER test I found that she reacts in a friendly, playful manner to friendly dogs, with indifference to dogs who are barking and being rowdy, as long as it’s benign. But a dog who gets nasty toward her through the gates gets that attitude dished right back at them.
There were cats wandering the halls of the shelter. Siri was curious about them and approached several with caution. If they’d run, I’m sure she would have given chase. One puffed up and hissed at her and she backed away. A wise move, those critters have wicked claws!
She pulls hard while on a leash. That needs work. But she loaded up fine and rode well. She greeted our groomer sweetly, sat when offered a treat, and crated up without incident. So far, so good.
I was in town this morning to run some errands. I dropped off a squeaky ball toy i bought for Siri’s at Kathy’s, where Siri is staying for now. Kathy says she’s really a very sweet dog, well behaved and lovable. They had her in a crate upstairs at the time, instead of the big kennel downstairs. Steve gave her the ball and immediately SqueakSqueak-SqueakSqueakSqueakSqueak-SqueakSqueakSqueak. She loved it! She may drive them nuts with it, but she loves squeaky toys.
Siri joined us here at PMFC two days ago. So far all has gone well except that she REALLY want to be in the house. Until I determine how she will do with all of the four dogs already living in the house, that isn’t happening. House dog is an earned privilege. But she is doing well, keeping her room immaculate, waiting for yard runs to potty. She’s been a little testy with Blondie Bear. That needs to settle out before we could consider coming inside.
She is not a howler or screamer. She sleeps well at night. She is doing better about not standing up and flailing me with her forepaws (and claws) when in the yard.
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