Ontario, Canada
Siberian Malamute Alaskan Rescue Team (SMART)

The SMART Rescue for Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and Alaskan Husky

Available for Adoption

Bear

 Introduction


Name: Bear
Breed: Alaskan Malamute mix
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes, selective - females only
Kids: Yes

Hi, I’m Bear and I’m here looking for a cat-free forever home. Breed experience is preferred as malamutes aren’t the easiest of dogs and I have escape tendencies. My current owners found me about 1.5 years ago and have observed the very escape tendencies that landed me with them in the first place. I will need appropriate confinement for the breed and a savvy owner to keep me safe. I would do best with a big fenced yard to burn off energy and keep me busy.

I am used to being crated at night and prefer the wire type of crate. I am house trained, but I do mark. This may or may not improve after my neuter, but training will help.

In typical malamute fashion, I love my people and affection. Belly rubs and walks are my favorite. I like to be brushed (but not my tail). I am not a fan of people wearing hoodies, so please make note of this in the cool evenings and on walks. Also in typical fashion, I am not good with other male dogs. I am good with select female dogs, so a meet and greet will be required to ensure we can get along.

I do know some commands like shake a paw, sit pretty, sit, and down and I will howl or whine if I want something (like a treat, outside, walk, etc.). I’m fun to be around, but I am very prey driven for cats and small prey outside. Please no small dogs.

I am up to date on my rabies vaccination and my adopter will be provided with a microchip to have inserted by their veterinarian upon my adoption, or, if I am adopted locally, I will be microchipped prior to adoption. I will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and neuter contract to be completed within 3 months of adoption to give me time to settle in.

●Located in Stirling, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of neuter
●With owner - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since July 2019

To inquire on adopting Bear, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be require

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Available for Foster/Adoption

Sweety

Introduction


Name: Sweety
Breed: Alaskan Husky
Sex: Female
Age: 1 year
Cats: With caution
Dogs: Yes
Kids: See bio

Hi, my name is Sweety and I was born on July 18 2018. I am an affectionate girl once I get to know you, but I do have many quirks. Please keep reading if you have the time and patience to work with me.

I was raised in a home with several of my siblings and my parents, but I didn’t get much in the way of socialization outside of home. I FLOURISH with other dogs around, especially ones with a similar personality to me, or hyper, playful dogs. Requirement number one for my forever home is at least one existing dog in the home. If you do not have another dog, I am not the dog for you.

I was raised with cats, but it has been a couple of months since I have seen one. Caution would need to be used when introducing me to new cats, but it should be fine. I was raised with children (and fostered with them before my last adoption) as well, HOWEVER, sudden sounds or touching makes me scream, turn and stare - sometimes with a threatening demeanor. I should probably not be with really young kids until I am more socialized and desensitized. I am showing escape artist tendencies, so a 6 ft fence is required.

I am so dependent and in need of human affection, that I have developed a case of separation anxiety. As a result, I am not suitable for attached housing if you are away for work. If you work from home and are almost always home, that is ideal! I don’t like going in the crate yet, but you can gentle make me do it and I will go. I must be crated in your bedroom at night though or else you will need A LOT of coffee in the morning! I just need to know you are still there so will let out a few barks, but I stop when you tell me as long as I am crated in your room. I do well on the bed as well, but this should only be a reward for good crate behaviour. I am virtually house trained, but will go indoors if you miss my signal.

I am up to date on my dhpp and rabies vaccinations and microchipped, but I am not yet spayed. I was just in heat in July, so timing isn’t right. Early October is when it would have been ideal to do it, however I have just been returned to rescue and with my insecurities and not being settled, now is not the time. March should be a good time for me though. That gives me lots of time to get adjusted, settled, and socialized.

Details


●Located in Tweed, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of spay
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since September 2019

To inquire on adopting Sweety, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. 

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AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Ash

Introduction


Name: Ash
Breed: Siberian Husky mix
Sex: Male
Age: 6 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes

Bio


Hi, I’m Ash and I’m the perfect addition to almost any active home. Read below for more about me! I was picked up as a stray, but I am an absolute gem in the home. They estimate my age to be 6 to 7, but I have the same amount of energy as my younger foster brother. I am full of beans, but I play very well and politely. I do like to jump the fence, and wander the neighbours home, so a 6 foot fence, minimally, is a must if my yard is fenced. I am ok on a tether if my yard is not fenced. With my energy level, I may not be suitable for attached housing unless I have very active owners to keep me worn out!

I am currently being fostered with a 2 year old male dog, and two small humans. I am very well mannered around kids, but I will try to be sneaky and grab a snack from their hands when they aren’t looking. I will also eat muffins off the counter, and rummage through garbage when left alone, so it would be best if your garbage can was well hidden, and food out of reach. Other than that, my foster mom thinks I am just perfect. I am a quiet dog, who can be left alone without barking. I’ve done so well, that my foster mom hasn’t tried me with a crate. I also love to snuggle in bed, or beside my humans on the floor. I am fully potty trained, and I don’t mess in the house.

I love to run in the yard, and explore. I am working on my leash skills, and I would be a great running buddy. I am working on my sit, stay, etc and doing well. I am highly treat motivated, so continued training should be easy. I have not been around cats in my foster home, so am not recommended with cats given my unknown history and breed.

I am up to date on my dappv and bordatella vaccinations and I am microchipped. I will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and neuter contract to be completed once I am settled in and comfortable.


Details 


●Located in Stittsville, ON – $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate at proof of neuter
●In foster - needs adopter
●Looking for a home since September 2019

To inquire on adopting Ash, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required.

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Available for ADOPTION/Foster

Chief

Introduction

 

Name: Chief
Breed: Siberian Husky mix
Sex: Male
Age: 4 years
Cats: No
Dogs: No
Kids: Yes, older

Bio


 Hey, it’s me, Chief, and I’m still here patiently waiting for a forever home! I first came into the rescue in June 2016 and was returned in February 2019 due to life changes. I was adopted again, and returned due to separation anxiety a month later. I’ve had absolutely NO interest since then. So, let me explain myself one more time and hope that someone falls in love with me!

I’m a husky mix originally from Gatineau, QC. Right from the start, I have not done well living with other dogs or playing with other dogs at the dog park. I’m just not a fan. I do fine on walks in the city past other dogs though, so please don’t let my dislike of other dogs turn you away! I do pull on the leash, so will need more training in this department. I sit and wait for my dinner to be served and I sit before crossing the street.

I was cat-tested back in 2016 when I was a puppy, and it didn’t go well then, so let’s not even try that over 3 years later. I am not good with children under 13 and I am not sure why I feel the need to lunge at them. Kids over 13 I am generally ok with, but some people just rub me the wrong way and I don’t like them. I don’t like dominant people. I like the kind of people that will share their milkshake with me though!

I am house trained and I am crate trained for plastic crates only. I MUST be crated in your absence or I will stress myself to the point of destroying your home. I am ok alone for up to 6 hours in the crate without issue. I can make it to 8 hours, but there will be drool and some barking. You see, when I have to go to the bathroom, I start to panic since I REALLY do not want to make a mistake. If you work long hours, a private dog-walker midday would really make me more comfortable. Do not leave me loose, ever. I am also afraid of thunderstorms.

I’m really not a bad dog, so why have I been waiting so long for a forever home? I also LOVE running next to the ATV and have experience in a harness on a small recreational team. I like to work and have a job, but it’s not necessary.

I am up to date on my rabies and dhpp vaccinations, neutered, and microchipped. 


Details

●Located in , ON– $400 adoption fee
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since April 2019

To inquire on adopting Chief, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be requi

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Available for Adoption/Foster

Milo

Introduction


Name: Milo
Breed: Siberian Husky mix
Sex: Male
Age: 5.5 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Selective
Kids: Yes, older

Bio


Hey, I’m Milo and I’m approximately 5.5 years old. I first met the nice people here at SMART when they helped move me from Ontario to Alberta to be with my hu-dad a couple of years ago when we moved provinces! Unfortunately, and regrettably, I am looking for my third and final, forever home.

I was adopted by my current human when I was 1.5 years old. Before being with my current owner, I was around children, but I haven’t been around any in the last 4 years. I would need a refresher on being around children, so for now, older children are the best for me.I am also a large husky mix and I will guard high-value resources, but not my food. I also jump up to say hello. I haven’t been around cats ever, so I will not be adopted to a home with cats. As far as my interactions with other dogs, I am very selective. I would likely be best in a home without other dogs, but if I am going to a home with other dogs, meet and greets will be required, so I would need to stay local for logistical reasons.

I am probably best staying local anyway since I am not crate trained, so flying me really isn’t a viable option. I am house trained though and non-destructive. I will require a 6ft high fence minimally as I am apt to climb/jump fences to escape, but I don’t dig to escape. I would also be ok in an apartment where there is no fence to escape and I am kept on a leash at all times. Ideally, I would have an experienced owner to help work on my stubbornness when it comes to training. I would also like a quiet home without a tonne of people living in the home.

I am not a fan of the vet at all and need to be muzzled when I visit the vet. A good, patient, and experienced vet is really important for me. Keeping vet visits positive and to a minimum will help with this as well. Keep me used to the muzzle at home in a positive way as well to minimize anticipation of muzzling leading to the vet.

I am up to date on all of my vaccinations. I am not yet neutered and will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and neuter contract to be completed once I am more settled in. My adopter will be provided with a registered microchip to have inserted by their veterinarian upon my adoption as I am not yet microchipped.

Details


●Located in Calgary, AB – $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate at proof of neuter
●In temporary foster- needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since September 2019

To inquire on adopting Milo, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required.



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Available for foster/adoption

Mishmish

Introduction


Name: Mishmish
Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Sex: Male
Age: 5.5 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Selective
Kids: No

Bio


Hi, my name is Mishmish and I am a purebred Alaskan Malamute born on January 5, 2014 in Alaska! I’ve been with one owner my entire life since I was purchased as a puppy. Unfortunately, I have been surrendered due to life circumstances and am searching for a malamute experienced forever home. I need a special home, so please read carefully.

If you have never owned a malamute before, I am definitely not the dog for you! I weigh 115 pounds, but I look bigger - It’s all the fluff! I am not an escape artist, but with my size, I could accidentally get over a 4ft fence. I need a 5ft high fence minimally, and I would love if there was a pool in my yard for me to go in! I love water, and good luck asking me to get out of it! If you don’t have a pool, a pond, lake or deep puddle nearby on walks will do the job nicely so be prepared to be pulled in with me. I do know my basic obedience commands… when I want to. I pull on the leash though, so I will need work on this.

I am a typical stubborn malamute, but I take it a step further. I do not tolerate being forced to do something I do not want to do. I will growl and bare teeth, and escalate to air snapping or chewing on the leash. I do have a bite history as well that required stitches. You can negotiate a trade or maybe a compromise with me, but you cannot force me to do something I don’t want to do.

I am not crate trained, and good luck with that, but I am house trained. I am not destructive or loud when alone and will just lay down and wait for you to get home for my walk. I like to have an hour walk a day, plus yard play time. I am routine-oriented. In typical Northern-breed fashion, I will play fetch 3 times, and then you can go get it! I enjoy affection and playtime on my terms, so if you understand the malamute way ,we can get along nicely!

I’m not good with cats, kids, or most dogs, so ideally I would be a pet-free home with just my male human master. I may be ok with a strong, authoritative female human as well. I am a stubborn free-spirit and a cuddle-bug when I want to be.

I am neutered, microchipped, and up to date on all of my vaccinations.

Details


●Located in Tweed – $400 adoption fee
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since September 2019

To inquire on adopting Mishmish, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. 

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AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER/ADOPTION

Echo

Introduction


Name: Echo
Breed: Siberian Husky
Sex: Female
Age: 4 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes - see description
Kids: No

Bio 

Hello, hello, hello…. My name is Echo! I’m searching for an experienced home, so please read carefully before deciding whether to apply for me or not. I’m a typical sized female husky and not that big.

I’m a calm girl unless I am outside in the fenced yard! In the yard, I run around and look simply beautiful in form doing it. I can run for hours, but can also chill indoors for hours. I’d be fine alone for a typical work day and I make very little to no noise. I could likely do an apartment as long as there is a fenced area to run off my energy after work. I am house trained, but obviously will go if I absolutely have to if you’re gone too long. I’m not sure how I am in a crate. I am a stuffy destroyer. I need a fenced area to be a husky and I am not a fan of a tether.

I am very prey-driven, so no cats for me. I am good with other dogs, however it is better if they do not live with me and we only have supervised playdates. You see, I am food aggressive with other dogs and am reportedly food aggressive with humans as well, but my people haven’t experienced this in the last 2 weeks since I arrived. I will also hold a grudge against my play buddy if we get into a tiff, which is why living with another dog isn’t recommended.

I cannot live with or be around children due to the food aggression risk as well as my displeasure towards restraint. I am super affectionate and cuddly - on MY terms. I am not a fan of being hugged, picked up, held for vetting, or being crowded in. I need to be muzzled for vet visits or even anything done at home like wound inspections, nail trims, grooming, etc. If you respect my wishes and pet me when I ask and don’t push my limits, then we can get along just fine! I do have a bite history - once due to food aggression and once due to vet restraint.

I am up to date on my bordatella and dhpp vaccinations, spayed, and will be microchipped prior to adoption. Due to my behaviour, transport is not possible for me. You must be willing and able to come and meet me in Tweed.

Details


●Located in Tweed, ON– $400 adoption fee
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since October 2019

To inquire on adopting Echo, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. 

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AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Boogie

Introduction


Name: Boogie
Breed: Siberian Husky
Sex: Male
Age: 1 year
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Yes - selective
Kids: Older


Bio

Hi everyone! My name is Boogie and I’m an 18 month old pup who is searching for my forever home. I would prefer to join an active family who is going to spend a lot of time playing with me outside, especially if you have another dog that would want to play and run around with me! I do prefer female dogs to male dogs, but if a meet and greet is successful, I can live with a male dog. If you have a cat in your home there is also no need to worry because cats are my friends too! Actually, cats are a little scary at first, and then I start to chase them in play once I settle. I am good with children, but I do nibble sometimes, especially when I want to go for a walk, so I am best with kids that are a little bit older (8 plus).

I love walks and playing outside and I am very well behaved when left alone inside. I do not like to be crated (I bark and paw at the door - but I can learn if needed), and I don’t need to be as I am not destructive whatsoever. I promise I’ll be good being left out when you’re not home. I do like to pace back and forth but eventually I will settle. I’m working really hard on my basic commands, but usually I need a little treat if you want me to sit nicely. I am also learning the word down as I am very curious about what food is on the counter.

I ended up here in rescue due to being an escape artist. Even though this behaviour is not being observed in my foster home, a 6ft fence will be required just to be safe. I can jump quite high in play.

I am microchipped, and I am scheduled for my rabies vaccination and my neuter on November 25th in Kitchener, ON. I can be adopted before this date however, as I know I am a good boy that will be snatched up quickly. If my new people want to have my neuter done at their vet, a $250 rebate will be provided once it is done.

Details 


●Located in Peterborough, ON - $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of neuter
●In foster - needs adopter
●Looking for a home since October 2019

To inquire on adopting Boogie, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. 

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Available for Adoption/Foster

Lexie

Introduction


 Name: Lexie
Breed: Siberian Husky
Sex: Female
Age: 3 years
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes - see description
Kids: No

Bio


Hey my name is Lexie! I’m searching for an experienced home, so please read carefully before deciding whether to apply for me or not. I’m a beautiful girl, but please do not fall for me based on my looks!

I’m a girl that needs a fenced yard, with a fence minimally 5ft high. I am not a fan of being leashed up and I am absolutely terrified on a tether, so let’s not go there. I am a picky eater and will only eat kibble. I am crated trained, but only for a wire crate, however I will try to escape the crate so you’ll need several clips for the door to keep me contained. Once the weak points are secured, I make no attempt at escape. I am very much a counter-surfer, and will need to be crated in your absense.

I am very prey-driven, and my trial with cats was not good. Please no cats for me. I am good with other dogs, however it is better if they do not live with me and we only have supervised playdates. You see, I am food and toy possessive with other dogs and people. I LOVE to play with other dogs, but I am a heavy player and do not know when to stop, even with other dogs telling me when to stop. This can lead to fights.

I cannot live with or be around children due to the food and toy aggression as well as my displeasure towards restraint and collar handling. I am not a fan of being hugged, picked up, held for vetting, or being crowded in. I need to be muzzled for vet visits or even anything done at home like wound inspections, nail trims, grooming, etc. If you respect my wishes and pet me when I ask and don’t push my limits, then we can get along just fine! I do have a bite history - once due to collar restraint, and the other is unknown as it was before I entered the shelter.

I am microchipped, but I am not yet spayed. I will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and spay contract to be completed once I am settled in, more behaviourally sound, and at an appropriate time following my heat cycle. Due to my behaviour, transport is not possible for me. You must be willing and able to come and meet me in Tweed.

Details


●Located in Tweed, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after spay
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since October 2019

To inquire on adopting Lexie, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. 

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AVAILABLE FOR FOSTER

Additional Information

Introduction


Name: Walter
Breed: Husky, Malamute, CED mix
Sex: Male
Age: 6 months
Cats: Untested - Maybe
Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes

Bio


Hi, my name is Walter and I was born on May 20 2019 and I weigh 56 pounds. I’m pretty much a perfect puppy, so I will not last long at all! I am great with kids, good with dogs, and would probably do ok with cats, though I have not met any yet.

I am great in the house, but I do have a few bad habits. My cute little nose gets me into trouble a fair bit. Counters and tables need to be clear of temptation, and doggie treats need to be on high shelves. Food stuff just smells sooooo good I cannot help but get my nose and paws where they shouldn’t be. I don’t run crazy around the house, but I will follow you around like velcro. I have only had one accident in the house, and I did ask to go out but my foster people didn’t move quick enough and it was only my first night here.

I like to be near you or beside you, but I am not snuggly. You can hug me, but you won’t catch me sleeping next to you with you touching or snuggling me. You can even pick me up and carry me if you’re strong (I am 56 pounds and still have a lot of growing to do!). I am good on the couch and so far not destructive in the home. I am not a fan of the crate and will loudly voice my displeasure. I am good in your room with the door closed at night, but I am not ready for free-roam. Crating I am working on and slowly getting better. When it comes to restraint, I get easily worked up when being held laying on my side or my back, and can vocal and mouthy. I will also mouth when I am scared and hiding and you try to help me out. But neither instance is bad at all, and I am a really really good boy just going through some growth stuff. Please no attached housing for me.

You see, I have separation anxiety, and will loudly bark when I am alone, whether indoors, crated, or outdoors. I don’t like being alone, but my foster people are working on that, and you’ll need to too. I am also currently in a bit of a natural fear period and am working on my fears around other dogs, which have come a really long way in just 3 days! I will need at least one other dog in my home to maintain this. I would prefer not a red dog though - don’t ask me why as I don’t know why I feel the need to snap at them. It takes me a few days to really warm up and be comfortable with other dogs in my home, so please be patient for a short period of time and then you’ll see me really flourish.

I am microchipped and will be adopted on a strict non-breeding and neuter contract to be completed once I am over 1 year of age, and preferably closer to 2 years old.

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●Located in Tweed, ON– $400 adoption fee - $250 rebate after proof of neuter at an appropriate age
●In boarding - needs foster or adopter
●Looking for a home since November 2019

To inquire on adopting Walter, please fill out an application on our website smartrescue.ca or email perunsiberians@hotmail.com. A home visit, phone interview, and application will be required. 

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