PLEASE NOTE: Heartland Husky Rescue is 100% volunteer-run and foster-based. We do not have a facility where all the dogs are housed for you to visit. We do not adopt out of state, we do not ship our dogs and our dogs are meant to be pets, not working animals. All meet and greets are scheduled only after an application is submitted and approved, but you are welcome to meet any of our dogs at our various adoption events.
Our application approval process does include a home check and verification of your veterinary references. Unless otherwise stated on the dog's profile, if you live in an apartment or do not have a 5ft or taller fence around your yard, most huskies will not be a good fit. If you can not show proof of your current animals being up to date on vaccinations, heartworm prevention and on flea/tick prevention, there is a high likelihood that your application will be rejected. Exceptions are rare and made at the sole discretion of our board members, so please email us if you feel you fall into one of these groups.
We love our honorary huskies here, and they don't come much cuter than Pip! It’s impossible to have a bad day with Pip around! He is an absolute little fluff ball of energy and happiness.
Pip is a 3 1/2 month old Mini Australian Shepherd that was born deaf and mostly blind. He does seem to see shadows/light and some things that are close, but his vision is definitely limited. These issues do not slow him down one bit though! He is a very typical puppy that will need someone who understands and is willing to learn to work with the challenges of having a deaf and blind dog.
Safety is a key concern since Pip can easily get himself in a dangerous spot. Therefore, it is recommended that Pip’s forever home not have an unfenced swimming pool, elevated decks, balconies, staircases, or other potentially dangerous obstacles.
Pip is a very smart boy and has already mastered the touch command for “sit” and he’s also learning a touch command for “come.” He is very good about going to the door when he needs to potty, but still has accidents every so often. He has learned to navigate his way around his foster home very well, adapting by using touch and smell. His fosters use mats as a tactile reminder of steps, doorways, etc.
Pip likes to play with other dogs, but his buddy will need to be very tolerant of a mouthy puppy who doesn’t necessarily know to stop when given typical warnings. He will also do best in a home with children over the age of 10 since he sometimes gets mouthy when playing with people too. Pip does not like to be crated or contained in small places, but his foster family is working on helping him with that. Right now, he has free roam of the (puppy-proofed) home at night and does great staying in his bed or sleeping on the floor. If you are looking to add a ray of sunshine to your day, please consider Pip!
Age: 3-4 Months
Vetting: Up to date on shots, Microchipped, Neutered
Adoption Fee: $200