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Location: 31405
Name: Skylar
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Husky (medium coat)
Sex: Female (spayed)
Current Size: 45 Pounds
Potential Size: 45 Pounds
General Potential Size: Large
Current Age: 2 Years 5 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Housetrained: Yes
Description:

***While Skylar is currently in a foster home in Georgia, she is also available for adoption in the New Jersey and surrounding areas.Questions about Skylar or our adoption process should be sent to socorescue8@gmail.com (please no phone calls). To apply for the adoption of Skylar, please submit an application on our website at socorescue.com or by clicking on this link: https://www.socorescue.com/forms/form?formid=1628

Skylar had been found as a stray and impounded into a North Georgia animal control for only  week before the shelter allowed a woman who had young children adopter her. The adopter, whose children were between 2 and 4 years old, had been told that Skylar was "excellent" around children. But the adopter quickly learned that such an assessment is difficult to make in only a week, especially when the dog in question wasn't exposed to children during it's brief stay. While not sure if her actions were intended to be playful or a show of dominance, within a month, Skylar began nipping at the son'e head. Skylar never bit or attacked either of the children, but the nipping did frighten the young boy. 

Other than that one bad characteristic, Skylar had been a near-perfect addition into the home. She was house trained, playful with other dogs and even cats. Still, the adopter knew she had to return Skylar. But when she contacted the shelter where Skylar had come from, they first refused to take Skylar back then told her if they did, they'd euthanize her immediately. Not wanting to see Skylar's loose her life, the woman decided to try and place her with a rescue. She began to worry that she may have to return Skylar to the animal control after being told by every rescue she called that they were full, but continued to try. After we received a call from this woman, we knew that we had to try and help save Skylar's life and put out a plea for help and quickly found a woman who offered to foster Skylar.

Skylar has now been with the foster for a little over a month and has not shown any aggressive behavior towards the other dogs and cats at the home. She's also been very polite and friendly towards all of the older children and adults that she's met. She's also continued her good house training skills with only a minor accident after first arriving to the home. Based on the foster's information, we believe that Skylar would do very well in a home with older children but should not be considered by a family who has very young children. She would also benefit from having ample room to run and play.

Skylar has already been spayed, had all of her annual vaccinations renewed and kept on her monthly preventatives. Her vet records show that she tested negative for heartworms when she received her vet care while at the previous shelter. While she appears to be house trained, Skylar's adopter should be prepared to give her a couple of days to adjust to her new home.

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