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Leilani

Age Sex Breed Weight
~2 Year Old Female Husky Mix 53 lbs

Need to know…
She is a super sweet girl that loves people. She can be sassy at times. If she is living with another dog, she is quiet in her crate as along as everyone else is. She has acute kidney disease and needs access to water 24/7 to keep her hydrated. She eats a kibble that is specific to kidney disease to help manage it. Don’t worry it’s not as bad as it sounds. With proper care she is a happy girl and you wouldn’t even know! The vet suspects she had a bad reaction to NSAID’s meds when she was spayed so she cannot have those in the future. This will be important for her vet to know.

Vet Details
  Spayed
  Microchipped
  Vaccinated

     
Hasn’t Met Needs slow introductions Older Children
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Sweet but sassy, calm but playful, and soft as a babies bum!!
My name is Leilani and I’m an approximately 2 year old female husky mix weighing 53 Pounds. I have been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. I have acute kidney disease and need access to water 24/7 to keep me hydrated. I eat a kibble that is specific to kidney disease to help manage it. Don’t worry it’s not as bad as it sounds. With proper care I am a happy girl and you wouldn’t even know! The vet suspects I had a bad reaction to NSAID’s meds when I was spayed so I cannot have those in the future. This will be important for our vet to know.
I am a super sweet girl who LOVES attention from people. I have been very calm and quiet so far but my foster mom has managed to bring out a silly side of me when we play outside. I will run along with her and jump in the air. I seem to be a girl that can go with the flow. If you want me to relax beside you I can do that, you want to go for a hike I can be your girl too!! I haven’t shown much interest in toys in the house but I do love to throw around a good stick outside! I have just learned a new game too called fetch! You know it? So far I have only been comfortable to play around when I am the only dog outside. I do this exercise with my foster parents called sit on the dog. Its where they sit on my leash on the couch with just enough slack for me to lay down beside them and I am supposed to practice being calm……. Good news I am an allstar at this! I don’t put up a fuss at all, especially if there is a nice dog bed for me to lay on! I am working on some basic obedience like sit and lay down but they are a work in progress. I will however sit VERY nicely for a treat and I am gentle taking it too! I mentioned above that I love attention from people, this makes it very important when I go to my forever home that they follow the same no talk no touch rule as my foster parents do. I know! It sucks, but it is for my own good. This rule helps prevent me learn to be independent. it also helps prevent unwanted behaviours and becoming demanding. They follow this rule for at least the first 30 days.
I have not met cats or kids so I can’t say how I would be with them.
How am I in my crate you ask? I can be a little stubborn at the door to my crate and pump the brakes but most of the time if you say “crate” I just walk right in. when I go to my forever home I will most likely need to be guided in until I learn where my crate is. During the day I have been quiet for the most part. I do live with a dog that can be noisy in his crate and I have joined in but if everyone is quiet I am too! If I get noisy in my crate a firm “enough” is all it takes for me to be silent again. In my crate I have a nice blanket that makes napping the day away so nice. My crate is uncovered. When my foster parents are home they follow a routine of two hours in two hours out of my crate. This helps me not associate my crate with you leaving, keeping it a positive space.
I currently live in a quiet neighbourhood and this is where I have been working on my leash skills. I love going for walks! I do pretty well with not pulling so far but I do sometimes get distracted by my nose. When I am too far ahead or not paying attention to whoever is walking me, they do a 180 and walk the other way. This helps get my attention back. I can also get distracted by dogs and critters on my walks. My foster parents do a 180 to get my attention back on them.
I currently live with 3 other dogs, 2 males, one who is 4 years old and one that is around a year, and a female who is 5. I really just coexist with them. I am not ready to play with them yet and can growl at them when we are in the house. I came south with the younger male and I can be a little protective over him and give a little growl when the other female tries to play with him but my foster parents make me leave them alone by stepping in between me and the other dogs and making me back up by using my leash. I am learning it is not my place to try and be the boss. I need slow introductions with new dogs and do best with dogs that are not in my face. You may need to advocate for me when meeting other dogs if they cannot respect my space. To work on my relationship and trust with the other dogs we do pack walks which I have been doing well on. I am on my leash indoors and outside so any unwanted behaviours can be corrected. It is recommended that if I go to your home that you do the same for the first month. This gives you a line of communication to me without talking or touching me. I would also benefit from a balanced trainer. They would be able to give you the skills needed to make sure we start off on the right foot to creating a healthy bond.
In the car I like to wander all over the place. My foster parents have a leash that clips into the seat belt slot so I can’t try and climb from seat to seat. I can get in the car all by myself! I just need someone to guide me in using my leash and I hope right up!
I love people! I love to be pet! I will plunk my butt right down in front of you so you can’t walk any further and wait for you to get the hint. Again because I do love attention it is really important for my forever home to stick with the no talk no touch rule. Too much attention too soon can cause unwanted behaviours and be demanding. Giving me that time can also help me become more independent. I have jumped up a few times on my foster parents but I am learning quickly that that’s no way to get what I want. They give my leash a tug and say “down” when I jump up.
I haven’t had any accidents since arriving in my foster home. I don’t give any signs yet that I need to go out so I do get taken out frequently though to make sure I stay successful in my house training. Keeping my leash in hand for the first month will also help make sure I don’t have any accidents. This also helps you teach me rules abd boundaries. I have been a little fussy about where I go #2….. I am a lady you know! I prefer to go to the very back of the yard and like to be on a long line so I can get some privacy. Don’t let me catch you watching either because I will need to find a new spot! As I am getting a little more comfortable in my foster home and in the yard I am not as picky so you will have to be patient with me.
I’m the girl you are looking for?!! That’s so exciting!!!

IMPORTANT

It is the recommendation of FTH that every newly adopted dog remain on leash, both inside and out, for a minimum of 30 days. As most of our dogs are outdoor dogs and strays, this will help prevent dogs running away as they are adjusting to their new home. At the same time it will help start building the bond between you and the dog. Thank you!

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