Friday, August 26, 2011

Urgent: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted within the next day or two.

 Rescue Me ID11-08-25-00127            

 Kiska (female)

Siberian Husky    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive 
    I need your help! We have a 2 year old red and white Siberian Husky. Kiska is spayed and obedience trained. We have 4 other dogs. (Australian Shepherd, Aussie mix, Shih Tzu, and Miniature Pinscher) Kiska was the 5th dog added to our pack. In the last 6 months she has become very aggressive to the other 4 dogs and has injured 3 of them to the point that they all 3 needed vet attention. We have had her since she was 14 weeks. We rescued her from a person in NC that had rescued her from a breeder than was neglecting the puppies and she was almost starved to death. Since we acquired Kiska, she has thrived in our home and although her ... (Read More)growth is stunted, she weighs about 34 lbs. She is a very affectionate dog and to be quite honest, the most obedient of our 5 dogs. She has completed basic obedience at Petsmart. My husband and I, as well, as our son, have been bitten breaking up fights between Kiska and the other 4 dogs. She also freaks out when she has her nails clipped. We have to muzzle her and still just about have to have 2 people holding her and one clipping. We have never cut her quick in her nail. Her toenails are pink, so I can see the quick. This is just a behavior she has for control I am guessing. She has most of her fights with our Australian Shepherd. The Aussie is about the calmest dog you would ever meet.....and Kiska has chosen her to constantly fight. We have dog gates at every opening in our house to keep them separated. We let the dogs out of separate doors to avoid a confrontation, as well as feeding them in different rooms to avoid a fight. The last 6 months the fights have escalated to the point that there is bloodshed. Kiska knocked out one of the Australian Shepherds front teeth, she attacked our Miniature Pinscher and punctured her neck about a cm. from her jugular vein, and then attacked our Shih Tzu (who avoids any kind of confrontation with any dog and is just the sweetest dog) and bit him him just above his eye, again missing his eye by less than an inch. This all happened in a week and a half. At this point we had to start using a muzzle in the house when she is around the other dogs. We let the other 4 dogs out and keep Kiska inside, then let her outside when they are inside to avoid any fights. I have contacted our local SHINE Siberian Husky rescue and heard nothing. I have talked to two of my vets and we have tried calming medications to no avail. She is the sweetest dog one on one with us when the other dogs are not around. She is fine around dogs at Petsmart. The aggression seems only to be within our pack of 5 dogs. She will be fine one minute and attack with no warning whatsoever. She does resource guard. She is fine around people, kids, small kids and other dogs we have come in contact with. It seems only to be within our pack. We have tried to rehome her for the last month. The other 4 dogs are terrified of her. The Aussie hides under the bed. The Shih Tzu hides in the hallway so he has a wall between him and her at all times and he WILL NOT walk in front of her for fear of being attacked. The 4 dogs are so relaxed and play together when Kiska is outside or in her crate. They are living on pins and needles not knowing when she will turn on them. I want to disclose everything because we are planning to have her euthanized Monday at 5:45pm unless you can guide me in another direction. She has bitten me when I have had hold of her collar and she didn't want to come with me. She has bitten me while I was clipping her toenails, and of course when I have broken up many fights. My husband has been bitten when holding her to have her nails clipped and when breaking up fights, as well as our son that is 17. We were wanting to try to find a home where she could be an only dog. But will that be a safe place? Should we go ahead with euthanasia? We are so torn, but cannot continue to live our lives with 24/7 stress in the household and the other dogs so fearful of her. It isn't fair to Kiska to be muzzled all the time either. This is the only choice we have at the present time. Do you think she would be adoptable to someone that does not have any other dogs? We have struggled with this decision for a couple of months now and our vet has warned us that the 'next time' might be fatal to one of the other dogs. She has also bitten the Miniature Pinscher another time where she required stitches, as well as recently when she bit her neck and punctured near her jugular vein. Sincerely, Jill Van Dyke We live in the Williamsburg Va area. 757-870-6168 (Less)
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Contact:Jill Van Dyke 757-870-6168EMAIL


Saturday, August 13, 2011


Siberian Husky (long coat) :: Female :: Adult


Available for Adoption
Pet ID #:A355435
Coat:Long hair

Additional Info:

Organization Contact Info:
Prince Georges County Animal Management Division
8311 D`Arcy RoadForestville, MD 20747

A typical morning W/ squirrel

So there are 4 Squirrels in the front yard.

YouTube Video

As you can see I finally got Jax howling. 8-)

- Posted by Sirhc22 & approved by Thing 1 & Thing 2 (сина & J.P.Vuk)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Jax Pauly Vakasin's 1st BDay Weekend Videos

Well my boy Jax turned 1yrs old on Tuesday 8/9/11. 

             My friend Jeff who was moving back home stayed at my house. While he finished up some things in Richmond. The best part was that he has a Sibe named Lee. Cnha met Lee at the dog park & they instantly hit it off. She liked lee so much that befriended hi master Jeff. The things we do for our kids.Cnha met Lee before I started to foster for Pet Harbor (probable one of the best things i have done in my life). I think Cnha sees Lee as her boyfriend, well that is what i call him to her. Now Lee, JP & Cnha are great friends & get along beautifully.I was worried I do have to admit that Lee & Buck might not get along. However that was NOT the case. These 2 had a blast playing and chasing each other around the yard & through the house. As you can see in these videos the 4 of them get along quite well. 

The 4th Sibe is Lee

& then after that we all did....

Well that was Saturday. This was Tuesday. When i woke that morning i sang Happy Birthday to JP & the talker he is sang with me. Of course he is a little camera shy & every time he sees me with the phone/camera he stops. One of these days i will get him.Buck has really grown to like Jax a lot. I think he is a little jealous of him being my boy and he(Buck) is not.  

See even buck was giving Jax some love. I know it is a little dark. Sorry about that but if i had turned on some lights. they would have stopped and just wanted me to play with them.

Well we all had a fun weekend & not the kids birthdays are both done I guess mine is the only one left. I can't believe i only have a few more days to be DIRTY, but at least soon I get be FABULOUS. (Not that i was not already... LMAO..   

I do want to wish Pauly's RL sister a Happy Birthday. I hope she is having a great time with her new family. 

- Posted by Sirhc22 & approved by Thing 1 & Thing 2 (сина & J.P.Vuk)

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Post-Workout Cool Down for your Dog | petMD

The Post-Workout Cool Down for your Dog | petMD

Dog drinking water from outside faucet

Did you realize that just like you, your dog also needs to cool down after a run, hike, power walk, or game of fetch? Dogs that work or play hard need their owners to look out for them. Here are a few basic tips for a proper post-workout cooling down.

Hydration, Hydration, Hydration

Always be sure to take along plenty of water for the both of you when you go out for a long hike, walk or run with your dog. Stop for water breaks, maybe around every mile or when you see that your dog is panting, allowing your dog to drink just enough to quench her thirst each time. Don’t allow her to gulp large amounts of water at one time, as this can lead stomach upset or bloating.

One of the more practical products available for dogs is a water bottle cap that releases small amounts of water when the dog licks the roller ball in the spout; they conveniently attach to standard disposable water bottles. You can also use a bottle with a pop-up spout, so that you can control the amount of water your dog is drinking.

Cool Down

Just as a cool-down period after exercise is important for humans, dogs should be allowed the same luxury. Toward the end of the run, power walk or hike, gradually slow down and walk casually for several minutes to allow your dog’s body temperature and heart rate to slow down. You might even consider giving your dog a muscle rub-down or help her to stretch her limbs once you get home.

If it’s a particularly warm day, douse a towel in cool water and drape it over the dog’s shoulders. If your dog’s starts panting heavily and the panting doesn’t slow down even after you have slowed down for a water break, or he becomes disoriented or weak, call a veterinarian right away.

Forgo the Food till Later

You should not exercise your dog right after a meal, as this can lead to digestive upset or bloat. Keep in mind that your dog will no doubt be very hungry after a long workout. After a period of cooling down and rehydrating with water -- small amounts at a time so he doesn’t gulp too much down -- feed your dog her normal meal.

Body Check

If you have the fortune of having a place to exercise in the great outdoors, away from the urban sprawl, you will need to be especially vigilant about checking your dog for ticks and other small hazards after every outing. Check inside the ears, under the belly, and between folds of skin (e.g., armpits, neck) where insects might hide. Run your fingers through her haircoat and remove any foreign objects like burrs. Even in urban areas, your dog can pick up little bits in her paws and nostrils. In fact, part of your post-workout routine can be a thorough and relaxing brushing.

Foot Care

Don’t forget that feet are an important part of your dog’s body and should be given special care. Inspecting the toe pads and nails after a day out running or playing is of vital importance. Check carefully for any cuts, cracks, blisters, or dirt stuck between the toes. If necessary, wash the feet and dry them carefully before checking them over. If you see any serious wounds or damage to the foot pads or nails, check with your veterinarian for care instructions.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011



4) I sniff out Oliva in Flirting
Named for a 9/11 Victim:I am named for Greg Joseph Buck.
History:Was sentenced to jail (dog pound) for having committed the crime of running at large. Nobody claimed me. When I lande

Breed:Siberian HuskySex:Male/NeuteredAge:YoungAdult
Date Listed:5/18/2011Tracking Number:Buck
Birthday (approx.):May 18, 2009
What am I?Neutered male Siberian Husky
Colors:Black & white, brown eyes
Weight:53 pounds (as of 5/16/11)
Children Housemates:Great
Feline Housemates:No!
Canine Housemates:Great with females. I do tend to challenge some males.
Energy Level:High
Owner Aptitude Level:Young Siberian experience preferred
Dream Home Minimum Requirements:Buck? Not sure why they named me Buck. I do not thrash about. I am worth more than a dollar. And I don't wear antlers. I'm more like a puppy. I am 100% Siberian Husky. If you don't believe me, watch me escape. I ride in cars very well. I'm gentle & easy. I know basic commands. No Siberian listens to commands 100% of the time. I'm no exception. When my transporter stopped the car & opened the door, I leaped over him to escape. I tried to escape the fence at the shelter. I escaped somewhere to land there in the first place. So a watchful eye is a good thing! The way to my heart is through a tennis ball. Though I'm not good with kitties, I love other dogs. I'm very playful with children, adults, dogs, and tennis balls. Do you have some or all of the above? If so, let's roll!
Movies:1) Another dog and me in Please Play With Me!
2) I go 40 rounds with a tennis ball in I Win!
3) More playtime in Have Your Way With Me!

d in the jail, I was wearing a harness.

Current Guardian:Pet Harbor Rescue & Referral, Inc.Phone:703-583-HSKYState:VA