Pet Details

Elsa

A.R.F. Pet ID:17125502 - No longer available for adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Breed: Siberian Husky
  • Age: Young
  • Sex: Female
  • Size Potential: Large
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Energy Level: High
  • Good with Kids? No

No Longer Available for Adoption

Please see our other dogs or cats available for adoption.

Meet Elsa

Hello, I’m  Elsa and I’m looking for my fur-ever family. I am a 6-10 month old female Pure Bred Husky and weigh 40 pounds.  I am as smart as I am beautiful … so I’m told. (ha!ha!) I need an experienced Husky owner, with no children. I need the very basics of obedience to help me thru my obnoxious teenager stage.  I love to learn and I’m pretty quick on picking up new commands as long as you are consistent with me and practice a lot. My foster brother also helps to set an example for me.

  I love it when we talk back and forth to each other.  He lets me play super hard, grabbing hold of his paws, arms, cheeks, and neck.  He even lets me jump on his back when we play in the yard.  However I’m finding out humans are not so impressed when I grab their arms and hands to engage play.  I’m trying to learn the difference between playing rough with a dog and playing gentle with a human.

 

I would really like my new family to have another high energy dog to play with and humans

that understand my language and my type of play

.  If I'm by myself in the backyard, I can entertain myself for a while.  I love to run like a speed-demon and I have a pool to dig in.  Stuff animals are great and I may take them into my crate with me. They help me feel secure.  The best ones are those that have squeakers.  I’m pretty darn good at not killing the squeaker, as long as you tell me “don’t kill the squeaker", when I squeak it too much.

As any husky puppy, I’m curious and I like to explore.  My foster mom calls it mischievous.  If you don’t want me to get into something, please don’t leave it where I can reach it with little to no effort.  And if it’s close by you and you’re not giving me enough attention, I HAVE to do something….

I’m working really, really hard to change my play biting affection to kisses.  I love to give kisses and I have lots of love to give you....when I'm not in play mode and am worn out. In the house, I like to follow my foster mom around, as you never know what good things she is going to get into. And when it’s food and it falls to the floor … JACKPOT! … it’s mine. 

I’m also pretty good at surfin’ countertops and the tops of crates.

I don’t like green beans but I will eat a blackberry and small pieces of a strawberry. 

Right now, I also scarf my food down pretty quickly, even in a slow-down bowl. 

If I grab something I really shouldn’t have AND it’s not really small, I will let you take it out of my mouth … most of the time.  But you have to see that I grabbed it right away.  I’m trying to learn “give” and “drop it.” Right now that is somewhat challenging.

My crate is where I sleep.  If you’re good, I’ll even let you get a full night’s rest … without a peep.  I promise.  I also stay here when my foster brother and I are home alone.  I’m starting to get more freedom in the house but I understand.  You may have to help me get in there as it’s not my most favorite place.  When I nip a little too hard I also go in my crate and I get some downtime to rest and chill.

I get two walks daily – before my foster mom leaves and when she gets back home.  Her friend comes over during the day to let me stretch my legs and use the “you know what” in the backyard.  I’m very proud to say that I’m almost completely house-broken.  If I do have an accident inside, please forgive me.  My foster mom has found a way to reinforce my bathroom habits, so just ask her if you have questions.  It always helps when I’m given a small bite of cheese or a pepperoni for doing the right thing. 

When YOU are eating I will come by you and try to convince you that I need to test your food first so it’s tasty and YOU won’t get sick.  And if you don’t agree, I will sit right by you or in front of you hoping my cuteness will change your mind.

When I’m “mischievous” I may try to knock a dish out of your hand.

If I sound like the perfect pup for you, make sure you fill out an application for me right away.

Elsa is micro-chipped, up to date on all vaccinations, and spayed.  Her new family will be required to complete a basic obedience course of their choosing.

Elsa's adoption fee is $450.  A meeting will not be scheduled until you have an approved application, so if you're interested in adopting Elsa fill out an Online Application today!

Once your application has been approved, an ARF volunteer will contact you to arrange a meeting.

More Info About Elsa

  • Energy level: High

No Longer Available for Adoption

Please see our other dogs or cats available for adoption.

All pets adopted from A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation include the following as part of their adoption fee:

  • Spay/neuter or a certificate for a low-cost spay/neuter when medically recommended
  • Microchip and registration, a permanent identification to reunite lost pets with their owners
  • Initial de-worming and flea and tick treatment
  • Age-appropriate testing for heartworm/FIV-FELV
  • Age-appropriate vaccines
  • Pre-adoption medical exam
  • A certificate for a free healthy pet exam at one of A.R.F.’s participating veterinarians within 7 days of adoption
  • Offer for a no-risk 30 day free trial with Trupanion pet medical insurance

If a cat or dog is on our website, it is still available for adoption but might have other applicants. If you find yourself interested in one of our animals, submit a no-commitment application immediately. Submitting an application does not commit you to any animal, but does get you a head start with the adoption approval process. Due to a high volume of applications, we are often unable to respond to questions until your application has been approved in approximately 3-5 business days.

We do not schedule meetings until you have an approved application.

A.R.F.-Animal Rescue Foundation does not have a facility where applicants can visit our animals.  The majority of our dogs and cats are brought to adoption events by our volunteers. We invite everyone to come to our events, but we give priority to pre-approved applicants.

If you’re invited to meet an animal:

  • Plan to arrive on time (or early), as we cannot hold animals for any reason.
  • All human household members and dogs (if adopting another dog), must be present in order to be considered as a potential adopter.

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