Meet 2 year old Nitro. This handsome husky mix has been doing great in foster care and is ready to start looking for his perfect home. If you are looking to add a high energy, running or walking partner to your family Nitro might be the dog for you. Nitro is your typical high energy husky that requires a lot of stimulation and exercise to keep him happy. His foster mom tells us that when someone comes in to the house he will sit for a second or two waiting to see who has arrived and then will jump on them and try and smell every inch of his new friend. Nitro is a sweet affectionate boy inside the house. In the backyard he loves to play fetch and watch the neighbourhood squirrels.
Nitro lives up to the husky behaviours and is an encore act drama and singing queen. Nitro has an extremely high prey drive and is not suited to a home with any other small animals (cats, dogs or anything smaller than him). He may be ok in a home with a larger dog that is more of an alpha and can help Nitro learn the ropes and how to behave as a good boy, however introductions would have to be made before final adoption decision can be made. Nitro would also do well in a home with no other pets. Nitro will need lots of space to run and explore and will need an active home that will take him on runs or hikes and can give him lots of play time and enrichment activities. Nitro is not suitable for apartment living.
The ideal home for Nitro will have a large fully-fenced backyard that will allow him to run around. Nitro walks well on a leash but is a natural husky puller. He is highly scent driven and likes to follow paths sticking his nose deep into the trail. He needs long and regular walks to exhaust his high energy. Nitro is curious with all dogs he sees on his walk and will react by being vocal and jumping/pulling. His new family will need to continue his socialization and behavioural training to ensure his progress is kept towards lowering his reactions to other dogs. He will also need to work on his recall.
If you think Nitro might be the dog for you, please fill out an application.