This girl is truly one of our top ten success stories. Five hours from euthanasia, she was reclaimed from a shelter and brought to us as an owner surrender. SHE WAS NOT HAPPY! Completely shut down except to growl and try to bite. Fast forward a month or two and she has become a funny, "helpful" girl with loads of personality and love to give. Pharaoh is a Husky/Border Collie that presents physically alot like a cattle dog, but the underlying breed personalities are obvious. How lovely to have a dog that listens impeccably, loves to fetch, and "manages" the other dogs as they go thru the same process. She is a special case and we know her final and forever folks are out there, we're just waiting for them to show up. Patience, selflessness, a working knowledge of dog psychology and a willingness to build trust will be imperative for PHARAOH. Love this girl so much- she's a great dog and we're so lucky to have snatched her from the jaws of death. If you'd like to see her progress, be sure to visit our facebook page: Thunder Puppy K9 Rehabilitation and Rehoming and enjoy the pix and vids. Meanwhile, we are willing to work with you, while you earn her love and affection- so don't hesitate to inquire!
MARCH 6, 2019: ADOPTION PENDING
TIRAMISU is a beautiful 3.5 year old red and cream Siberian Husky. She is smallish and has "woolly" long hair.
TIRA is for the experienced Husky guardian only. She can be very aloof and is not a snuggler, but she has an excellent sense of humor and subtle personality. If you are patient and willing to build a trusting relationship with her, without being concerned about your own emotional needs, she is a fantastic find. She just wants to "do her" and interact with you on her own terms. She likes to relax in the sun and tends to observe the other dogs, rather than get involved. She definitely isn't high maintenance but will need a home that walks her daily. Probably best for the mature person(s) that likes to take casual walks and isn't consumed with going to the dog park or putting her in overwhelming social situations.
All that being said, if you are willing to earn it, TIRA has some pretty fabulous surprises in store. She is absolutely a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
MARCH 6, 2019: ADOPTION PENDING
SAKARI is an Inuit name meaning sweet and beautiful and she is both! Such a gentle soul with just the right amount of spice and playfulness mixed with a sugary love-bug side. Sakari has been let down by humans too many times and we are taking an intense personal interest in her future success, just like we do with our Thunder Puppies.
She is the perfect "dog's dog" and gets along with everyone, yet she tells us she would love a brother of her own breed and energy level. There have been a few male Huskies that have left her heartbroken when they were placed or went home before her. Our human hearts can't take much more of this on her behalf.
She needs someone who is active, wants to take her on daily walks, can provide her with a yard (no apartments please) and doesn't leave her alone for hours on end. Breed experience is preferred with a soft and gentle touch.
SAKARI has so much to offer and deserves to finally find that perfect match. If you feel you can give her just as much in return (and by chance have a male Husky she can also bond with) we promise you that you won't be disappointed.
MoonDog has really been dealt a raw deal. This now ten year old girl came to us as part of a rescued sled dog situation way back in 2011; in fact, our permanent pack member ABRACADBRA was her teammate/sister. Cuteness MD has been adopted twice since then and seriously, due to no fault of her own,she has been returned-each time after a number of years! We don't need to go into details, but this past time she gained so much weight it put her health and longevity in peril. As of today, she is on a decent diet, supplements, and an exercise plan so she can go to the doctor and have some of her benign fatty cysts removed -among other things. Once again, it feels like humans have failed her over and over again. We're just grateful we've been here to pick up the pieces and help her- no matter how much or how many times. As of November 2018, we aren't looking to place her so much in a FurEver Home- although we are open to it if it's in the Thunder Puppy family. What would help the most is finding her a nearby Foster situation while she continues to get back in shape.
Do you have room in your heart and home for this special senior? She is super low-maintenance, crate and house trained, tolerates other dogs, and only needs a half mile walk a day right now. Maybe if you can't foster, you might consider sponsoring her? She will stay in our midst for the rest of her life so that we can make sure she is healthy and ultimately happy.
Hey Buddy, can you spare a dime?
UPDATE: ADOPTED 12.21.18!
Oh Boy. This one is super special and whoever ends up with him will be extremely lucky. His name is Fox Samhain Mulder cuz he's just spooky sexy like that. We mostly just call him Samhain (which oddly enough is pronounced SO-WIN). Samhain is the Celtic Fall Festival celebrated October 31st to November 1st- or as we now know it- Halloween. Fox Samhain Mulder arrived on the Thunder Puppy Campus this year right in the middle of our annual Howl-O-Ween fundraiser.
He came from Roswell, New Mexico (hint hint) and indeed endured some heinous circumstances. He was on medical hold as a stray at their local animal facility because someone had poured chemicals on him. Then he got super sick with kennel cough and had to stay in New Mexico for an additional two weeks. Poor kid. But we are so glad we funded his recovery and trip and neuter (done here on 11/12/18). This amazing boy is the friendliest, sweetest, full-body wagging, playful, compliant creature you will ever meet. The true epitome of a forgiving and loving soul, Samhain just wants to please you and enjoy everyday life. Since he is relatively new, he is not on Petfinder or Adopt-A-Pet yet, but the longer he stays the harder it is going to be to let him go. Therefore, if you happen to be reading this and thinking "That's my guy!" then feel free to apply.
Once again, only the best of the best for this fantastic dog, so please come to the table ready with what you can offer him. Who knows? This could be your luckiest day ever!
Look closely. Feel the adorable oozing off the screen!
A lot goes on behind the scenes here and this announcement has been brewing for awhile. The time is now. (11/10/18)
We, as a whole, have an opportunity to help these dogs -as well as our community-within the next few days.
Working with our favorite shelter partner, these pups are ready to leave confinement, but aren't ready/eligible for the adoption floor.
Thunder Puppy has been called in on an assist. And we need your support.
We don't mind doing the work: daily care, training, finding forever homes. We will gladly give our time and expertise, but y'all know we have costs for food, equipment, heat and housing. We are financed solely by donations- no grants or government assistance. Just people like you who believe in us, volunteers, and foster guardians.
The dogs are 11 month old Husky mixes (2 of each sex) and an approximately 2 year old (F) Siberian.
Look at their faces!😍
Of course you can assume they've had a rough start, but I've met them and they have adorkable personalities. 👅💘. It won't be hard to find them permanent situations, yet we need to take them to the next level.
If you are moved to help in any way or amount, it would go far in helping Thunder Puppy and our associates save lives. These lives.
Thanks so much, Everyone. We know we can't do it without you.
~Ann and The Pack
FEBRUARY 16, 2019: ADOPTED!!!!
"Husky, eyes of blue
looking for the perfect home.
Wonder if it's you."
HAIKU is a hilarious little bundle of energy around 2 years of age. She loves to be loved, loves to bounce and do zoomies, and just told us she enjoys toys as well. She is still working on her skoolin; skills, and is crate trained for up to 4 hours at time.
She is looking for a person she can bond with that is experienced with her heritage (Northern Breed savvy), has a nice fenced in yard, is patient and active, and willing to continue her education. It'd be great if there was a playful sibling already waiting for her at home.
As with most dogs in rescue, humans have let her down, but once she trusts that you have her best interest at heart, she will give you all of hers. She would not like to be left alone for hours and hours at a time and really craves a relationship with both people and dogs alike.
No toddlers or infants/ no apartments please. If you are interested in HAIKU -or any of our Thunder Puppies- please visit our ADOPT page to familiarize yourself with our process and follow the Six Steps To Success.
PHELAN (pronounced fay-lihn) is Irish meaning 'wolf'. He is a gorgeous one year old Husky mix with golden eyes, white socks, and a curly tail.
Typically puppy-ish, he is working on his self-control and learning about the world. Because he hasn't been around long and had a bit of a sheltered start, he can still be nervous around new people and things. Not vicious, just unsure, and he is looking for someone to hold his paw while he navigates into adulthood and the ways of the world.
PHELAN needs an experienced dog guardian willing to take him to the next level. He is very dog-social and is bonded with the other yearlings here, so we know that he will want to have others around him of his own species and (preferably) breed. A great dog with loads of personality he is crate trained for short periods of time (4 hours max) and needs a yard and lots of room to move.
No children, no apartments please.
If you are interested in PHELAN -or any of our Thunder Puppies- please visit our ADOPT page to familiarize yourself with our process and follow the Six Steps To Success.
AMARUQ (pronounced ama-ruk) is such a sweet soul and is truly a special little girl. AMA is a Siberian Husky mix whose name is Inuit for Grey Wolf. She just turned a year old and kinda had a rough start. The last two months in our care, we've been letting AMA explore, connect, play and learn about life in general. She is working on her shyness with strangers and slowly getting her primary education under her collar. Mostly we want her to enjoy her puppyhood so she will be a well-rounded dog, as she is already so compliant, loving and willing to please. Still, there's that curiosity and "need" to touch and taste everything. She hasn't had any 'real life domestic' experience, so her FurEver Home and Family is going to be just as exciting. And scary. :) It will help if she has a sibling with her as she is extremely pack-oriented and enjoys the company of other dogs. Maybe an older brother or sister to show her the ropes? Just love this dog- are you the exceptional human who wants to give her the future she deserves?
No children, no apartments please.
If you are interested in AMARUQ-or any of our Thunder Puppies- please visit our ADOPT page to familiarize yourself with our process and follow the Six Steps To Success.
QUIMMIQ's name (pronounced kwim-meek) is actually the word the Inuits use for 'dog' and the interchangeable palindrome QIMMIQ (pronounced kim-ick) is a "breed" of canines called the Canadian Eskimo Dog.
A very noble name for a sweet and handsome fella, QUIMMIQ is a campus favorite with the ladies- both human and fuzzball, alike. He has a fun-loving personality and hates confrontation, so he's always the first to comply or diffuse any negative energy.
As with the other yearlings here, he has spent the last couple months "just being a dog" and shaking off his less-than-fortunate beginnings. He loves other dogs and will play for hours, yet he also doesn't mind retreating to the sanctity of his crate when things escalate or the weather is aggressive. QUIMMIQ is just a great guy all around. He'll be perfect for someone who is active, wants to participate in his formative years, preferably has or wants another dog as well, and isn't away for more hours than they are home.
No toddlers, no apartments please. If you are interested in this handsome boy- or any of our special Thunder Puppies- please go to our ADOPT page and read about our process and subsequently follow our Six Steps To Success. We look forward to hearing from genuine inquirers!
Say "heywhooo" to SITKA! She is a 3.5 year old pure bred Siberian Husky who is bi-eyed and has freckles on her nose!
SITKA came to Thunder Puppy as a transfer from another rescue in Utah when a problem developed with her Colorado adopter. Originally scheduled as a training session, the human involved gave up before I even got there.
Things are meant to be I guess as SITKA doesn't really display any of those "problem" behaviors - she's just a typical female Sibe with a strong personality. I really think she just wasn't a good fit for the home she was in.
So now Thunder Puppy is dedicated to finding her FurEver home. She needs a Husk- knowledgeable person who isn't in need of a super cuddly dog- but can appreciate and love SITKA for her sense of humor and confident personality. She is learning to play with and enjoy other dogs here- something I think has been missing her life (judging from her awkward approach-howl out loud!) and really is low-maintance and receptive to affection on her terms. She's a fabulous dog and it's been an honor to help her get comfortable in her own fur without putting excessive expectations on her.
If you think you might love SITKA they way we do, then please visit our ADOPT PAGE to familiarize yourself with our process and follow the Six Steps To Success. Thanks for considering a Thunder Puppy Pack Member!
WAKANDA (pronounced wah-ken-da) is a Sioux name meaning "possessor of magic". This little girl certainly does. I call her my 'pocket wolf' due to her appearance and antics; she is tiny and very crafty, yet her persona is enormous.
Of all the yearlings, she is definitely the "pack leader" and enjoys getting everyone all riled up for zoomies, a game of chase, or wrestle-mania.
She is also very independent and super clever. She spends her spare time figuring things out and self-entertaining.
Highly intelligent and definitely having a 'Call of The Wild', 'KENDA is not for a novice of the Northern Breed. Her guardian will need to respect her and meet her where she's at, while building a relationship based on trust. None of this is to say that she isn't loving and adorable with the human, it's just that she's "got 'KENDA business to attend to, thank you very much, so see ya when I see ya!" A girl of the current culture- haha!
WAKANDA is SO unique and special that you'll never find another quite like her. We will know the right fit for her when we meet them, so if you are fascinated by her possibilities, feel free to reach out and apply.
Another dog or dogs (even one of her siblings here) are a must for her and she definitely needs a dig and jump proof yard. Again, no apartments.
If you believe that you are the person for WAKANDA, please visit the ADOPT page here on this site and fill out the application. I'd love to chat with you about her. XOXO