One great thing about COVID is that pet animals are (and have been) finding homes at a fantastic rate. This warms our heart and decreases our numbers. Due to increased demands, we may only have one or two dogs in behavioral rehabilitation at a time.
Pickles is a great personality and rare find, and seems to be very well-balanced. He listens , gets along with dogs and people alike, and has a super-cool spirit.
He will want to live in a more rural area- rather than urban- and have access to lots of adventures and activity. He would love to have a medium-energy sister his own size and breed, but would accept a brother too, if he isn't too dominant.
Submit an application and see if you are the perfect fit!
Pickles will come available for adoption on April 1st, 2021
ALEU (A-LOO) is a beautiful 1.25 year old mostly cream (with a touch of red) Siberian Husky. She hasn't been here too long and is still awaiting alteration and a little more behavioral enhancement. So far, we learned that she loves dogs, likes toys, has a great sense of humor, and once warmed to you, can be quite cuddly and sweet. She is still working on "stranger danger" and gaining confidence in wordlly situations, improving her walk, and decreasing her anxiety. We have crate and house trained her so far, but mostly are letting her decompress and learn to enjoy every day life.
Check back or follow us on facebook (Thunder Puppy k9 Rehabilitation and Rehoming) to see her progress!
10/23/20: POOKIE IS IN FOSTER CARE WITH INTENTION TO ADOPT!
POOKIE is a two and a half-year-old neutered, long-haired Siberian Husky. He has a great attitude and although he has been known to be dominant with other males, he enjoys romping and chasing the girls all day long!
He has become extremely bonded here with his Foster Sister, CLARICE as they have made this rehabilitation and pending rehoming journey together.
*If you have Northern Breed experience and room in your life, you won't find an easier pair.
*See Clarice's bio for more detail.
His time in rehab has been spent mostly relearning 'how to dog' as he had become accustomed to being an only K9 and unfortunately, due to his family of origin's sad turn of events, spent many hours alone. But not anymore!
He is crate trained, and considered by Thunder Puppy to be an "easy keeper".
Pookie will enjoy an active home that loves to run/walk with him every day. He has such potential to be someone’s absolute best friend once trust has been established.. He will do best with children over 12 and will not be good with cats or small animals in the home.
POOKIE is a great find for the guardian with Siberian experience and time to devote to him and love to dote on him. Apply today!
Find the applications here on our ADOPT! page.
Properly submitted applications will be answered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
His adoption fee is $400.0
09/14/20 Clarice (Now Reece) ADOPTED!!!!
09/02/20: CLARCIE is in Foster Care With Intention To Adopt. If for some reason it doesn't work out, she will be available again on September 16th. However, that seems unlikely right now.
CLARICE is an approximately three and a half, purebred, long-haried Siberian Husky.
She is a great candidate for someone who has Northern Breed experience lots of love to give.
CLARICE is a super-special little girl whose type really doesn't come along that often. EVERYONE who meets her (or even sees her picture) absolutely falls in love. If we could keep her we would, but she deserves Pawrents of her very own. Because she is so adorable and came in on Christmas Eve, she is named after Rudolf's girlfriend.
Adoption candidates should expect a partner in long walks or short runs, have a well-fenced yard of their own (no apartments) , no children under 8, and be in a position to be with her more than they are away. She absolutely will benefit from another dog of her own breed, size, and energy level. She has gotten along with well-balanced dogs of both sexes.
She has totally bonded with her Foster Brother POOKIE here on campus. They are not from the same family or situation but did end up arriving here on the same day, going through alteration surgeries at the same time, and experiencing rehabilitation and training together. *If you have Northern Breed experience and room in your life, you won't find an easier pair.
CLARICE is crate trained, learning leash manners and basics (waiting for YOU to step in and build that relationship through advanced learning) . She is a typical Husky in that when bored or unattended, she will create her own "fun"- not always to the Human's liking.
If you are interested in CLARICE, please visit our ADOPT! page., find our process and application.
Only properly submitted applications will be replied to and are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
We apologize, but we can not entertain casual inquiries as we are busy caring for -and working with- the dogs.
Her adoption fee is $400.00
09/27/20: It's nothing short of a miracle!
PHARAOH WAS ADOPTED! FIND OUT MORE and watch the video below.
08/23/20 PHARAOH IS ON HOLD
...and that is all we have to say about that today...
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!
MoonDog has really been dealt a raw deal. This now eleven 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 is 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?
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 six 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 puppy and young adulthood 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.
05/27/20 SITKA HAS BEEN ADOPTED!
Say "heywhooo" to SITKA! She is a 4 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. Once in a great while, she may not eat all of her food and she can become growly and possessive of the leftovers. I've developed an easy way to help her 'snap out of it' so it's no longer an issue for us.
It's all about understanding, patience and love. 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-maintenance and receptive to affection on her terms. She plays fetch, loves to roll in the grass and do zoomies, and is extremely loyal once you've gained her trust. 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!
07/29/20 WAKANDA 'KENDA KAY HAS BECOME A PERMANENT THUNDER PUPPY PACK MEMEBER AND IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
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, 'Kenda 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
Say ‘whoooo’ to STRYDER! A more striking gentleman you will never meet. Strydyr is a nearly two-year-old, long-haired, neutered male Siberian Husky. Up until he got to us in March, he has had a bit of a rough go with finding reliable trustworthy humans to mentor and guide him. He was a bit mouthy, but never aggressive, often puts his nose (literally) where it doesn’t belong, saw no reason to listen to bipeds when they spoke, and had no frame of reference for the right versus wrong choices. We’ve been working on pushing that reset button for him the past few months and he is now ready for a stable, positive, patient, and energetic person to take over. He may take time to trust you specifically, but again, an experienced Siberian guardian knows that it is totally worth the effort. Stryder is extremely talkative (great sense of humor if you pay attention), loves other dogs, and is crate trained. He is still a work in progress with his basics, but he definitely is half-way there. We’ve been more concerned with his trust issues and returning his mind to peaceful balance. He knows some stuff, but he is waiting for you to work through the rest with him a s part of your bonding process.
Fill out an application and we'll call you to talk about Strydyr in more detail! He really is a great guy wrapped in a bundle of fur!
KALLIK HAS BEEN ADOPTED AND IS FUREVER HOME!
We seem to be having a run on all white Huskies! Even though he looks a lot like our friend GHOST, KALLIK is a little more stout and rough around the edges. Such is the result of a less privileged recent past! KALLIK (pronounced KAH-LEEK) is an Inuit name meaning Lightening. This all-white, long-haired Siberian Husky is totally boy and a lot of male energy. Unfortunately for him, he was never trained as an (even younger) puppy and is pretty much a blank slate except for coming when called for food and now, crate trained. He is only one and a half years old and not a bad kid- just exuberant and unruly. All it’s going to take is for someone who has patience and a knack for that kind of thing to bring him around to being their BFF. He is loyal, curious, and came to us a little hand shy so we can only imagine that his “education” prior to Thunder Puppy wasn’t ‘positive reinforcement.
All that being said however, he is making progress on the daily and loves Love and Attention.
We are putting him up for adoption a little earlier than most because we feel that he will thrive as someone’s sole focus- and the sooner the better after being somewhat neglected and ignored earlier in life.
KALLIK gets along with other dogs as long as the human in the pack is there to supervise and help him bring it down a notch when he gets too excited. We are not allowing him to go with kids under twelve, no apartments, and want his Forever Family to have snow dog experience and a willingness and ability to follow through with his training.
This youngster is truly a diamond in the rough- get over to our ADOPT page here on this site and fill out the application. We will contact you to discuss!
GHOST and ELSA are a fantastic, long-haired, bonded pair. He is just about four years old and she is three and a half. They came to us via an owner surrender and really have no behavior issues to speak of. Ghost is extremely handsome, fairly shy fella and will need time to just warm up, but any experienced Husky guardian will know that it’s worth the wait. Elsa is the adorable, slightly mischievous but lovable leader of the two. They have been together for the past three years and I really believe that they will be psychologically best suited if they stay together. Because they are so well behaved, it’s more like just having one anyway.😊 I’m told they had significant training when they were young, they are both crateable (they come with their own), get along great with other dogs although Elsa can be dominant when she gets comfortable, and just like most Huskies can always still use some fine tuning on a leash- but still require lots of exercising and walks. But honestly? The most challenging part of caring for these two is keeping them well groomed! Howl out loud!
If you have room in your home and heart for this extremely worth duo, please familiarize yourself with our process and fill out the application.