by Helen Hartel
Ondi is an absolutely gorgeous, big two-year-old male Siberian husky. Sadly, a nice young man adopted him and all was going well until he had to bring him back to the shelter because of a move into an apartment where the dog wasn’t allowed to stay. This was a heartbreaking situation for both as they were a perfect match for each other. Hopefully, with Ondi’s good looks and intelligence, it will be only a matter of time before his forever family, one familiar with his breed and needs, comes in to take him home. Could that be with you?
Here are some things you should know about him:
- He is housebroken.
- He is a very smart, young, beautiful boy.
- He is well trained and knows how to sit, shake with either paw and obey the down command.
- He loves to play with stuffed toys and will amuse himself in the yard just running around and playing on his own.
- He is very affectionate and loves to give kisses.
- He is good in the car.
- He walks well on leash, right by your side, completely oblivious to other dogs and is nonreactive to his surroundings.
- He is timid having the leash put over his head and does not like to be grabbed, so he will need someone who is careful and mindful of his fear.
He is possessive of his toys and food, so he needs to be one and only pet in the house where there are no impulsive children.
- He is good playing with other dogs of all sizes but shouldn’t have a dog sibling in the home.
If you know anything about Ondi’s breed, then you know he won’t do well being left alone for long periods of time, especially if he is kept in a backyard where he will howl for attention. He is a highly intelligent social dog that thrives when he is with his person and mentally engaged. He may seem like a good family dog for a first-time dog owner, but huskies can often be “too much dog” for a novice.
Ondi will need continued reinforcement of his training and exercise in order maintain his already learned good behavior. But Husky owners agree, you get out of a Siberian husky what you put into him, and Ondi is a reliable dog that’s worth the effort.
Come to the shelter to meet Ondi. Spend some time with him in a play yard to see if you and he are a good match. He is full of personality and the right individual will be lucky to have such a unique dog.