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What should be my next course of action to find this puppy?

Asked by InkyAnn (2408 points ) May 7th, 2012

My S/O and I have been looking for a Siberian Husky puppy for over a year now. And by puppy I mean puppy puppy, like a few months old. He refuses to play 2,000$ for one. I have been looking for so long and have found so many breeders that do not charge out the butt like that. That sell them for anywhere between 500$ and 800$ and they come with papers and everything. But every time I get a hold of one near me its too late. All the puppies are gone. I have a pretty wide area I’m looking in, from Phoenix AZ to Las Vegas NV. I feel like I’ve run out of options/choices and can not for the life of me think of anywhere else to look.

Do you have any suggestions on how we can find our Siberian Husky puppy?

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Dr_Lawrence's avatar

With so many puppies needing homes, are you sure you have to have a pedigreed Siberian Husky to have a great relationship with a pet? Even if you are building a dog-sled team, a pure-bred is not required.

InkyAnn's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence I never said it was lol. I dont care if the dog is registered and papered. As long as both parents are huskys. But yes that is what we want. I understand that there are alot of dogs that need homes. But you shouldnt be made to feel guilty that you dont want a mix or one thats at a pound because you want to make sure you get the specific breed that you want. I have adopted from the pound before and gave a very loving home to a dog that needed it. But this is for my S/O who has wanted a Siberian Husky his whole life. He deserves to get the puppy he wants and I am going to make sure he gets it.

Sunny2's avatar

I would think huskies would not be a breed to raise in the desert. Perhaps a move to Alaska would find you a puppy and a reasonable climate for him. Or perhaps you plan to clip his thick, warm hair so he won’t steam to death. Do you envision mushing through the sand in a sled? There may be a reason you can’t find your puppy.

jazmina88's avatar

There are siberian husky rescue groups. This would be a perfect way to rescue and find your perfect breed. Google it. I found a few of these groups.

InkyAnn's avatar

@jazmina88 Thank you for actually trying to help. I have looked into them.

@Sunny2 I have had many Huskys growing up. So everyone can understand, The dog is kept in an air condtioned house, When it does go out side it is to go to the bath room which is impossible for it to “over heat” in that amount of time, When he is brought outside to play 90% of the time he will be down at the lake with us swimming and what not (water = cool) and durning the hot part of the summer he will be shaved to keep cool as well. shaving the dog wont cause any problems as long as his under coat isnt shaved off. The under coat keeps them cool in the heat as well as warm in the cold. The winters here get down into the 20s and 30s believe it or not. So no problem in that season either. There is nothing wrong with having a thick furred animal in the desert as long as you know how to care for them.

@Sunny2 Also if you read what I wrote again you will see that I have found MANY Siberian Husky puppies here. Hundreds if you will. If you would like to see for yourself just go on craigslist for Las Vegas, go to pets, type in Husky and you will see about 90 ads. No I dont plan on mushing him through the sand. Just because that is what they are bread for doesnt mean that that is what you have to have them for. If that were the case then by your logic Every single person that has a pit bull should have them for fighting.

rooeytoo's avatar

I had an akita in the tropics. I think he actually liked the heat. He would lie in the sun until he got too hot, then he would go to the shade and cool down. Then back to the sun again. I never clipped him but I kept him very well brushed to remove the dense undercoat that akitas and huskies both have. His top coat seemed to act as insulation. So it is not necessarily unkind to have that kind of dog in a hot climate, they do adapt. He should always have access to water and shade though.

Google the American Kennel Club and check out the show schedule. I know there are many shows in and around Vegas and Phoenix. Go to the show or check out the entry list online. That is where you find reputable breeders. DO NOT BUY FROM SOMEONE WHO IS A BACKYARD BREEDER OR PET SHOP OR CRAIGLIST. You have waited this long so wait a little longer and get a pup from a breeder who will guarantee health and temperment. One who has health checked both sire and dam of the litter. One who makes you work to buy the pup, that means they are not just trying to make a quick buck, they care about their breed.

And I agree it is so wrong to make people feel badly because they don’t adopt a mixed breed. I love mixed breeds and have had several but I also love the characteristics of certain pure breds and have no compunction about having one of them. It is not the reputable responsible breeders of the world who are over breeding and filling the pounds, it is the people who don’t spay and castrate their dogs, who have litters so the children can experience the miracle of birth, who want to make a quick buck etc. Just make sure you find a sincere breeder! Good luck.

john65pennington's avatar

Read the Want Ads in a local newspaper. People on the internet are also looking for Siberian Huskies. The internet info is so quick, that no wonder the puppies are all gone.

You will have better luck by using a local newspaper. I did with my Border Collie.

Leanne1986's avatar

I agree wholeheartedly with everything @rooeytoo has said here. I don’t know about the American Kennel Club but the British kennel club has lists of breeders (on their website) for all the recognised breeds. I would have a look at those and email a few breeders that you like the sound of to see when they are planning their next litter. You may have to go on a waiting list if the breeder is reputable as they will be very popular with other people who genuinly care for the breed. This is a good thing as it tends to mean they aren’t just churning out puppies for the sake of it!

Sunny2's avatar

@InkyAnn I apologize for my lack of knowledge.

SpatzieLover's avatar

Arizona Husky Rescue
Neada Husky Rescue
Petfinder

I would also call your local Humane Society. Ours has a contact list and a waiting list. Usually they are very willing to help relocate dogs from other states that are waiting to be adopted.

You aren’t far from Best Friends Animal Society. I would also email them to see if they know of any other rescue groups with Huskies in your region.

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