Meet Tux, who was formerly known as Lubbock #A4627374 at MCACC West Shelter where he had landed on the euthanasia list – we pulled him on his last day to help try to find him the right husky-experienced home. This boy is just a big puppy! Estimated at just over a year old, he is both hyper and energetic in true young husky form. He has unfortunately had absolutely no training and was originally found as a stray tied up outside a CVS.
Tux came to us not evening knowing “sit” – which his fosters have since taught him. His fosters have been working with him and he now knows his new name as well. They have worked on helping him get all the exercise that he needs – he loves going on runs and bike rides and this is going to be very important for him as he adapts to life outside the shelter. He is a chewer so toys are a must .He doesn’t love to be in the kennel and barks at first but then quiets down – consistency will be needed in kennel training moving forward since it seems likely this was never done.
He just LOVES other dogs and has done amazingly with them at the doggie daycare he visited most recently – we recommend playmates that are the same size as him as he is very energetic and playful and isn’t really aware of his own size.
With humans, he can get VERY worked up in play and be mouthy – he has gotten worked up to the point of breaking skin – the fosters have worked on this and seen massive improvements, but some adjustment and continued training should be explected. He has learned “no” and “hey” also grabs his attention. He has NEVER broken skin with the intention of biting / harming / aggression. Because of this we do not recommend children in the home – he needs to be with breed-experienced adult owners who are prepared for the work that comes with a young, energetic guy! For the right adopter, we expect he will be very rewarding!
If you are interested in “Tux,” please fill out the adoption application following the link below.
His adoption fee is $300. He comes vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered.