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Dramatic spike in abandoned huskies leaves many up for adoption at animal shelter

Original post made on Sep 28, 2022

The Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA is experiencing a large spike in the number of husky and husky-mix dogs at their shelter, with 15 huskies and husky-mix dogs currently available for adoption.

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Comments (8)

Posted by Heckity
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 28, 2022 at 10:53 am

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No surprise, unfortunately. Dogs were acquired during the pandemic by people who thought they looked cool and then had no idea about training and transition when they returned to work. Very sad. Please research and match a dog with your lifestyle, not a dog that you think is cool or good looking.


Posted by Observer
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 28, 2022 at 11:53 am

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Anyone contemplating a dog should dog sit someone else's dog for at least a week. You should really know whether you have the time and attention before getting one.


Posted by eileen
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 28, 2022 at 12:05 pm

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Also, many people probably found they needed to move or lost their rentals and
found that renting with a dog is almost impossible!


Posted by Gerald Glass
a resident of Ventura
on Sep 28, 2022 at 12:07 pm

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"Dogs were acquired during the pandemic by people who thought they looked cool and then had no idea about training and transition."

^ Size is also a consideration along with vet bills and grooming expenditures.

To make a dog responsible for one's own sense of happiness and fulfillment is pathetic and irresponsible.


Posted by Leland J.
a resident of Professorville
on Sep 28, 2022 at 12:24 pm

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What is wrong with people?


Posted by sabra chartrand
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 28, 2022 at 12:35 pm

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As a Husky owner, this is especially heartbreaking to me. Huskies are a phenomenal breed. A pox on anyone who dumped these dogs!


Posted by Miriam Palm
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 28, 2022 at 3:16 pm

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I'm with Sabra, and we are parents to an Irish wolfhound. You do not see many of them except in Medieval movies with castles.


Posted by Erika Prescott
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 28, 2022 at 4:11 pm

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Huskies are terrific dogs.

If Palo Alto were Nome, AK all 15 would have been adopted as potential sled dogs.


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