As I started to entertain the idea of getting a dog, I began researching breeds, personal lifestyle changes, all of the things you need to put in place to give a dog a forever home. I had a dog growing up, but now the responsibility was on me and I wanted to make sure I was up to the task. Little did I know I would be adopting sweet Nyak the next day!
My husband called me at work excitedly shouting, "go to the Animal Humane Society website - there is a beautiful husky for you to see!" Now, mind you, I was pretty certain I wanted a small little dog to be my buddy, a husky sounded like a handful to me. I got to the shelter, asked to see Nyak, and was met by the sweetest little guy ever. It was definitely love at first sight.
He had a little limp from a lacerated paw, chewed ears from fly bites, and was being treated for lyme disease - all from being abandoned before his rescue. He was listed as a shy/timid dog and to be wary of children & other pets because of his insecurities - but we knew we would rescue him and give him a forever home.
In only 3 months we saw Nyak blossom into a wonderful companion with a silly personality, a "talker" as most huskies like to be, and a love for kids! On our late afternoon walks, people would stop us to compliment such a handsome dog, and when children would ask to pet Nyak, he would immediately lay down and stay perfectly still while they got to pet "the puppy."
Not but 6 months later we adopted Nyak's brother Malachai, another husky. We are thrilled to have a buddy for Nyak and he is too! Each morning is spent tumbling and wrestling across the living room, playing tug of war with each other, then cuddling up together for a nap (on mom and dad's bed of course). We appreciate all that you do at Animal Humane Society and thank you for helping make our family complete!
Our mission, vision, and values
MISSION: To engage the hearts, hands, and minds of the community to help animals.
VISION: To compassionately and responsibly create a more humane world for animals.
VALUES: Be good to animals. Partner with people. Lead responsibly with compassion.