Meet Squints, a three year old Siberian Husky mix.
Squints is a fun boy with unique looks, his eyes are a bit too far forward to be considered "normal" and something's appear to be slightly out of proportion but we love him all the more for it! Squints was at our shelter for close to a year, repeatedly getting overlooked, before he was adopted out. Unfortunately, the adopter reached back out to us over a month after adoption and informed us that their complex didn't allow dogs. By that time the return policy had expired and we were over capacity for dogs, so we provided the adopter with the resources we could to help them rehome Squints or keep him as an ESA. A week or so later Squints was found roaming the streets and all attempted contact with the owner was unsuccessful; the landed Squints back at the shelter which he was all too familiar with. We are determined that his next home will be forever.
The kind person that brought Squints to us said he was great with kids and fine in the bath. Squints will jump a fence that isn't "Husky Proof" so we recommend supervised time outside until you can say for sure that Squints won't figure a way out, this is normal for pretty much all Huskies as they can be little escape artists when bored. Squints really enjoys going out for walks and playing with toys. Once Squints gets some energy out of him in the first few minutes he settles down and walks great on a leash for having little to no leash work. He does well with other dogs but true to his Husky nature he would do best in a home without cats. When he visited Vet Tech they reported back that he will provide all the kisses you could ever want. Squints is one of those dogs that deserves the best life has to offer but for some reason he keeps getting the short end of the stick. Since coming to us for the first time in September of 2022 Squints hasn't let anything get him down and we are determined to keep that positive attitude going until he can find his forever home that is so overdue.
If you are interested in adopting this pet please fill out an adoption questionnaire at www.yakimahumane.org. A Yakima Humane Society staff member will contact you once your questionnaire has been received.
A Picture says 1000 words...right? While an animal's picture draws interest, the reality is that as a potential adopter most people would like as much information as possible about a pet. The Yakima Humane Society is an open admission shelter. What does this mean? Over 90% of the pets at the adoption center arrive as strays, no history of behavior or medical care is known. Adding a pet to your family is a big responsibility. Please research carefully and remember that adoption is life saving. Adopt Don't Shop.
NOTE: All pre-adoption questionnaires are subject to approval. Adopters must be 18 years of age. Entire families may be required to visit, including resident dog(s). 24-hour adoption holds may be placed on any animal (for approved adopters) with a non-refundable deposit. All dogs must leave with a collar and leash. All cats must leave in a pet carrier for their safety. Renters are required to have proof of landlord approval.
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