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Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary Dogs

~Timber~

Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

10 year old, Neutered Siberian Husky, Red/White, Amber Eyes


Timber is a sweet boy, about 10 yrs old. He was adopted from a Seattle area shelter about 8 yrs ago, and the 1/2 thick paperwork that arrived in Rescue with him shows that he has been battling skin and coat issues for much of the past 6 yrs. The cost of his on-going vet visits, meds, and supplements, and the fact that none of it seemed to be helping finally forced his adopter to return him to the shelter. But the shelter workers really liked Timber and wanted to help him, so they called SNO. We accepted him into SNO's Sanctuary program the end of May 2009. We tried the special shampoo, sent with him, allowed him to finish his huge bottle of antibiotics and prednizone, and stabilized his diet with top quality kibble (all recommended by our vet). None of it worked and he continued to get even worse, with pink little skin eruptions, and itchiness that caused him to scratch and chew out large patches of fur in almost zero time.


Finally, again with the advice from our vet, we decided to totally change his food source, putting him on a special diet of fish and sweet potatoes. Along with the special food, our vet wanted to clean his slate completely, so he prescribed a run of more antibiotics, a fungicide, and prednizone...all at once. Taking him off the grains normally found in dog food (and perhaps the lamb or chicken, also very common) seem to have been the key for him. Even his treats are home-dehydrated yam slices! The fur began to grow back, and now 2 months later, he has a thick coat over almost all his body. He still looks like patchwork, as it came in at different time-periods, is different colors and lengths. But, he is happy, very obviously feeling much better, has a twinkle in his eyes and a new "lady" to hang out with on the back porch: Nakita, age 13.

Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

13 years old, Siberian Husky, Blue Eyes


Tika is a California girl who has traded her flipflops and sunshades for a parka and boots. She was found last July wandering in an intersection in 1000 Oakes California by a kind soul who didn't want to see her get hit in the traffic. She took the dog home, advertised her for a solid month, trying to find the owner who surely was missing this sweet old girl. In the meantime, she took the dog to her vet, had shots caught up to date, had a sore back problem diagnosed, and put her on pain killers. But time passed, and no one called to claim this nice senior girl. The "finder" tried to locate a Siberian rescue in CA that would take the dog, but none would. So she branched out and eventually found us up in WA State. When we told her we had room, she put the dog, she had nicknamed Sweetie in her car and drove her all the way up here. Sweetie seemed dazed by all the changes in her old age and didn't eat for a week, then she started to nibble a little and we figured she might live after all. She didn't show us much personality, and we wondered about her history, wishing she could talk and tell us.


We changed her name to Tika, short for "mystique"--since she is our mystery girl. Tika has settled in, in her quiet, unassuming way. She has taken the bathroom as her private bedroom and doesn't really interact very much with the other dogs here, though she does seem to like Gibson, my own senior boy. They hang out on the front porch, in the sun, on their cushy dog beds when I go to work. Lately, we took in a lot of puppies from a puppymill situation. Five of the little rugrats are here, and Tika has viewed them as "the little whippersnappers" until recently. With the addition of SuperDog treats to her daily ration, she has gained a definite twinkle to her eye and a spring to her step, and now seems to enjoy interacting with the babies for short bursts of time!

Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

3 years old, Siberian Husky, Blue Eyes


Kiara and her sister Tavie arrived here as non-socialized frightened puppies. Their story can be found under the news and stories section of our website. They have made a lot of progress but are still extremely shy. Kiara and her sister will put her head on my lap if I am eating something that she is hoping will land her way but will not allow me to pet her. She and her sister love playing with each other and hanging out in the house. She is too shy to be adoptable but that is ok with us because they are both very happy dogs and we really enjoy their company.

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~Tika~

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~Kiara~

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~Tavie~

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Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

3 years old, Siberian Husky, Blue Eyes 


Like her sister Kiara, Tavie is very happy to take treats from us and loves hanging out inside. If she is standing up we can't pet her but once she is settled on her dog bed she will allow us to pet her all over and seems to enjoy it. She will even allow us to brush her.


Tavie has a favorite dog bed next to the TV and can be found curled up there every evening.

~Kodiak~

Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

6 years old, Siberian Husky, Bi-Eyes 


Kokiak was taken by his owner to a professional training facility to work on some behavior issues.  They never came back to pick him up. The training facility contacted us for help.  Due to his behavior issues he is not adoptable but he was accepted into our Sanctuary program.  He has happily settled in hand is a much loved member of the sanctuary family.

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~Ace~

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Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

Siberian Husky, Blue Eyes 


Ace is a beautiful Siberian whose life was full of uncertainty, so he prefers to be close to his person. He is very happy to be under the care of his foster mom. She is helping him learn that his environment can be trusted.  Due to his insecurities and some resulting behavior issues he has been entered into our Sanctuary Program. His foster mom is a very experienced expert in canine behavior.  Ace could not be in better hands. Ace is a young Siberian who will likely be in our Sanctuary program for many years. A donation of any amount for his care would be very appreciated.

Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

Color: Siberian/Malamute Mix, Cream/Black with Brown eyes


Sula is a dear friend of her foster mom, where she has spent over a year in learning to trust humans. She is around 6 years old, and spent her early years on a chain in Alaska. Sula has become much more social with the other dogs, and has graduated to being a house dog, but she needs her crate as her den of safety and retreat from the world. Sula will give you her heart, but you must first earn her trust.

~Sula~

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~Buster~

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Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary

Siberian Husky, Blue Eyes 


Eleven-year-old Buster came to us in August of 2014 when her owners moved and were unable to take her with them. She is now living on a farm at the home of one of our Sanctuary care providers. When she isn’t on her dog bed in the house, Buster is enjoying the farm and visiting the horses, goats and alpacas.

Location: Northern Dreams Siberian Sanctuary, Seattle

12 years old, Siberian Husky


Tikaani is the latest addition to SNO'S Northern Dreams Sanctuary. He was adopted to a wonderful home in 2011 and is now 12 years old. Recently one of the adopters passed away and the other has gone to assisted living.  The family  reached out to SNO for help with Tikaani.  Tilkaani's  original foster parents for SNO, Mark and Vicki kindly offered to be his lifetime caregivers under our Sanctuary Program. SNO and his adopter are very grateful to Mark and Vicki for giving him the opportunity to go to people and a home that he was familiar and comfortable with.

~Tikaani~

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