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!