Tulok has been adopted! 04-22-2021
In the rural high desert there is a rescuer who feeds and befriends the stray dogs that call the rocks and canyons their home. She walks the train tracks and sets up feeding stations for the souls that have been abandoned and learn to fend for themselves. One of the female dogs that she had been trying to trap and befriend was seen building a den and spending a lot of time away. Low and behold, she had birthed a litter of puppies in the den she built between two boulders. Thanks to the help of a wonderful trapper, momma and pups were brought to safety. Momma is learning how to trust again and she is decompressing in a safe environment- her babies have been hand raise since about three weeks of age! They are now ready to be adopted! These pups are a combo of shepherd and other herding breeds, plus a big portion of cuteness! They each have their own personalities but all are solid, balanced pups who are ready to join families of their own!
Tulok means "guardian of the stars" in Inuit. Though he definitely should have been called Nanuk, for "bear" because that's exactly what he looks like. Tulok is a very confident and funny puppy. He will need to be firmly guided in order to learn he isn't the boss in a family. Likely a Husky mix, he will need to burn off a lot of energy to be happy. He will enjoy obedience training and is highly food motivated. Learning basic commands and potty training has come easily to Tulok! He will require grooming to keep his fluffy coat soft and clean. Tulok is also adorable.
The litter's mom appears to be a GSD/Husky/Herding dog mix. The possible dad appears to be a white Husky. The T litter puppies have quite a few Husky traits including being stubborn, very busy, talking and howling.
The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.