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  •  Our precious Riley when he was first found (8+ / 0-)

    abandoned in a very remote region in southwestern Ohio.

    Riley today.

    Please help advocate so all shelters can be No-Kill Shelters. It is inhumane to subject our fur friends to the horrors of most shelters.

    Reno, NV has managed to implement a no-kill shelter policy despite the community having a high rate of poverty and alcoholism. A nationwide no-kill shelter policy is possible if we all work together to make it happen.

    Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear. Mark Twain

    by 4Freedom on Thu May 16, 2013 at 04:58:26 PM PDT

    •  So beautiful... (3+ / 0-)
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      I love husky's, but it's too hot here for them. They spend too much time miserable in the spring/fall/summer.

      And yes, we definitely need a no kill shelter policy!

      "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

      by FloridaSNMOM on Thu May 16, 2013 at 05:06:45 PM PDT

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      •  No it's not (5+ / 0-)
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        I have two huskies and have lived in both S Florida and now S Arizona with them.

        Believe it or not, they both go outside every afternoon in 95-100 degree temps and sunbathe.

        My border collies, on the other hand, come indoors when it gets too hot outside.  But not the huskies.

        Their undercoat that protects them from the cold also protects them from the heat.

        Here is one of my huskies at the height of an Arizona summer:
        Othello - Olympic Swimmer photo DSC_0036.jpg

        •  Interesting... a friend of mine had a malamute (5+ / 0-)
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          in PA, and she was miserable every summer, so I just thought it would be the same. Maybe some day then I'll get one.

          "Madness! Total and complete madness! This never would've happened if the humans hadn't started fighting one another!" Londo Mollari

          by FloridaSNMOM on Thu May 16, 2013 at 06:45:37 PM PDT

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          •  They are the most wonderful dogs (6+ / 0-)

            they are so sweet and affectionate.  The only thing is they cannot be trusted off-leash at any time any where.

            My husband had a malamute in Australia and said he suffered in the summer the same way so maybe huskies are different.

            And Othello, the dog pictured above is a huge escape artist.  He can unlock doors with a flip switch, then turn the knob, and be half a mile down the road before you know it.  And in the rural area where I used to live, people often mistake them for wolves.  Yeah, I know.

            I bought him and his girlfriend a summer training rig for huskies, and I have them drag me around in the cooler months to blow off steam.

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