ZivaRescue Me ID: 19-11-15-00299

About Ziva

Adoption Fee: $200
Siberian Husky
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

Ziva is an outgoing, active, 3-yr-old girl. She had had an adventurous life so far, moving all the way from Texas to New York for some cool weather and snow. Ziva was reacued from a shelter as a runaway who's family did not want to retrieve her. She was adopted and lived on a ranch with lots of chickens, ducks, dogs, cats, and even a parrot and several horses (she loves horses). She is very curious about other animals (annoyingly so to cats) but unreliable with anything other than dogs (look out chickens!). When she moved to New York she got to learn how to live in a more confined space and busy environment. She met lots of new canine friends and spent each day with her owner at work in a dog daycare. She is responsive and well trained outside of the house, having done lots of leash training and recall work. She loves to walk for miles and hopes to find a forever home where her owners run, jorg, hike or otherwise give her a huge dose of daily exercise. She is happiest and most comfortable when she's tired! Ziva has been an organic advocate for the past year, starting out with allergies and mild illnesses at the shelter and transforming into a heathy happy pup. She eats an organic diet, uses natural flea and tick solutions (DE) and even gets Berkey filtered water. Her owner has been a health nut so that Ziva can live a long healthy life with continued maintenance! Now for the minor issues: because of the amount of time spent with her owner, Ziva has some separation anxiety. She does extremely well when left crated in a hard-sided airline-style crate and is also comfortable sleeping outdoors in this, especially in the fall and winter. If left alone she becomes destructive and will consume non-edible objects. Even with other dogs in the home, she is untrustworthy and can manage to get to and eat/destroy almost anything. Additionally, she cannot be left unattended outdoors for extended periods. Ziva is catlike in her ability to squeeze theough small spaces, shimmy between fences and sheds and otherwise escape. She is the houdini of huskies. if you have a yard it must be fort knox if you leave her to her own devices. Finally, Ziva is a counter surfer. If she can get to it, she will swipe it and you'll forget you even had a roast thawing on the counter unless you find remnants of the packaging (if she doesn't eat those too!). She is respectful and responds to correction when you're looking, but you can't leave the room and expect the same good behavior. This is an area of training that had not be reinforced due to her confined livong arrangements. With a little work, her new family can establish good habits and Ziva will fit right in. The ideal candidate will be very active, able to deficate a good amount of daily time to tiring Ziva out. She runs well on a treadmill and this can supplement her daily exercise but cannot substitute going out for a psychological workout and bonding on a walk or run. Having one or two other compatible dogs would also be a huge plus. Ziva Adores other dogs (more than people) and she is a very loud talker when she plays with them. This is the only time she makes those lovely husky sounds. It will be music to your ears if you love Sibes. Diligence when it comes to tidiness is a must to avoid bowel obstruction or other intestinal issues and a well enclosed yard is preferable. Ziva is well-loved and is being adopted out to offer her a stable forever home where she can continue to thrive.

Contact

Westchester County
Yonkers, New York

Contact Person:
Lauren Santiago

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Compatibility

  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults

Personality

  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament

Health

  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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