Retired Husky Heroes for Adoption in Canmore, Alberta

UPDATE (April 2021) – Due to COVID related travel restrictions our adoption program is currently only open to residents of Alberta. While we appreciate people’s interest from other provinces, we ask you to respect travel restrictions. We look forward to opening our adoption program back up to people from other provinces once circumstances allow.

After hanging up their harnesses, these members of our pack are looking for their fur-ever homes! Each 4-legged member of our family is unique and we want to ensure that we find them the best home to spend their golden years, whether that’s backpacking adventures or TV nights on the couch!

Just like people, some of our dogs take a little longer to warm up to strangers. Our ‘shyness’ rating gives potential adopters insight into each dog’s personality, 1 being very outgoing, 5 being very shy. As part of the adoption process, potential adopters will spend lots of time getting to know the dogs. Our adoption process is very selective, and we decline any candidates that don’t meet our retired husky hero’s special requirements. For more information about our adoption program, please email adoptions@snowyowltours.com.

Scroll for cute photos! Male husky dogs are first, followed by the females.

Male Husky Heroes Looking for a Furever Home

Almond

Age: 11
Shyness: 4
Breed:
Canadian Indian & Siberian Husky

Birthday –  July 2009

Almond is a fantastic, loyal companion. While he can be nervous about new experiences, he’s working on being brave and trying new things! He can be a bit of a leash hog (coming from years of being a top wheel dog) so he needs someone comfortable with working on leash training. Almond would love to fill his golden years with light skijoring and hiking!

Bowser

retired husky sled dogs for adoption in Canmore, Alberta
Age: 10
Shyness: 3
Breed:
Canadian Indian & Siberian Husky

Birthday – April 1, 2011

Bowser was one of our very best lead dogs during his prime years! He loves nothing more than a nice long cuddle, or to sleep with his human pals in the cabin. During free run, he does his best to ignore the rest of his pack and comes in straight for the hugs! Bowser will make an excellent companion, but due to some reconstructive surgery, he’s looking forward to a relaxing retirement home. Walks along the river or through the woods will be perfect for him!

Cashew

Age: 11
Shyness: 4
Breed:
Canadian Indian & Siberian Husky

Birthday – July, 2009

Cashew can be a little bit “nutty” at times, but that’s why we love him! His body may be getting up there in years but he refuses to believe it! He’s enthusiastic about any activity that lets him spend time with his favourite humans, but can take some time to warm up to you first. Once you gain his trust, he will want to spend as much time together as possible! The world can be a little overwhelming for this happy-go-lucky fella, so he’s looking for someone to take the time to slowly introduce him to new experiences.

Jazz

Age: 12
Shyness: 2
Breed:
Alaskan Husky

Birthday – August 25, 2009

Jazz is one of the rescues at the kennel and originally came from the NWT. He is an excellent cheerleader and loves to make sure everyone is excited about whatever is happening (usually treats or running). Jazz has recently retired and has really taken his new role seriously; making sure to take his daily afternoon naps. It’s all about balance for this husky hero, and he seems to be mastering it these days!

Ninja

retired husky sled dogs for adoption in Canmore, Alberta
Age: 12
Shyness: 2
Breed:
Inuit-Siberian Husky

Birthday –  September 2008

Ninja is looking for more than just video games in his golden years! He can appreciate a good lounge day but is also ready to hit the trail (as long as you bring snacks)! He’s a cuddly giant who has one of the biggest appreciations for belly rubs in the whole kennel (and that’s saying a lot). Are you a belly rub connoisseur? If so, you may be the perfect match!

Shere-Kahn

Age: 12
Shyness: 1
Breed:
Canadian Indian / Malamute mix

Birthday –  July 1, 2008

Shere Khan is the exact opposite of his namesake! He is always in a cheerful mood and loves to spread joy. He is one of the first ones to greet you in his pen and will usually try to snag all of the pets. Shere Khan is fantastic on a leash and has extensive house experience. He can’t wait to find a new adventure buddy!

Skrimshaw

Age: 11
Shyness: 5
Breed:
Unknown
Brother: Be-Bop

Birthday –  August 2009

Skrimshaw loves nothing more than lounging in the sun, no matter how thick his coat is. This regal gentleman was definitely not one of our hardest working sled dogs and will very much prefer a relaxed retirement home. He does enjoy playing with his neighbours but spends most of his free run relaxing away from the crowds. If you’re looking for a zen master, Skrimshaw may be the one for you!

Ukka

Age: 5
Shyness: 4
Breed:
Unknown
Brother: Ulrich
Requirement: Experienced dog owner

Birthday –  2014

Ukka has had a rough past prior to joining our pack, but you wouldn’t know it! He loves nothing more than romping around with the most playful pups during free run! He decided he would rather relax than pull a sled, so he’s up for early adoption. Ukka would be a fantastic hiking companion and has energy in the tank to pull you up those mountains!

Female Husky Heroes Looking for a Furever Home

Firestar

Retired husky sled dog for adoption in Canmore, Alberta
Age: 12
Shyness: 1
Breed:
Siberian Husky

Birthday – August 1, 2007

Firestar has one of the most outgoing personalities in the kennel! She knows what she wants (pets) and isn’t afraid to tell you. While she is one of our oldest husky heroes, Firestar has some serious pep in her step and still loves going for moderate hikes and long walks. That is if she can relax and enjoy some belly rubs after!

Indy

Retired husky sled dog for adoption in Canmore, Alberta
Age: 9
Shyness: 1
Breed:
Alaskan Husky

Birthday – December 2, 2011

Indy is our resident feed station guard dog! She is originally from a kennel in Wyoming and didn’t feel totally comfortable during the free run when she first arrived. In order to distance herself from the pack, she would sit at the feed station and receive pets from her human pals. Indy has since settled in and enjoys the occasional roam during free run but mostly enjoys her claimed spot. She can be quite sassy with other dogs, so a single-dog home will most likely be best for this lady!

Jet

Retired husky sled dog for adoption in Canmore, Alberta
Age: 9
Shyness: 5
Breed:
Siberian Husky
Sister: Joan

Birthday – Spring 2012

Nicknamed the ‘mice’ of the kennel, Jet and her sister Joan are two peas in a pod! They can usually be found cuddling in a house during free run or taking the occasional stroll to say hello to their favourite humans. These ladies may take some extra time to warm up to new people but once you win them over you’ll be friends for life!

Joan

Retired husky sled dog for adoption in Canmore, Alberta
Age: 9
Shyness: 4
Breed:
Siberian Husky
Sister: Jet

Birthday – Spring 2012

Joan and her sister Jet are affectionately known as the ‘mice’ of the kennel. They are fantastic lead dogs and love nothing more than to run together or cuddle in a dog house. These two ladies would love to be adopted as a pair and would be best suited for a female companion. They will definitely be shy at first, but with time their quirky sides will shine!

Sustrugi

Age: 11
Shyness: 3
Breed:
Candian Inuit Husky

Birthday – 2009

Sustrugi is our resident Canadian Inuit Husky. This means she has alllllll the fur and prefers to spend as much time outside as possible! Strudel, as we like to call her, absolutely loves the dog park and going on adventures with our staff. It would be best for her to not have stairs in her retirement home – no matter how hard she tries, she still hasn’t mastered them!

Trot

Age: 13
Shyness: 5
Breed:
Siberian Husky

Birthday – May 2008

This ol’ gal is always keeping an eye on things here at the kennel. She’s the “den mother” of her pen and keeps her roommates honest (no kibble – sharing here!). Trot here likes the simple life and appreciates routine. She is usually one of the most excited dogs for free run, but rarely joins in the action and thinks some of the younger dogs are a little too wild for her liking. Trot can’t wait to find the perfect retirement home!

UPDATE (April 2021) – Due to COVID related travel restrictions our adoption program is currently only open to residents of Alberta. While we appreciate people’s interest from other provinces, we ask you to respect travel restrictions. We look forward to opening our adoption program back up to people from other provinces once circumstances allow.

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Ready to adopt? Fill in our adoption questionnaire. Please note that our adoption process is very selective and that we will decline any candidates that do not meet our retired husky hero’s requirements.

For more information about our adoption program, please email adoptions@snowyowltours.com.