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FUR-ISM

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Many of you have seen the beautiful thick double coat of the Siberian Husky and immediately think they are a Northern dog only and can not survive in tropical climates. We would like to stop this fallacy right now! Siberian Huskies CAN and DO live in hot climates such as Florida. Their double coat insulates and protects them from BOTH heat and cold. They are not "outside" dogs and need as much indoor comfort as any other breed.

While we are on the subject of heat PLEASE do not leave your Siberian, or any dog for that matter, in the car with the windows rolled up. Just like any human, dogs are subject to dehydration and HEAT DOES KILL so please leave on the air conditioning or take your dog with you when you get out of the car. A car can go from 60 to over a hundred degrees in a matter of minutes on a hot day. Dogs can get heat stroke in 80 degree weather if it is humid enough!

Anyway, back to the Siberian's gorgeous coat! This double coat consists of guard hairs and a downy undercoat. The Siberian will shed this undercoat twice a year (no matter where they live). When they "blow their coat" the undercoat will come out in clumps. Heck, if you are the crafty type you can spin this into yarn and knit yourself a Siberian sweater or do what some of our volunteers have done and make some great Sibe-down pillows! Or you can always just let it blow into the wind, many wild animals like birds, rabbits and squirrels have been seen using it to line their nests to ward off predators. If you are not a Siberian owner, the pictures below show you what you can expect.

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FOSTER ALERT!

We are in desperate need of Foster homes to help save more Siberians from neglect, abuse, abandonment and illness. We can not save these precious fur balls without your help. If you can open your heart and home to just one fur ball you can make a difference! By becoming a Foster you are not only saving a life, you are helping give a Siberian a chance at a new home...a new life! Can you look into this fur babies eyes and not want to help? Click HERE to find out more!

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