The Siberian Husky Club of Victoria provides a non-profit rescue and re-homing service for stranded Siberian Huskies in Victoria, Australia. The Club finds a new loving, life-long home for unwanted Siberian Huskies. We make every effort to match a dog with prospective owners, taking into account:
The dog's history as given by the previous owner
Temperament, sociability and general personality characteristics
Health and age of the dog
We have successfully re-homed many dogs since the service was established in the mid 1990's. However, our resources are limited and can often be stretched. We don't have a dedicated premises - the service is run from (and rescue dogs are fostered in) our own volunteer's back yards. In times of over-load, our priorities (in order) will be:
Serving the best interest of our own Club members and their kennels.
Rescue of dogs sourced from shelters etc on a fixed 'time limit.'
Re-homing dogs from private households where the dog continues to reside at the original home until a new home can be found.
Adoption - If you're thinking of adopting a stranded Siberian Husky
Firstly, we cannot stress enough for prospective adoptees and/or potential new owners to research the breed in depth prior to making a decision to take on a dog such as the Siberian Husky, who is not just physically attractive but is also a lot of hard work. By doing this we will hopefully reduce the number of unwanted dogs coming back through services such as this. So please 'think ahead' - taking on a Siberian Husky is a long-term commitment! Don't make hasty decisions about the pretty mischievous faces before you.
If you are interested in adopting a dog from our service, then we need to collect some information from you so that we can match your environment and requirements with those of available rescue dogs.
You may have a particular dog in mind already - from the list of those available on our web site. Your preference will be considered; however we will not re-home a dog unless we are reasonably confident in a successful outcome, so it is necessary for us to profile both the dog and potential home to check their compatibility. If there is no suitable dog immediately available, we can hold your details on file and contact you when a new rescue is received which matches your situation.
The Club is a non-profit organisation, however a standard fee of $250-00 is payable for an adoptive dog ($500 for puppies under nine months old). This supports our service by helping to cover our operating costs (food, foster and veterinary care, transportation etc.) and allows us to keep the service alive.
Note that all rescues are vaccinated, de-sexed and wormed before leaving for their new home. Puppies too young to be de-sexed will be fostered (potentially by a future adoptive home) until such time as they can be de-sexed prior to adoption.
Note that we are only able to assist with rehoming dogs currently resident in the State of Victoria, Australia. If you are resident elsewhere in Australia, you are welcome to use this service, however you may have to provide for transportation of the dog from Melbourne.
Non-members adopting a Siberian Husky through the Club’s Rescue & Rehoming program will receive a complimentary new membership to the Club for the current year (or, from 1st October, for the next year also as per the Club’s standard practice for new membership approvals). This complimentary membership may be any of a Single, Dual or Family membership, as best suits the adopting household. The purpose of this membership is to provide Club support to people adopting a Siberian Husky. Provision of complimentary membership does not apply where the adopting person(s) is/are already a member of the Club.
Adoption may include a two-week settling "trial period" during which, if the placement does not prove suitable, the dog may be returned to the Club. The adopting person(s) must pay all adoption fees & charges at the commencement of such period. If the trial is unsuccessful then the full monies for adoption fees will be refunded by the Club.
Please start by filling in the adoption request form and let us know what sort of dog you are looking for and what environment you are able to provide.
The program is run and administered by Club members solely on a volunteer (ie 'no pay') basis. So please be patient as it may be some time before you receive a response to your submission.