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If you meet ALL the requirements for Koda and our process, please submit our online application form.
• a home where someone is home most of the time
• preferably an only-dog home, but may to well with a confident, laid back female of similar size.
• no cats or other pets
• children to be at least in their teens
• a reasonably large yard with natural grass areas and shelter
• secure 6 foot fencing and gates
• ongoing obedience training
• Husky or arctic breed experience preferred
Koda is just the sweetest boy you ever will meet!
Sometimes he is aloof and serious, or happy to chill at your feet all day rather than the zoomies and mischief that the breed is known for. However, give him a ball to play with (especially one that squeaks) and you get a whole different dog!
He loves walks and trips to the beach and he walks like a dream, requiring very little lead pressure if he starts to pull. He loves his humans and bonds quickly, losing his initial shyness within hours. He will follow you everywhere and likes to be close to you at all times, but he also likes his personal space and doesn’t like to be mollycoddled.
Koda suffers mild separation anxiety but can be left alone during the day if he is allowed somewhere he can watch for your return, ideally with access inside the home.
With this in mind, he would suit a family where someone is home more often than not so that he can relax knowing you are home safe.
He can be nervous in the dark due to having Polar (Star) cataracts (see medical notes below), so would need to be an inside dog at night.
He likes a routine and boundaries with regular positive reinforcement. Once he is familiar with his routine, his anxiety drops so he needs a calm, consistent handler who can read when he is getting overwhelmed and intervene before it escalates.
Do you have what the lovable Koda needs?
Koda has been diagnosed as having Posterior Polar Cataracts in both eyes. This is not affecting his vision at the moment and no special treatment is required. The prognosis for Koda is good, however there is the possibility that he may suffer some vision impairment in the future so this condition will need to be monitored. The good news is that polar cataracts rarely cause blindness, progression is usually slow and should there be any vision loss, dogs don't rely nearly as much on their eyesight as their sense of smell and hearing and generally adapt very well.