I discovered 8 Below Husky Rescue after we got Hendrix and started following them on Facebook. The problem is I see an endless stream of beautiful huskies needing a home, and every time my heart melts and I want to bring them home. Unfortunately, we do not have a big enough place or enough hours in the day for another dog at the moment. I have always said that the overall dream would be to buy a place in the country with lots of land, become self employed so I can work from home and have a pack of huskies and malamutes. Until then I have to make do with pining over photos and helping find them homes in other ways. Recently I saw a request for volunteers to help the charity out and jumped at the chance to offer my services. Once they learnt that I had a blog they suggested I could help them by blogging for their website.
I have had the idea for a while to do a set of blog posts called #MakeADifferenceMonday so I am going to use this as a way to spread the word about some of the beautiful dogs currently looking for a home with this charity.
Who are 8 Below Husky Rescue?
They are based in Yorkshire and help rescue and rehome sled dogs and sled dog crosses (both Huskies and Malamutes). All of their dogs are assessed for both behavioural and medical needs so they know everything about the dog before it becomes available for adoption. As with most rescues you will have to undergo a home visit before taking one of their dogs, this is just so they can see that the dog is suitable for you, but also that you are suitable for the dog. Their dogs come from a range of backgrounds, each with their own story to tell and character to go with it.
Here are just a selection of some of the dogs looking for a forever home:
If you like the look of any of these beautiful dogs and want to give them a home (and why wouldn’t you?!), then please visit the below link to fill out an enquiry form and someone from their admin team will get back to you.
As if they weren’t knights in shining armour as it is, they also scan pounds up and down the country rescuing sled dogs from an untimely end. 12 in the last 3 months to be exact. Considering they run solely off donations and fundraising, with no government funding or grants, every dog they take in takes its toll on their pennies. This does not stop them, however it means they could use every penny you could spare. This is why they are launching a campaign called ‘Found in the Pound’ which is a fund specifically for helping those dogs who are running out of time in the pound. They are asking for monthly donations, no matter how small, to help them help the dogs. The campaign is still in the early stages so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates later this week.
For now if you wish to support them regularly, please look at their sponsor a dog campaign on the below link or you can message them for bank details to setup a standing order.
Hopefully from this post you can see the good work that this charity is doing and how crucial it is to show your support. If you have been thinking of getting your own Happy Husky, please consider adoption, I did and it was the best thing I ever did. These dogs don’t deserve to be in the situation they are in, they just want a forever home with a family of their own to love. Dogs can’t help themselves so rely on us to help them, and lucky for them, charities like 8 Below do just that, but they need your help to do that.
For more information on 8 Below Husky Rescue please visit their website or follow them on social media.
Keep up the good work guys,
Emma & Hendrix
All photos used in this post were borrowed from the 8 Below website or Facebook page