Part of the fun of adopting a puppy or kitten is watching them grow up! At Tri-County Humane Society, we’re doing that vicariously when we get adoption updates like today’s. The then-puppy named Nutmeg was adopted in December 2021. Now called Ike, he recently celebrated his second birthday, and it sounds like there is no case of the “Terrible 2s”!
“Over the years we have adopted several adult female Husky x herding breed mixes and have had the best luck as they have all been wonderful dogs. When we were looking for a companion for our current dog, Lola, we were having a hard time finding an adoptable female Husky cross. I knew I needed a young dog this time because Lola is a dominant female and would be much more likely to accept a young dog into the family. When I saw Ike’s (Nutmeg’s) litter on the website, he was the only one who didn’t look like a Husky and the only one who didn’t have a deposit. I was skeptical about adopting an 8-week-old puppy because I have always preferred older dogs, but my son and I made an appointment to meet him anyway.
When he was brought into the room, we knew immediately that he would be coming home with us. He and Lola hit it off immediately. There has never been any trouble between them, even though he is now over twice her size at 96 lbs. We had DNA run on him and it came back as mainly GSD (German Shepherd Dog), Siberian and Alaskan Husky, Malamute, and Chow Chow, none of which surprised us. Ike is the best boy. He is smart, gentle, and protective. The only trouble he ever gave us was with learning to leave the cat alone. Now he and the cat share a bed.”
“I didn't believe in fairy tales until I walked into that dog shelter and met my soulmate. True love is a hop, skip, and a dog shelter away.” Unkown