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Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 612
Colmar, PA 18915


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About Us

Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue is a nonprofit (501c3) volunteer organization, formed to help Siberian Huskies and Siberian Husky Mixes that have been abused, neglected, abandoned, or surrendered by their owners. Our goals are to place these dogs in loving homes and to educate people about the characteristics of this wonderful, yet often misunderstood, breed. To accomplish these goals and our overall mission, our network of volunteers throughout PA, MD, NJ, and DE are involved in raising funds, transporting and fostering dogs, developing and maintaining our web site, and representing the group at events.


Siberian Huskies are beautiful, affectionate, active, and intelligent. Yet, they are often misunderstood by people who are not prepared for the very traits they were attracted to in the first place. Many Huskies are commonly found in local animal shelters; there are many reasons why these affectionate dogs end up there. Many are escape artists who are picked up on the streets and are never reunited with their owners. Many owners are not prepared for the energy these dogs have and the exercise they require. Typical huskies are highly intelligent, easily bored, and apt to get into trouble if they don't receive proper obedience training and sufficient exercise. Just like any other breed, huskies are not for every household. Although they can be stubborn and mischievous, they are loyal and loving dogs who enjoy family members of all ages.

  • Read about the breed
    If you haven't before experienced the pleasure--and the challenge--of living with a husky, we recommend you visit our breed information page.
  • Submit an application
    If, after reading about these lively dogs and their antics, you feel you are up for the challenge and you live in our servicing area (eastern PA, NJ, DE, or northeastern MD), fill out an adoption application.
  • The application process
    After you submit your adoption application, a member of our application committee will call you to confirm we have received your application and to help determine which type of dog might be the best fit for your family. This person will also check your personal and--if appropriate--vet references, which takes between one and six days depending on the availability of the references.
  • The adoption appointment
    When your application is approved, a TOTTSHR volunteer calls you to schedule an appointment for your adoption and home check. We will come to your home with two or three dogs that we feel, based on our discussions with you, would fit well in your family. If we all feel a particular dog is a good match, you can adopt the dog at that time. We hope that your home is the very last stop on the dog's journey and we do all we can to help you and your dog make the transition easier, including providing you with an information packet loaded with tips and phone numbers. We also call you periodically to see how things are going and to help you work through any issues that may have arisen after the adoption.
  • Adoption Cost and Vet Care
    If you adopt one of the dogs in the care of a a TOTTSHR foster home, the adoption fee varies depending on the age of the dog and the number of dogs adopted. The adoption fee is used primarily to cover medical expenses such as spays/neuters, vet examinations, blood tests, vaccinations, fecal tests and deworming, heartworm tests, and heartworm, tick, and flea preventive. In addition to this medical care, you also benefit from our experience with the breed and our continued support with transitioning the dog into your home and helping you with issues that may arise after the adoption. Our goal is to make good, permanent placements; to this end, our foster homes provide other intangibles like crate training, leash training, obedience training, house training, socialization and temperament evaluation, application checking, and home checks.

If you have some questions or just need to talk about some aspect of rescue and/or the work that we do, visit our contacts page.


TOTTSHR operates as a nonprofit (501c3) Pennsylvania corporation and is completely dependent on donations and adoption fees to support its activities. None of the volunteers with our organization are compensated employees. All donations are tax-deductible. If you'd like to send a donation, please make it payable to: "Tails of the Tundra Siberian Husky Rescue, Inc." and mail it to P.O. Box 612, Colmar, PA 18915 You can also visit our How You Can Help web page to learn more about other ways you can help.

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