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A much needed break

After nearly 10 years of constantly having rescues in the house, I've decided to take a short break from rescue for a while. So, if you are looking to place your own dog, please go to for a list of other rescues who may be able to assist you.


Seniors need good homes too!!!

Who We Are

Memphis Urban Siberian Husky Rescue (MUSH-R) is a small rescue organization. Each dog spends usually 1 to 2 months in a home environment for evaluation, medicals, and just enjoying life as a pampered, loved pet before they're placed. All of our dogs are crate trained (though I admit that Sierra got the better of us and due to her anxiety we didn't go there with her). All dogs are evaluated for the best home for them, and then matched with their perfect forever home.

Adopting a friend

We do require adoption applications. All of our fur-kids are spayed/neutered, current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative and go out under contracts. Adoption fee is $150 per dog. We do not adopt backyard pets. All of our dogs are "members of the family" and are inside pets only.

If you're contacting us to say "I want to surrender my siberian to you!"

Due to the overwhelming demand from the shelters and strays in our area and the serious lack of foster space, we rarely take owner surrenders. That being said, occasionally we do have space for one, but there are several non-negotiable requirements to be met before we will accept them (pending space). All owner surrender dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed or neutered, heartworm negative, and with a clean fecal (and yes, we require vet records for all of these within 30 days prior to surrender). At the time of surrender of the dog the owner must provide a 6 month supply of each of the following: Interceptor brand heartworm preventive and Frontline Flea and Tick as well as two 20 lb bags of Nutro Natural Chicken and Rice dog food, a 6 foot leash and flat buckle collar and a stainless steel food dish. (All of which will be used solely on that dog for the duration of their foster stay and any extra of which will go with them to their new home). Why are these non-negotiable? I rescue dogs with money out of my own pocket and it costs quite a lot of money and resources to get these things done (as you know) and then there is the time it will take (and the cost for obedience classes or other necessary lessons) to teach these dogs manners (owners don't surrender great housepets - why would they?). Time which I voluntarily provide to dogs in need, but yet again time which is taken from my own dogs and household. Add to that the amount of time it takes to screen and find the "right" home for this dog, and my responsibility to your dog for a lifetime and even with those non-negotiables "thrown in", we still are out a good deal of money and time for each and every dog. We can no-longer bear your burden of responsibility. As a side note, if you are having problems with your siberian and want some help with your issues before your dog becomes a statistic, please drop me an email. I can help you!

Come Visit Us!

While we love to meet new siberian friends in the area and visit, we do not allow people to drop in unannounced to our foster homes for safety reasons. If you see a dog that you are interested in meeting, please email MUSH Rescue and we will arrange to meet at a convenient location.
Memphis, TN
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