He is your friend, your partner......your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours.......faithful and true to the last beat of his heart! You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion! ~Anonymous







Hello I'm Hogan

I am a rescue dog. My previous owner decided marine grade chain and a life on cement with my friend a Saint Bernard was my future. But Logan (Saint Bernard) and I decided to break out into the streets of Naples, Florida. We both had the 8 feet of chain with some cement at the end trailing us for three and a half months while Animal Control chased us. I have to admit it was fun for awhile, but running loose is dangerous for a couple of big guys like us. Plus we figured since the Officer seemed to be the only one willing to feed us, maybe they would keep feeding us if we just cooperated and got in the truck. When we got to the shelter they removed the heavy chains and they did feed us and for the first two weeks they even let us stay together. But then a Saint Bernard Rescue came and took Logan. I knew he was going to an even better place than this, because the lady that came to get him was really nice and even gave me a treat. I missed Logan, but was happy for him. I just hoped the nice lady would come back for me. That didn't happen, but with my charm and good manners the shelter let me stay for two more months and the day that had been set for me to go to sleep, one of the officers that liked me allot got me moved to another shelter. I was at that shelter for almost three months and the day that they had set for me to go to sleep, a Siberian rescue showed up with their own nice lady and treats and took me in her car to the vet. I was at that vet for another couple of months because the rescues foster homes were full. Then my Mom who was a volunteer for the rescue and that normally helped with puppies wanted me as a foster. The rescue was hesitant at first, because she had a cat and I had never been around cats to their knowledge. They should have remembered how gentlemanly I had always been. ;-) Well my foster Mom insisted she wanted to try me out, because she heard I was going cage crazy. So she came and got me and instead of taking me straight home, she took me to the dog park to meet my new foster sisters (Sachi a female Siberian and Coco a 10lb. Poodle). They loved me and I heard later on, that the Poodle Coco never likes anyone. But even my foster Mom's cat liked me. At the park I discovered the most joy any dog could ever imagine! I could run, jump and act goofy and not get hurt in the safety of those fences. Yeah there are always a couple of dogs that try to ruin it for the rest of us, but that's how I perfected my run really fast and jump n the air sideways over them stunt. Anyways, sorry, I digress...I was at my new foster home for three days and we went back to the dog park for my foster Mom to meet an adopter from the rescue she volunteered at, to help her with her new puppy that she had adopted. Well my new foster sister Sachi and I got a little to excited with the puppy and when my foster Mom pulled me back with my harness, I bit her! She made me lay down and chill out, I just kept thinking, she's gonna take me back to that last cage place. BUT she didn't, even though the lady with the puppy made her keep it too. I think in retrospect I may have scared her after she saw my teeth, but remember I was in a cage/shelter for almost 9 months. It can make you go a little wacko, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. So after the park fiasco, my foster Mom decided major training was in my future. So for the next three months my foster Mom, Me and a clicker went all over the place. By the way, the clicker and my good behavior equals treats! So I got a certificate that said I was a Canine Good Citizen! So then we started training again, this time I got a backpack (I carry mine and my foster moms water) and after three months with the backpack, I got a certificate that said I was a "Doggy Therapist"! No I can't prescribe ACE, but I got to start visiting children that didn't feel good, but they acted like they felt better by the time I was leaving. I also got to visit Grandma's and Granddaddy's, they were awesome and even bought me special treats. By the seventh month at my foster Mom's, someone wanted to adopt me, but my foster Mom decided even though I had bit her that I was the love of her life! I have heard that she use to be a biter too, but I have never witnessed it. So now I had my forever home. The next year, my family moved from Florida to Tennessee. When my Mom couldn't find a Siberian rescue to volunteer at, she decided to open my rescue. She says I will always be her "Top Dog", but I am an ambassodor to the new foster dogs that come to our house and my friends houses that also foster rescue dogs. I love Siberians and Northern breed dogs, but I believe all rescues deserve a second chance. That's why you might see a Bully, Pom, Rat Terrier, Shepard, etc. on my Petfinder page. Well that's my rescue story, if you ever see me at the dog park please introduce yourself, as you can see I'm big on treats and I also love a good belly rub. Love and sloppy furry kisses, Hogan P.S. We have spayed/neutered and fully vetted over 663 rescues as of October 2012.



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Hogan's Husky Heroes is an all-volunteer rescue group dedicated to high kill shelter rescues as a liason.





First please go to the Siberian Club website (www.shca.org) to educate yourself and anyone that will be caring for your Siberian Baby. Educating yourself regarding a breed that you are interested in is the best way to figure out if that breed will fit in your family, lifestyle and time constraints you have to dedicate to your new pet! The process to adopt a Siberian Husky and/or any animal through Hogan's Husky Heroes starts with your application. We do check veterinary references, one professional reference and two personal references. We do a comprehensive home visit prior to adoption. If an adopter lives out of the rescue area and/or out of State a home visit will be completed by another rescue as a courtesy. If another rescue is not available to perform the home visit, the adoption would not be able to be completed. We do have certain criteria that has to be met to complete an adoption. All existing animals that a potential adopter has must be spayed/neutered prior to completion of adoption. All animals adopted out through Hogan's Husky Heroes are spayed and neutered prior to completion of adoption. *Note: With an approved adoption application and home visit adopter may foster a puppy, but adoption will not be completed until the puppy is spayed/neutered. Our spay/neuter policy is rigid, because not spaying/neutering responsibly is part of the reason animals are in need of rescue. Some criteria for adoption with Hogan's Husky Heroes is standard and some criteria is on an individual basis. Also understand that this is a non-profit/volunteer organization. It may take 48 to 72 hours to receive a return call from a message. We do not set up meet and greets until an application has been completed and returned. So please email first for an application at; freireich@poochies.org. After returned and processed an HHH representative will contact you to perform a home visit and you may meet the dog you are interested in at that time. Please understand that all of the animals being adopted out through our rescue have at least been homeless/rescued once and our policies and procedures are to insure that the animal does not become homeless or need rescue again. We are looking for each furbabies forever home!



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We set up meet & greets by appointment after a completed application is returned. For a application please email us at; freireich@poochies.org or go to Hogan's website at http://poochies.org/hoganshuskyheroes/available-dogs/ and fill out an application. Thank you!




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