Very Important Pet: Argon the happy-go-lucky Husky Mix boy
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - Argon is an ex-sled-dog with just a little less fur than the rest. He is a husky-mix who is excited, full of life and particularly enjoys all of the head rubs.
Here’s what Britley Calkins, an animal handler with Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter, had to say:
“Hi I’m Britley, and today’s VIP pet is Argon. Argon is a four-year-old Alaskan-Husky-Pointer mix, who was surrendered to the shelter because his prior owner felt like he just didn’t have the right coat for that outside dog life.
Argon was part of a sled dog team but his owner felt that he was better suited to be an inside pet-dog.
Argon is harness trained and he was described as being very fast, so he is looking for an active home-somebody that can possibly take him skijoring or maybe just a smaller rec-team.
Argon, since he was an outside dog, is not housebroken and he does not know any basic commands so he is going to require a bit of training on his new owner’s end, but he is super sweet, a very friendly affectionate boy.
Argon’s previous owner said that he doesn’t have an aggressive bone in his body.
We do not necessarily know how he does with other animals such as cats, dogs, pocket pets or livestock.
Please do keep in mind that Alaskan Huskies tend to have that higher pre-drive, so if you have those smaller critters around, please take caution and make sure to do introductions in a slow, safe and controlled environment.
Argon is a happy boy, an active boy, looking for somebody that can meet his lifestyle needs.
If you are interested in meeting him or any of our other dogs, cats or pocket pets at the shelter, please give us a call.”
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