I remember bringing Sassy home like it was yesterday! We loaded the boys into the car and drove an hour and half to a home in the middle of the woods. I knew we were in the right place because driving up the driveway, we saw two husky puppies! Today, I wanted to talk about finding our Husky though because it was not easy. I think part of that is because we don’t live in a metro area and Huskies are not super popular around here. So for those finding a Husky in the middle of nowhere, this post is for you. 🙂
The road to finding Sassy was very bumpy.
There are SO many scams out there now. In the beginning, I was using Google, but we live in an area of IL that is just not very populated. All the places I was finding were in Chicago.
To adopt or not to adopt?
I started researching rescuing a Husky because I really wanted to rescue a Husky that was 1-2 years old so that #1 we could rescue and #2 we didn’t have to potty train. (I was really hung up on potty training a dog for some reason. It wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined though.)
I applied through 2 different rescues in St. Louis, because there were no Huskies down here and we were set on the breed because of their sassy little attitudes and how goofy they were. Both the rescues turned us down and we were so disappointed. I even tried to appeal to the rescue and told them I would film our home or facetime with them so we could skip the home visit, but they never replied.
When I want something, I don’t just give up.
I started researching Huskies on CraigsList. It was scam after scam after SCAM on there. It was AWFUL. We were at our wits end and my husband gave up. But I didn’t. I was determined for us to have a Husky. I messaged every shelter within a few hours and no one had a Husky. We were disappointed every time.
I started scouring Facebook multiple times a day for Huskies locally. I joined group after group trying to find one. People would tag me in multiple Husky posts, but it just wasn’t working out. I even posted a message on my Facebook asking if anyone knew a breeder. People thought I was nuts, lol. But I was just that determined.
Looking back, I believe Sassy was SO meant to be in our lives. I’m a huge believer in everything happening for a reason and she is no exception. She has seriously brought so much joy into our lives and MY life personally. I would’ve never made it through the past year without her. But I digress…
Finally, one day, in one of those Facebook groups, some husky puppies showed up! There was a boy and a girl. I immediately messaged the girl asking about them and we continued to message for the next few days. We still didn’t fully believe we were getting a puppy in a few days and even driving there, you really NEVER know what could happen.
I remember pulling up and seeing two little Huskies playing in the driveway and I teared up. They were the cutest puppies I’d ever seen. I couldn’t believe we were getting on ON MY BIRTHDAY! I was so happy. Sassy immediately stole my heart. She was so sweet and was just the most precious baby. As soon as I held her, I immediately knew it was her. She was the little Husky baby we’d been looking for.
I so wish we would’ve had the opportunity to adopt and rescue a Husky, but I have no doubt Sassy was the one that was supposed to be in our lives and that’s why none of those other dogs worked out.