Hello everyone! My name is Jon and welcome to my website, I Heart My Husky! Growing up my family always had dogs (and a few cats too) and it was a great way for my parents to teach us kids about responsibility starting from a young age.
After seeing the movie Balto as a child I developed a fascination with wolves and really enjoy how closely huskies resemble them in physical appearance. While I’ve taken care of many different pets over the years I’ve always wanted a Siberian Husky. I just find them so cute and cuddly looking.
Guess what? I finally got my wish!
Fast forward a few years from childhood and I find myself and my partner living in Phoenix, AZ. I haven’t had a pet since college (most dorms, and university life in general, is not very pet friendly) and we have both been wanting to adopt a dog. However we wanted to make sure whatever dog we end up adopting has plenty of space so our apartment just wouldn’t do.
After three long years of trying to purchase a house we finally qualified and got ourselves a wonderful home here in Phoenix with a yard big enough for three dogs! We might get there someday but for now we have just started with one.
It seems like the stars finally aligned because just as we were getting our house an adorable husky named Aura was living in a foster home and needed a forever home. We adopted her through the Lucky Dog Rescue organization based here in Phoenix. She is the perfect dog for us and we love her so very much.
Doing Things Differently
In preparation for adopting a husky I have purchased quite a few books, including the ‘Siberian Huskies for Dummies‘ book by Diane Morgan. In researching these animals more in depth I’ve realized that growing up I wasn’t the greatest pet owner of all time. I was never abusive or negligent but I definitely made my fair share of mistakes in raising them.
Adopting a dog in many ways is very much like adopting a child. Especially at first, they need constant supervision, plenty of attention, and lots of love. I’m sure I will make plenty of more mistakes but I want to do my best to be the best pet owner possible.
The Goal of ‘I Heart My Husky’
The goal of this website is to document our life with Aura and share what I’ve learned about these magnificent creatures we call man’s best friend. Along the way I’ll be sure to document my mistakes and my accomplishments to share what works and what doesn’t for us. Hopefully this will help other dog lovers out there also wanting to adopt a husky!
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out. If you’ve recently or have ever adopted a husky I want to hear all about them in the comments!