THIS BEAUTIFUL DOG IS LOOKING FOR A FOREVER HOME
Answering a call for food and rescue, on January 12th I went to Red Lake to find Nokomis and a litter of 3 larger puppies in distress with mange and malnourishment. The people had no food for the animals and gladly surrendered the four. The whole family was transported to the shelter.
Nancy and her son Ryan were at the shelter volunteering and helped get the family settled in their kennels with lots of food and water and the first regiment of ivermectin and immunizations and now on their journey to healing.
As time went on her pups Starr, Silver and Saffire would be transferred to Twin City Pet Rescue and MUSHR, but for Nokomis it took longer. She was a very social girl and as her physical pain diminished, her great personality blossomed. She was a favorite special girl at the RLRR shelter.
Two months later, she was transferred to MUSHR (Minnesota's Unwanted Siberian Husky Rescue) and her name changed to Makua. It was a very hard day to send this girl off on April 7th but I knew in my heart, she would have a great life ahead of her as she was such a gem.
Thank you all for making a new life possible for Nokomis Makua and her 3 babies!
Makua earned her name, which means "parent" in Hawaiian, because she is the mother of the MUSHR sisters Aloha and Mahalo! Like her daughters, she came to MUSHR from the Red Lake reservation. Makua is a husky mix, she is yellow and has brown eyes.
She is a big girl, around 70 lbs., so we are working on dropping a little weight - about 15 or so pounds need to come off! But being a big dog doesn't slow her down, she has plenty of energy for long walks! She is between 1 and 2 years old, so she is a young dog.
Makua's mommy traits come out around other dogs, she is patient and gentle with them. She also does fine with the resident cats in her foster home, she doesn't pay them much attention. As for humans, Makua certainly isn't shy! She looks for pets from everyone and thinks she is a lap dog, even at 70 pounds!
If you are a looking for a sweetheart and a dog who has a lot of love to give, Makua could be your girl!