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Last updated 11/15/2022 at 1:37pm | View PDF


Oh, cuteness overload! This is Zeus, a 2-3 year old husky/malamute mix, very sweet, who has lots of energy, and we haven't noticed any aggression. I have a husky mix myself, and she's the sweetest dog ever. As for the Malamute: descended from the Arctic wolf, the breed's characteristics include being friendly, devoted, affectionate, loyal, and playful. They make good family pets and are comfortable with children. However, due to their big size, they can easily overwhelm small children. They have been bred for strength and endurance. As pets, they are popular among people who enjoy sledding, weight pulling, skijoring (being pulled on skis), and other winter activities. (This would completely leave me out of the picture. My picture includes a fireplace, sweats and hot cocoa, also a few dogs.)

Now that I've mentioned these pictures (and am surrounded by three dogs), I was thinking about the origin of the phrase "three dog night." The geographic source of this phrase has been debated alot. No one is sure whether it originated in the Australian outback or the northern reaches of North America with the Eskimos. But long ago, dogs huddled with humans at night on really cold nights, with three summoned into the bed to keep the owner from freezing to death. The phrase was cemented in literature by Jane Resh Thomas' book "Courage at Indian Deep." To this day, people who ask why I got yet another dog get my standard answer: my toes were still cold.


We also still have Paris, Juice, Jax, Fergus, Coco, Boomer and Bella. I am certain all of them would make a good heater! And they've been without their forever homes for way too long. Boomer is a Plott Hound mix, and it is unknown how he is with other dogs. He's about 50lbs and probably 2-3 years old. Bella is a pit mix who weighs around 55lbs. She's about 2 years old. Coco-Coco is a pit mix around 2 years old. She is dog selective. Fergus is a lab/pit mix around 3 1/2 years old. He's about 50lbs and can climb chain link fencing. Jax is a pit mix and weighs about 60lbs. He's about 4 years old. Juice is a Rhodesian Ridgeback/lab mix. He's very energetic and probably around 1 year old. He does get along with other dogs. He weighs about 50lbs. Paris is a pit mix who's around 3 years old. Paris can be dog selective.

AARF holds adoption fairs at Petsmart on Powers on SUNDAYS (formerly Saturdays) 11-2: 2965 N New Center Pt., Colorado Springs, CO 80922. PLEASE CHECK the website/Facebook for any updates (such as inclement weather. Sometimes the fair is right here in Fountain at Tumbleweed Kennels). More info: Julie at 719-375-1200 or Cathy at 719-761-5320. Email: [email protected] or [email protected]



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