My search for an elkhound has entered a new phase, and a happy one it is, too. The Puget Sound Norwegian Elkhound Rescue has found the perfect guy for Sofia and me. Besides his great disposition, he's reported NON-barkyness, and being the right age, etc., there was one way I knew it had to be this dog. My son's name is Ole, too!
Here he is at his foster home.
Now comes the big effort to get this guy up to Alaska. It's going to cost some dough, I need your help. I'll be spending big bucks once the ground thaws to put in a back door and a fence so that Ole and Sofia can run and tumble in a real back yard without moose or stray dogs interfering. It's a real group effort to get Ole up here, involving planes, automobiles, long trips and buying a travel kennel, etc. I'll be driving to Anchorage and back to pick him up (and possibly the person traveling with him) and that's a minimum 700 mile round trip, which equals lots of gas money, too. Plus a crate has to be bought for him to fly in, the vet must be paid for neutering, microchipping, and giving him a health certificate so he can fly. I'm also having a back yard fence built for the dogs either in May or June, depending on when the ground is thawed enough to do that.
So anything you can donate to help is very, very much appreciated! The donate button is there on your left.
Ole is going to be one of the happiest elkhounds alive. Not only does he get an instant girlfriend, new mom, and great yard, but he gets what most elkhounds don't have: real MOOSE. Heck, he'll even get to eat moose meat when my friends who hunt give us some. The other thing that elkhounds love above all is SNOW. What can I say? The snow just started melting up here. He's going to love it! And Sofia and I are going to love HIM.