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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To help those that have no support husky and human alike. Forever Husky is a 501(c)3 non profit charitable organization that aims to improve the quality of life for dogs in shelters and rescues until they find their forever homes.

Results: As of 12/2017 - we have found forever homes for over 230 huskies and rescued 247 and sponsored over 20,000.00 to other rescues.

Target demographics: and rescue Huskies across the US from being euthanized

Direct beneficiaries per year: 73 huskies find their forever home.

Geographic areas served: Crystal Lake

Programs: rescuing them to prevent euthanasia, adoption huskies to new forever homes, and provide a re-homing program for owners who no longer can keep their husky.

Community Stories

80 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Gia F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If it was possible to rate Forever Husky, Inc. higher, I would. This organization always goes well above and beyond to help dogs that are in need not only locally, but nationally as well. So many dogs across the country would have never have had a second chance without Forever Husky. Outside of always being open to helping, they do everything by the books and the way it should be done to provide transparency so you know everything is 100% about the dogs. Far too many rescues today only take in dogs to "flip" them for profit, but Forever Husky turly does their best to rehabilitate dogs, both physically and mentally, as well as educate the community about the breed. One of the very best organizations I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Highly recommended.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is truly dedicated to improving the lives of dogs. Their tireless work has made the difference in the lives of many dogs and families. Supporting this organization is a privilege and a joy. You will never meet kinder people.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is an amazing rescue whose number one priority is the health and successful placement of their huskies in their fur-ever homes. From rescue to medical needs to fostering to placement, they honestly care about each of the dogs they rescue. They are very experienced in the care and needs of this breed. I highly recommend Forever Husky as the rescue to look to when considering donating, volunteering, fostering or adopting a husky!

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What a great organization! Forever Husky puts the well-being of their dogs first and foremost. I have seen the great care taken to rescue Huskies from euthanasia, get medical care to ensure good health, and do what it takes to find a home that is a good match for new owner and dog alike. Their home inspections are thorough and great care is taken to educate the new "parents" of husky specific information :) So glad so many huskies have found a better life with the help of Forever Husky!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Experienced, capable, compassionate staff running a superb rescue for a wonderful breed.

1 Susan Urban O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful group of people that care about huskies and work to place them in the perfect homes.

JoJo J.

Donor

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is a top-notch organization! They seriously care about the animals. When you donate to FH, you know your dollars are actually going toward the animals, instead of lining the pockets of the founders. Stellar organization!

1 Bonnie A.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome job helping this beautiful Huskies. Thank you for all that you do!!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue! I highly recommend them! Thanks for all you do to help!

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing place! 10/10 5 stars isn’t enough for them. Jack is the best so gentle with kids. And the love them show for there dogs and how they treat all of them. This place has the biggest heart ❤️ around. They care for each and everyone of those pups. We got Jack (Jackie) from them and they worked with use until we found a great fit. No where else does that. They keep in touch with you, they make you feel like family. We will be getting are next husky from them again.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue doing so much for this breed. Wish we had more rescues just like them. ❤️ Thank you for all that you do.

1 Sophie7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If I could rate Forever Husky higher than a five I would. They are extremely caring and passionate about the homeless dogs in their care. You can be assured that the dogs they take in will be well cared for and given every opportunity to thrive. You can also be positive that any money donated will 100% go to the care of the dogs and unlike national charities, the money does not go to pay salaries or for stupid not dog related things. Forever Husky is a great group of caring, trustworthy, knowledgeable Husky people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great Rescue helping Huskies and other Husky mix breeds. The foster's do a great job getting these dogs ready for their forever homes. We love Stormy!

Melissa Bennett W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I love this rescue! They help huskey dogs and all sorts of needy dogs across the US. I donate to them and will continue to do so because I believe in what they do.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky Rescue focus on persuing the ultimate best for every single dog is relentless..

Lance's passion and commitment along with personal sacrifice helping these dogs show the purest form of love and devotion none can surpass.

Very proud of all involved...
Keep up the fantastic work !!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were able to save Sunkist from being PTS with only 2 hours to spare. Talk about a close call! This team worked fast and organized to make it happen! They are very communicative and truly care about the animals. They follow up, check in and make sure she is comfortable. They have set up her vet appointments and have taken care of everything from scheduling, to talking to the vets for what tests to order, to even taking care of the bill. We couldn't be happier with how much they care about the animals and we are so thankful for them!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome rescue! Highly recommend them! Thanks for all you do to help!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The team at Forever Husky are passionate about what they do and it truly shows! Thank you so very much for your rescue efforts!!

Jennifer Scott P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our first experience with Forever Husky was adopting Anubis. She was an older, diabetic husky that needed someone with experience with a diabetic dog (which we had). Her previous owner had to surrender due to her health issues. Forever Husky took GREAT care to find the perfect foster family to care for her.
We fell in love her immediately & she got along beautifully with our other dogs from the start.
We still keep in contact with her foster family regularly & although Anubis died a year ago, we had three wonderful, loving years with her.
After adopting Anubis, about a year later we also adopted another husky from Forever Husky. We’ve had him a couple years now and I call him my ‘gentle giant’ lol. He is extremely quiet (no barking whatsoever!) but he is loving, gentle & sweet.
His foster mom was just as amazing.
I hope to continue to adopt and save huskies through Forever Husky in the years to come.
We have met the most loving & wonderful people through Forever Husky and they are ALL family to us ❤️

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with Forever Husky since as my son says "the neighbor tossed a Husky over the fence to us " . That was the day we met Abby . One night turned into two then a week and we quickly became what I have come to know as foster failures as we adopted Abby earlier this year . We are currently fostering another dog (Oreo) for the rescue hoping to help find a forever home for her . We have also been helping volunteer at adoption events in the greater Chicago land area and have come to know many of the other volunteers who take the time to foster , attend events and spend their time helping to find homes for the fosters currently in the care of Forever Husky . In some ways we have become part of a large family that cares for the strays , abandoned and lost pets that are just looking for a warm home with a loving family and that is something to say we are proud of and give us a special feeling when we help another furry soul find their furever home .

Jim H.5

Donor

Rating: 5

A trusted charity that consistently delivers its mission while judiciously managing expenses!

Sharon W.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is an amazing rescue. About 6 months ago we meet Cena through her foster mom, Renee. We had no plans on getting a dog but when I met Cena during a playdate I fell in love with her and knew she had to be mine. The rescue did a full evaluation to ensure she would be a good fit and was amazing through the whole process. We still have playdates with Renee and her dogs so Cena can visit. Thank you Renee and Forever Husky for helping us find Cena.

Karen N.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Husky, Inc Rescue is phenomenal!!! Lance is amazing, he works 24/7 to help animals in need, networks at fundraising to help raise awareness, but most importantly to get the needed funds to save animals lives!

Renee S.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I could not be more proud to be a volunteer for this outstanding organization, FOREVER HUSKY! Wonderful people who really care and give 110% to rescuing, caring for, and finding forever homes for these beautiful dogs. Everyone works together to help raise funds and lend a hand so that each pup can get the proper medical care needed. We make sure to learn about and understand each dog while we are fostering them so that they are a perfect fit in their forever home once they are adopted. All donations go directly to taking care of the pups and that is a quality that makes this organization exceptional. I will forever be a part of FOREVER HUSKY!

1 carlbromberg

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a fantastic organization that goes the extra mile to help Huskies and sometimes even other breeds in need! They are not afraid to go the xtra mile to help a dog! I highly recommend them!! I've helped by donating prizes for fundraisers, percentages of profits, etc.

1 Mira2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue with the aim to find forever loving homes for the each and every dog they rescue. They work diligently to find the best home for the need of their dogs and human counter part. Trustworthy volunteers, when you donate you know the money is going 100% to pay for the care of the dogs they have. Would recommend them to anyone who wants to adopt.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As someone who has been owned by several Huskies, I know the breed is unique and requires extra attention and love. Forever Husky knows the Husky's temperament and gives them the love, attention, and care that they need during their rescue process. Be sure to check out one of their meet and greet events to visit their Huskies and the humans who make this a pawsome rescue organization!

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Being in northern Canada I have only a few rescue organizations that I fully support in the USA. Forever Husky is one of those organizations that I keenly follow and support. Very proud of the work they do for huskies and the lengths they go to to help the homeless find loving forever homes.
Lisa (founding member of Operation Sled Dogs; past Vice President of Fort McMurray SPCA and fellow husky rescuer)

1 Tracy33

Donor

Rating: 5

I work with Forever Husky for two major events a year. The staff is caring and dedicated to the huskies. Pam is particularly dedicated to the cause.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

K.P.

This organization is awesome. They truly care deeply about each and every animal that is brought in to them. Very thorough with interview process, home inspections etc. I couldn't ask for a better rescue.

Dayna B.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a Wonderful Rescue. They really care for their dogs. Beautiful animals that are treated so great.

1 Doreen W.

Donor

Rating: 5

Fantastic organization. Easy to work with. Dedicated to finding forever homes for homeless pups. Highly recommended and very reputable rescue.

1 Steph5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is a wonderful nonprofit rescue dedicated to helping Huskies in need and finding them the perfect forever home. Staff and volunteers are very helpful and friendly.

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Husky does right by their dogs - vetting, meds, foods, foster homes. I appreciate that they do rescue the right way, by the books. I have enjoyed working with them as a rescue partner. They're respectful, and again, they do right by the dog and do things the right way.

1 Eva_19

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 4 kids, (5, 9, 11, 13). They have been wanting a dog for years now but the youngest was very afraid. My sister recommended forever husky and suggested we first foster. We filled out the app and had a house check during which we discussed our concerns. A wonderful pup, chewy, was recommended. When we went to see the puppies, Kim was absolutely amazing. She was inviting and have us lots of wonderful information. Made us all, especially the kids very comfortable. We choose to foster chewy or maybe he chose us. He has been such a critical part of transforming my sons fear and turning it to a wonderful love. I can't even put into words how amazing the whole experience has been. They do amazing things and I will forever be grateful to them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've always had an obsession with huskies with this organization I've been able to meet so many amazing people and dogs that I get to watch go off into their forever homes it's the best feeling in the world.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Husky has always been receptive and willing to help when it comes to rescuing Northern Breeds. They go above and beyond and have been willing to do what most to no one else is willing to do when it comes to helping those in need. They've always been great to work with and have helped get dogs off death row and into great homes.

Christie18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing pup rescue of my favorite breed! They have helped with saving several huskies of several friends of mine!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a fellow rescuer for the Northern Breeds, I have reached out to Forever Husky on several occassions, when networking across the states, to help find rescue for huskies in need. Always well received and a willingness to help. Even if there were no available fosters within their group, we were able to find a solution between us. It was definitely a worthwhile connection to make with these folks. Some great new resources for the common cause! I have diligently followed their efforts and stories and helped to support their cause. I highly recommend them.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had my first Husky, Nashoba, for 14 1/2 years. Took me a long time to get over the loss but I knew he was running with his buds across the Rainbow Bridge. I realized that I'm a crazy Husky person and needed another Husky companion. So I adopted Alaska at 2 years of age. He is cray cray. So ... I came across Forever Husky's website. I have come across other Husky rescues but Lance and Forever Husky are very different. I have had the pleasure of having a long conversation with Lance and there is definite passion in his voice. It is rare to find someone that has that much passion for a cause and doesn't ask for anything in return. I will always support Forever Husky. You don't find people like Lance anymore. He is genuine, compassionate and has an incredible soul. So here is to Forever Husky. Thank you Lance for devoting your time to helping the Huskies.

Maria152

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome nonprofit that supports my favorite breed. Thank you for helping all the huskies out there!!!

Joy_35

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Awesome organization! Thanks for helping with this beautiful breed.

Mayra C.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great rescue doing great things.. Thanks for all you do

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization for a wonderful cause!! The volunteers are so good with the animals and are friendly to humans as well.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the best rescues to work with. They always go above and beyond for the dogs that they rescue.

Jennifer547

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so happy and overwhelmed with love ! Thank you so very much to Forever Husky for all that you do !!! Also - an extra thank you for being so fast and efficient with the application , home inspection , interviews ,meet and greets and final delivery with all vet records and all previous info ! We could not be more pleased !!!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost a year ago I got my dog River through Forever Husky. They were helpful and very easy to work with. Everyone at Forever Husky really has a passion for dogs and they take great care of the dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I found my dog soulmate this past fall from Forever Husky. She was rescued from a past situation where she was hit by a car and needed assistance healing in her puppy years. I can never forget driving up to her foster home and having my heart beat out of my chest when I saw her. In these past 6 months, we've been through puppy classes, hundreds of baths and more kong toys filled with peanut butter than I can count. My Austin went from a beautiful princess husky I admired from afar to the singular angel of my heart because we were each given a chance to fall in love with each other.

Cathy81

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is by far the best Husky Rescue I have worked with. The care they take to make sure all rescued dogs find there forever home is unsurpassed!

Previous Stories
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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is a wonderful rescue that puts each dog's needs first and foremost. They do a thorough evaluation of each home that is looking to adopt to make sure both the dogs and new owners are the right fit for each other. They are very professional and great to work with. I would highly recommend this rescue!

Cynthia93

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome place to work with- i love the volunteers and being able to help these dogs find great homes! They really go above and beyond! :-)

1 Julie221

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My previous experience volunteering with a local organization was negative. In fact, it was horrible. Honestly, I didn’t think I would ever consider doing it again. But, being a part of Forever Husky has changed that to positive. It’s awesome to be contributing to an organization that is truly making a difference locally and nationally in so many ways.

1 MauiWowie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Organizations struggle without good leadership. But, with Forever Husky, the positivity starts at the top. It’s refreshing to be part of a team that has vision, direction, communication, and collaboration. When you’re working together, toward a common goal with those things in place it’s easy to move forward as a team, to keep taking action, and making a difference.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization goes above and beyond in their treatment and placement of Huskies in need. They are honest, caring, attentive, and very responsive.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

It has been just over two months since adopting Timber from Forever Husky and we are a great fit. She's sweet and fun, and makes me laugh every day. I am grateful to Forever Husky for the work they do, especially to the "foster patents" for all the time they invest.
Thanks for a great friend!

1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Best. Rescue. Ever! Forever husky did their due diligence to make sure our home was the best fit for Alakay. She's been a part of out family for over a year. I can't imagine our house without her. Thank you, forever husky, for making our family complete!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This rescue is TOP NOTCH. They put themselves out there every single time to make sure every lost soul they come in contact with is taking care of, nothing missed. They go over and beyond every time. Can't say enough about this fantastic rescue., they are angels for every Husky they come in contact with. Thank you Lance and everyone involved for watching out for them, wish there were more people out there like you!!

1 SammiK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our experience with Forever Husky was FANTASTIC! The process was long, in-depth but WELL WORTH IT! Everyone we worked with: Theresa, Linda, Robin, Geralyn and of course Lance was professional, knowledgeable, kind and good. They all helped us a lot along our journey to finding our forever husky SHADOW! We LOVE him!!!!!!!!

Thank you, Forever Husky!

Krista17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great rescue! Very professional and passionatee . The anount of dogs they take in and find forever homes (that they thrive in) successfully is more than admirable.

Johnnie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These people truly Love the Siberian Husky and are a God send for the bread. Only doing what is best for the dogs and only adopting them out to well informed and prepared Furever Homes. One Billion Stars!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great rescue to network with As a member of another rescue

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Started as a volunteer, and eventually became a foster myself. I have to say that Firever Husky makes sure that every dog is treated with love and respect, receives the best medical treatment if necessary, and to goes to great events to finds a safe and loving home for every single dog under its care!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There just aren't enough positive words to describe Forever Husky! They are truly committed to the breed, and there individual needs. They don't even stop with there own rescue I have seen them reach out and help other Northern breed rescues. I can't imagine how heartbreaking seeing some of the furkids that come in, but it seems Lance is a glass half full kind of person. They do there best and it shows!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is one amazing organization!! They are very passionate in what they do. The dedication they have in saving these beautiful dog's lives is remarkable. Their number one goal is getting these dogs a forever home, not only that they deserve, but one that will be the best fit for them, as well as their new owner. Lance, (owner/founder) of forever husky is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. He wants nothing but the best for every one of these dogs, to the point of going that extra mile to ensure they will have a wonderful life, that these dogs beyond deserve.

Speaking from personal experience...
I got my boy Jesse in July, 2014. He pretty much fell in my lap. I was on my computer when I somehow stumbled upon forever husky. I noticed they were based close to my old hometown, Elgin. Although I wasn't necessarily looking for a husky at that given point in time, I filled out an application, listed my references, and gave them my "dream dog" list of what I was looking for in a Husky. After reviewing their current rescue dogs, I came across Jesse's page, and instantly knew he was the one! It's funny because although Jesse didn't exactly match up to my initial "list," I just knew I had to adopt him, and so thankful I did. Jesse is one most amazing dogs I have ever had the privilege on owning and we are so blessed to have him in our lives! It's crazy to think he was ever a stray and amazes me on how wonderful he is knowing that fact. Stumbling on Jesse's profile, It's like we were both meant to cross paths and end up in each others lives. He is very intelligent (w/ little work, learns tricks easily), very loyal, loves to play, and a huge ball of love! Our main concern about adopting was the fact we had a 7-week year old kitten when we got Jesse (4yrs. old), and huskies tend to be prey driven so of course that worried us. Nothing to worry about on that end! They are best of friends (to point out kitten Dane will eat/drink out of Jesse's food/water bowl at same time lol). Jesse is a dominant dog, which I personally like, but is so sweet as to wouldn't harm a fly.

Bottom line, if you are considering about adopting, don't hesitate. These dogs are as wonderful as any of the dogs you would find at your local breeder, and the best part is you are saving a beautiful life. The feeling you will receive on that alone is very satisfying, but the love your rescue dog will give back is irreplaceable. I couldn't imagine my life now without Jesse. I hope that everyone can experience the joy I have felt in adopting one of these amazing dogs from ForeverHusky!!!

Forever Husky is an amazing organization. Lance is very personable and will do whatever it takes to ensure these dogs have the best life possible!!!

So stop thinking about adopting, and just do! You won't regret!! Forever Husky is not just an organization, it's an extended family!! Thank you for saving lives just like Jesse!!

- Justin

1 Mac K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing people!!! Amazing dogs!!! Got my Polo from Forever Husky over a year ago, he is now 2. Polo has been the best pup ever!

Their service was amazing always there if i need them like joining a family!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is an excellent rescue! Lance always wants to save the medical dogs.. No matter the expense that may be involved! An outstanding rescue that will go the extra distance and has my full support.