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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Making a difference in the lives of huskies in need, one husky at a time

Target demographics: huskies in need

Geographic areas served: michigan and Ohio

Programs: Fostering dogs from kill shelters until their forever home is found. Providing needed medical care including spay and nueter

Community Stories

45 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Aj G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Huskys can be hard headed and stubborn but are loving and have big hearts. Fortunately that sums up Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue too. I contacted them a couple years ago as I was looking to add a senior Northern to my family. They were great in finding out about my home/lifestyle and helped with recommendations on which of their dogs would be a good fit. They have a very detailed adoption process and a home check was required to make sure my home and I were prepared to provide the best home for the Husky I was interested in. Thankfully, I was able to bring Apsen, my "Prince" into my life and, although my time with him was short, I treasure my memories with him, I have since adopted another senior, Maui, and, again, HHSHR made sure he was a good fit for me/us. He was a prefect fit and I love him dearly. HHSHR is dedicated to rescuing ANY Husky in need and will to great lengths to see that they are rescued. Along with their fosters and volunteers, they make sure those dogs get the care and love they need until they can find the perfect forever home for them. They also have a HHSHR community/adopters page where we all can share info, ask questions and brag about our wonderful furry familys. HHSHR is truly a great, dedicated rescue and I share their story, and mine, with anyone I speak to who is interested in adopting a Husky!

David405

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HHSHR is as high energy as the bread they rescue. Everyone is great to work with and will do or go wherever the need is to save a Siberian Husky, or even a mix and if not a husky they will try to place it somewhere. Huskies are not for everyone and they make sure your a fit with your potential pet. I adopted Kuda 6 years ago and have worked with HHSHR the past couple of years to help give back for what they do for the bread we love.
Thank you HHSHR.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to HHHR..I had the pleasure of finding my precious Jake. .it was a great experience..that was over 9 years ago and I still keep in touch with this wonderful caring organization!!!

Gina70

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my baby boy Thor over 10 years ago and we absolutely rescued each other...It was love at first sight and I couldn't be a happier fur baby mommy :) Cherie Wagonsomer and I kept in touch and she was always happy to answer any questions I had about my husky...I even fostered a couple of girls hoping to adopt a sister for Thor but he doesn't like to share his mommy so he's the only baby in the house...I would recommend HHSHR to anyone that wants a healthy husky from a very reputable organization...They take wonderful care of the huskies and make sure they go to good loving families.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my baby boy Thor from this organization 9 years ago and I couldn't be happier...They take great care of the dogs there and I even fostered a couple of other huskies about 6 years ago...I would always recommend Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue for anyone wanting to adopt a husky and I would advise them to do all of the research first.
Thanks
Gina K

Kelly242

Client Served

Rating: 5

The most amazing rescue out there, process was easy. Fun, and I couldn't live with out my Aiden.

Samantha96

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I cannot express how much I love this organization! We started fostering and fell in love with him when couldn't let him go. It's clear to see HHSHR cares so much about the dogs and they make sure the best home is found for the pups. I will forever be grateful for Hairy Houdini!

Lori159

Client Served

Rating: 5

So lucky to have found this organization as our family wouldn't be the same without our fur-babies, Koti and Kali.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Rescued 2 amazing dogs in 2014! Great organization!!

1 Shaylynn D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Siberian Huskies are my absolute dream dog. I'm not too crazy about puppies so I was considering adopting an older dog. That's when I met Shadow, a handsome 9 year old. He's not even a husky I swear. He's so chill on our walks (except for him wanting a squirrel) . He's good in the house and gets along with my three cats! I'm so grateful for him and everyone here at HHSHR are so kind and friendly and make sure one of their rescues gets a great home. I've already made great friends within the rescue and I would adopt here 100000 times!

Cheryl190

Client Served

Rating: 5

Got my husky from HHSHR 8 years ago. She's a great dog. When my son was ready to get a dog last fall, he went to HHSHR too. He has a great dog, healthy and happy. Anyone looking for a rescue should check them out!

Writer

Client Served

Rating: 5

HHSHR is the only place to get your fur-baby! They work with you to be sure that you and your new four-legged baby is a perfect fit.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Buster, aka Little Man, in 2011. He has been such a joy to our life. For us, he is the perfect size husky weighing in at 28lbs and knee-height. It is his Shar-Pai part showing up in his build,; up he looks all husky. Most people think he is puppy, but he is really a 6 year old playful gentleman. Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue made sure he was the perfect fit for us and he is. I highly recommend them to anyone wanting to adopt a fur-baby!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our new family member in November 2016 from hairy Houdini Siberian husky rescue. The adoption process was very thorough and each volunteer we worked with was friendly and knowledgeable . Our Diefenbaker was around three months old when we adopted him. He is very well socialized and does well at veterinarian visit. Our veterinarian commented that the rescue did a nice job with him!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started by fostering a Husky and fell in love with her. I adopted her and have became a volunteer for HHSHR, because of the work they do If not for them, these beautiful dogs would not have a chance of having a loving, caring family

Lindsey N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Absolutely love everyone who works within the rescue. Our boy Kuda was abandoned and has been with us now for 6+ years

Karin19

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I adopted my female approximately 2 years ago. She is the best decision I have ever made and wouldn't know what to do with out her in my life. HHSHR was very friendly and helpful during the adoption process. Maybe of the rescues I tried to adopt from did not have as friendly of a process as HHSSHR. I am very pleased with all aspects of the adoption process from hairy Houdini Rescue! I recommend them to everyone I know!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have one adopted Husky from this group and have fostered many. It's very rewarding to see the dogs in need enter our care then watching them in their loving forever homes living happily ever after. Some have had a rough life. It's nice to see them learn to relax and be happy.
Very dedicated and caring bunch of volunteers that pull together when a dog is in need!
I have one adopted dog from this group and have fostered many. Its very rewarding to see the dogs in need enter my foster care then watching them in their loving forever homes living happily ever after.
Very caring bunch of volunteers!

1 Jerry51

Client Served

Rating: 5

Maverick came to us from the rescue called at that time Mich/Ohio Husky Rescue. Now Hairy Houdini . We had lost our loved family member Charlie (a 17 year old Husky) six month before and we wanted another Husky. We first saw Maverick on their web sight standing on a picnic table. That's all it took, we were in love. After we contacted the rescue and gave them our information and story. Cherie called our Vet to check us out and arranged a home visit. When he arrived we knew he was the one, he adopted us. He stayed. We have had a great time for the last ten years since that day. He loves going to the field and stretching his legs and going to Grandmas farm where he can run free. He now owns everything. We own nothing everything is his. Looking forward to many years ahead with him. I would recommend this origination to anyone. Their love for their job is evident in everything.

David346

Client Served

Rating: 5

HHSHR is an amazing rescue with great people! Our second HHSHR rescue (Blue) was a terror when we first brought him home; literally a 1-dog demo crew. Cherie was always available to listen and offer advice during his "chew everything" years!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

7 months ago we were looking to add another member to our family. After doing a little research and recommendations we looked through HHSHR. We spoke to the foster who gave us detailed information about this handsome boy. We instantly fell in love. Our boy who we have given the new name of Gambit is everything we have hoped for and more. We were informed how HHSHR takes the incoming dogs and works with them to know what type of personality and love that they need to have in their new homes. The communication was great, the information was clear and they love every single one that comes through their rescue. It's no exaggeration when people say " who rescued who" when it comes to bringing a 4 legged love into your life. We owe it to Hairy Houdini for helping us complete our family.

Roger38

Client Served

Rating: 5

My wife and I adopted Leprechaun. We loved Leppie, but she knew something was missing. Leppie then went to a foster who had other Siberia and she started to show her kinship for her own breed. As a family of adopters and fosters, HHSHR has saved the lives of numerous huskies. As Leppie's kinship for huskies began to truly show, Cheri remember the one husky Leppi was always close to. Today, Leppi is with her life long friend and both huskies are truly happy. This is how a real RESCUE works. It's not one who adopts out a husky and forgets. The intimate and continuing love of the dog and the breed continues for the life of the dog. My wife and I now have a beautiful boy. No he did not come from HHSHR, but another rescue who saves huskies from kill shelters. You bet that is important. Our Red/White boy was just shy of being euthanized when he was rescued and we have him and he's become family. Family to us and HHSHR as well who answers all our Newby questions.
Finally I must say that whenever a HHSHR adopter sees a husky who's in dire straights, HHSHR works with us to save as many as we can. They're our NO 1 SIBERIA HUSKY RESCUE

1 Richard32

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

a great organization. They bring all dogs up to date on shots, spay or neuter, micro chip and do a great job evaluating the dog for different characteristics, such as food aggression, interactions with other animals, dominate, children, etc.

The volunteers spend a great deal of time evaluating potential fosters, communicate amongst each other and basically bring all fosters into the family of HHSR.

1 Susan452

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have adopted two dogs from HHSHR. Our first Stryder came from another home that had previously adopted from HHSHR but circumstances in the home changed and that person could no longer care for the dog. HHSHR has a very loyal supportive community that at its foundation wants what is best for the rescue dog. I saw a posting and made an appt. to go see the dog at the previous adopters house and we fell in love with the dog. HHSHR checks out every adopter so I had every confidence that this adopter who was having to give up his dog was a great person and wanted the best for the dog. We did and still do share pictures with this previous adopter.

Our second rescue adoption came one year after the first and I was seeking a second dog, a female, to keep our first dog company. Fit was important so we met up at the park with one of the foster families and met the dog I was certain would be the perfect addition to our family. On Father's Day 2015 we welcomed our second HHSHR dog, Luna, home.

I can't say enough about how well the organization and the fosters evaluate the dogs and the prospective adopters. I am not even sure how and when that happens but the important thing is that it does happen. It is why HHSHR has so many successful placements and such a welcoming community.

We love our dogs and they are very happy in our home. We are sad they had to go through so much prior to coming to our home but are grateful to HHSHR for saving them and allowing us to adopt them.