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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

119 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

Worst rescue I have ever dealt with. It is nearly impossible to get in contact with staff who know the information and answers to questions. After applying to adopt a dog they reached out an entire month later and I was able to schedule a zoom home check weeks after that. I made an appointment to meet the dog I wanted to adopt and waited over 4 weeks excitedly. The day to meet him came and the volunteer emailed me to let me know that she had scheduled another meeting over top of mine and the family had adopted the dog. I will never go through this organization again.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a great rescue, they are very thorough, and make sure all of their dogs go to good homes! I was lucky enough to adopt one of the dogs from the Manistee rescue in 2019. She has brought us a lot of love and happiness, all thanks to Hairy Houdini!

1 Mary Beth D.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The best rescue that truly understands the husky breed. The screening process is critical to ensure that the ever mischievous Husky is placed with the proper families. Thank you to Cherie, Charissa and all of the foster families for helping to make this such a success!! We adopted Jovie back in January and she is getting along very well with her brother, Bentley a five-year-old rescue.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great Rescue, They really care, and help a lot of Animals

Dave H.9

Client Served

Rating: 5

Their primary interest is matching available huskies with compatible owners. This involves an interview and house visit to ensure suitability, and increases the possibility of good placement. We now have an awesome husky that fits our family perfectly.

1 Taylor G.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We started with Hairy Houdini in the beginning of the year and it’s been a wonderful experience. All of those involved are incredibly supportive and kind. We have had wonderful dogs come through our home and even adopted two of our own. It’s been a joy to care for a help find dogs their forever homes!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my Lily girl from HHSHR. They rescued her from a basement breeder. She was malnourished, heartworm positive and had other health issues. They paid for her treatment and fattened her up to a healthy weight. Now she is the most happy, sassy girl! She wouldn't have this life without HHSHR and all their amazing volunteers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got our Bella a little over a year ago from them and the whole experience was great. Everyone was helpful and knowledgeable.

1 Ty S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I read a story about a rescue they did involving 29 dogs and I had to help. I signed up and became a foster. The dog I fostered I ended up adopting and have tried to work with them since they. Great organization with a great board and directors.

1 Emily S.14

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve participated in rescue efforts with them and kept one of the rescues. They are amazing and still follow up to this day

Elisabeth T.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

They do a beautifully thorough job to place loving dogs in loving and safe homes. Efficient and absolute follow through. Totality committed to the breed and providing the best furever homes for them.

1 djjatlamb

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I had recently been widowed by the death of my husband. My “kids” took me to the Novi Pet Expo, where the Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue had a booth with some beautiful huskies. One of the huskies came out to the aisle as we were passing, and he sat down in front of me, stopping our progress. Our eyes met and I knew immediately this guy was meant for me. I went home and filled out an application immediately. After a thorough vetting process, he was mine. He gives my life purpose! Thank you HHSHR

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my first and only rescue dog from this group. They were extremely concerned with finding a good fit for the dog and the prospective buyer (me). My dog actually chose me, as I was strolling by a HHSHR promotion booth at the Novi Pet Show, he came out into the aisle and stopped my progress, then put both front paws up on my shoulders (as if hugging me). He spoke to me! I went home and found him on HHSHR site and applied for him. It took a few weeks of vet checks and home visits, but I knew he belonged with me. HHSHR was great in helping me with a breed I was not familiar with (I had prior experience with Norwegian Elkhounds, Airedales, Chihuahuas, Vizslas, and miniature schnauzers). I highly recommend them if you are looking to rescue.

Ann C.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is the best husky dog nonprofit They have helped so many Huskys in a 3 state area hands down Cherie is the best. I have rescued 2 of my huskies from them

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I cannot tell you enough good things about Cherie or the rescue they are the best and always willing to help in anyway possible

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've adopted several huskies with Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue over a decade. The group has been great, they care about the dogs and have been very supportive.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing rescue made up of passionate individuals who will go above and beyond to help the huskies.

1 Jason R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great rescue that goes above and beyond to make sure their dogs stay in peak health.

They are also very diligent about placing the right dog with the right family.

We just love our boy Elvis

1 Vickie N.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The best rescue I have ever had the pleasure to adopt from
Vickie

2 David405

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Past adopter and volunteer. Cheri and the volunteers work endlessly to make room for every dog possible even NON Siberian Husky. Never enough time or volunteers in the day of need. Thank you HHSHR for your endless commitment to the bread.

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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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We’ve adopted two amazing huskies from HHSHR and are so happy to have brought them into our life!

1 22pirates

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have fostered for this rescue for years and recently foster failed one. The process was seamless and they truly care about the dogs. Love this rescue!!! The newest addition to my pack is pictured below, Skye!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This rescue is GREAT! Always doing what is best for the dog that is being placed! They save so many!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is one of the most difference-making non-profit organizations I’ve ever had the privilege of being actively involved with! It is full of husky/dog-loving heroes and heroines who are backed to the wall by a loving, caring and compassionate director who will make the difficult decisions when necessary. Newcomers to this nonprofit are given never-ending support and guidance. I have had many heart-warming experiences with this group of fur-lovers. Most recently I fostered 2 dogs from a home that “just couldn’t handle them anymore, because they had a baby now”. These gorgeous loving dogs had never had a back yard to run in or a tie out from which to frolic and play. They had only been “on leash”. I had a video, but it wasn’t a uTube one, so I couldn’t post it. The pictures are some of the few I’ve had the honor of loving.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

HHSHR is a vital organization for the purpose of saving and medical and or behavioral rehabbing unwanted or abused siberian huskies. They also incorporate breed education in their activities to make sure that prospective adopters are aware of what it takes to be a responsible owner to siberian huskies. This breed is not for everyone, and it is of critical importance that people are aware of that BEFORE adoption occurs.

HHSHR brings awareness and raises critical funds by hosting many community wide fundraisers throughout the year. Recent fundraiser include: online art & jewelry auctions, painting with a twist activities, fall mums sales & virtual wine tastings, to name only a few.

Their volunteers are a group of caring and dedicated people and are the backbone of the rescue.

Savings lives, one husky at a time.

I have personally adopted 3 huskies from HHSHR over the years and will be a repeat, lifelong adopter thru HHSHR for as long as possible.

3 Ann P.4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I became a volunteer foster for a husky that I found neglected running with a huge chain around her neck. No other rescue would help me but HHSHR! After she was spayed and vetted she was adopted to the most amazing home because of the work HHSHR does in finding the right home. They actually care about where their dogs go and making sure they are in their FOREVER home. I have volunteered and fostered dozens of dogs with other rescues and they are the best!
I continued my contact with HHSHR and fostered and and adopted the sweetest husky girl from a 29 plus Husky/ Husky mix neglect/hoarding situation that HHSHR undertook. Cherie who heads the organization is an amazing person. Never turns her back on these suffering dogs! I highly recommend HHSHR for adopting and fostering/volunteering, or if giving monetarily everything goes to the support of the dogs!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We have gotten our past two pups from HHSHR and couldn’t be happier with the experience. All of the volunteers go above and beyond for these dogs and it feels great to be apart of such a wonderful community.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Adopted from them after fostering a handful of amazing huskies, great communication. Very dedicated foster parents, director of rescue deeply cares for each individual dog even if she’s never met them. Willing to go above and beyond for all dogs regardless of age, have a soft spot for seniors and the rescue has been great fostering some seniors making sure their senior years are quality years!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a great rescue I have fostered for them and even adopted three of the pup's I fosters the women who over sees the group is a fanatic person inside and out she and the group care very much for the people and pup's that are in the rescue organization.

2 Shonda Kruger N.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful non-profit run by volunteers who care deeply about the dogs they rescue and finding the right fit between dogs and families. I adopted my husky from HHSHR in 2017 and have enjoyed being a part of the supportive community of adopters and foster families.

1 Aj G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So I decided a few years back to become a senior adopter and specifically for Siberians. After much research, I reached out to Hairy Houdini Siberian Rescue and since then I've had three fabulous Seniors in my life! Aspen came from a life of living on a cable to being the Prince he deserved to be at 11 or so years, for the 13 months I got to enjoy with him. Maui came to me next at 12 years. He was abused and had several triggers but I gained his trust and he became a Husky Ambassador as we did some retail "therapy" each week, visiting dog friendly stores and educating people about the breed. He LOVED people and would have been the designated greeter at every store we visited! He passed in July at 15 or so years and left a huge void. So HHSHR reached out again, or I did them, and now I have Dexter. 14 years old who's owner passed, was turned into a kill shelter, but he was Microchipped and HHSHR was contacted to pulled him from the Shelter, treated him for a few medical issues, put him in a fabulous Foster home and now he's my Sassy Senior! Each of these beautiful boys had their issues, but HHSHR realized I could provide them with a great life for whatever time we had together and I could not be more thankful. Age is a number, and HHSHR has NEVER let that get in the way for finding one of their own a home! From puppies to seniors, HHSHR makes sure each of their dogs finds the right home for them! And the Adopters Group they have created has become a family for all us to share and care! This is one OUTSTANDING rescue and I'm so happy to be a part of it and SO thankful for the Husky Love they have provided me!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two seniors from HHSHR and they have been the perfect match for me thanks to the knowledge of the rescue understanding my home/lifestyle. Not only do they assess EVERY adoption with home visits, but their vetting process to make sure each dog goes to the right home! But their willingness to step up to recuse those in need is a life changer for so many dogs! Just recently they took on a cruelty case of Huskys in Manistee, MI with 29+ dogs living in horrific conditions. Certainly not their first cruelty rescue of ALL Huskys in need (2009 cruelty rescue) but yet again, they stepped up to take all of the 29 dogs on (including two pregnant females) and have found them vet care, groomers and safe haven! The extraordinary work this rescue does, with the help of their stellar rescue network, numerous volunteers and the adopter network to help with much needed donations...they are the epitome of what a rescue should be! It may "take a Village" to raise a child...but it also takes one to SAVE some dogs! We ARE the Village! And I am SO proud to be part of that!

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1 Emily C.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great rescue who really have fantastic values and love their dogs. So happy to have our little pup Arya from them.

1 Vincent W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I rescued Yukon from Hairy Houdini roughly a year ago. He is the best dog I could have asked for! He is great with my son and loves to be pet and cuddled. He's a 95 lb lap dog basically. I could not have found a better dog for me and my family.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hello. My name is Kim Weaver. I am the owner of Grand Marais Outfitters which is in the town next to Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue. In a small, rural area, you pretty much get to know everyone. I have met the people who work tirelessly to rescue these beautiful creatures and find their forever homes. They are kind, caring people who keep the dog's best interest in everything they do. Above that, I also hear from other people who have interacted with this rescue. Every single person that has met them, or knows of them, only speaks highly of what they are doing and of their mission. I have met volunteers, people who have adopted their rescues, and people who know of them or knows someone who knows them. They are greatly loved in our area. They work tirelessly to go up and above for these animals and everyone they come in contact with. They have made our community a richer and better place for everyone and especially for the dogs they care for.

3 Holly M H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can not express how wonderful this rescue is! Every person we have had contact with has been kind, encouraging, compassionate and had a good sense of humor! They matched us with the perfect husky and giving that we already had a husky mix pup, 2 cats, and 4 human children it was no small task! We adopted Zayla in June and we love her! Her foster mama has been (and continues to be) a huge help during the transition period. Could not ask for better people!

3 Rebecca152

Client Served

Rating: 5

We've adopted 3 Siberian Huskies from Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue over the years. We keep going back to them when it's time for us to adopt another dog because of their passion to rescue, save and protect these beautiful animals from human cruelty. Their only motivation is their deep love of the breed. They value all animals but their hearts belong to the husky. Currently this is one of the most over-bred discarded dogs on the planet. They're showing up in animal shelters and pounds and surrendered faster than anyone can save them. But HHSHR does the best job of pulling these dogs quickly moving them to safety in one of the homes of their amazing, experienced Foster Families. Where they are evaluated for temperament, vetted and treated, and shown deep care and love, many for the first time in their lives. This is a highly sensitive, social and often stubborn breed so caring for them is not always easy. But with time and consistent care they can be taught that life is good and they can relax and heal and become the dog they were created to be. HHSHR does the most remarkable job of giving every dog they rescue the very best chance for survival and to thrive under the care and support they receive from this fabulous group. They do all this on a shoe string budget through the devotion and commitment of each of its wonderful volunteers. Without none of this would be possible. The only reward that Cherie and the volunteers receive for their dedication and hard work is the heartfelt joy of knowing they did the very best they could for each and every husky. That in itself is enough for these selfless folks. That's why my family donates to them whenever possible and keeps choosing to adopt our dogs from HHSHR. We love them!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've worked with multiple rescues and Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue has the BEST people running and volunteering for it. We adopted three huskies from them.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

We adopted our Willow in 2015 when she was 2 months old. She had been fostered by an amazing woman who potty trained her. She came with all her shots and she was chipped. We had to pass a home inspection before we could get her. We have had support 24/7 if we needed it and everyone in the organization has responded quickly to questions we had about training, walking or vet visits. They are very caring and active in rescuing Huskies.

2 Brenda M.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Nanook in May.. She is the perfect dog. Hairy Houdini worked with us to get the pup that fit us best. What an amazing group of people. We will be looking for a sister for Nanook soon. Thank you guys for being so wonderful!!

3 Sean T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and i first found HHSHR looking for a husky, Meeting with this organization has change my outlook on rescues. The group is not what you think they are down to earth and normal people that give of there time money and knowledge to help the most unfortunate huskies. We personaly ended up getting involved by fostering, home checks and helping with transports. We adopted our husky about 4 years ago , since we got involved it seems like every other month HHSHR takes in Huskies that are just on the brink of not being with us and by per love and compassion nurse this dogs back to health. If you have any question about huskies or if you have room in your life for one these beautiful dogs please first think about going thru HHSHR. If you can't have huskies in your home please contact the group about helping in any other way

3 Sarah R.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't say enough positive things about this rescue! Truly selfless individuals who devote their lives to helping Huskies find their FOREVER homes. I will thank them everyday for helping our sweet best friend Bruno find us. Thank you for all you do, from the bottom of our hearts!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet girl about a year and a half ago from HHSHR and had a wonderful experience! Her foster mom was a pleasure to work with. It was obvious how much she loved the dogs she fostered and made sure we were a great match for each other. Everyone from the rescue is supportive and loves to share updates on their pups with the group. If you’re ready to adopt a new furry family member, I highly recommend HHSHR!

2 Heather H.8

Client Served

Rating: 5

We got both our Huskies fro HHSR and they have been great! We love our furballs! HHSR does great things for these poor babies. Keep up the good work!

3 Jennifer C.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful rescue organization! They are very thorough with interview process and helpful with finding just the right dog. We are blessed to have our dog, he had some separation anxiety in the beginning, but with advice from the foster, we o became and he's great now. Thank you so much HHSHR!

3 Shonda Kruger N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is a phenomenal rescue! We adopted Kelso in 2018. The adoption process isn't fast, but that's because the rescue is so careful in finding a good match for each dog. I appreciated that I didn't feel pressured to act quickly in making this important decision. As a new dog owner, I was grateful for all of the time the volunteers devoted to educating me about the breed and answering my questions. This support has extended post-adoption as the rescue has a very active Facebook presence and I know that I now have immediate access to hundreds of fellow husky owners, eager to help support one another. I highly recommend this rescue. It's clear that they care a great deal about this beautiful and complicated breed.

4 Willow Abraham B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My family has adopted four huskies from Hhshr. They were all four vetted and behaviorally stable when they came into my home. The volunteers have been supportive in helping me to understand the unique quirks that huskies have, and how to address any issues we might experience as pet owners. I will continue to adopt through hhshr as long as I own dogs.

5 Jessica C.7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to HHSHR we found the newest member of our family. We adopted him at one year old and in this little boy's first year of life he had been shuffled around and abandoned by five different families because he needed extra attention and all he'd gotten was neglect. He had some issues because of it but HHSHR rescued him and believed in him just like they do all the Huskies they rescue and never gave up on him. He has the biggest heart and all the love to give and he finally gets the life he deserves with us thanks to HHSHR. We are forever grateful for everything they do!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I got Nico from this wonderful rescue about 5 years ago. He was from a horrible setting, and had many trust issues. He is now a friendly little pup that trusts us, and lives a happy and content life. I continue to support HHSR as much as I can, they do GREAT and CONSTANT work, always for the good of the animals.

2 Brenda M.9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have truly enjoyed every opportunity I have been given to work with this rescue. They go above and beyond for the animals!
-Brenda Golden

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with a few different animal rescues, but none have done as an amazing job for Siberian Husky/husky mixes as HHSHR. For a rescue which is spread throughout an entire state they do an awesome job of keeping volunteers and fosters informed. They have various committees which you can work on if you choose. I've never noticed anything wrong with the way money is disbursed/used.
I gladly have volunteered year after year for their Raise The Woof comedy fundraiser and try to help in other areas when and how I am able.
As a former foster home, multiple times, they've always been able to give guidance with issues that would arise.
I support this rescue with my whole heart and expect most people would!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Adopting my girl was the best decision I've ever made in my life, and I have HHSHR to thank for that!

1 Natasha M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

HHSHR has helped not only many many pups but helped me find my best friend and companion. They are one the most professional rescues I've encountered through life and have extensive processes when it comes to matching the right person with the right husky.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have adopted two huskies from HHSHR. Both came from horrendous situations where they were terribly neglected, both part of a multi dog seizure. These dogs have turned out to be happy healthy dogs. The foster mom continues to follow up with us periodically to make sure all is good. Rescuing is hard and expensive but the rewards are many when those rescued dogs find good forever homes. Thanks Hairy Houdini for all you do!

1 TJ B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My huskies found us before we found HHSHR. But once we adopted them from another non-husky rescue, where we had also adopted our cat, we got involved in Husky Huddle. There was a post about a puppy that needed to be picked up in Ohio and held for a few days before making her way north the Cherie’s.

We signed up to foster and she was out first foster. Twenty-four fosters later we have met so many great people. Made some great friends through volunteering at events and so many great adoptive parents.

We are on hold from fostering right now, due to a heath issue my oldest is going through. Watching these dogs from Manistee come in and not being able to help is killing me, but I am loving seeing the people coming together to save all of them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We foster for HHSHR and love it. It is such a rewarding experience and all we have to do is share time and love with some much deserving Huskies.

The amount of dogs this group has helped and the care/concern they have for these dogs is overwhelming.

2 Mia S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

So I first got involved with HHSHR about four and a half years ago because the husky puppy that my husband puchased from a backyard breeder was a medical and behavioral nightmare and I didn’t know what else to do. Misty Day came home from the breeder at 7 weeks of age and once she started pooping she never stopped. Diarreah. Everything from bacteria to parasites was ruled out. She had both and also has food allergies. After 2 months, I dropped her off at my vet and told them to call me when she has a normal poop. Four days later they told me to pick her up. Even with iv medication and a chicken feather rx diet from royal canin, Misty Day still has the runs. So I googled husky rescue on petfinder and I got in touch with Cherie. I did not call to give her away, I called for help. Cherie saved my sanity and Misty’s life. She told me to feed raw. And so I did. And she referred me to a brilliant in-home dog trainer that helped a lot with the behavior issues. Since those hours of phone calls back and forth full of advice, I have fostered two for HHSHR and failed with Ash. She’s a Wooster puppy. We fostered Rook a few years ago. I also volunteer my time screening references for incoming adoption applications. I help coordinate an adoption event once a year at Yark Subaru in Toledo Ohio where I sell cars. Thank you Cherie and all of HHSHR for what you do. Ash is red and Misty Day is black. Did I mention I have never met Cherie since we are in Ohio and she’s in the UP? Even more amazing :)

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These volunteers care not only about the dogs in their rescue, but they also care about my Huskies, your Huskies, and all Huskies in general. They work with many other rescue groups and shelters to try to help put Northern breeds into better situations. Please help - if you can - Foster, donate funds, food, or your time at events. So many other groups just go through the motions. HHSHR is the real deal.

1 Sarah M.11

Client Served

Rating: 5

Amazing group! I was lucky to find my new best fur friend adopting from this group! They rescue from horrible conditions and work hard to find happiness for everyone; human and dogs. This group is not only rescuing but they’ve also created a community that supports each other well past the adoption is complete.

2 Bbuilta

Client Served

Rating: 5

Buster was adopted in May of 2011. How can I express the joy that he has brought us? Cheri did the home check herself, driving at least 2 hours to our house. She stayed with us for a few hours while Buster made himself at home. When it was time for her to leave, he had decided that he had found his forever home. She did leave with him reluctantly and by Sunday, we called saying he was the perfect fit for us. She and the rest of the volunteers have been there any time I have had a question. If you are looking to adopt a Husky, this is the group you need to use. Thank you Cheri and the rest of the volunteers for what you do for the dogs.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Buster was the runt of a litter. Hairy Houdini raised him until he was a perfect fit for my family.
I wasn’t really sure I wanted another dog after my children left for college, but my daughter found him. I kept telling her no for 3 months. I finally gave in and Cherie brought Buster to our house for a home check. Unbeknownst to us, Buster had decided my family was going to be his family. Cherie did not have the papers with her, so she carried, Buster to her car. The next day we called her and she meet us. Buster because a great addition to our family on that day. He is a really great dog.

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3 Natalie E.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

A few years ago (four possibly five) I met with the director of the rescue to do a meet and greet with a dog up for adoption. We brought our current dog and while things went okay, both myself and the director after a few days decided it was not the right fit at the time. I appreciated the directors openness, communication and honesty throughout the entire process. As a result, we did not move forward with adoption and I adopted locally. When we adopted locally, I reached out to the director and they indicated they would speak with the local shelter to assure them our home had been viewed and deemed appropriate for another pet adoption. I also was told that I was helping the rescue because they believed they would have been called by the shelter to take the Husky I adopted. Due to the two positive interactions, I felt the rescue was a good fit for me to become involved with. For the past four almost five years I have helped process applications for fostering and adopting of dogs, completed assessments of dogs for surrenders in my area, completed home visits for pending adoptions and pending new foster homes and most recently, assisted in transporting of dogs to other transporters to ultimately end up in foster homes. This rescue is amazing and very supportive. I am so proud to be a part of the group and I recommend them to anyone that is looking to rescue a Husky or Husky mix in the state of MI. All of the dogs needs are clearly explained during the listing/adoption process. Even if you do not adopt from them, they still offer information and provide support when help is needed with the breed. Below, are pictures of my two rescuers.

2 Tammy117

Client Served

Rating: 5

My Wolfie is a Hairy Houdini boy. This rescue goes above and beyond for these dogs. I personally can say I will adopt from them again. Very caring and loving fosters. Cherie the owner is one fantastic person.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Very caring and great experience adopting my boy from here. Will recommend to anyone looking to adopt a husky.

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4 Lilylove

Client Served

Rating: 5

The people that all help out with this rescue are the most amazing group of people!
They jump into action at a moments notice to help out each and every dog they possibly can, from the worst situations beyond imagination, to a pup that simply needs to be rehomed, to a pup that was found wandering the streets. I've never seen a group of people come together so quick to help out huskies in need.
I adopted my Lily from them 2 years ago. They are so supportive. They help out in any way they can. They have helped locate dogs that slipped from the adoptive parents (with volunteers that are in the area), they will support during the transition period as the dog adjusts to his/her new home, and for years and years beyond that. They are the best, most supportive group of people that help out so selfishly.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Not all rescues are created equal. This one is too notch, they make sure the dog is healthy and vet check. They take care of medical issues prior to adoption. They are truly in it for the dogs best interest and focus on huskies. Pls donate or foster to this outstanding rescue.

2 Stephanie B.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My sweet little Yuka did not have the easiest start to life and almost no life at all. That was until HHSHR stepped up to save this beautiful little girl. Taking her out of a horrible breeding situation and making sure she was seen by specialist at only weeks old for both her blindness and deformed front leg. If it wasn't for them doing what they do best I wouldn't have my bestfriend and baby girl right now. I am for ever thankful they trust in me to continue her on going care in life. I still keep in contact with her foster every now and then along with the owner of the rescue. All amazing and wonderful people.

4 Marlene B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a great group. They graciously allowed an Alaskan Malamute to adopt me this past Valentine's day. They saved him from being euthanized the next day. He is the sweetest lover and best cure for a broken heart. I still keep in touch with his fosters

3 Gina70

Client Served

Rating: 5

Almost 12 years ago I decided that I wanted a great dog for a companion and to love...I found the site Adopt A Pet and found HHSHR and decided that I would get the dog that I always wanted, a Siberian Husky with beautiful blue eyes...I made an appointment with the wonderful Cherie Wagonsomer to meet a gray and white husky...When I got there she told me that she wanted me to meet a different dog first (a beautiful red head) Well it was love at first sight for both of us and we literally rescued each other...Thor has made me a very happy husky Mommy and I simply love and adore him :) HHSHR is the greatest rescue I have ever come across and they do so much for the dogs and the people who rescue them and foster them...They take care of every medical need that these beautiful fur babies need and they make sure that they are spayed and neutered before they allow them to be adopted...HHSHR has and still is very important to me and so many others...They are angels.

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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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2 Nicole M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this rescue. As a fellow husky lover and husky owner I have lots of respect for them. They help save and save a lot of huskies. In fact they are helping one walk again which just makes me love them even more.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Really great organization to find your best friend and meet some great people who really care about their fosters and dogs they have

2 Max L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I adopted my Stella through HHSHR just over a year ago. She has been absolutely amazing. It was nice to see the rescue take the time to understand the possible adopter, the home situation, and make sure that it will be a good match. HHSHR takes the time to make sure things are taken into consideration for best possible outcome. Less than a year in with my adopted pup, and here I am offering up help and fostering other huskies until they can find their"Furever" home!

2 Jessica Cravens R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Elvis through this amazing organization. I’ve dealt with rescues in the past and have typically been frustrated with the lack of organization and knowledge. This rescue is organized, knowledgeable and has the best at heart for all the dogs that come through their care. We started out thinking we were going to adopt one dog but thankfully because they take the time to really know their dogs and the adopters they knew the dog I thought I wanted was not going to be a good personality match for our already existing dog. Through working with us we found the most wonderful match for our family. The day we visited the rescue Cheri was so patient with us introducing us to different dogs, talking through their personalities and always telling us not only the good but the quirks of each so there were no surprises. Sje made sure that we brought our dog with us so we could introduce the dogs and see which match worked best. She spent hours with us and even followed up a few days later to make sure everything was going as expected. The rescue is always available for help and advice. I really cannot say enough good things about this rescue. I am grateful to this rescue for all that they do.