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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

89 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

2 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!

2 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.

1 Ann C.3

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

1 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!!

2 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

2 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!

1 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!

2 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!

2 Aj G.

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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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!

2 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.

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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.

3 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.

3 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.

1 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!

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!

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.

1 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.

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.

1 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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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!

2 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.

1 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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3 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.

1 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.

3 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

2 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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1 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

1 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!

1 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.

1 Julie R.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I loved sam at the first millisecond I saw him!!!!! Thank u Cherie and HHSHR

1 David346

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our 1st husky in 2009 and a 2nd a year later, both from HHSHR. The rescues founder was always willing to give us pointers into our boys' behavior and helped us to "harness" the energy huskies are known for. We still have 1 of the original 2 we adopted (and another boy they shared as a courtesy for a fur dad who had to rehome his 5 y/o husky). Love the breed and HHSHR!!

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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!!

3 Lori159

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredibly thankful for this organization!! 3 beautiful dogs over the last 5 years!! Wonderful and supportive group of adopters, volunteers and fosters

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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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1 Russell C.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Such a great rescue. Every one in it really puts in the love and care that these beautiful huskies need and go above and beyond

1 Mandie Sue R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our sweet Banshee girl back in February 2018. Working with Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue has been such an amazing experience. It's so obvious how much they care about the dogs in their care with their vetting process and follow up. Our family can't recommend them enough.

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!!!

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!

2 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!

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.

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I recently adopted the most sweet and awesome boy through Hairy Houdini. This was my first ever adoption. I have been looking at rescue sites for over a year and then saw a video of a beautiful, happy, smart loving boy that was living happily with his fosters. I reached out to Hairy Houdini about becoming his forever mommy. The entire experience was welcoming. I was so nervous being interviewed, home inspection, etc. This made me realize that Hairy Houdini puts all their adoptees first. I knew this was right. It has now been two months with my new boy and we are so thankful to have him.
They have a great following and are supported by so many great people.
This whole experience changed my view of adopting. I now live by "Don't shop, just adopt".

Janice E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great people great dogs! We adopted Juno, he has been blind since birth but don't let Juno know! He is a super dog! Thank you HHSHR for taking him in! We just love him!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

If you are looking for a good rescue to work with or support, look no further! The dedication and true commitment to saving Huskies shows through in everything they do. I wish more rescues cared for animals as much as Hairy Houdini Siberian Husky Rescue does.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hhshr is a amazing rescue. They fitted my family and Baby girl with my two boys Tekken and Casper. They were incredable and made the adoption process such ease. The volunters are angels. They keep there self available evan after everything is complete. They truely put their hearts in to it and want to stay in contact afterwards. They do intensive check out of each adoption for each furbaby. I would not hesitate to use them again ! ( hopefully for a red head,lol!

Abbi K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everyone involved with HHSHR are such great people and they always have the best interest of our beloved huskies in mind. I wish I could save them all myself so I am very grateful that Hairy Houdini as a group is able to!!

Bob_101

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our delightful Sibe Lady from HHSHR about three years ago and couldn't be happier with her!! They do great work and we try to support when we can.