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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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

Results: As of fiscal year ending in 2019, Forever Husky has rescued and adopted more than 350 huskies and transporting more than 544 from shelters to other rescues. That's over 850 animals being saved.

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

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

Geographic areas served: Crystal Lake

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

Community Stories

90 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In 2014 I saw a post about a senior, diabetic husky on Facebook that needed a foster home temporarily. I had never fostered a dog before, only had my own that I adopted through shelters or rescues. I inquired with the rescue (Forever Husky) about being a foster. After they checked my living situation and they were pleased I would be a suitable candidate for the position, I was soon fostering. Little did I know at the time, what an amazing community and experience I would have! Needless to say, it's been seven years later and over 15 dogs that I personally have helped get forever homes. This rescue, while small in numbers, is mighty and large hearted. They do everything they can to try to take dogs from all kinds of terrible situations and find them perfect, amazing homes. Everyone that volunteers works hard and does something to help out in some way. And seriously, what is a rescue without amazing volunteers? I never cease to be amazed at all the good people coming together and getting these babies in good homes where they'll flourish! If you're looking to adopt, looking to foster, to donate money, or want to be part of making a difference in the lives of huskies, then Forever Husky is the rescue for you!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

1 SammiK

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Thank you, Forever Husky!

Krista17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Johnnie H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great rescue to network with As a member of another rescue

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

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

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

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

- Justin

1 Mac K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Forever Husky, Inc. is a wonderful organization. We have been working with Lance for almost a year now. He is very diligent about the care of their dogs. We have transported several medical cases to him in Illinois. He does not hesitate to get them in to the Vet if anyone notices an issue. He always responds promptly when contacted. Our volunteer company performs due diligence on all of our clients, Forever Husky passed our checks easily.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is a very well run rescue that is knowledgeable in the breed and stands behind the dogs they save. Lance is very helpful and always ready to offer advice on the challenges of the breed as well as help those huskies in need no matter how near or far. I am very grateful to Lance and all he and Forever Husky have done to help huskies coming from various situations. Lance has a true respect, understanding and love of the breed.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

First things first, Forever Husky is facilitated by some of the most inspirational human beings I have ever met in my life. I have had the opportunity to attend a few fundraisers ran by Forever Husky and was completely taken back. Not only do they exude passion through their words but they prove it with their actions. The hard-work, dedication and passion the organizers have is tear jerking. Never have I ever been so influenced by a nonprofit in my life. I will continue to support and educate others on this fabulous nonprofit. To all that volunteer, run and work with Forever Husky, keep up the amazing work! :)

Kimberly93

Client Served

Rating: 5

The first sentence of their mission statement couldn't be more true. A beautiful soul living in a fluffy white body was saved and so was mine. This rescue went above and beyond but was ethical and helpful beyond imagination. I am many states away and received help by every form of communication anytime I needed it. We have kept in contact and I know if I need anything I can count on them. They didn't just find a dog a home... but I found a connection for advice from a group of people who put the animal's needs first and foremost.

I also can say that in my belief anyone who claims to take money for a donation of any sort should have nothing to hide and that is the complete case for this rescue. Every penny can be accounted for by the general public, where it went and how it was spent. This absolutely fascinates me.

I wish I lived much closer so I could volunteer my time. Kudos to you guys!

1 Terri47

Client Served

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is a FANTASTIC organization! I was impressed by the thorough evaluation of us as potential "doggie parents" and our home, making sure it was a safe environment for the dog.
I feel Forever Husky does their best to make sure the soon to be "parents" are prepared for all traits of a husky and educating them on the breed.
You can clearly tell that they are dedicated and care for these rescues so much and only want the best for them!
I appreciated the follow up once our pup moved in. It was an adjustment time for all of us, but it was nice knowing that there was a friendly person to contact with any questions or concerns.
I HIGHLY recommend Forever Husky!!

Joe_55

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Top notch nonprofit organization!!! Highly recommended and ran by very professional dog lovers so not only do they get the job done in a professional manner, they get it done with 100% of their hearts as well. You can't go wrong with Forever Husky Inc!!! A++++ service is always accomplished!!!! I would recommend this organization to everyone!!!


Joe F.

1 Lisa393

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A rescue that should be used as a guide for all rescues. Professional, ethical, responsible....Inspirational! As a fellow Northern Rescue, we feel Forever Husky is the cream of the crop! We have enjoyed working with them in the past and look forward to building our relationship in the future for the greater good of the breed we love. Keep up the good work, you have been a shining example of what a reputable rescue should be.

MUSH MisUnderstood Siberian Husky Rescue

1 Hollie G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A GREAT ORGINIZATION FOR A NOBLE CAUSE!!!!!

I am very much a dog lover. I am especially fond of Huskies in perticular. Unfortunatley they are a handful. they require constant grooming,attention and exersise. This is not a breed that is for everyone. Since they are such a beautiful breed, many people end up with one that they just discard later. ( Usually to the local shelter or craigslist) It's very sad and more common than most people would believe. Any rescue that saves these beautiful animals can be nothing but A-plus. Thanks to everyone who works. voulenteers, transports, fosters,educates or adopts from Forever Huskies.
Hollie

GTS Husky Rescue Carol Tatum

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Solid rescue run by a solid person! Forever Husky is one of the best husky rescues in the U.S. No need to question this rescue. Lance is devoted to saving lives and finding quality homes.

1 Lisa392

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A+++++++ rescue! Caring for their dogs is priority for this group. I've worked with numerous rescues and would be hard pressed to compare the love, compassion and loyalty that this group of wonderful people have for what they do. Expertly run and organized!

1 Linda299

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having past experience with many different animal rescues, I have found Forever Husky to be one of the best I have come across with regards to care and vetting of each dog in their care. The adoption process is well organized and handled by extremely dedicated and knowledgeable people. Often times well meaning rescues take in too many dogs and as a result get overwhelmed financially and often do not have the volunteer base to handle all the work involved. This rescue works well within their means and follows thru to see that each dog gets all necessary care and once adopted, continues to be an available resource for adopters. I would recommend this organiation to anyone looking for a Siberian husky.

1 Jennifer210

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Forever Husky is a terrific rescue. They operate in a professional manner with the interest of the animal in mind at all times. Thanks for all you do Forever Husky to rescue and help huskies in need!

2 Monica65

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great & wonderful rescue! They are caring & understanding.
The importance of the dogs come first as they should!
Thank you Forever Husky!