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GTS Husky Rescue Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to our most frequently asked questions about GTS Husky Rescue and our adoption process.

If you can't find the information you are looking for please contact us and we will do our best to answer your question.

Why is the rescue called "Gaisha, Tundra & Spirit's Place"?

GTS was founded by Natalie Lucia in 2014 after the passing of her 3 Siberian Huskies (Gaisha, Tundra and Spirit).   GTS has quickly grown from a “pet project” to help a handful of huskies find to a forever home to a true passion for saving countless dogs lives.  GTS started saving dogs in March of 2014 and by August of the same year GTS purchased a 2 acre ranch in Jupiter, FL in Jupiter Farms to act as a haven for up to 30 dogs to live and be cared for while GTS works to find them suitable fosters and adopters.  Since GTS was founded in 2014 over 400 dog’s lives have been saved.  In addition to the dogs which reside at the ranch GTS also finds short-term and long-term foster homes to care for dogs.  GTS specializes in the Siberian Husky breed but often takes in and cares for dogs of any breed.

Is the name of the rescue "Gaisha, Tundra & Spirit's Place" or "GTS Husky Rescue"?

Officially the name of the rescue is "Gaisha, Tundra & Spirit's Place" and we are a husky rescue.  
We often refer to our organization as "GTS Husky Rescue" or just "GTS" for short.

Where is GTS located?

Gaisha, Tundra and Spirit's Place Husky Rescue is located on a 2 acre ranch in Jupiter, FL in Jupiter Farms.   

We do not publish our address because we do not allow walk-up visits.  

'Visits to the GTS Husky Ranch are limited to approved adoptors and our team of volunteers who care for the animals and maintain our facility.

What are the hours of operation for the GTS Husky Rescue ranch?

The GTS Husky Rescue rance does not have "hours of operation" because it is not open to the general public for visits.

Visits to the GTS Husky Ranch are limited to Pre-approved adoptors and our team of volunteers who care for the animals and maintain our facility.

Can I visit the GTS Husky Ranch?

'Visits to the GTS Husky Ranch are limited to Pre-approved adoptors and our team of volunteers who care for the animals and maintain our facility.

After your submited Adoptoin Application is approved you may schedule a visit to the ranch to meet the dog(s) you are interensted in adopting;

  • The address of the ranch will be provided to you when you schedule your visit.  
  • If the dog(s) you are interensted in adopting is/are currently staying at a foster home arrangements can be made to have the foster bring the dog(s) to the ranch for your family to meet the dog(s).

Is GTS a non-profit organization?

GTS Husky Rescue is a 501(c)(3) public charity making a real difference in our community.
GTS is a 100% volunteer run organization, with zero paid staff members. GTS receives no government funding or grants of any kind. 100% of received donations and adoption fees goes to the care of our dogs and the running of the GTS ranch.

A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352 within the state.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.

Does GTS euthanize dogs if unable to find them a suitable adopter?

GTS is a 100% no-kill shelter which picks up homeless dogs and those on death-row at high kill shelters around the country. GTS volunteers transport dogs to the rescue and once in our custody all dogs are fully vetted prior to being put up for adoption. Vetting including being spayed or neutered, de-wormed, fully vaccinated, and microchipped. In addition, GTS ensures the dogs receive medical attention, medications, treatments, behavioral training, rehabilitation etc. for any wounds or illnesses the dog may be suffering.   Those dogs that are "unadoptable" due to behavior problems or medical issues are either kept at the ranch or placed in long-term foster homes while they are rehabilitated. 

Are Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breeds good dogs for anyone to adopt?

No, Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs are awesome but they are not for everyone, they are very special breeds.    All to often people purchase a Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute or other Arctic breed dogs from a breeder or pet stores or adopt them from a shelter or rescue organization without any idea what to expect from the breed.   We do not recommend Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes or other Arctic breed dogs for first time pet or dog owners as they can be a lot of work and they are not your average breed.

Some things to consider before adopting a Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute or another Arctic breed dog:

  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs are typically high-energy working dogs. 
    • They required a lot of exercise, attention and a securely fenced yard.  
    • If not properly exercised Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs tend to be very mischievous and they can be very destructive.   
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs also love to dig up your yard and they are escape artists.
    • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs will often dig under, climb or jump over or directly through an inadequate fence.  
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs also shed.. a LOT and not everyone is prepared to deal with the amount of hair huskies released by the breed every day, year round.  
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs also tend to be less social with humans than many other breeds which can be frustrating to their owners.  
    • That is not to say they won’t show you affection, they just do it on their own terms. 
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs typically get along fine with other dogs of similar size (if properly socialized) but small dogs and cats may be a problem if the husky and other Arctic breed dog was not raised around them.  
    • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs often have a very strong prey drive so if they have not been raised with small animals they will often consider them to be prey.   
    • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs who are not raised with small animals may attack and even kill them.
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs typically get along fine with people of all ages (including small children), races and genders but this can vary depending on the dog, what they have been through and how they have been treated in the past by various types of people.   For example if a dog was abused in the past by a white male they may shy away from other white males but be fine with other men and women.
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs  also can be very vocal animals, howling, barking, and whining.
    • This can be a problem if you don't like loud dogs or if you live in an apartment or condo or if you leave the dog outside.  
  • Some municipalities, homeowner’s associations and landlords to not allow Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes or other Arctic breed dogs .  
    • Please ensure there are no restrictions on the breed for your home prior to adopting a husky.
  • Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and and other Arctic breed dogs typically do better in homes where they have a fenced yard to run and play to release some of their energy often, normal dog walks are not typically sufficient. 
    • Most Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs are not suitable for appartments or condos.
  • In addition to being let out to play in the yard Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and and other Arctic breed dogs  should be walked and/or run several times each day to ensure sufficient exercise and socialization.

You may wish to review the "Adopt-a-Husky" page on the Adopt-a-Pet website as it contains lots of great information about owning a Husky.

 

What are your requirements for adopting a pet?

Unless you meet our STRICT guidelines your application will not be approved and we will not adopt to you.    
The $25 Application Fee is a donation and it is Non-Refundable.

  • You MUST be over 21 years old. and MUST reside in the state of Florida..
  • You MUST NOT be a first time pet owner.
  • You MUST provide vet contact info and MUST have a verifiable vet history.  Vet MUST verify your animals are/where up to date with vaccinations, spayed or neutered and on heart worm prevention .
  • You MUST be financially able to provide adequate shelter, care, food, medicine and medical attention.
  • Your current animals MUST all be indoor house pets.
  • You MUST consent to a home check to ensure that your home is a safe and suitable environment for the animal.
  • To adopt a large breed dog such as a Siberian Husky your home MUST have a adequately fenced yard (6' or higher) with a secured gate.
  • If you live in an apartment or condo we typically WILL NOT APPROVE YOU for large breed dog such as a Siberian Husky.
  • All members of the household MUST agree to the addition of the new dog and MUST be present along with any current dog(s) to complete the adoption.

Does GTS Husky Rescue adopt to out of state adopters?

GTS only adopts out dogs to families in Florida. There are several reasons for this:

1. GTS needs to be able to perform a home check to ensure the animal is going to a safe and suitable home.
2. In the event the adopter later decides they want or need to return the dog it is very difficult for GTS to make arrangements to quickly retrieve a dog from out of state.
3. There are typically plenty of rescue organizations available to adopt dogs from in the other state and GTS does not want to reduce the likelihood of those organizations finding homes for their animals to suitable adopters in their area.

Can I arrange to come meet a dog or to visit the GTS Husky Ranch prior to submitting an application?

GTS is a 100% volunteer run organization who relies on our volunteer’s time and efforts.  Because of this GTS only will setup meet and greets with dogs and visits to the GTS Husky Ranch for pre-approved applicants.   This ensures that our volunteer’s time is not wasted on unqualified applicants or those “just looking”.   

'Visits to the GTS Husky Ranch are limited to approved adoptors and our team of volunteers who care for the animals and maintain our facility.
After your submited Adoptoin Application is approved you may schedule a visit to the ranch to meet the dog(s) you are interensted in adopting; 

  • The address of the ranch will be provided to you when you schedule your visit.  
  • If the dog(s) you are interensted in adopting is/are currently staying at a foster home arrangements can be made to have the foster bring the dog(s) to the ranch for your family to meet the dog(s).
GTS also holds weekly adoption events at the Jupiter PetSmart as well as many other community events throughout the year where the public can come out to meet some of our wonderful available dogs.    Checkout our Events page for dates and locations of scheduled events.

Why does GTS care if my current or past pets are on Heart Worm prevention medication?

GTS has seen and treated far too many heartworm positive dogs to allow one of our animals to go to a home that is unwilling or unable to provide this basic preventative medication.

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition that affects dogs, cats, and up to 30 other species of animals. It is caused by parasitic worms (heartworms) living in the major blood vessels of the lungs and, occasionally, in the heart.  Heartworms are spread through the bite of a mosquito, and dogs increase the risk of infection for other dogs, cats and other animals. Mosquitos live in Florida year round so it is important to treat your pets year round to avoid infection.  When a mosquito bites an infected dog it draws blood that contains immature heartworms (called microfilariae). These microfilariae mature inside the mosquito to become infective larvae. When the mosquito eventually bites another dog or a cat, the larvae enter the new host. In dogs, these larvae often mature to become adult heartworms, which produce more microfilariae and continue the heartworm’s life cycle.  

If infection is detected early enough, heartworm disease can be treated before permanent damage to the heart, lungs, and/or blood vessels occurs. However, if the infection has been present for a long time or consists of a large number of worms, the risk of complications increases. In these cases, treatment can be more expensive and complicated and dogs may take many months to recover from the infection.

Standard treatment of heartworm disease in dogs involves administering a series of injections with a medication that kills the heartworms. Surgical removal of the worms may be recommended in some cases.  Unfortunately, untreated heartworm disease can be fatal.

Safe, easy-to-give, effective medications are available to prevent heartworm disease. Most heartworm preventive medications are administered as monthly oral or topical (spot-on) medications. There is also a product that can be administered as an injection every six months by your veterinarian. Whichever method of heartworm prevention is chosen, prevention is convenient and inexpensive compared to the dangers of the disease for dogs.

I am interested in learning more about a GTS dog or about GTS Husky Rescue. Who can I contact?

For more information about a GTS Husky Rescue dog or the rescue itself, please fill  out our Contact GTS Form and we will contact you. It typically takes 24-48 hours to get a response from one of our volunteers.

How much does it cost to adopt a dog from GTS?

Application and adoption fee donation requirements are listed below:

If adoptoing multiple dogs you only need to make the $25 application fee donation once.

Required Donation
Dog Type Age Range Application Fee Donation
(due at time of application)
Adoption Fee Donation
(due at time of adoption)
Total 
Donation

Purebred (any breed)
or Arctic Breed Mix
Puppy

0-6 Months $25 $400 $425
Purebred (any breed)
or Arctic Breed Mix

Young Dog
6 Months to
6 Years
$25 $300 $325
Purebred (any breed) 
or Arctic Breed Mix

Senior Dog
6 Years + $25 $150 $175
Mix Breed Dog
(Non-Arctic Breed Mix)
Any age $25 $150 $175

I'm interested in adopting more than one dog, do I need to submit multiple applications and pay the application fee for each?

If you are interested in adopting multiple dogs, you only need to submit one application and donate the $25 application fee once.
Simply indicate on your application the dogs you are interested in. 

Once your application is approved, you will need to make the appropriate adoption fee donation total for the number of dogs you are adopting.

How can I adopt a Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute or other Arctic breed puppy from GTS?

  • Young purepred Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute and other Arctic breedpuppies typically never make it to our website,  PetFinder or Adopt-a-Pet, this is because we maitain a waiting list of pre-approved applicants.  
  • If you wish to be placed on the puppy wating list rather than selecting from our currently available dogs please  enter "Purebred Puppy Waiting List" in the "Interested in a specific dog or dogs" field on your adoption application form.

Please note: It may be several months before a suitable purebred Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute or other Arctic breed puppy becomes available for adoption.  

  • GTS does not purchase puppies from breeders, they typically come to us from puppy mill raids or from breeders who are unable to sell them because they have become too old or have some kind of medical condition they are not willing or able to pay to treat.  
  • GTS most often gets Siberian Husky puppies, Alaskan Malamute and other Arctic breed puppies are obtained much more rarely.

What does the GTS Adoption Application process consist of?

The basic Adoption Application approval process in depicted in the below flow-chart.   Some steps may be completed in an alternate order due to availability of the volunteers who complete them.

Adoption Flow Chart

How long does the adoption application process take?

  • The application and adoption process can take upwards of 4 weeks,  applications are screened in the order in which they are received but dogs are not necessarily placed in on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Filling out an application is not a guarantee that you'll receive the dog you apply for.

  • We do NOT work on a "first come, first serve" basis, dogs often receive multiple applications and we strive to ensure each animal is placed in the home that would be most suitable to its personality, quarks, energy level and behavior.
  • If the dog that you applied for is no longer available by the time your application is approved, you will be offered alternatives to choose from.
  • If the available dogs are not to your liking, you may request to be removed from consideration or may wait until another dog is available more to your liking. In either case however the $25 application fee is non-refundable.

If I submit an adoption application and I am not approved will GTS refund the $25 application fee?

Unless you meet our STRICT guidelines your application will not be apprvoed and we will not adopt to you.  
The $25 Applicaoitn Fee is Non-Refundable.

GTS reserves the right to deny any adoption application for any reason. 

Are GTS dogs placed for adoption on a first-come, first-served basis based on who submitted their adoption application first or who is approved first?

We do NOT work on a "first come, first serve" basis, dogs often receive multiple applications and we strive to ensure each animal is placed in the home that would be most suitable to its personality, quarks, energy level and behavior.
  • If the dog you apply for is no longer available by the time your appliation is approved you will be offered alturnatives to choose from.
  • If the available dogs are not to your liking you may request to be removed from consideration or may wait until another dog is available more to your liking. In either case however the $25 application fee is non-refundable.

Are GTS dogs spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations and deworming prior to adoption?

All dogs are spayed or neutered and up to date on vaccinations and deworming prior to adoption
  • Spaying/neutering of cats and dogs adopted through any humane organization is a Florida state law enforced by the Department of Agriculture.

Are GTS dogs micro-chipped prior to being placed for adoption?

All dogs are micro-chopped with GTS Husky Rescue as the owner for life prior to the dog being released for adoption

  • We do not allow update of micro-chip owner information so that any of our dogs that later end up in a shelter are returned to us.
  • If you adopt a GTS dog and the dog is lost you must notify GTS immediately using our Contact GTS page.
    • Failure to notify GTS that your adopted dog is missing demonstrates a lack of desire on your part to have the dog returned to you and a lack of commitment to the animal.  As such failure to notify GTS immediately after the dog is lost will result in you forfeiting your rights to the dog and application fee and adoption fee donations will not be refunded.   
    • GTS will only notify adopters that the dog they adopted has been found and returned to GTS from a shelter or vet if we were already notified by you that the dog was missing.
  • GTS reserves the right not to return dogs that end up in a shelter to the adopter at our digression.
    • Before returning any lost dog to an adopter GTS will need to gain a understanding of how the dog was lost resulting in it ending up in a shelter where it may have been euthanized.

What should I bring when I come to adopt an animal?

  • All members of the household must be present to adopt a dog
  • If you are planning on adopting a dog, you must bring any dogs that now live in the household for a later visit so we can introduce them to make sure they are compatible
  • It’s a good idea to bring veterinary records of current pets.
  • Adoption Fee (may be paid by cash or check in person or via PayPal on our Donate/Pay page).
Adoption fee donation requirements are listed below:

Required Fees
Dog Type Age Range Application Fee Donation
(due at time of application)
Adoption Fee Donation
(due prior to obtaining dog)
Total 
Donation
Purebred Puppy 0-6 Months $25 $400 $425
Young Purebred Dog 6 Months to 6 Years $25 $300 $325
Young Mix Breed Dog 0 Months to 6 Years $25 $300 $325
Older Purebred Dog 6 Years + $25 $150 $175
Older Mix Breed Dog 6 Years + $25 $150 $175


If the dog I apply for is no longer available by the time my application is approved will I be refunded the application fee?

  • If the dog you apply for is no longer available by the time your appliation is approved you will be offered alturnatives to choose from.
  • If the available dogs are not to your liking you may request to be removed from consideration or may wait until another dog is available more to your liking.
  • In either case however the $25 application fee is non-refundable.

Does GTS accept donations other than money?

GTS is in great need of the items listed below to care for rescued dogs:
  • Monetary donations
  • Dry and wet dog and puppy food/treats
  • Dog beds, kennels, crates, portable carriers and pet gates (various sizes)
  • Leashes, collars and harnesses (various sizes)
  • Food and water bowls, dog toys.
  • Flea and tick control (NexGuard, FrontLine etc.) heartworm prevention products (HeartGuard)
  • First aid medical care items such as gauze, peroxide, triple antibiotic cream, bandages etc.
  • Dog grooming products such as shampoo/conditioner and brushes.
  • Puppy pads, and waste disposal products such as scoops and bags.
  • Cleaning products such as bleach, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish washing soap.
  • Other pet care products.

How much of donations goes to the dogs?

GTS is a 100% volunteer run organization, with zero paid staff members. GTS receives no government funding or grants of any kind. 100% of received donations and adoption fees goes to the care of our dogs and the running of the GTS ranch.

Prior to adoption where are GTS dogs kept?

In August of 2014 GTS purchased a 2 acre ranch in Jupiter, FL in Jupiter Farms to act as a haven for up to 30 dogs to live and be cared for while GTS works to find them suitable fosters and adopters.  In addition to the dogs which reside at the ranch GTS also finds short-term and long-term foster homes to care for dogs. GTS specializes in the Siberian Husky breed but often takes in and cares for dogs of any breed.  

I lost my dog and now I see it available for adoption from GTS, can I get the dog back?

GTS typically obtains dogs from high-kill shelters across the country often just in time to avoid the animal being euthanized.   Once GTS rescues a dog from a shelter it becomes the legal property of GTS and it no longer belongs the the original owner.   Once a rescued dog is in our custody we thoroughly vet it giving it any and all the care it requires to restore it to full health prior to placing it for adoption.   This includes having it spayed or neutered, bringing it up to date on needed vaccinations, de-worming and treatment for any illnesses or diseases it may have had at time of rescue.

If you see a dog you previously owned available for adoption you my submit an adoption application for the dog and indicate in your application that you previously owned the dog.   However, the fact that you owned the dog previously does not guarantee that you will be approved to re-adopt it into your home.   GTS reserves the right to deny any adoption application for any reason.
  • Before approving an animal to be adopted back into the home it was lost from GTS will need to gain an understanding from you of how the dog was lost in the first place resulting in it being put in danger of losing its life in a animal shelter and what actions you took to try to locate the animal after it was lost.   If the explanation provided does not adequately explain the situation satisfactorily GTS will not approve your application to re-adopt the dog.
  • After your adoption application has go through the normal GTS Adoption Process, If you are approved to adopt the dog you will need to pay the required adoption fee donation based on the breed and age of the animal.

A dog I adopted from GTS is lost, will I be notified if it is found and returned to GTS?

All dogs are micro-chopped with GTS Husky Rescue as the owner for life prior to the dog being released for adoption
  • We do not allow update of micro-chip owner information so that any of our dogs that later end up in a shelter are returned to us.
  • If you adopt a GTS dog and the dog is lost you must notify GTS immediately using our Contact GTS page.
    • Failure to notify GTS that your adopted dog is missing demonstrates a lack of desire on your part to have the dog returned to you and a lack of commitment to the animal.  As such failure to notify GTS immediately after the dog is lost will result in you forfeiting your rights to the dog and application fee and adoption fee donations will not be refunded.   
    • GTS will only notify adopters that the dog they adopted has been found and returned to GTS from a shelter or vet if we were already notified by you that the dog was missing.
  • GTS reserves the right not to return dogs that end up in a shelter to the adopter at our digression.
    • Before returning any lost dog to an adopter GTS will need to gain a understanding of how the dog was lost resulting in it ending up in a shelter where it may have been euthanized.

Does GTS rescue other breeds besides Siberian Huskies?

GTS specializes in the Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and other Arctic breed dogs but we resuce non-Arctic breed dogs when space is available.

How many dogs has GTS saved?

Since GTS was founded in 2014 over 400 dog’s lives have been saved.

Why are the adoption fees charged by GTS higher than those charged by other organizations such as the local human society, animal services, dog pound, SPCA or other rescue organizations?

Many local human societies, animal services, dog pounds and SPCA type organizations receive government funding and grants to off-set their costs. GTS receives no government funding or grants of any kind.  100% of received donations and adoption fees goes to the care of our dogs and the running of the GTS ranch.   

When you adopt a dog from GTS it has already been thoroughly vetted, treated for injuries and illnesses it may have and at time of intake and brought up to date on all its vaccinations, de-worming and it has been micro-chipped.  Unfortunately, this is not always the case with other rescue organizations.

How many paid staff members does GTS employ?

GTS is a 100% volunteer run organization, with zero paid staff members.  

100% of received donations and adoption fees goes to the care of our dogs and the running of the GTS ranch. 

I need to re-home my husky, can I surrender it to GTS to find it a new home?

While it is unfortunate that you have to give up your Husky you can help ensure it has a happy future by surrendering it to GTS Husky Rescue.

Please submit a Surrender Applicaiton to begin the process.

I need to re-home my Husky, can GTS help re-home my dog but allow me to keep the dog until a suitable home is found?

If you need to re-home your husky but you would like the keep the dog with you until a suitible home is found please use the Contact GTS form to explain your situation and we will contact you to discuse your options.

Which breeds of dogs are considered to be "Arctic Breeds"?

The arctic breeds that GTS Husky Rescue deals with most often are Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes and Samoyeds.   

That said there are many other dog breeds which fall under the "arctic breed" category.  Some are purebred dog breeds reconized by kennel club organizations such as AKC or CKC or CKCUSA like the Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute while others are mix-breed dogs bred typically to serve a particular purpose such as the Alaskan Husky which is bred as a sled dog.

The below chart provides a fairly comprehensive list of dogs that might be considered "arctic breeds".. 

Breed Country of Origin
Akita Inu (Japanese Akita) Japan
Alaskan Husky (Mix breed dog) Alaska (USA)
Alaskan Klee Kai Alaska (USA)
Alaskan Malamute Alaska (USA)
American Eskimo Dog (American Spitz) USA
Canadian Eskimo Dog (Canadian Inuit Dog) Canada
Chinese Foo Dog China
Chinook USA
Chow Chow China
East Siberian Laika Siberia
Eurasier (Eurasian Dog) Germany
Finnish Lapphund Finland
Finnish Spitz Finland
German Spitz (Deutscher Spitz) Germany
Greenland Dog Greenland
Guejae Gae (Gaulchae Gae) Korea
Hokkaido (Ainu Dog - Hokkaido Inu) Japan
Icelandic Sheepdog (Icelandic Spitz) Iceland
Jamthund (Swedish Elkhound) Sweden
Japanese Spitz (Nihon Supittsu) Japan
Kai Ken (Tora Dog) Japan
Karelian Bear Dog Finland
Karelo Finnish Laika Finland
Keeshond (Dutch Barge Dog) Netherlands
Kintamani Indonesia
Kishu Japan
Korea Jindo Dog (Chindo, Jindo) Korea
Lapponian Herder (Lapland Reindeer dog) Finland
Mackenzie River Husky USA
Nenets Herding Laika Russia
Norbottenspets (Nordic Spitz) Sweden
Northeasterly Hauling Laika Russia
Norwegian Buhund (Norwegian Sheepdog) Norway
Norwegian Elkhound (Gray Norwegian Elkhound, Norwegian Moose Dog) Norway
Norwegian Lundehund  Norway Norway
Papillon (Continental Toy Spaniel) Spain & Belgium
Phalene (Butterfly Dog) Belgium
Pomeranian (Toy German Spitz) Germany
Pungsan North Korea
Russo-European Laika Russia
Ryukyu Inu Japan
Sakhalin Husky (Karafuto-Ken) Japan
Samoyed Russia & Siberia
Sanshu Japan
Schipperke Belgium
Seppala Siberian Sleddog Canada
Shiba Inu (Japanese Shiba Inu, Shiba Ken) Japan
Shikoku (Kochi-ken, Mikawa Inu) Japan
Siberian Husky Russia & Siberia
Swedish Lapphund Sweden
Swedish Vallhund (Swedish Cattle Dog, Swedish Shepherd) Sweden
Thai Bangkaew Dog Thailand
Volpino Italiano (Florentine Spitz, Italian Spitz) Italy, Switzerland
West Siberian Laika Russia

Does GTS provide grants, food, medicine or medical care to help pet owners in need to care for their pets?

Unfortunately no.   GTS receives no kind of government or corporate funding and our budget only allows us to provide food, medicine and medical attention for the animals under our care. 

What We Do

Our team of dedicated volunteers will travel anywhere in the United States to rescue death row Huskies from high kill shelters. We bring them to Florida to be cared for and adopted

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