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    so I was reading my local paper today and came across someone giving away their siberian husky, actually there were 3 give away dogs in the paper, don't know the reasons, I could never do it, anyway I already have a husky and am seriously thinking about giving them a call, haven't fully decided yet, it would come down to in the end if he/she got on with my girl, my biggest fear is that he/she will end up in the pound, or worse. Any thoughts?

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    Great idea! Give them a call, make sure you ask why they are giving her away. Ask about her temperament etc, then I'd recommend going to meet her first without your dog. See how the dog reacts, it's living conditions, health (records too) etc and if you're happy then bring your dog in to meet.
    I think rescuing is a great idea, I'm with you and could never conceive giving away a dog.

    A phone call never hurt and you might get a new addition to the family! Don't worry about what will happen to the dog after (easier said than done, I know), and do not take the dog out of guilt if something is not right.

    Good luck, please let us know how you get on.

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    Jucealala has given some great advice

    Just to add , do ask for as much past history as you can.The more the better! Ask oubout vaccinations,desexing etc....stress the importance of the dog being other dog friendly.How has he been kept.diet,training etc.....I'm very happy to make the call for you if you are in doubt Any ,more concerns please dont hesitate to ask
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    Like everyone says ask lots of questions.
    One of the most common reasons why people surrender or want to give away is due to behavioral problems. Usually they didn't research the breed and didn't do any training. Just make sure they are not hand balling a problem onto you that you may not be able to handle. But at least you understand the breed.
    You see lots of SH in pounds and shelters.

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    You would want to know as much as you can of course, but a give away is just that and most of those giving away a dog are not going o be put through a questionaire, so ask in a carefull way

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    thanks everyone, haven't made the call yet still deciding with hubby if we are ready for another dog.

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    This is a big decision, and as beautiful as Huskies are (I would love one myself) it's a big commitment to take another dog into the family. If you and hubby have decided you really are ready for another dog, then I say along with everyone else require everything about the history and reasoning that you can gather. I myself could never give away another dog either, however I do understand there are various reasons for some to do so.

    I should add to be careful also, while it may seem like the perfect fit for your family at first, I had an unfortunate experience of taking in a give away who was told be be well behaved, trained, and calm. The reason I was given was there was already two dogs on their property and they couldn't look after him. Make sure you watch the dog's behavior very carefully. Ask when the dog's last vetcheck was and if you decide to adopt him/her, take them to the vet immediately for another thorough check-up even if they tell you that the last was recent. Sadly, you can never be too sure with these things.

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    If you decide to call and get one... everyone is right -- ask questions but be careful about your questions. My guess is that they are giving away because having 2-3 puppies (a big breed at that) is expensive and a lot of hard work.

    Good for you for thinking about adopting one.

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