Angel, Snickers and Tiger.
Three new sleddies who've come into care.
Three new sleddies who are no longer exempt from animal cruelty laws because of what humans have made them do for a living.
Three more dogs who, once they get time to decompress, let us humans learn more about them - likes, dislikes, what gives them comfort, if they like toys, what their favourite treats may be, etc - and get a vet check, will be looking for a soft, permanent place to rest their head and curl up into sweet little sleddie donuts.
The intake experience is different for each dog.
Angel (light colouring) - Hopped out of the van, sniffed around, found me and my treats, and in no time was jumping up on me, paws to my shoulders, for treats. This wee one wasn't shy at all, of me or my camera.
Snickers (shades of brown/white) - Hopped out without issue, investigated, seemed pretty chill, took most treats, a little shy, reminds me of Gretzky, a Whistler sled dog I met in 2013.
Tiger (dark brown/black/white) - petrified, had a hard time getting out of her transport kennel in the van, let alone getting out of the actual van... she just wanted to hide in there. If she could've hopped out of her own skin, she may have tried. She came out for a bit, but then went back in.
As I write this, it's been about 10 days since their arrival and Angel, Snickers and Tiger are settling into their foster homes, learning about changes of flooring, finding their comfy, safe spots and having some biiiiiig naps.
Not pictured is Missy, who was dropped off at her foster before I could meet her...
Harness + collar? Check!
Double leash? Check!
GPS tracker? Check
ID tags? Check!
Welcome to retirement my friends!
p.s. who's the other dog giving Angel a sniff? That's Stevie!