Happy home sought for canine
AN inseparable canine
'couple' who were used for breeding before being
given up for re-homing are seeking a happy
retirement home together.
Alaskan malamutes Cody and Sasha are understood to
have had a number of litters of puppies together for
their owners in recent years.
Staff at the Rainbow Rehoming Centre in Derry took
the three year olds last week from the local pound
where they had been surrendered.
"Cody and Sasha are very close to each other. They
have to be exercised at the same time because one
won't leave for a walk unless the other is going
too," said staff member Caroline Gillespie.
"They have excellent temperaments and love to play.
We keep them in the same pen so they can be
Alaskan malamute Cody, left, waits
for 'partner' Sasha to catch up.
The centre which
rescues about 1,000 dogs and cats in the Derry and
Donegal areas each year, says the pair are getting
vaccinated and will be neutered next week.
They want Sasha and Cody to be rescued as pets and
not as working dogs such as guard dogs.
"They are now both looking for a loving new home,
preferably together if possible."
The Alaskan malamute is a large husky-type dog that
was originally bred for hauling heavy freight and
The Rainbow shelter said that because they are very
strong animals they would be best suited to a home
with no young children and one which has experience
of the breed. More information can be found on the
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