FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Martin the dog may be nearing retirement age, but he still has a lot of energy left.
Let's go meet News 13's Pet of the Week.
Kimberly Imbert; Animal Tender>>"Hi my name is Kimberly and this week's pet of the week is Martin. Martin is an 11 year old Alaskan Husky, who has come to the shelter because his owner's life changed and he was unable to keep him. It came at a really good time though because he is at the perfect age for retirement and would really appreciate being, at least a partial house dog. Martin has been brought inside of the shelter and he really enjoys it. He keeps his kennel clean and definitely loves coming inside to sleep on a warm bed at night. He would probably like a job to do because even though he is older, he is still quite active and maybe he could train a younger skijorn dog in his new home or go on little runs once in a while because he still is quite athletic. Martin is not house broken because he has been an outdoor dog all his life but he knows how to keep his kennel area clean because of dog houses and being transported. So with consistency and careful creativity he could be housebroken. Martin has done pretty well with other dogs at the shelter, he's a really easy going boy and would just be a really great companion for someone who enjoys walking outside all year long. Martin has other dog, cat, and a lot of exotic animal friends at the shelter looking for loving homes right now."