FAIRBANKS, Alaska - "Hi I'm Kimberly and this week's Pet of the Week is Umbra." said Kimberly. "Umbra is a one year old Alaskan Husky who was brought to the shelter because her owners could no longer house her. She came from a village and was raised with her litter and was briefly introduced to mushing so she does have some foundation but could definitely use more training because she is very young. Umbra was really shy when she first came to the shelter, really reserved wit strangers so we don't recommend she go to a home with small children, but she has really come out of her shell and is a really social dog now that she is used to everyone and she plays with the volunteers and has fun walking on a leash and playing with toys, so she is a really great little dog. She is really small so that is kind of nice thing is you like smaller dogs. Umbra is a very athletic girl she is really intelligent but independent and definitely timid so she will need a home that will socialize her and help build her confidence while also training her and keeping her busy to keep her out of trouble. She really likes other dogs, she playing with them and she hasn't been around small animals so she probably wouldn't be safe to be leaving around a cat or other small animal, but she would be great for someone who has a multi-dog household and someone that is active even during the
winter months. Umbra is a really sweet girl and she is hoping to find a loving home. She also has other dog, cat, and small animal friends at the shelter looking for loving homes." Imbert said.
And a reminder, if you have a dog or plan on adopting one, make sure they are secure on the Fourth as the loud sounds of fireworks can scare them.