FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) You'll 'wanna be sedated' after going crazy for this now-shaven pup, Johnny Ramone.
Johnny Ramone is a lovable husky with mild manners and a playful personality. (John Dougherty/KTVF)
Meet the mild-mannered husky in this edition of 'Pet of the Week.'
Here's what we learned from Kimberly Imbert, the Animal Shelter Operations Supervisor:
“Johnny came to the shelter as a stray so we don't know much about his history. We think that he is about four years old and he is a Siberian Husky.
Unfortunately, Johnny's been shaved so it will take a while for his coat to grow back. [With] these double coated dogs sometimes the guard hairs can take a couple of years to come back, and sometimes it damages the follicles. So he might not ever be perfectly fluffy but we do think his fur will grow back eventually for the most part.
Johnny Ramone is really a funny dog; he has a lot of personality. He sometimes doesn't like getting along with other dogs but he really does like the lady dogs.
Johnny Ramone is really athletic. He can climb fences so he will be really challenging for some people to contain. He will need to be on a leash or in some kind of special fence that he can't get over the top. Johnny Ramone is a husky so he needs a lot of exercise. He wants to run and play and he loves to chew things. When he is unattended he shouldn't be left with things he can swallow.
Johnny Ramone probably won't do the best with cats. Huskies often have prey drives so any smaller animals should be introduced slowly and cautiously if you do have them or have a way to separate them.
He will be a great companion for someone who loves to do outdoor things in Alaska. He will hopefully have much more of a coat next winter.
Johnny Ramone has other dog, cat, rabbit and guinea pig friends at the shelter looking for loving homes as well."
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