Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)




We pulled Khayman  - a 7 month old red and white Alaskan Husky - from the Cuyahoga County Dog
Kennel in September of 2007  and fostered him on behalf of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in IL. He was so
emaciated that you could see every bone in his body, even the contours of his skull and vertebrae. One of
his eyes was gravely injured and severely infected; our vet determined that he had suffered a traumatic
injury while living on the streets that had become infected. We knew the eye was blind because of this, and
it would have to be removed or it would continue to cause him pain. The shelter simply didn't have the
resources to treat him - even to give him pain medication - without his adoption fee to cover the necessary
veterinary costs. We gladly paid for the surgery and analgesics (and for his neutering) and looked forward
to being able to bring him home to heal.

His personality never let on that he was in such bad shape. Sweet, affectionate, caring, and
happy-go-lucky, Khayman seemed to enjoy taking care of us as much as we enjoyed caring for him. He
gained weight steadily and spent his days playing with the Husky Havoc Trio; Malkin, especially, became
his mentor (teaching him things we sorta wished he hadn't...like how best to dig up the garden, and how to
pounce frogs).  The eye was another matter though; the initial surgery didn't get all of the infected tissue
out and it kept leaking pus. He wound up needing a second surgery within a couple weeks of getting settled
into his forever home.

A wonderful young couple near Chicago fell in love with Khayman from a photo and his story alone. They
couldn't wait to bring him home.  They re-named him Nelson, after the great British military hero Horatio
Nelson, who lost an eye in battle. They adore him, and with their help, his eye was finally able to heal
completely. He may have a handicap, but don't tell him that. Nelson is still his happy-go-lucky playful self,
curious about everything and everyone, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe by now he's even
grown into those legs, but I doubt it. ;)

We offer a huge thank you to Leah and Jason for taking in a special-needs husky mix, even with the
antibiotics and the surprise second surgery he required when he arrived in their home. We need more
people like this in the world!  We'll always miss our boy, and wish him the best life he can have!
"Husky, Cage 50" @ the Cuyahoga
County Animal Shelter. Notice how
thin he is, and how morose. The eye
had been infected for too long to save it.
Ah, the blissful sleep of a contented
puppy. This is Khayman on transport
to his forever family in IL.
And this is Nelson at his home...we think he looks pretty darn happy,
but you be the judge. ;)
Kodi
Kodi - the Malberian Shepard (what we affectionately call the wolf-looking mix of Alaskan Malamute,
Siberian Husky, and German Shepard) - had a life that started off pretty good...he had a home, a yard,
2 other dogs to play with, a car to go on rides in, and some basic obedience training. We don't know
what went wrong, but when his original owners decided to pick up and move away, they just left all
three dogs in the backyard. They didn't even leave food or water or shelter for them. The neighbors
left food and water each night, thinking that the family
must be coming back for the dogs at some
point, but they soon realized that these 3 beautiful friendly dogs had been abandoned. They wrangled
the dogs and took them to the Geauga County Dog Warden's shelter (with food, water, blankies, and a
note). The other two dogs were rather quickly adopted. But Kodi's very wolf-like appearance and his
large size (he was 80 lbs when we pulled him, and he was skinny then too) acted both as a deterrent and
a false lure. Many people assumed he was a wolfdog, but there was nothing wolf like in his behavior. He
was a big, sweet, goofy, affectionate boy who had no concept of how big he is, and was in need of a
pilot's license for those giant ears. We got a call from the deputy dog warden asking us to take him; he'd
been at the kennel for 2 months and was in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding. We
immediately ran out to the shelter and pulled him.

Kodi had a rough time adjusting. He didn't ride well in the car (let's just say we learned not to feed him
before a car ride) and became so frantic when crated that he injured his own paws. We treated him for
his anxiety and worked with him in obedience training. Thanks to his GSD heritage, he was bright and
wanted to please, so learning was a quick process. He also acted as a great guard dog and became very
protective of Raven. He bonded well with the Husky Havoc Trio, and we think Malkin was just happy
to have another big friendly boy in the mix. Kodi was the best of both worlds - looks like a wolf, acts
like a dog; plays like a husky, protects like a Shepard. We adored him. So did a family in Cincinnati.
With two teenage boys, a few fenced in acres, a couple miniature horses, and a Golden Retriever, it was
a perfect match for our Gentle Giant. Kodi took to them immediately, especially to Larry the dad. Last
we heard, Kodi was happily romping through the pasture with Charlie the golden and the boys (who can
do whatever they like to him and he happily joins in the fun), and making himself comfortable
wherever he feels like.  Kodi knows he's home. We can't thank Larry and Karen and the boys enough
for seeing past Kodi's size to the sweet soul in those brown eyes. We'll always miss him (Raven misses
him
a lot), and wish him the best.
Kodi at the Geauga County Dog
Warden's kennel. He was curious and
friendly, and in need of a few big meals.
This was Raven's favorite photo of
Kodi, "helping" us rake leaves just
before he went to his forever home near
Cinci, OH.
Kodi curled up with his
best buddy, Charlie, in his
forever home.
Yes, there is a dog under there. Kodi
lives with two wonderful teenage boys.
The family told us that the boys could
do whatever they wanted to Kodi and
he'd happily join in...
and this photo is proof.
Oh sure, one bathroom for a
family of four, and the dog
takes it over!
Nelson
Kodi
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)




We pulled Khayman  - a 7 month old red and white Alaskan Husky - from the Cuyahoga County Dog
Kennel in September of 2007  and fostered him on behalf of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in IL. He was so
emaciated that you could see every bone in his body, even the contours of his skull and vertebrae. One of
his eyes was gravely injured and severely infected; our vet determined that he had suffered a traumatic
injury while living on the streets that had become infected. We knew the eye was blind because of this, and
it would have to be removed or it would continue to cause him pain. The shelter simply didn't have the
resources to treat him - even to give him pain medication - without his adoption fee to cover the necessary
veterinary costs. We gladly paid for the surgery and analgesics (and for his neutering) and looked forward
to being able to bring him home to heal.

His personality never let on that he was in such bad shape. Sweet, affectionate, caring, and
happy-go-lucky, Khayman seemed to enjoy taking care of us as much as we enjoyed caring for him. He
gained weight steadily and spent his days playing with the Husky Havoc Trio; Malkin, especially, became
his mentor (teaching him things we sorta wished he hadn't...like how best to dig up the garden, and how to
pounce frogs).  The eye was another matter though; the initial surgery didn't get all of the infected tissue
out and it kept leaking pus. He wound up needing a second surgery within a couple weeks of getting settled
into his forever home.

A wonderful young couple near Chicago fell in love with Khayman from a photo and his story alone. They
couldn't wait to bring him home.  They re-named him Nelson, after the great British military hero Horatio
Nelson, who lost an eye in battle. They adore him, and with their help, his eye was finally able to heal
completely. He may have a handicap, but don't tell him that. Nelson is still his happy-go-lucky playful self,
curious about everything and everyone, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe by now he's even
grown into those legs, but I doubt it. ;)

We offer a huge thank you to Leah and Jason for taking in a special-needs husky mix, even with the
antibiotics and the surprise second surgery he required when he arrived in their home. We need more
people like this in the world!  We'll always miss our boy, and wish him the best life he can have!
"Husky, Cage 50" @ the Cuyahoga
County Animal Shelter. Notice how
thin he is, and how morose. The eye
had been infected for too long to save it.
Ah, the blissful sleep of a contented
puppy. This is Khayman on transport
to his forever family in IL.
And this is Nelson at his home...we think he looks pretty darn happy,
but you be the judge. ;)
Kodi
Kodi - the Malberian Shepard (what we affectionately call the wolf-looking mix of Alaskan Malamute,
Siberian Husky, and German Shepard) - had a life that started off pretty good...he had a home, a yard,
2 other dogs to play with, a car to go on rides in, and some basic obedience training. We don't know
what went wrong, but when his original owners decided to pick up and move away, they just left all
three dogs in the backyard. They didn't even leave food or water or shelter for them. The neighbors
left food and water each night, thinking that the family
must be coming back for the dogs at some
point, but they soon realized that these 3 beautiful friendly dogs had been abandoned. They wrangled
the dogs and took them to the Geauga County Dog Warden's shelter (with food, water, blankies, and a
note). The other two dogs were rather quickly adopted. But Kodi's very wolf-like appearance and his
large size (he was 80 lbs when we pulled him, and he was skinny then too) acted both as a deterrent and
a false lure. Many people assumed he was a wolfdog, but there was nothing wolf like in his behavior. He
was a big, sweet, goofy, affectionate boy who had no concept of how big he is, and was in need of a
pilot's license for those giant ears. We got a call from the deputy dog warden asking us to take him; he'd
been at the kennel for 2 months and was in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding. We
immediately ran out to the shelter and pulled him.

Kodi had a rough time adjusting. He didn't ride well in the car (let's just say we learned not to feed him
before a car ride) and became so frantic when crated that he injured his own paws. We treated him for
his anxiety and worked with him in obedience training. Thanks to his GSD heritage, he was bright and
wanted to please, so learning was a quick process. He also acted as a great guard dog and became very
protective of Raven. He bonded well with the Husky Havoc Trio, and we think Malkin was just happy
to have another big friendly boy in the mix. Kodi was the best of both worlds - looks like a wolf, acts
like a dog; plays like a husky, protects like a Shepard. We adored him. So did a family in Cincinnati.
With two teenage boys, a few fenced in acres, a couple miniature horses, and a Golden Retriever, it was
a perfect match for our Gentle Giant. Kodi took to them immediately, especially to Larry the dad. Last
we heard, Kodi was happily romping through the pasture with Charlie the golden and the boys (who can
do whatever they like to him and he happily joins in the fun), and making himself comfortable
wherever he feels like.  Kodi knows he's home. We can't thank Larry and Karen and the boys enough
for seeing past Kodi's size to the sweet soul in those brown eyes. We'll always miss him (Raven misses
him
a lot), and wish him the best.
Kodi at the Geauga County Dog
Warden's kennel. He was curious and
friendly, and in need of a few big meals.
This was Raven's favorite photo of
Kodi, "helping" us rake leaves just
before he went to his forever home near
Cinci, OH.
Kodi curled up with his
best buddy, Charlie, in his
forever home.
Yes, there is a dog under there. Kodi
lives with two wonderful teenage boys.
The family told us that the boys could
do whatever they wanted to Kodi and
he'd happily join in...
and this photo is proof.
Oh sure, one bathroom for a
family of four, and the dog
takes it over!
Nelson
Kodi
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)




We pulled Khayman  - a 7 month old red and white Alaskan Husky - from the Cuyahoga County Dog
Kennel in September of 2007  and fostered him on behalf of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in IL. He was so
emaciated that you could see every bone in his body, even the contours of his skull and vertebrae. One of
his eyes was gravely injured and severely infected; our vet determined that he had suffered a traumatic
injury while living on the streets that had become infected. We knew the eye was blind because of this, and
it would have to be removed or it would continue to cause him pain. The shelter simply didn't have the
resources to treat him - even to give him pain medication - without his adoption fee to cover the necessary
veterinary costs. We gladly paid for the surgery and analgesics (and for his neutering) and looked forward
to being able to bring him home to heal.

His personality never let on that he was in such bad shape. Sweet, affectionate, caring, and
happy-go-lucky, Khayman seemed to enjoy taking care of us as much as we enjoyed caring for him. He
gained weight steadily and spent his days playing with the Husky Havoc Trio; Malkin, especially, became
his mentor (teaching him things we sorta wished he hadn't...like how best to dig up the garden, and how to
pounce frogs).  The eye was another matter though; the initial surgery didn't get all of the infected tissue
out and it kept leaking pus. He wound up needing a second surgery within a couple weeks of getting settled
into his forever home.

A wonderful young couple near Chicago fell in love with Khayman from a photo and his story alone. They
couldn't wait to bring him home.  They re-named him Nelson, after the great British military hero Horatio
Nelson, who lost an eye in battle. They adore him, and with their help, his eye was finally able to heal
completely. He may have a handicap, but don't tell him that. Nelson is still his happy-go-lucky playful self,
curious about everything and everyone, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe by now he's even
grown into those legs, but I doubt it. ;)

We offer a huge thank you to Leah and Jason for taking in a special-needs husky mix, even with the
antibiotics and the surprise second surgery he required when he arrived in their home. We need more
people like this in the world!  We'll always miss our boy, and wish him the best life he can have!
"Husky, Cage 50" @ the Cuyahoga
County Animal Shelter. Notice how
thin he is, and how morose. The eye
had been infected for too long to save it.
Ah, the blissful sleep of a contented
puppy. This is Khayman on transport
to his forever family in IL.
And this is Nelson at his home...we think he looks pretty darn happy,
but you be the judge. ;)
Kodi
Kodi - the Malberian Shepard (what we affectionately call the wolf-looking mix of Alaskan Malamute,
Siberian Husky, and German Shepard) - had a life that started off pretty good...he had a home, a yard,
2 other dogs to play with, a car to go on rides in, and some basic obedience training. We don't know
what went wrong, but when his original owners decided to pick up and move away, they just left all
three dogs in the backyard. They didn't even leave food or water or shelter for them. The neighbors
left food and water each night, thinking that the family
must be coming back for the dogs at some
point, but they soon realized that these 3 beautiful friendly dogs had been abandoned. They wrangled
the dogs and took them to the Geauga County Dog Warden's shelter (with food, water, blankies, and a
note). The other two dogs were rather quickly adopted. But Kodi's very wolf-like appearance and his
large size (he was 80 lbs when we pulled him, and he was skinny then too) acted both as a deterrent and
a false lure. Many people assumed he was a wolfdog, but there was nothing wolf like in his behavior. He
was a big, sweet, goofy, affectionate boy who had no concept of how big he is, and was in need of a
pilot's license for those giant ears. We got a call from the deputy dog warden asking us to take him; he'd
been at the kennel for 2 months and was in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding. We
immediately ran out to the shelter and pulled him.

Kodi had a rough time adjusting. He didn't ride well in the car (let's just say we learned not to feed him
before a car ride) and became so frantic when crated that he injured his own paws. We treated him for
his anxiety and worked with him in obedience training. Thanks to his GSD heritage, he was bright and
wanted to please, so learning was a quick process. He also acted as a great guard dog and became very
protective of Raven. He bonded well with the Husky Havoc Trio, and we think Malkin was just happy
to have another big friendly boy in the mix. Kodi was the best of both worlds - looks like a wolf, acts
like a dog; plays like a husky, protects like a Shepard. We adored him. So did a family in Cincinnati.
With two teenage boys, a few fenced in acres, a couple miniature horses, and a Golden Retriever, it was
a perfect match for our Gentle Giant. Kodi took to them immediately, especially to Larry the dad. Last
we heard, Kodi was happily romping through the pasture with Charlie the golden and the boys (who can
do whatever they like to him and he happily joins in the fun), and making himself comfortable
wherever he feels like.  Kodi knows he's home. We can't thank Larry and Karen and the boys enough
for seeing past Kodi's size to the sweet soul in those brown eyes. We'll always miss him (Raven misses
him
a lot), and wish him the best.
Kodi at the Geauga County Dog
Warden's kennel. He was curious and
friendly, and in need of a few big meals.
This was Raven's favorite photo of
Kodi, "helping" us rake leaves just
before he went to his forever home near
Cinci, OH.
Kodi curled up with his
best buddy, Charlie, in his
forever home.
Yes, there is a dog under there. Kodi
lives with two wonderful teenage boys.
The family told us that the boys could
do whatever they wanted to Kodi and
he'd happily join in...
and this photo is proof.
Oh sure, one bathroom for a
family of four, and the dog
takes it over!
Nelson
Kodi
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)




We pulled Khayman  - a 7 month old red and white Alaskan Husky - from the Cuyahoga County Dog
Kennel in September of 2007  and fostered him on behalf of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in IL. He was so
emaciated that you could see every bone in his body, even the contours of his skull and vertebrae. One of
his eyes was gravely injured and severely infected; our vet determined that he had suffered a traumatic
injury while living on the streets that had become infected. We knew the eye was blind because of this, and
it would have to be removed or it would continue to cause him pain. The shelter simply didn't have the
resources to treat him - even to give him pain medication - without his adoption fee to cover the necessary
veterinary costs. We gladly paid for the surgery and analgesics (and for his neutering) and looked forward
to being able to bring him home to heal.

His personality never let on that he was in such bad shape. Sweet, affectionate, caring, and
happy-go-lucky, Khayman seemed to enjoy taking care of us as much as we enjoyed caring for him. He
gained weight steadily and spent his days playing with the Husky Havoc Trio; Malkin, especially, became
his mentor (teaching him things we sorta wished he hadn't...like how best to dig up the garden, and how to
pounce frogs).  The eye was another matter though; the initial surgery didn't get all of the infected tissue
out and it kept leaking pus. He wound up needing a second surgery within a couple weeks of getting settled
into his forever home.

A wonderful young couple near Chicago fell in love with Khayman from a photo and his story alone. They
couldn't wait to bring him home.  They re-named him Nelson, after the great British military hero Horatio
Nelson, who lost an eye in battle. They adore him, and with their help, his eye was finally able to heal
completely. He may have a handicap, but don't tell him that. Nelson is still his happy-go-lucky playful self,
curious about everything and everyone, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe by now he's even
grown into those legs, but I doubt it. ;)

We offer a huge thank you to Leah and Jason for taking in a special-needs husky mix, even with the
antibiotics and the surprise second surgery he required when he arrived in their home. We need more
people like this in the world!  We'll always miss our boy, and wish him the best life he can have!
"Husky, Cage 50" @ the Cuyahoga
County Animal Shelter. Notice how
thin he is, and how morose. The eye
had been infected for too long to save it.
Ah, the blissful sleep of a contented
puppy. This is Khayman on transport
to his forever family in IL.
And this is Nelson at his home...we think he looks pretty darn happy,
but you be the judge. ;)
Kodi
Kodi - the Malberian Shepard (what we affectionately call the wolf-looking mix of Alaskan Malamute,
Siberian Husky, and German Shepard) - had a life that started off pretty good...he had a home, a yard,
2 other dogs to play with, a car to go on rides in, and some basic obedience training. We don't know
what went wrong, but when his original owners decided to pick up and move away, they just left all
three dogs in the backyard. They didn't even leave food or water or shelter for them. The neighbors
left food and water each night, thinking that the family
must be coming back for the dogs at some
point, but they soon realized that these 3 beautiful friendly dogs had been abandoned. They wrangled
the dogs and took them to the Geauga County Dog Warden's shelter (with food, water, blankies, and a
note). The other two dogs were rather quickly adopted. But Kodi's very wolf-like appearance and his
large size (he was 80 lbs when we pulled him, and he was skinny then too) acted both as a deterrent and
a false lure. Many people assumed he was a wolfdog, but there was nothing wolf like in his behavior. He
was a big, sweet, goofy, affectionate boy who had no concept of how big he is, and was in need of a
pilot's license for those giant ears. We got a call from the deputy dog warden asking us to take him; he'd
been at the kennel for 2 months and was in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding. We
immediately ran out to the shelter and pulled him.

Kodi had a rough time adjusting. He didn't ride well in the car (let's just say we learned not to feed him
before a car ride) and became so frantic when crated that he injured his own paws. We treated him for
his anxiety and worked with him in obedience training. Thanks to his GSD heritage, he was bright and
wanted to please, so learning was a quick process. He also acted as a great guard dog and became very
protective of Raven. He bonded well with the Husky Havoc Trio, and we think Malkin was just happy
to have another big friendly boy in the mix. Kodi was the best of both worlds - looks like a wolf, acts
like a dog; plays like a husky, protects like a Shepard. We adored him. So did a family in Cincinnati.
With two teenage boys, a few fenced in acres, a couple miniature horses, and a Golden Retriever, it was
a perfect match for our Gentle Giant. Kodi took to them immediately, especially to Larry the dad. Last
we heard, Kodi was happily romping through the pasture with Charlie the golden and the boys (who can
do whatever they like to him and he happily joins in the fun), and making himself comfortable
wherever he feels like.  Kodi knows he's home. We can't thank Larry and Karen and the boys enough
for seeing past Kodi's size to the sweet soul in those brown eyes. We'll always miss him (Raven misses
him
a lot), and wish him the best.
Kodi at the Geauga County Dog
Warden's kennel. He was curious and
friendly, and in need of a few big meals.
This was Raven's favorite photo of
Kodi, "helping" us rake leaves just
before he went to his forever home near
Cinci, OH.
Kodi curled up with his
best buddy, Charlie, in his
forever home.
Yes, there is a dog under there. Kodi
lives with two wonderful teenage boys.
The family told us that the boys could
do whatever they wanted to Kodi and
he'd happily join in...
and this photo is proof.
Oh sure, one bathroom for a
family of four, and the dog
takes it over!
Nelson
Kodi
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)




We pulled Khayman  - a 7 month old red and white Alaskan Husky - from the Cuyahoga County Dog
Kennel in September of 2007  and fostered him on behalf of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in IL. He was so
emaciated that you could see every bone in his body, even the contours of his skull and vertebrae. One of
his eyes was gravely injured and severely infected; our vet determined that he had suffered a traumatic
injury while living on the streets that had become infected. We knew the eye was blind because of this, and
it would have to be removed or it would continue to cause him pain. The shelter simply didn't have the
resources to treat him - even to give him pain medication - without his adoption fee to cover the necessary
veterinary costs. We gladly paid for the surgery and analgesics (and for his neutering) and looked forward
to being able to bring him home to heal.

His personality never let on that he was in such bad shape. Sweet, affectionate, caring, and
happy-go-lucky, Khayman seemed to enjoy taking care of us as much as we enjoyed caring for him. He
gained weight steadily and spent his days playing with the Husky Havoc Trio; Malkin, especially, became
his mentor (teaching him things we sorta wished he hadn't...like how best to dig up the garden, and how to
pounce frogs).  The eye was another matter though; the initial surgery didn't get all of the infected tissue
out and it kept leaking pus. He wound up needing a second surgery within a couple weeks of getting settled
into his forever home.

A wonderful young couple near Chicago fell in love with Khayman from a photo and his story alone. They
couldn't wait to bring him home.  They re-named him Nelson, after the great British military hero Horatio
Nelson, who lost an eye in battle. They adore him, and with their help, his eye was finally able to heal
completely. He may have a handicap, but don't tell him that. Nelson is still his happy-go-lucky playful self,
curious about everything and everyone, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe by now he's even
grown into those legs, but I doubt it. ;)

We offer a huge thank you to Leah and Jason for taking in a special-needs husky mix, even with the
antibiotics and the surprise second surgery he required when he arrived in their home. We need more
people like this in the world!  We'll always miss our boy, and wish him the best life he can have!
"Husky, Cage 50" @ the Cuyahoga
County Animal Shelter. Notice how
thin he is, and how morose. The eye
had been infected for too long to save it.
Ah, the blissful sleep of a contented
puppy. This is Khayman on transport
to his forever family in IL.
And this is Nelson at his home...we think he looks pretty darn happy,
but you be the judge. ;)
Kodi
Kodi - the Malberian Shepard (what we affectionately call the wolf-looking mix of Alaskan Malamute,
Siberian Husky, and German Shepard) - had a life that started off pretty good...he had a home, a yard,
2 other dogs to play with, a car to go on rides in, and some basic obedience training. We don't know
what went wrong, but when his original owners decided to pick up and move away, they just left all
three dogs in the backyard. They didn't even leave food or water or shelter for them. The neighbors
left food and water each night, thinking that the family
must be coming back for the dogs at some
point, but they soon realized that these 3 beautiful friendly dogs had been abandoned. They wrangled
the dogs and took them to the Geauga County Dog Warden's shelter (with food, water, blankies, and a
note). The other two dogs were rather quickly adopted. But Kodi's very wolf-like appearance and his
large size (he was 80 lbs when we pulled him, and he was skinny then too) acted both as a deterrent and
a false lure. Many people assumed he was a wolfdog, but there was nothing wolf like in his behavior. He
was a big, sweet, goofy, affectionate boy who had no concept of how big he is, and was in need of a
pilot's license for those giant ears. We got a call from the deputy dog warden asking us to take him; he'd
been at the kennel for 2 months and was in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding. We
immediately ran out to the shelter and pulled him.

Kodi had a rough time adjusting. He didn't ride well in the car (let's just say we learned not to feed him
before a car ride) and became so frantic when crated that he injured his own paws. We treated him for
his anxiety and worked with him in obedience training. Thanks to his GSD heritage, he was bright and
wanted to please, so learning was a quick process. He also acted as a great guard dog and became very
protective of Raven. He bonded well with the Husky Havoc Trio, and we think Malkin was just happy
to have another big friendly boy in the mix. Kodi was the best of both worlds - looks like a wolf, acts
like a dog; plays like a husky, protects like a Shepard. We adored him. So did a family in Cincinnati.
With two teenage boys, a few fenced in acres, a couple miniature horses, and a Golden Retriever, it was
a perfect match for our Gentle Giant. Kodi took to them immediately, especially to Larry the dad. Last
we heard, Kodi was happily romping through the pasture with Charlie the golden and the boys (who can
do whatever they like to him and he happily joins in the fun), and making himself comfortable
wherever he feels like.  Kodi knows he's home. We can't thank Larry and Karen and the boys enough
for seeing past Kodi's size to the sweet soul in those brown eyes. We'll always miss him (Raven misses
him
a lot), and wish him the best.
Kodi at the Geauga County Dog
Warden's kennel. He was curious and
friendly, and in need of a few big meals.
This was Raven's favorite photo of
Kodi, "helping" us rake leaves just
before he went to his forever home near
Cinci, OH.
Kodi curled up with his
best buddy, Charlie, in his
forever home.
Yes, there is a dog under there. Kodi
lives with two wonderful teenage boys.
The family told us that the boys could
do whatever they wanted to Kodi and
he'd happily join in...
and this photo is proof.
Oh sure, one bathroom for a
family of four, and the dog
takes it over!
Nelson
Kodi
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories
Khayman
(now known as Nelson)




We pulled Khayman  - a 7 month old red and white Alaskan Husky - from the Cuyahoga County Dog
Kennel in September of 2007  and fostered him on behalf of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue in IL. He was so
emaciated that you could see every bone in his body, even the contours of his skull and vertebrae. One of
his eyes was gravely injured and severely infected; our vet determined that he had suffered a traumatic
injury while living on the streets that had become infected. We knew the eye was blind because of this, and
it would have to be removed or it would continue to cause him pain. The shelter simply didn't have the
resources to treat him - even to give him pain medication - without his adoption fee to cover the necessary
veterinary costs. We gladly paid for the surgery and analgesics (and for his neutering) and looked forward
to being able to bring him home to heal.

His personality never let on that he was in such bad shape. Sweet, affectionate, caring, and
happy-go-lucky, Khayman seemed to enjoy taking care of us as much as we enjoyed caring for him. He
gained weight steadily and spent his days playing with the Husky Havoc Trio; Malkin, especially, became
his mentor (teaching him things we sorta wished he hadn't...like how best to dig up the garden, and how to
pounce frogs).  The eye was another matter though; the initial surgery didn't get all of the infected tissue
out and it kept leaking pus. He wound up needing a second surgery within a couple weeks of getting settled
into his forever home.

A wonderful young couple near Chicago fell in love with Khayman from a photo and his story alone. They
couldn't wait to bring him home.  They re-named him Nelson, after the great British military hero Horatio
Nelson, who lost an eye in battle. They adore him, and with their help, his eye was finally able to heal
completely. He may have a handicap, but don't tell him that. Nelson is still his happy-go-lucky playful self,
curious about everything and everyone, and is growing by leaps and bounds. Maybe by now he's even
grown into those legs, but I doubt it. ;)

We offer a huge thank you to Leah and Jason for taking in a special-needs husky mix, even with the
antibiotics and the surprise second surgery he required when he arrived in their home. We need more
people like this in the world!  We'll always miss our boy, and wish him the best life he can have!
"Husky, Cage 50" @ the Cuyahoga
County Animal Shelter. Notice how
thin he is, and how morose. The eye
had been infected for too long to save it.
Ah, the blissful sleep of a contented
puppy. This is Khayman on transport
to his forever family in IL.
And this is Nelson at his home...we think he looks pretty darn happy,
but you be the judge. ;)
Kodi
Kodi - the Malberian Shepard (what we affectionately call the wolf-looking mix of Alaskan Malamute,
Siberian Husky, and German Shepard) - had a life that started off pretty good...he had a home, a yard,
2 other dogs to play with, a car to go on rides in, and some basic obedience training. We don't know
what went wrong, but when his original owners decided to pick up and move away, they just left all
three dogs in the backyard. They didn't even leave food or water or shelter for them. The neighbors
left food and water each night, thinking that the family
must be coming back for the dogs at some
point, but they soon realized that these 3 beautiful friendly dogs had been abandoned. They wrangled
the dogs and took them to the Geauga County Dog Warden's shelter (with food, water, blankies, and a
note). The other two dogs were rather quickly adopted. But Kodi's very wolf-like appearance and his
large size (he was 80 lbs when we pulled him, and he was skinny then too) acted both as a deterrent and
a false lure. Many people assumed he was a wolfdog, but there was nothing wolf like in his behavior. He
was a big, sweet, goofy, affectionate boy who had no concept of how big he is, and was in need of a
pilot's license for those giant ears. We got a call from the deputy dog warden asking us to take him; he'd
been at the kennel for 2 months and was in danger of being euthanized due to overcrowding. We
immediately ran out to the shelter and pulled him.

Kodi had a rough time adjusting. He didn't ride well in the car (let's just say we learned not to feed him
before a car ride) and became so frantic when crated that he injured his own paws. We treated him for
his anxiety and worked with him in obedience training. Thanks to his GSD heritage, he was bright and
wanted to please, so learning was a quick process. He also acted as a great guard dog and became very
protective of Raven. He bonded well with the Husky Havoc Trio, and we think Malkin was just happy
to have another big friendly boy in the mix. Kodi was the best of both worlds - looks like a wolf, acts
like a dog; plays like a husky, protects like a Shepard. We adored him. So did a family in Cincinnati.
With two teenage boys, a few fenced in acres, a couple miniature horses, and a Golden Retriever, it was
a perfect match for our Gentle Giant. Kodi took to them immediately, especially to Larry the dad. Last
we heard, Kodi was happily romping through the pasture with Charlie the golden and the boys (who can
do whatever they like to him and he happily joins in the fun), and making himself comfortable
wherever he feels like.  Kodi knows he's home. We can't thank Larry and Karen and the boys enough
for seeing past Kodi's size to the sweet soul in those brown eyes. We'll always miss him (Raven misses
him
a lot), and wish him the best.
Kodi at the Geauga County Dog
Warden's kennel. He was curious and
friendly, and in need of a few big meals.
This was Raven's favorite photo of
Kodi, "helping" us rake leaves just
before he went to his forever home near
Cinci, OH.
Kodi curled up with his
best buddy, Charlie, in his
forever home.
Yes, there is a dog under there. Kodi
lives with two wonderful teenage boys.
The family told us that the boys could
do whatever they wanted to Kodi and
he'd happily join in...
and this photo is proof.
Oh sure, one bathroom for a
family of four, and the dog
takes it over!
Nelson
Kodi
Husky Havoc RRT
Happy Tails in New Homes:
Husky Havoc Success Stories

Click on the photos to read their stories
page updated: 02-22-10
Khayman
(now known as Nelson):
Alaskan Husky, male.
Rescued: September 2007
Adopted: September 2007
Kodi:

Alaskan Malamute / Siberian
Husky/ GSD mix, male
Rescued: October 2007
Adopted: November 2007
Lily:

Siberian Husky, female
Rescued: November 2007
Adopted: April 2008
In Loving Memory of Nara
2005 -- 2008
India
Siberian Husky, female
Rescued: September 2008
Adopted: December 2008
Vyla:

Siberian Husky, F
Rescued: November 2009
Adopted: December 2009
Finnegan:

Siberian Husky-Chinook,M
Rescued: September 2008
Adopted: November 2009