GANDER, NL — They go as quickly as they arrive.
A litter of nine husky mix pups arrived at the Gander SPCA from Happy Valley-Goose Bay Monday, Nov. 13.
Word of their arrival got around fast.
Two days later, only four remained – three females and one male. But two are already spoken for and a stack of adoption papers awaits SPCA manager Bonnie Harris to decide on a home for the remaining two.
They are known as Goose Bay puppies, according to Mandy Green, and “they are really good dogs, with very good temperament.
“We like to call them ‘Labramushkadoodles,’ because they are guaranteed husky, (but there) could be anything else in them. They are mainly strays, and if lucky, we might know the mum.”
The pups have been vaccinated, de-wormed and lice treated. Owners must ensure the dogs are spayed or neutered when they are six months of age, as part of their contract with the SPCA, according to Harris, who said the SPCA regularly takes dogs from Labrador.
"There is good chance that when this litter is gone, another one will come down.”
According to Green, husky mixes are medium-sized dogs weighing from 50 pounds and up. They are known to be high-energy dogs and they need plenty of space to explore the world. They are known to be stubborn, but they are good family dogs, she said.