Adopting or Purchasing a White Husky
Our huskies are a rare white breed that originated from cross-breeding Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies in a little village here in the Western Arctic. Over the years we have also purchased several pure-bred Siberians from other places to diversify our gene pool for breeding purposes. As a result many of our dogs now have a strong Siberian influence and are truly amazing sled dogs with wonderful characters. At the end of every season we have some dogs that are available for adoption.
If you would like to adopt or buy a dog please let us know and we will have a meeting with you to decide if you can provide the right kind of home for a husky. Then you will have to either come and get the dog or pay shipping costs to fly the dog south.
You must also agree to have the dog fixed (spayed or neutered). And we will want you to keep in touch with us and let us know how things are working out for you and the dog. We will be happy to provide advice on training and caregiving. It’s always great to get an email with a photo or two of one of our dogs that has left us. We love and miss every dog that is sold or adopted out!
If you would like to own one of our beautiful seasoned and retired sled dogs please let us know. There is no charge for adopting an older dog. These dogs are so easy to live with compared to younger dogs. They are mature and much more calm.
If you are thinking about getting a younger dog, we sometimes have young adults for sale too. These are dogs that are flunking “Dog Sledding 101” and want to quit their job! We do not want to force our dogs to pull. Either they love pulling or they don’t. Once we decide that they really don’t like their job, we start looking for good homes for them - homes where they will be loved and accepted for who they are. Usually these dogs sell for about $200.
Occasionally we also may have puppies for sale. Almost every year we breed a litter of puppies for our own use. These pups are carefully trained to be good, happy sled dogs. But if we have more pups than we can manage, we do sell some of them. The price range for a puppy is $800-$1000.
Some people ask us if our dogs can go south and be comfortable in a warmer climate. Customers have taken our huskies to many places in the United States, Europe and South Africa and these dogs have all acclimatized well. Huskies shed their heavy undercoat in the summer and grow it back in the winter if nature tells them to do it, and if not, then they simply do not grow the winter coat again. So yes, they will adjust to the climate where they live.
Three females, Blue, Chinook and Yuki will be retiring this April 2019. More details will follow.
Dog Boarding Services
$25 a day for outdoor dog
$35 a day for indoor dog
We would be happy to board your dog anytime you wish for as long as you wish at our indoor/outdoor kennels where our White huskies live here at the Arctic Chalet. We now have brand new kennels that are very efficient and comfortable for our dogs to live in. The dogs are housed in chain link pens on a raised wooden floor. Outdoor kennels have a dog box with straw. The indoor dogs have access to our heated barn and can sleep inside at night and go in and out as they wish during the day. We will walk your dog(s) twice a day during their stay and feed them their own dog food once or twice a day. You will need to bring your dog food which should ideally be in a container with a lid rather than in a bag. There is a contract that you must read and sign and your dog must be healthy and friendly enough to handle. We will also need vaccination certificates that include updated copies of Rabies and Bordetella (kennel cough). Puppies must have their puppy shots and also be up to date. Pups are required to be vaccinated 3 times for Canine Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza-Parvovirus starting at the age of 6 weeks and every 2 weeks thereafter.
Arctic Chalet Ltd.
(867) 777 3535
Dog Boarding Contract between Arctic Chalet Ltd.
and the Owner Client named here: ________________________________
The Arctic Chalet Ltd. agrees to exercise due and reasonable care to keep the premises clean. The dog(s) is to be fed as per instructions on this form, and to be housed in clean quarters. The dog(s) will be walked daily, or as often as possible.
Incoming dog(s) is to have current Town of Inuvik dog tags if the owner resides in Inuvik.
All dogs are boarded and cared for without liability on the part of Arctic Chalet Ltd. for loss or damage from disease, death, running away, theft, fire, injury to persons, other dogs or property by said dogs or other unavoidable causes.
If the dog(s) becomes seriously ill, the owner will be notified in case no particular veterinarian has been designated. If the owner does not inform regarding measures to be taken, or if the state of the dog(s) health reasonably demands urgent attention, the kennel will have the right to call the vet or administer medication or give other advisable attention, within discretion and judgment of Arctic Chalet Ltd.. Such expenses will be paid by the owner upon receipt of the said dog(s).
If Arctic Chalet Ltd. is not contacted within two weeks of expected date due back, the dog(s) is considered abandoned and Arctic Chalet Ltd. has the right to put the dog up for adoption or sale or humanely dispose of said dog(s) and to apply receipts from sale against outstanding boarding bills.
The owner is required to supply food in a suitable container to keep their dog(s) on its accustomed diet. If the dog(s) runs out of food, Arctic Chalet Ltd. will provide food from its own stock at the rate of $5 per day or charge the owner for 1 bag of dog food, the remainder of which belongs to the owner when the owner returns to pick up the dog.
The owner is required to supply an up-to-date vaccination certificate, which includes DA2P&PV, Rabies and the Bordetella Vaccine.
I agree to the above conditions.
Name of Owner or Authorized agent (PRINT): ______________________
Arctic Chalet Ltd. Representative: ___________________________________
Name of Owner: _______________________________________________
Home Phone: _____________________________
Mailing Address: _________________________________________________
Holiday Destination: ________________________________
Emergency Contact Name: ________________________________
Emergency Telephone Numbers: ________________________________
Name of Dog(s): ___________________________________________________
Neutered/Spayed/In Heat: _____________
Allergies or Medical Concerns:
Date of Vaccinations: ______________________________________________
List of Articles and Food with Dog(s): ________________________________
Feeding Schedule and Instructions: __________________________________
Amount of Food per Feeding in Cups: ___________
Date in: __________________ Date Out: ________________
Total days Boarded ________X Rate per day $___________= $_______________________
Dog Food Expense:$_______________ Other Expenses:$ ________ Sub Total $__________________
Total = $__________________ Less Deposit Paid: $_____________________
Balance due: $_______________
Dog received back in good order: YES NO
Signature of Owner or Rep: _________________________________________