Pet Of The Week – Tundra
Courtesy of Green Hills Animal Shelter

Huskies were bred to pull lighter loads over long distances, whereas Malamutes are built to pull heavy loads over shorter distances. So if they were humans the Husky would be a marathon runner while the Malamute would be a weightlifter. LOL

Huskies and Malamutes are both thought of as Arctic working dogs, but while  Huskies’ origins go back to Northern Asia, Alaskan Malamutes are believed to be descended from the original wolf dogs who accompanied the first travelers over the Bering Strait to North America.

When we think of Alaskan Malamutes we picture the perfect combination of affection, loyalty, playfulness, and dignity … and Tundra fits that description perfectly! We don’t know much about Tundra’s past as he was brought to Green Hills Animal Shelter as a stray, but we do know this: Tundra is amazing!

Tundra, whom we believe to be about 5 years old, is a gentle giant. He is a gorgeous boy who is friendly, affectionate, and loves everyone he meets. He is super sweet and calm and his gentle nature will make him a great fit for any family! Tundra has wonderful manners; he doesn’t jump up when greeting, he walks well on a leash, and this smart boy is already potty-trained. Tundra gets along well with other dogs and doesn’t seem to mind the shelter kitties one little bit, choosing to ignore them respectfully.

If Tundra could describe his perfect Forever Home he would ask for a home where he could be an indoor dog (remember, he is already potty-trained!) and spend lots of time with his family. He would very much like to be part of an active family and to have a securely fenced yard where he could run and play and perhaps even have a doggy pool of his own to splash in during the summer months. Tundra would very much enjoy being part of a family with gentle children, but he would be equally happy to be an adult’s special companion. He would be quite content to have a canine companion in his new home, and he would also be amenable to sharing his home with a dog-friendly kitty.

Tundra will go to his Forever Home neutered, dewormed, heartworm tested, and up to date on all vaccinations including rabies. He is a very special boy who deserves a very special home; could that home be yours?

For more information on Tundra, or any of the pets waiting for their Forever Homes at Green Hills Animal Shelter, please phone the shelter at 660-359-2700 or stop by during open business hours. Tundra and his fur friends will be waiting to fill your life with unconditional love.