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Adopt a dog from
Husky Rescue Ireland

We are delighted you are considering adopting a dog from Husky Rescue Ireland.  Before completing the form below please read the following steps and then the requirements you need to be aware of when adopting a dog of the husky or akita breed:

Step 1: Research the breed fully. We can provide you with information or have a chat if needed.

Step 2: Speak with the other family members living in your home or landlord if renting.

Step 3: Contact us to discuss the dogs under our care to find the right match.

Step 4: We conduct a home check to assess the suitability of your home for a dog.

Step 5: Meet and greet with your potential new pet and pre-adoption talk.

Step 6: Bring your new dog home.

Step 7: Finalise adoption and pay adoption fee as follows:

  • Republic of Ireland: €200.00

  • Northern Ireland: £180.00


Adoption fee covers:

  • Full vet check

  • Vaccinations

  • Microchip

  • Neuter / Spay

  • Rescue back up for the remainder of your dog’s life.

  • Support and advice.

Requirements for adopting a husky or akita

Below you with find our adoption process and our basic requirements.


  1. You must be 18 or over to apply for adoption.  

  2. If we are happy with the application, we will organise a homecheck.

  3. You need to have a secure garden, that being a fully fenced garden with a minimum of 6ft fence/wall all around (5ft for an Akita), with nothing around the perimeter that the dogs can catapult off as they are escape artists and jumpers. If you don't have a secure garden, a purpose built dog pen of good size, attached to your house, is an alternate solution.

  4. If you have any other pets, it is imperative that they are neutered (unless age or health are preventing that).

  5. Sleeping quarters - Huskies and Akitas require an indoor sleeping area and it is a requirement that they are kept indoors at night.

  6. Exercise - they require at least 1-2 hours a day. We strongly advise against letting your Husky off the lead unless in a secure dog park. They have a strong prey drive and will run forever given the chance. Don’t be fooled, it’s not worth the risk.

  7. They need mental stimulation. An amused husky will cause little to no destruction.

  8. Love & attention - all they want is to be your best friend.

  9. They do not like being left alone - they are by nature a pack animal & will see you as their pack leader. If you work long hours, you will either need someone to look in on your husky or think about a dog minder or daycare. They can become destructive if left alone for long periods of time. Do not use any form of electric collars, choke collar, have them tied up with any wire lead or long leads and no electric fencing!

  10. Feeding - some huskies have intolerance to grain (not all) so be prepared for the possibility of having to source grain free food.

  11. If you've taken all of the above on board, are fully committed and you've passed your homecheck, you are then ready to visit the centre to meet the dogs and pick the one right for you. If applying for a particular dog, you will still need to visit the centre for a meet and greet before going ahead with adoption. Thanks HRI Team

Huskies and Akitas ready for adoption


Visit our Facebook Page Album to find out more about dogs ready for adoption.

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