Adoption - If you're thinking of adopting a stranded Siberian Husky

Firstly, we cannot stress enough for prospective adoptees and/or potential new owners to research the breed in depth prior to making a decision to take on a dog such as the Siberian Husky, who is not just physically attractive but is also a lot of hard work. By doing this we will hopefully reduce the number of unwanted dogs coming back through services such as this. So please 'think ahead' - taking on a Siberian Husky is a long-term commitment! Don't make hasty decisions about the pretty mischievous faces before you.

If you are interested in adopting a dog from our service, then we need to collect some information from you so that we can match your environment and requirements with those of available rescue dogs.

You may have a particular dog in mind already - from the list of those available on our web site. Your preference will be considered; however we will not re-home a dog unless we are reasonably confident in a successful outcome, so it is necessary for us to profile both the dog and potential home to check their compatibility. If there is no suitable dog immediately available, we can hold your details on file and contact you when a new rescue is received which matches your situation.

The Club is a non-profit organisation, however a standard fee of $290-00 is payable for an adoptive dog (For puppies under nine months old contact us). This supports our service by helping to cover our operating costs (food, foster and veterinary care, transportation etc.) and allows us to keep the service alive.

Note that all rescues are vaccinated, de-sexed and wormed before leaving for their new home. Puppies too young to be de-sexed will be fostered (potentially by a future adoptive home) until such time as they can be de-sexed prior to adoption.

Note that we are only able to assist with rehoming dogs currently resident in the State of Victoria, Australia. If you are resident elsewhere in Australia, you are welcome to use this service, however you may have to provide for transportation of the dog from Melbourne. If you reside overseas, there are many other organisations providing a rescue service for Siberian Huskies ... see the further information section for a start.

Non-members adopting a Siberian Husky through the Club’s Rescue & Rehoming program will receive a complimentary new membership to the Club for the current year (or, from 1st October, for the next year also as per the Club’s standard practice for new membership approvals). This complimentary membership may be any of a Single, Dual or Family membership, as best suits the adopting household. The purpose of this membership is to provide Club support to people adopting a Siberian Husky. Provision of complimentary membership does not apply where the adopting person(s) is/are already a member of the Club.

Adoption may include a two-week settling "trial period" during which, if the placement does not prove suitable, the dog may be returned to the Club. The adopting person(s) must pay all adoption fees & charges at the commencement of such period. If the trial is unsuccessful then the full monies for adoption fees will be refunded by the Club.

Please start by filling in the adoption request form and let us know what sort of dog you are looking for and what environment you are able to provide.

The program is run and administered by Club members solely on a volunteer (ie 'no pay') basis. So please be patient as it may be some time before you receive a response to your submission.

Currently waiting for new home

Foster Carers Needed January 2017 Male   Age:
Photo of Rescue Dog FOSTER CARERS are ALWAYS NEEDED (2020 Update)

NOTE: Kirra in the photo adjacent WAS one of our rescue dogs in 2018 and HAS been adopted the same year. Please see available dogs below (if any).

Our Rescue and Re-homing Program is made up of volunteers that go out of their way to find new, suitable, loving, fur-ever home(s) for unwanted Siberian Huskies. Our Program provides a non-profit rescue and re-homing (adoption) service for stranded, abandoned and/or surrendered Siberian Huskies operating in Victoria Australia, under the banner of the Siberian Husky Club of Victoria Inc. (SHCV).

We always need Foster Carers. All foster carers have first opportunity to adopt their foster husky(s). Most of us in rescue are foster failures, we adopted our foster dog. The number of dogs we can bring into rescue depends on the amount of Foster Care space we have available. For some dogs, we are their only chance at a second chance. Foster homes are our greatest asset and the resource that we need the most. SHCV provides you with what you may need to house and care for your foster dog, this may include items such as crate(s), bedding, food and medical care etc. You provide the love, care and a safe home until their furever home is found.

If you are interested in becoming a foster carer, please contact us:
* through this website,
* our Facebook page (,
* email to, or
* contact the Rescue Coordinator Jocelyn (Jos) directly on 0401 323 104 (business hours only, 7 days a week).

If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, please start by filling in the adoption request form.

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