PROFILE OF ANIMAL:
Name: Whispering Quill
Call Name: Quill
Age: 11 months
Sex : Female
Why is this animal being given up?
Her breeder was a dirt bag. She's a
Wolf content and percentage?
Unverified Mid content. Breeder claimed 75%. More realistic 35-60%
Dog breeds in mix? Malamute/Husky
Distinguishing colors and features :
Quill has goldish eyes with green in them. Grey/Black coat with
Cream/Tan under. Medium length with soft undercoat. Quill has a
gray & black chevron mark on the underside of her chin.
F#? We have no idea. I believe there
is no recent wolf in Quill. F3-4 or higher
Inside or outside animal?
How old was the animal when you got her?
How many homes has the animal had--not
including breeder? Although passed
around for her first week of rescue, Quill has only lived here
since she was
taken from the breeder.
Aggressive or friendly to other dogs?
Quill has been exposed to many dogs. She gets on well with all she
has met. She is young and does test the boundaries to see how soon
move up in rank.
Aggressive to or accepting of cats?
She chases cats. She can be controlled when indoors or on a leash.
She is still between the stages of "play" or "prey". Best to
assume she would not be good with strange cats.
Is the animal food aggressive? NO.
But she is excitable about treats, anything
that isn't dog food. Will steal people food if she can, especially
Is the animal accustomed to riding in a
Does the animal get carsick? YES. We
are working on it. She can about 5
miles now. Does best if there is a good riding k9 with her.
Has the animal been exposed to children?
YES. She is worried of kids. She backs up & talks. She will
explore the kid if the kid is respectful & calm. When cornered she
has NEVER offered to bite.
Is the animal socialized to strangers?
the animal react to strangers? Shy greetings. Doesn't
like covered faces (sun glasses & hats). Curious & inquisitive.
Not quick to allow touching. Warms up quickly if allowed to on own
What kind of containment is the animal
accustomed to? At present Quill is in a
5'5" post & rail with welded wire enclosure. She has also been in
15'x15' 6' enclosure. Has been introduced & respects electric
Does the animal dig? Sometimes. Has
been getting lessons from the resident
If yes, what is she digging out of?
The main yard. Knows how to move barriers
away from bottom of fence The small kennel when alone. Sometimes
dig IN when one of the other dogs is contained in small kennel.
Does the animal jump fences? Not so
far. Quill has not discovered her
Does the animal climb fences? Not so
Is the animal current on all vaccinations,
including rabies? YES
On heartworm preventative medication?
Last visit to the vet? May, 2003
Will you provide vet/medical paperwork on
the animal? YES
Who is the breeder? Someone in Price,
Breeder's Address and Phone Number:
Breeder's Email address: Unknown
Was the animal bottle-fed? Doubtful
Have you contacted the breeder to ask if
he/she will take the animal back?
NO. Quill was rescued from the breeder.
(In the event an owner can no longer keep a
wolf-dog hybrid, it is the breeder's
responsibility to take the animal back and/or assist in finding
the animal another home.)
Is the animal registered? NO
Do you have a time limit? Not
If yes, why and what is the time frame?
The sooner the better for her sake.
I think she will be able to re-bond while she is still young.
animal stay there until a home is found? Quill can stay
here as long
as she is compatible with our lifestyle.
How much are you able to contribute toward
the cost of foster care and/or
transportation to a new home? Depends on the circumstances.
We believe that
her foster care is our responsibility, and has been taken care of.
However, her transport should fall largely on the adopters.
Additional info: Quill has a lovely
essence. She is in my opinion the
perfect balance of what these animals should be. She is shy yet
is submissive yet bossy. She is a delightful pup! Her antics are
amusing. She is not destructive in the house if watched. She will
of boredom or tantrums. She knows how to size things up & will try
away with anything if allowed. She wants to know what is hers &
what is not.
If she is not told, then EVERYTHING is hers.
Quill knows & understands the
following commands. However, she will test them regularly & is
more willing indoors or on a leash. Come,
Sit, Mine, Leave it, Drop it, Get out of the kitchen, Get out of
the garbage, Load up. She is working on:
Down, off, move, shush now. Outdoors
is HER territory & her cooperation is far less. If she is "loose"
(out of containment) her recall is awful. Best suggestion GOOD
bait i.e. people food or something dead.