~13 weeks old | Husky X | MALE
(DOGS – OK | CATS – OK | KIDS – over 13 years of age

*****Medical Alert – Congenital MegaEsophagus

Hello! It’s me NANUK! If you haven’t heard about me yet, then you better take a moment to refresh yourself on our social media pages! I’m a special boy that joined the rescue pack with fractured toes. I have spent 4 weeks in a splint and just got some new pictures of them and they look great and have healed well. I have to wear a bandage for one more week then I’m a free man!

A special thing about me is I was born with a funny esophagus! It’s too big – called Megaesophagus. When I eat and drink, the food and water sometimes comes back up. My Dr. and Foster Mama have worked hard to get me to a point where I can eat almost normally with the help of my meds and sitting like a Good Boy after eating and drinking. I might grow out of this but I may never, and my furever family as to accept this and understand the commitment, financially to my meds, special food and most importantly time. I require at least one furever parent to work from home/take me to work/or only leave the house for a few hours at a time as water cannot be left on the ground for me to drink. I also require prepared meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner and need to sit for a bit afterwards. Because I require a greater time commitment, it would be best that my family have more independent younger humans (if any), as I need to be the baby of the family.

With all this, I am a true a puppy! I am smart, loving and adventurous! I love going for walks, and am building my endurance on this and can’t wait until one day to go for nice long hikes! The snow right now is especially fun to play in! I walk pretty well on my leash, but sometimes get too excited and need to be properly lead.

I have slept through the night in my crate since I was 8 weeks old! Not one accident! I know when it’s bedtime for my pack and go into my crate right away. I have quiet time in it throughout the day when foster mama has to do some work.

I love my foster pack!!! I live with 3 dogs and have met many more! I absolutely love to play and feel I would do really well with another dog in the home (but understanding my financial commitment with two dogs). My older foster pack dogs have taught me lots when it comes to proper socializing and being respectful.

Well I know that my special furever family is out there, that understands who I am and what I need in life! Can’t wait to hear from you!

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Dear Valued Adopters, Supporters & Donors,

As of July 1, 2023 – Paws of the North Rescue is closing our doors. The past 3.5 years have been so rewarding, challenging and emotional; I wouldn’t change a thing.

I started my rescue involvement 11 years ago, as an Executive Director to a dog rescue in British Columbia. Upon moving back to Ontario, I continued my passion to assist “Northern Dogs” and First Nation Communities – creating Paws of the North.

The amount of support we have received in such a short amount of time has been overwhelmingly wonderful. Our team, Trevor and I could not be more grateful to each and every one of you.

The time has come for us to choose to prioritize our needs and family. We are grateful to be starting this new journey.

Our charitable account is now closed and monies remaining have been issued to Precious Paws Rescue in Barrie – chariatable registration number: 812897668RR0001. Precious Paws Rescue supported us consistently during our community spay/neuter clinics and rehoming program. We appreciate them wanting to continue supporting the north.

Please also consider supporting Project Paws Dog Rescue, who also will continue to support the James Bay coastal communities.

I personally want to thank Halley & Adam Clover and Erin Stewart for their time and dedication as board members. And Meagan Williamson for all her public relations, social media & marketing support. My family for being number one fans.

And my husband Trevor and pack Harper, Jay & Fate – I know there were many difficult days and time lost, I have appreciated every single moment you rode this journey with me. Forever grateful for the support.

Thank you again to this beautiful community we created. I will be forever grateful for your love and support for these beautiful dogs.

Holly Marko
Founder/Executive Director