Age: approx. 3 years, female
Weight: 19 kg (41 lb), slightly underweight
Sled dog name: unknown
Age at adoption: n/a - I’m fostering her
Adopted from: n/a - I’ve been fostering her only a couple of weeks - since June 7, 2017
Coat - single/double: single
Likes: playing with balls, kongs
Dislikes: new people make her nervous, loud noises
Sleeping locations: during the day, on the sofa or a dog bed; at night, on my bed
Off-leash time: no
Escaped or lost?: no - don't jinx me!
Medical conditions: no
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: she was spayed after coming into care of Victoria Humane Society
Known history: she came from Thunder Bay Humane Society after being rescued from trapper's cabin in Long Lac Greenstone, Ontario.
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed June 19, 2017
SESSION NOTE ~ Ashley was one of a group of sled dogs found abandoned, attached to 1" tethers and left for dead just outside of Thunder Bay, ON (#thunderbay12). When they were rescued, three of the 15 dogs had died. Through the amazing network of connections, some of the dogs were brought out to BC where they had a chance at finding an adoptive home. I was there when Ashley and Mary Kate arrived at the airport in Victoria - they were greeted when signs and smiles.
Ashley seemed pretty weirded out by being at my studio, but she did really well - partly because she had three sleddie buddies with her that day!
Ashley has since been adopted and is living a pretty sweet life.