Age: 10 years, 1 month (at time of photo), male
Weight: 26 kg
Breed/Mix: husky x
Sled dog name: Dandelion
Age at adoption: 7.5 years old
Adopted from: Victoria SPCA, December 2014
Coat - single/double: partial double
Likes: head scratches, car rides
Dislikes: almost everything new, loud noises
Sleeping locations: inside and outside
Off-leash time: yes
Escaped or lost?: yes, twice for 1/2 hour each time
Siblings: don’t know
Medical conditions: bad teeth
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: yes
Known history: came from Whistler
Anything else you'd like to share: Lion is very smart and has taught himself how to be off leash
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed August 5, 2017
Session notes: I first met Lion in Sept 2013 when I visited the kennels in Whistler. He was known as Dandelion back then and we called him Dandy. I saw him again in November of that year when my friend who was volunteering at the Victoria SPCA brought him home for an overnighter to see how he did in a home - of course I photographed it all - Sledder Day Out. (this was back when we called sleddies, sledders)
Lion is a super cool guy and surprised both his human and I during the session when he took treats from me...not only inside, but inside an unfamiliar place... and from a stranger. One cannot underestimate these sleddies.
Lion currently lives with his 'brother' Nordique - coming up next.
Lion is a survivor of the Whistler cull in 2010.