Kiara is a
tiny elkhound (maybe mix since she is sooo
tiny) who is being fostered near Kansas
City. She is the small girl in
the photo. The other dog is a normal
sized elkhound. Kiara was
surrendered by her owner who said her date
of birth is 11/20/2010. She is
spayed and up to date on her shots, weighs
about 35 lb, is heartworm negative and on
preventative. Kiara is timid
when first met but eventually comes out of
her shell and will turn into a zoomer!
She lives with several regular sized
elkhounds and has learned who is boss.
She has learned to "kennel up" (go into her
crate for dinner/bedtime), how to go in and
out a dog door, how to get a treat out of a
treat bone. She rides in the car
well either in a crate or out.
Kiara is a counter-surfer and not to be
trusted in the house without supervision.
Her hunting instinct is high but she has
learned to not bark at the resident cat when
she sees it. Her first instinct
is to chase something and will run up and
down, zooms with other dogs and generally
exhaust herself. She loves being
outdoors and will bark if something gets her
attention - no matter what time of day or
night!Kiara needs a fenced yard and someone
with time to share with her and patience to
train her. She will make a
wonderful companion for someone with or
without another dog. She just
wants to please! If you have a
securely fenced yard for this home loving
click here to fill out
the adoption application.
COURTESY POST for
Circle of Friends Humane Society, ND:
Banjo is a 6
year old spayed female Norwegian Elkhound
cross. She was brought in as an owner
surrender. She is a very sweet dog and
listens well when there are no distractions.
She needs to get out of the shelter
environment because she doesn’t seem to like
other dogs. At first she was getting
nippy because she was completely over
stimulated, but she has been at the shelter
for months now and has gotten over that.
She lets me pull on her tail, ears, legs.
She is a very happy girl, she just needs to
get away from other dogs. She
also does not like cats. Banjo
is in Grand Forks, ND, at the Circle of
Friends Humane Society. If you
can give Banjo a loving home where she is
your only pet, please contact Leslie, Rescue
Coordinator, 218-791-2689 or
COURTESY POST for
Keno is a 7 year old, spayed female
Norwegian Elkhound in need of a good home
with no other dogs. She has been with
her owner since she was 8 weeks old.
She loves people but has not done well with
a second dog in the house. She had
gotten into a few fights with the other dog
and these fights have escalated over the
past year. The owner has a 2 ½ year
old child who they don’t want exposed to
this situation or get in the middle of it.
Keno has never drawn blood on the other dog
and the fights happen when the dogs are
anxious or excited, such as going through an
entrance or barking at people walking
outside, etc. She’s good around the
toddler, but the owner feels she would be
better off with older children or an adult
home. Keno doesn’t like loud noises,
rain, wind, thunderstorms, etc. She
has some anxiety in the car. Keno
loves people and gets very excited when
guests come and can exhibit submissive
urination when greeted enthusiastically.
When guests ignore her for the first 5
minutes, she calms down and is able to
control herself. She is very smart and
trainable. She knows her basic
commands and is fully house broken.
She has NOT met cats. She has also had
an occasional seizure, which goes away in
about 5 minutes and are not life threatening
according to the vet. She lays down,
pants and drools and then it’s over. The
owner has consulted the vet about them and
she is not on any medication for them.
Keno needs a calm home with no other pets
where she can get the attention she craves.
If you think you can provide that for her,
please contact Amy at
for more information. Keno is in Waukesha,