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Take Me Home Tonight: Adoptable Pets from Alaska Shelters


This is the first post in a new series called Take Me Home Tonight: Adoptable Pets from Alaska Shelters. Every week, I’m going to feature adoptable pets and events surrounding pet adoption from across Alaska. To the best of my knowledge, each of these pets are still available, and I encourage you to follow the links to find out more about these animals and the shelters that are caring for them.
Do you know of an animal shelter that should be featured here? Do you work at a shelter and want to get the word out about an adoptable pet or adoption clinic? Send an email to info (at) alaskacommons (dot) com. I’ll read it, I promise.
Anchorage Animal Care & Control

AACCC Princess Husky Mix

“Here is Princess, a 6 year old, spayed female, husky mix. Friendly, affectionate and playful, Princess is shy at first meeting, but warms up fast with quiet, gentle handling. She’s attentive and responsive, walks politely on her leash, and enjoys sitting at your side for petting and attention. Has lived with kids 4 to 11, and with a cat, and did great with all. She’s been to obedience classes, knows commands, and wants to please. Beautiful girl with soft, fluffy fur and a happy smile! Great family pooch! Princess can be adopted for $72, as she is already spayed, which includes her MOA dog license, vaccinations, and microchip.” Click HERE to go directly to this pet’s Petfinder page.
Houston Animal Shelter
Houston Bentley Buddy Onyx Mickey
These four pups are looking for homes. Please call the Houston Animal Shelter directly at (907) 355-8794 for more information.
Second Chance League Sled Dog Rescue (Fairbanks)

Second Chance League Jax

“Jax is aging well. He is a sweet boy that could go to a pet home now. He likes to run but would love to curl up and be warm. He is a furry guy that will bolt his winter coat this spring.” Click HERE to go directly to this pet’s Petfinder page.
Gastineau Humane Society (Juneau)

Gastineau Bella

Her name is Bella. “This gorgeous kitty is so nurturing and loving. She enjoys attention and laying on a warm, safe lap.” Click HERE to go directly to this pet’s Petfinder page.
Seward Animal Shelter

Seward Meatball

“Meatball is the shelter manager, but would love a home of her own like her many furry friends. She needs to lose some weight. Can you find room in your heart for Meatball?” Click HERE to go directly to this pet’s Petfinder page.
Author’s Note:
Sometimes these shelters don’t have a particular featured pet, so I pick one. I’m open to suggestions if you know of a pet that needs a special mention. I have not met any of these pets and so I can’t answer any questions about their back stories, other than what is available to read online.


  1. Heather……..What a magnificent idea ! Of course it would be you to dream/create such a network for dogs needing homes throughout the state. This is wonderful…..could change so many lives. Beautiful !

    • Thanks, Karenaurora 🙂 There are so many pets looking for homes. If you have any suggestions of animals or shelters we should feature in the future, please let me know.

      • You probably already know Michele at Friends of Pets, Kitty and Canine, Kari and Peg Banks
        at Dog Tired, Carol and Dave Jensen. Wonder if Bob Gerlach State Vet could be of help.
        Jeanie Greene, Heartbeat Alaska, loves dogs and has been to much of Alaska. Martin Buser
        would certainly help you with sled dogs. He did a fundraiser for PEPPA. Maybe article for Journal of Commerce ? Alaska magazine ?

  2. Heather…the second sentence in your paragraph “About the Author”, did you want to end a sentence with a preposition ? with which she is involved. Old time Miss Priss. Please
    forgive this comment and delete !