On Industrial Way in Truckee, just off the bike path, is the tasting room for Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company. The best way to unwind on a Friday is to stop by and experience Hops for Huskies. Bring your pooch, sample delicious beers, and support Tahoe Husky Rescue. One dollar from every beer sold supports THR. The beers were cold and good-looking dogs were mingling at the bar. I sat down with co-founder Letisha Cole and got to know a little more about Tahoe Husky Rescue.

THR was founded in 2015 by Letisha and her partner Brad Taylor. The rescue organization is run out of their Truckee home allowing for between one and three pooches at a time. Every animal that THR saves would have been euthanized, and 99 percent of them originate from Washoe County. Many shelters in Northern Nevada are overwhelmed and don’t have the resources to devote to huskies that may be hard to adopt for any reason.


Huskies come with unique challenges. Many can clear a 6-foot fence from a standstill. They are energetic, smart, and require mental, in addition to physical, exercise. Huskies develop special bonds with their people. They don’t expect to be left home alone all day. Bored huskies can be bad news. THR works to find the right home, making sure it’s a match for the person and the husky.

One guy now living the Tahoe Husky dream is Draven, a 2-year-old pup looking for a husky person to handle his husky needs. He weighs about 60 pounds and needs a firm hand. Draven would do best in a home where he is the only dog. While some huskies can handle living with cats Draven is not one of them. He is also not fond of long car rides. On his way to his neutering at the vet Draven had a wild ride. I think he knew where they were taking him. He’s a sweet boy looking for a second chance.

The fee to adopt Draven is $200. For a handsome, microchipped, vaccinated, and neutered dog that is a bargain! Tahoe Husky Rescue is always looking for donations to help offset costs and ensure a strong future for this young organization. The vision is to acquire some land outside of Truckee, build a facility, and save more animals. Until then they will be working from home to save lives, one husky at a time.

For more information about Tahoe Husky Rescue visit tahoehuskyrescue.org


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Sweet 6-year-old Ducky also needs a new home. She is spayed, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. She is shepherd/husky, loves being around other dogs, walks nicely on-leash, is housetrained, and her owner says an “absolute angel at times.” Presently Ducky is left in her kennel for long hours while her owner works, and Ducky is not happy. She does not climb, dig, or try to escape and 6-foot tall fencing is fine for her. Ducky is a bit shy and submissive, so someone with patience and a calm, disciplined household would be best for her. Please contact Pamela Jo at PamelaJoWolflady2@sbcglobal.net for more information.

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