Can you Give Super Cuddly Siberian Husky Nando a New Home?


What a cutie!

Nando is Looking for a New Home

Nando looks like such a cool cool dude and when I received a note from the cool dogs over at Battersea Dog and Cat Home, asking if I could share his story on my blog – of course I couldn’t resist! *waggy tail*

Huskies may be known for racing across snowy terrains with sleds, but Nando has a slightly different approach to life. The Siberian Husky has surprised staff at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home by choosing not to run when he’s taken out for walks, and instead enjoying a nice lie down.

Nando likes to do things his own way, and when he’s walked on a lead he frequently drops to the floor and lies down. He also has a fear of stairs, and to avoid walking down them he just lies at the top.

Rehoming and Welfare Assistant Hannah O’Gorman explains:

“Traditionally Huskies are energetic working dogs who pull sleds, but we don’t think that life would suit Nando, as he is always lying down! He’s clearly not had much training in the past so we are trying to help him overcome his fears and teach him that walking on a lead or going down stairs doesn’t mean he has to flatten himself to the floor.”

A Real Cuddle Pup Who Loves a Bit of Chicken

Huskies are normally very independent and can be aloof, but once again Nando breaks the mould. He loves being with people and craves attention, and is happiest when he’s receiving a fuss.

Nando arrived at Battersea as a stray in June, after he was found wandering in a park in Lewisham, and staff believe he is three to five years old. He wasn’t wearing a collar or tag and unfortunately his microchip details hadn’t been registered, so Battersea has been unable to trace his owner.

As he was a stray his original name is a mystery, but staff decided to call him Nando, as he loves chicken.

“Nando normally isn’t that bothered by food and doesn’t want to work for it, but he does adore a tasty bit of chicken,” Hannah says.

Despite originating from Siberia, Huskies are becoming increasingly popular pets in the UK. In 2000 just 10 Huskies came into Battersea, surging to 55 in 2011, and 39 have already arrived this year. Hannah explains that the increase is largely down to owners failing to properly research the breed.

She says:

“Huskies are incredibly intelligent and strong-willed, so they need to be trained from puppies. Many people just see them as cute bundles of fluff when they are young, forgetting that they will turn into a smart, large, and often demanding adult.”

Battersea is now looking for a new home for Nando with an owner who understands his breed. While he likes other dogs he would prefer to live alone, and would suit a home without children. Ideally he needs a home away from the city, with his own garden to play in.

If you can give Nando the home he deserves, please contact Battersea on

0207 627 9234

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  1. says

    He looks nice! My sisters best friend in Germany was a Husky and she was well behaved – could really run too but she was super mellow. I think a lot of people have no idea what they are like when they get one but they can be wonderful dogs if you know what they need. Hope he finds a new home soon!

  2. says

    Oh wow Nando has absolutely perfect markings – what a gorgeous dog! Huskies have always been one of our favorite big dogs – had this come up before we got Daisy, we’d have been strongly tempted!

    Also, we passed the Blog on Fire Award on to you. :)

  3. says

    Oh my gosh, he is adorable. I hope he finds his forever home soon! We have a husky down the street and he and Cali love to do their morning “barky hello’s” every morning!

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