Elkhounds Available for Adoption 

 If you can foster or help with transporting dogs, please email elkiehelp@gmail.com

We will work with you to find the right dog for you to foster.





Tyson is a friendly, loving guy who likes to give hugs. Gets along with other dogs. Playful, crate trained, housebroken. He does need some more home training about getting into things and which things are toys and which are not. He does need more leash walking training. He is pretty quiet in the yard and is not a major digger and does not try to escape the yard. A 4 to 5 foot fence would be fine for him. He is also pretty quiet in the house except when he sees his dinner coming.

He was very underweight when he came into rescue. He has regained to a normal (small male) Elkhound but remains exceptionally focused on food even for an Elkhound,

Medical - Tyson has the tendency to have multiple sebaceous cysts - which is an known Elkhound problem that some Elkhounds have, He is likely to continue to have this issue. He had 11 cysts surgically removed, and has some again that developed after the surgery. He also had a skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma) removed with clean margins. He requires no further treatment for it,

He will always require good quality food, fish oil supplements to diminish (but they do not cure) the cysts. He may need antibiotics from time to time if the cysts become infected. He may need occasional surgical removal of multiple cysts and his skin will have to be inspected often due to the prior cancer and to check the cysts.

Please contact elkiehelp@gmail.com if you are interested in Tyson.


No females available

The following dogs are listed as a courtesy and have not been evaluated by a member of NECPV.

Sasha is a sweet, smart, 5 year old Norwegian Elkhound mix. She is very treat motivated and agile. When she was coaxed out of the woods at the age of 2, she did not even know how to sit and had not been well socialized. Now she knows lots of tricks and will do anything for food! She now adjusts well to people, plays lots with the family cat, and needs time to adjust to other dogs. She is not good with young children. She can be particular about certain people, including one of her owners, who, despite his best efforts with training and treats, she doesn't fully trust. She slinks around him as if he may hurt her - perhaps due to association to her previous owner. She loves to cuddle. She is well house trained and has been crate trained, though hasn't used a crate in years. She currently uses a runner and would probably love a fenced yard. She has been spayed and her shots are up to date. Sasha needs a new home due to her owner's illness. Please contact Rebecca at rammfrog@gmail.com if you are interested in Sasha.

This page was last updated on July 30, 2016