Welcome dwelling, Harvey! Woodinville loved ones drives around 2,500 miles to undertake doggy

The Lankston household hopes Harvey will encourage more persons to look at adopting adult animals who may possibly or else be handed up for puppies or kittens at shelters.

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Harvey the Husky is having fun with his initial week at residence in Woodinville.  

The Lankston relatives experienced been thinking about adopting another canine for a while and when Sherry Langston noticed Harvey on the web it was adore at first sight. 

Harvey was a featured submit on social media. Sherry mentioned she saw the article shared by the San Diego Office of Animal Solutions and it pointed out that Harvey was an case in point of the grownup pet dogs and cats that are generally ignored and handed up at shelters.

“I obtained thrilled and explained to my spouse that I uncovered our next pet! Then I recognized he was in San Diego,” she stated.

They ended up earning the drive. Sherry claimed it was challenging but seemingly very well-timed as her children had a week off of school for winter split.

Something about Harvey spoke to Sherry.  

“I saw his smile and just melted,” she stated.  

Harvey has a facial deformity from what veterinarians believe was an personal injury in his early days.  

“He just has an adorable crooked smile and even even though Huskies can be a handful, we ended up smitten,” suggests Lankston. 

It might be Harvey’s Husky mother nature to run wild that led to his prolonged shelter keep.  

The dog was learned wandering in the San Diego sand dunes by some ATV riders who say Harvey was 1 of a number of pet dogs hiding in some brush. Harvey refused to depart the worried companions at the rear of. He reportedly led the afraid pack for miles and they survived.

“They say Harvey was the only explanation people other canines were being lured out,” claims Sherry.  

The Lankston relatives drove far more than 2,500 miles to make their loved ones complete. 

“We realized he desired to be very good with our boys and some canine just are not comfortable with kids so we just determined to go and meet him,” she claimed.

The push was extended but sleek and Sherry suggests they even got the star cure in Los Angeles.  

“We didn’t even hit site visitors in LA!  That’s a wonder for everyone who’s driven by LA!” She reported.

The Lankston household achieved Harvey at the shelter and he swiftly warmed up to the boys right before conference River, the family’s 4-year-previous lab. They have been rapid good friends and the family members realized it was destined to be. 

The relatives wants to give comprehensive credit score to the San Diego Department of Animal Companies for their tireless perseverance to the animals.  

Sherry states they are having fun with their to start with 7 days again dwelling with Harvey and truly hope their tale encourages far more people today to take into consideration locating a new finest friend who might be ready at their regional shelter.  

“You never want to drive 2,600 miles to find your ideal friend,” she mentioned.  

The household also hopes the heroic Harvey will inspire more folks to contemplate adopting grownup animals who might usually be passed up for puppies or kittens at shelters. 

“There are fantastic and superb animals who just have to have a likelihood,” she claimed.