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I don't own a husky, but I am familiar with them.

Yes, huskies are notorious escape artists. If the have enough physical and mental stimulation, they are less likely to try to escape, but nevertheless is very important to keep an eye on them when they're out in the yard. Make sure gates have dog-proof latches, dig-proof, just minimize their opportunities to escape.

Huskies are also known for being kind of terrible off-leash. They will take off on you and wander, they don't really have a natural orbit because they were bred to run and wander. They also have high prey drive, so they may not be great with small animals like cats, rabbits, chickens, or even small dogs.

Most young dogs are destructive just because they don't know what they can and can't chew on. Some grow out of it and can be trusted to free-roam, others will always need to be confined and prevented from getting into things. Since she's from a shelter, I would hazard a guess that she hasn't been taught how to behave the best in a house. Having proper physical and mental stimulation helps, though.

Since your potential pup is a mix, it is impossible to know exactly how each individual breed's trait will manifest. She may favor the GSD, or she may be more like the husky.
 

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Thank you all for the feedback. I am definitely a dog person. Love and adore them. Would never, ever give one up to a shelter. This means that if I adopt one, I will keep them and care for them, no matter what. That being said, I don’t particularly want my house tore up because I picked a breed that was not right for me. I am torn because I see a beautiful, sweet, playful dog who needs a home. My heart takes over instead of my head. I can take her for walks and have a fenced yard and a dog door, and can buy her mentally stimulating toys, but I work a 40 hour a week job and have 2 other dogs. I dont know that I can give her the amount of daily activity a Husky apparently needs. I hate that she is in a shelter and has watched as her sister got adopted and she didn’t. She was adopted a few weeks ago and brought back in a few days. They claimed they didn’t have a yard or the time to exercise her. I could never adopt a dog then take them back. She is mixed with GSD so I am not sure how much of her personality is husky. The shelter has now put a lot of stipulations on her adoption and I met all those. Im worried that they will have a hard time finding someone who is willing to meet all the stipulations. (Must have a 6 foot fence with nothing available for her to get on to jump over the fence, no gap between the fence and ground, must not crate her, must not leave her unsupervised in the yard - which means dog door closed when not home, must have another dog in the home that interacts well with her, etc). I want her. I am just worried I will come home to a torn up house or a dog that is gone after jumping or digging out of a 6 foot fence.
I also worry that with all the stipulations there my be things they are not telling me.
I'm guessing that she's an escape artist, based on their stipulations. Not unusual for the husky side. And if she can't be crated (separation anxiety? Or they just don't believe in crating?) you will most likely return to a torn up house. It's just what pups that young do.

I wouldn't be feeling any guilt over not being able to take her. It's not your fault she's in a shelter, and you would be doing her nor yourself no favors if you brought her into your home and discovered she wasn't a great fit. Someone else will adopt her. If you don't feel good about it, let it go.
 

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They are worried about her escaping. They did say she had separation anxiety and that the people who took her for a few days reported she chewed part of the crate. I dont crate my dogs because i have a dog door and a yard.
I have asked more questions (is she destructive, does she howl, etc) and am waiting on a reply. Im not ready to give up yet. She is a beautiful sweet dog.
If she has separation anxiety and she can't be crated, there is a good chance she will be destructive because she is fearful and anxious, and thus destroy your house. If separation anxiety is severe enough, dogs will destroy furniture, carpets, walls, and even themselves, as well as howl and carry on. If you work full time, there is little you can do about that. She will escape from your yard, most likely, with the dog door setup. I would not trust her to stay in your yard...
 

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Dogs can jump a 6 foot fence if they really, really want to....and if she already has escape artist tendencies, leaving her with access to the yard unattended while you're at work is a really, really terrible idea. Just because you're other dogs have not escaped does not mean this one, who is a REPORTED escape artist, will not try. The camera will only allow you to watch her escape while you tell her "No, don't do that" through the microphone, lol! And, if she can chew a plastic crate, what makes you think she won't attempt to chew a vinyl fence? I feel if you try to leave this particular dog with access to the yard, she will eventually escape and end up stolen or dead.

There are different types of anxiety. Some you will never notice under normal circumstances. But separation anxiety is just that...anxiety when they are separated from their owner. You wouldn't notice that in a meet-and-greet. You also don't get a dog's full personality at a shelter. And what exactly does she have the opportunity to destroy at a shelter? (Chewing a crate is destructive behavior, by the way).

I'm not trying to be mean or squash your dreams, but I think you need to seriously consider what you can handle, because right now it sounds like "Oh, she's cute and sweet and smart, and those kind of serious behavior issues the shelter is telling me about are fine!" This dog might turn out to be great and be fine in the house alone, and any anxiety is fixed by being with the other dogs. But what if it isn't? What if she goes berserk once you leave and tears apart your house? What if she does enjoy escaping your yard? What if she doesn't get along with one of your dogs and you're forced to separate them, but you can't crate her because she just tears apart the crate?

Don't get me wrong, plenty of people deal with separation anxiety and escape artist dogs, but its not easy. It requires intense management. Depending on the degree of anxiety, you may have to consider medication, or even taking her to a daycare. It means never leaving them alone in a yard where they have any chance to escape.

I agree with hanksimon, you should try a trial period of a month or so to make sure you are okay with handling her quirks. If you can't, there is no shame in admitting that the dog just isn't a good fit. I mean, separation anxiety would be a deal breaker for most people who have to work for a living or need to go anywhere without their dog!

Whatever you choose, good luck to you.
 
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