Happiness is a husky with a forever home
HUSKIES are often thought of as aloof and wolf-like, but Marnie Gray says they're just "people in fur coats".
Amorock bounds across the grass like a fur-ball of fun.
It's hard to believe the three-year-old husky is still finding his feet after meeting his foster family just five days ago.
"He's vibrant, quite happy, very inquisitive and into everything," Darryl Butner said.
The Butner family of Nambour, has fostered about 10 dogs, including the two malamutes they adopted.
Amorock is looking for a forever home through Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Queensland (SHAMROQ).
SHAMROQ president Mrs Gray helped establish the non-profit organisation in February to fill a gap in the rescue market.
"There was no longer a malamute and husky-specific rescue service in Queensland," she said.
Ms Gray said the service had to make sure potential owners found the perfect match.
"When you're adopting a dog, you need to think about how much time do you have for grooming, exercise, is your yard fenced," she said.
"They're talented escape artists - some can jump six foot or squeeze through.
"We get one a week from pounds in Queensland - this week we have four.
"They're not a normal dog. People buy them and think they'll be great guard dogs. They're terrible guard dogs.
"The other misconception is they're wolf-like and aloof and can't be tamed. They're not. They're people in fur coats."