Welcome to the “California Norwegian Elkhound Rescue” page here at Local Dog Rescues! Thanks for stopping by! If you are a first time visitor, then congratulations on your decision to adopt a dog! Your are about to improve (and potentially save!) the life of one lucky pup, as well as to immeasurable improve your own happiness! Every state page here on Local Dog Rescues contains a complete list of all the local rescue organizations that we have identified in each state. You will be able to see all their current contact information, as well as a link to their website, so you can check and see what dogs they currently have available for adoption. We provide all this information to help you identify ALL the available dogs for rescue near you, so you can find your perfect pup.
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Used for hunting moose, elk, and even bear, the Norwegian Elkhound originated from Norway, just as its name would suggest. These dogs form a strong bond with their owners and are very loyal. They make excellent watchdogs and having a natural drive to work. Although generally healthy, these dogs can gain weight without much prodding, so care must be taken to not overfeed them. They live at least 12 years, although many have extended lifespans. A few health issues may include hip dysplasia and cysts. Perhaps the most famous Norwegian Elkhound was President Herbert Hoover’s pet Weejie, although this breed has been used in TV and literature as well.
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If you can't find the right Norwegian Elkhound Rescue that you’re searching for in your state, check below the listings for links to other Rescues in nearby states who may have exactly what you are looking for.
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Norwegian Elkhound Rescues in California
|Sacramento Sierra Norwegian Elkhound Club Rescue||Sacramento||CA||(916) 965-6846|||
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- To find additional Norwegian Elkhound dogs available for adoption check: Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, or Arizona.
- Or check out the complete list of all Norwegian Elkhound Rescues in the USA!
- Find rescues groups dedicated to other dog breeds in California: Big Dog Rescues, Small Dog Rescues, Briard, Havanese, or Rottweiler.
- Are you a Rescue Group who isn't listed? Click Here to add your information!
We sincerely hope that this site will help you find the perfect dog to rescue near you. However, please keep in mind that while we have the utmost trust in every organization listed here, we cannot personally vouch for any individual group we have listed, or for the experience you will have with a dog you adopt from them. We strongly encourage you to research each organizations independently before deciding the adopt from them, as well as thoroughly preparing yourself, your family, and your home for the arrival of your new dog.