Adoptable Dog of the Week – Balto

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Balto, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, boasts movie-star good looks and wonderful manners. He’s an adult Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute mix from Hastings, Nebraska. Balto is already neutered and up to date with shots.

Balto’s Tale:

I am one handsome fella! Big, powerful and always ready to go! I’m only 1 1/2 years old. Although I weigh 57 pounds today, I will grow a bit more as well as put on muscle mass. I am a very patient boy, which is a total surprise. I will wait and not even look at a single bit of kibble until I am cleared to take it gently from your hand. It’s a wonderful game and gives me the chance to use my brain and bond with people.

I am playful. Bounding and play bowing until you engage with me is another one of my favorite sports. I will need plenty of regular exercise. You couldn’t select a better friend to share this winter weather with than me.

To learn more or to adopt Balto, please visit Heartland Pet Connection.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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