It all started when Brian Gillette wanted "a dog". You see, I never had a dog before! I didn't even like dogs!! My daughter, Brittany, found a dog on Craigslist. A local dog groomer had a client who had a litter of pups. I scheduled and cancelled 2 appointments. The third appointment, I was an hour and a half late, because I didn't want a dog! I sat down and 3 little pups were crawling all over me. After 30 minutes we decided to leave. As soon as we got to the car, I knew I had to go back and get our boy.
After having Bandit for only 6 months, we decided to get Bandit a sister. I went to Craigslist, again and there she was, being given away at 6 weeks old. I didn't realize 6 weeks was too young to be taken from her mother. You must remember; I was only a dog mom for 4 months. We named her Victoria, Queen Victoria.
Being a new dog mom, I had to go check out all the local dog events. We went to the Pet Expo in Allentown, PA and I learned about the rescue community. My eyes were open wide.
One year after adding Victoria, we rescued Princess on July 4, 2017. Princess was a puppy mill dog. She was used for breeding Pomskies. The mill was going to euthanize her because she was a 5-year-old who couldn't produce babies. We had to save her!
We then decided to start our own rescue. We came up with the name 3 Husketeers Rescue because we have 3 huskies and they're the ones rescuing the new pack members.
Huskies are pack dogs. We bring the pups into our house and our pack is doing all the work. Huskies speak the same language. This is why, we’re a breed specific rescue, and I am the Pack Leader because I am a "Human Husky".
Bandit was the start of all of this for them. They dubbed Bandit "The Guardian" because he is the observant one, the one to notify, when someone is around. He is the welcoming committee to any & all people that grace their doorstep. Bandit is the fun & playful one. He brings the rescues out of their shell & lets them know it's ok to be a loving happy member of the family. Bandit lets them know that they are protected, loved & that everything is going to be better, from now on.
Victoria is the Queen of the pack. She is the independent one, the pack leader. Victoria is one that lets the rescues know they can be goofy & strong at the same time. She will let you know what boundaries can & cannot be crossed, BUT … in a motherly sort of way. Victoria is the one who tells it like it is & doesn’t let you forget! Inside that beautiful soul is the mother that will not let you get away with anything! Unless, she approves it!
Princess is the Mother Hen. She is a very gentle, loving & trustworthy mother. Princess is the go with the flow fur baby that just happened to be their first foster/rescue ever. She is a true diamond in the rough. She instantly completed their pack, which is now known as; "3 Husketeers". Princess helps the rescues transition into family life. If "the kids" act up, she is the one that scolds them by putting them in their place. Princess is the key component in getting these babies used to love & kindness, with a little bit of structure & respect thrown in, for good measure.