14 yr old male Shiba, no small children, no stairs, needs another dog, $50 adoption fee

This sweet senior cream Shiba is Hoshi.  We first saw him surrendered to a shelter in December of 2016 because his owner was moving.  He was quickly adopted out and then returned to the shelter shortly after.  He was adopted again, and then rehomed by that person a few months later.  That owner recently surrendered him to a shelter again, and COSIR quickly snatched him up so we can break this horrible cycle, and give hime the respect an old dog deserves.  He has been placed in a fantastic foster home that is willing to foster him for the rest of his days if necessary.  He is very happy there, and we refuse to move him again unless it is, without a doubt, the most perfect home we can find for him.  So, please understand that we are going to be very picky when looking at applicants.

He will be 15 in September, so like most dogs that age, he has some mobility issues and is very stiff due to arthritis. We have him on medication to relieve his pain and inflammation. The meds, combined with a high quality food and short daily walks to keep him loosened up, have already improved his strength and mobility.  He absolutely lives for his walks with his foster brother and sisters, but has to keep them short and at a slower pace.  Even with these improvements, he cannot manage stairs and therefore, will need a home without any. His vision seems to be slightly impaired in low light, but doesn’t seem to be a problem.  Aside from the arthritis, he’s a healthy boy and can be adopted out, however, it would have to be the most perfect home we can imagine for us to make this poor guy go through yet another transition.  Only applications from adopters with no small kids, no stairs, and a well socialized dog in the home will be considered.

Hoshi’s adoption fee is $50 and includes his neuter, vaccinations, heartworm prevention, and microchip.