Max (now Haru) **ADOPTED**

5 year old male Shiba, no small children

Max was surrendered to the Humane Society when the only family he’s ever known moved to base housing that doesn’t permit dogs.  The Humane Society planned to euthanize Max because , like most Shibas in shelters, he was deemed unadoptable.  We happily took him in, and are not at all surprised to find that he is an extremely adoptable dog!  He is a sweet, mellow, and friendly boy.  He’s a rather large Shiba, weighing in at about 35 lbs.  He is good with people and other dogs.  He has had limited exposure to cats.  He can be a bit of a nervous/skittish dog, and may snap if he is startled or not handled properly, so needs a home without young children.

He is house trained and crate trained.  He walks very well on leash and knows a few basic commands. He is very smart and would benefit from some training in his forever home to help build his confidence and provide stimulation.  He is accustomed to living in a home with a yard and will bark at certain stimulus, so an apartment may not be the best place for him. He has separation anxiety, so would do best with someone who’s home more than average person.

We are going to give Max some time to get comfortable and confident in his foster home while we continue to assess his behavior and health.  Once we feel he is ready for adoption, we will begin by looking for a forever home on our waiting list, and if necessary, take new applications for him.  If you are interested in Max, we recommend submitting an application now so you can be added to our waitlist for consideration once he’s ready for adoption.  Stay tuned!