Nezumi **ON ADOPTION TRIAL**
7 yr old female Shiba, no small children, no apts/condos, needs another dog
This precious little girl is Nezumi, but we call her “Zumi”. Nezumi means mouse in Japanese, so we thought it an appropriate name for such a tiny little thing. She is only 10 lbs!! Poor Zumi has lived her entire life in a cage at a puppy mill and has not known any human kindness until coming into rescue. As you can imagine, she is traumatized by the experience and is a very fearful of humans and unfamiliar settings.
Zumi loves dogs and will require at least one other well socialized confident dog in her forever home to feel safe and secure. She is also good with cats. Having a crate will also be required to give her a safe space of her own in her new home. Zumi would not do well in an apartment/condo and needs a home with a securely fenced backyard. Puppy mill survivors can take several months to years to be comfortable being approached by their humans, to walk on leash, or go on adventures, but Zumi has made tremendous progress in her foster home. She has been introduced to leash walking in a subdued rural setting, but is not confident yet. She does well in the car.
Once she is comfortable in a setting, her big personality comes out! She is an energetic, playful and silly girl! With a foster mom and dad experienced with puppy mill survivors, Zumi has made amazing progress in a remarkably short time. She has bonded with them and allows affection and cuddling with them. We will be looking for adopters experienced with fearful dogs, living in a quiet home and setting, and with lots of time to spend on her rehabilitation. Small children would be too much for her. She has clearly has found joy in life after the puppy mill, but she still has a long way to go.
Zumi is in good health, but has a luxating patella in both knees and suffers from arthritis. She needs daily joint supplements and CBD for her pain and inflammation. It doesn’t stop her from zooming around the house and yard, but there is always the possibility she would need surgery on one or both knees at some point.
Zumi’s adoption fee is $175 and includes her spay, vaccinations, heartworm test/prevention starter, and microchip.