Riley & Chesney
Bonded pair of 9 yr. old male Shibas, no apts/condos, no small children, $275 adoption fee for the pair
Riley and Chesney are litermates and have spent their entire lives together with one owner. They are deeply bonded and cannot be separated. Chesney is very cautious and fearful around new people and environments. He takes a bit longer to build trust with people, but seeks out affection once he does. He has done a good job training his fosters to give him belly rubs on demand! Riley is cautious, yet curious. He is more confident than his brother and warms up to new people and surroundings more quickly. Once he knows someone, he will seek affection, but it usually doesn’t last long. He’d rather spend his time following the sun around for the best nap spot!
Both dogs are very sensitive to a lot of noise and activity, so would prefer a very calm quiet home in a quiet neighborhood, with not too much going on. They have had very limited exposure to children, but would likely be okay with older kids that respect their need to build trust slowly and don’t force interaction or affection on them.
Chesney does well with all other dogs, while Riley is a bit more territorial around male dogs and has a tendency to resource guard. They would be perfectly happy as the only dogs in the house, or ideally with a smaller female dog. It is unknown how they would do with cats.
Both boys are house trained, crate trained, and have good manners. They both need their crates to feel safe and secure and prefer to sleep in them, sometimes together. They are both very energetic and love their walks and yard time, but are calm and relaxed in the house! They love long hikes on trails and walks around the neighborhood. A densely populated/high traffic neighborhood, apartment complex, or high traffic trails will cause them anxiety and can trigger a flight response.
While Chesney is a typical quiet Shiba, Riley has a tendency to howl and will bark at unfamiliar dogs, people, and things, therefore an apartment would not be the best fit for them. Riley has mild seizures, which so far have been prevented by regular doses of CBD (approx. $40/mo). High stress situations can bring them on, so he is more likely to have one during the transition to his new home.
The adoption fee for the pair is $275 and includes their neuters, vaccinations, microchips, and heartworm tests.