**ON ADOPTION TRIAL** – 5 yr old male Shiba Inu/Min Pin mix:
Coco is a Shiba/Miniature Pinscher mix and he is about 17lbs. He is a friendly, high energy, curious goofball. He is very intelligent and willing to please. He loves being active and is quite agile so would probably do very well with agility training. He definitely needs a very active adopter and would likely do well with a runner. Without fail, Coco gets super excited to go for a walk or adventure, and he loves car rides!
Coco was pretty traumatized when he first came into rescue. He did not want to be touched or handled by his fosters. They gave him his space, and in time, he has learned to trust and now seeks out affection. He warms up to strangers who are respectful. Coco has done well living with children as young as 7, but will need a slow introduction and supervision around new kids at all times.
With the stress Coco was feeling when he first came into rescue, he was a bit of a bully to his foster sister and could be a little snarly. As he became more confident, his anxiety diminished and he learned to trust her. The 2 dogs now pal around together; barking at the mailman, going on adventures, and she’s teaching him how to play. He would likely do best with a dog his size or larger. He has tested well with cats.
Coco needs an adopter patient enough to wait for him to become affectionate, and to be trusted with other dogs. He will need space from humans and other dogs during the transition to his new home. The ability to separate dogs while not home, or actively supervising, will be critical. It will probably take him about 4-6 weeks to acclimate.
Coco is house trained and has basic manners, but will benefit from the pro training that’s included with his adoption fee. He pulls on leash and will run if spooked by something, so leash skills and working on recall would be ideal for a private session. We think he will respond well to, and really enjoy, training.
Coco is a vocal Shiba. He barks to alert, and when excited, so could annoy neighbors in a home with shared walls. He has always had a yard of his own to run around in, and is used to having his humans home most of the time. We’d love to find a similar environment for him.
Coco’s adoption fee is $275 and includes his neuter, vaccinations, heartworm test, microchip, dental (completed), and training class or private session with a COSIR approved trainer.
If you are interested in adopting Coco, please complete an adoption application. If you have any questions before you apply, or are already on our waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 303-498-7132.