Foxy (now Tachi)
5 yr old female Shiba, no small children, no apts/condos, $275 adoption fee
COSIR pulled Foxy from Denver Dumb Friends League where she was taken after her owner went into hospice care. Her owner reportedly rescued her from an abusive home 4 years ago, and therefore, Foxy can be quite nervous and fearful around new people and in new environments. She tends to pick one person (a female) to trust and bond with, but needs more time to warm up to men and strangers. Once she knows you, Foxy is a very loving & affectionate Shiba. If she could talk, she’d tell you that “belly rubs are good for the soul”, and will happily rollover and present her belly for you any time.
Foxy gets along great with other dogs, and loves to play. She will need another dog in the home to help her with her confidence and to feel secure. She tends to follow the other dog’s lead, and will likely pick up any habits (good or bad) that they have. She has not had any exposure to cats. She has had some exposure to older kids in her foster’s neighborhood and does well with them once she gets to know them.
Foxy is house trained, but does not go to the bathroom on leash; only in the yard. Therefore, she will need a home with a securely fenced yard. The vet tells us she has a luxating patella, but it does not seem to effect her or slow her down on walks. She has a couple of fears that may be rooted in traumas from her past. She does not like stairs, and refuses to go up or down them, so a home without stairs or limited steps is ideal. She is also quite fearful in the car, so she may not be that dog that likes to tag along for errands, etc.
Foxy’s adoption fee is $275 and includes her spay, vaccinations, heartworm test & prevention, microchip, and a training class or private session with a rescue approved trainer.