UDPATE: FOSTER TO ADOPT HOME FOUND: 3 yr old female Shiba, no apts/condos, no kids
Isabella was rescued from a puppy mill breeder by a kind man who didn’t want her to suffer anymore. Unfortunately, his other dog is a fierce guarder and will not allow her anywhere near his human. After a year and a half of trying, he’s decided it’s best to let her go. She deserves a home where she is allowed to interact and bond with humans.
Isabella is a traumatized girl; very shy/reserved and needs a slow introduction. It will take her longer than most to build trust and acclimate. She tends to gravitate towards women, so a female caregiver would be best. A home with children would be too much for her. She needs an adopter experienced with the breed, and/or with traumatized/fearful dogs.
Typically mill survivors need another dog in the home, but considering her history of being bullied by a dog, we are not sure that is the case for her. It would depend on the dog. She has not lived with, but seems to like cats, and is respectful of them.
Isabella is a full of energy! She loves the outdoors and exploring the world. She needs adopters who will keep her active to build her confidence and help her anxiety.
Isabella is house trained and loves her crate. As she acclimates to a new home, she will be more comfortable outside than inside, so a yard is a must.
We are looking for a foster-to-adopt home vs. a temporary foster home for Isabella. We’d prefer she only have to go through a transition to a new home once. She will likely require more than one meet and greet with potential adopters so she can build trust slowly.
If you are interested in Isabella, please fill out an adoption application. If you are already on our waitlist, let us know you are interested by emailing email@example.com or call/text 303-498-7132
Isabella’s adoption fee will be $350 and includes her spay, vaccinations, negative heartworm test plus initial prevention, microchip, and an initial training class or private session with a COSIR approved trainer.