HOME VISITS PENDING–FOSTER/ADOPTER NEEDED: 3 yr old female Shiba
Isabella was rescued from a puppy mill breeder by a kind man who could not stand to see her suffer anymore. Unfortunately, his other dog is a fierce guarder and will not allow Isabella anywhere near him. After trying for a year and a half to make it work, he recognizes that it’s best to let he go. In a home where she is allowed to interact with her human, she can finally begin to understand what it means to have a loving relationship with a person.
Isabella has been traumatized by her experience in the puppy mill. As a result, she is a fearful dog who will need a very slow introduction to her new humans. It will take her longer than most to build trust with her family and acclimate to her new home. She tends to gravitate towards women, so having at least one female caregiver would be best. A home with children would be too much for her.
Because of Isabella’s fearful nature, she would do best in a home with another well socialized, confident dog to put her at ease. She is a typical Shiba in that she only likes dogs that are calm and respect her space; not a puppy or “in your face” kind of dog. She has not been tested with cats.
Isabella is a full of energy and spunk! She loves the outdoors and exploring the world! She enjoys daily long walks, going to the park, and hiking. She needs adventurous adopters who will continue these types of activity with her. It helps build her confidence and the exercise and sniffing is good for her anxiety.
Isabella is house trained and loves her crate. Like most puppy mill survivors, she is more comfortable outside than inside, so a home with a yard is a must. Once Isabella has bonded to a person and feels safe, she is an absolute doll of a Shiba who charms everyone she meets. We can’t wait for her to have a home where she is free to give and receive love freely and on her terms.
Now that we’ve met and assessed Isabella, we know that she will need at least one more visit with our volunteers to build trust before we can begin introducing her to applicants. We have a few applicants from our waitlist that we have chosen to meet her and will reach out to begin scheduling those meetings soon.
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.