4 yr old male Shiba –
Joly is an adorable friendly boy; full of energy and life! He has a wonderful mom who loves him, but has made the heart-breaking decision to rehome him. She can no longer give him the life he deserves. Joly lives in NM and we hope to get him to Colorado to do meet and greets with potential foster-to-adopt homes.
Joly’s mom did a great job socializing him. He is an outgoing friendly pup with adult humans and dogs. When the pandemic hit, his mom became ill. She is still sick and is often on bed-rest and homebound. In the last 3+ years, Joly has had a sheltered existence and insufficient activity. As you can imagine, he’s frustrated, anxious, and bored.
Joly has not lived with dogs but he enjoyed meeting and playing with dogs before the pandemic. We hope to dog test him soon, and confirm that he is still dog friendly after a few years of isolation, and our hope is he can live in a home with other dogs. He has been very excited to meet the volunteers that have had the pleasure of meeting him so far. He will guard food, treats and toys, and should not live with another guarder. He will need to be fed separately.
He has not been tested with cats.
Joly has never been exposed to children. Given most Shibas in rescue do not do well with kids, and his transition to rescue will be traumatic, we will look for a home with no kids initially. Once he’s calmed down and we get to know him better, we might find that we can consider a home with kids. We will keep our post updated.
Joly is house trained, and crate trained. He still sleeps in his crate at night. He doesn’t do well crated if left alone. He had separation anxiety before the pandemic but made progress with training. Having gone 3+ years now without being left alone, he would need to be reintroduced to the training. He would do best with someone who is retired or works from home.
Joly is used to a yard with a 6ft wood fence and does not have a history of escaping. He will however, bolt out of an open door/gate, so proper precautions must be taken to keep him safe.
If you are interested in Joly, please fill out an adoption application on our website. If you are already on our waitlist, you can let us know you are interested by reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 720-491-1278.