FOSTER/ADOPTER NEEDED: 2 yr old female Shiba Inu-no dogs, no cats, teenage kids only
Maple is so sweet and friendly, but an anxious little girl. She is affectionate and loyal to her humans if they respect her space and show love on her terms. She is super smart and eager to learn. Maple is reactive younger kids, but has done well living with a 17 yr old who is understands her needs. She is a resource guarder in the presence of other pets in the home. She can’t be trusted with cats.
Maple loves her crate, is house trained, and a well behaved girl. She is high energy and needs stimulation. She gets 2 walks a day, toys, playtime, puzzles, and other enrichment activities regularly keep Maple living her best life. She is accustomed to having a yard and enjoys doing multiple patrols everyday.
Maple has never lived with another dog, but can be reactive to them. With slow introduction, she may be able to live with the right dog in her forever home, but for now we are targeting a foster home without dogs so that we can work on socialization, building her confidence, and properly assess her needs in a forever home.
Many Shibas don’t permit a lot of handling, but Maple is particularly sensitive with things like harnessing and vet visits. She seems almost conflicted about receiving petting. Although she seeks it out, and clearly enjoys it, she needs her humans to read her signals so it doesn’t overwhelm her. We know that she will thrive with an experienced foster who will help prepare her for a forever home. She would not be a good choice for someone’s first Shiba or dog as an adult.
If you are interested in providing a foster or foster-to-adopt home for Maple, please complete and application. If you have already submitted an application, please let us know you are interested by emailing email@example.com, or call/text 303-498-7132.