13 yr old female Shiba, needs another dog, no small children, $50 adoption fee:
Marley was taken to a shelter when her person was admitted to the hospital. She was never reclaimed, so we can only assume her person either passed away, or is in no condition to follow up with the shelter and care for her going forward. Luckily the staff knew that a shelter is no place for a blind, deaf, senior dog and they asked us for help. We were happy to oblige.
Marley is partially blind and mostly deaf, and therefore startles when people and dogs get too close to her face, but she is a real sweetheart and is not reactive at all when it happens. That being said, a home with young children would likely be too much for her. She cannot manage more than a few steps, so needs a home where stairs are not required to go outside and the humans live primarily on the main floor.
We initially suspected she was in full dementia, as she circled a lot in the shelter and initially in foster care. With time, however, the circling has become very minimal. Although we cannot rule out very early dementia, it seems the circling was in large part due the stress of her life being turned updside down.
Marley has absolutely thrived in her foster home. She has so much “Shibatude” and is such a happy girl. She is quite fond of the other female dog in the home and wants to play. In fact, we suspect that she needs another dog in the home to help her feel comfortable. She enjoys her walks, belly rubs and toys. She struggles with stairs and can only handle a max of about 2-4.
Marley’s adoption fee is $50 and includes her spay, vaccinations, current heartworm test, and microchip. If you are interested in adopting Marley, please complete an adoption application. If you are already on our waitlist, please let us know you are interested. Questions? email us at email@example.com or call/text 303-498-7132.