REYNA HAS BEEN ADOPTED! –
Reyna’s family got her when she was an adorable little puppy! Fast forward 9 years, and Reyna was not in good shape. Her health had been neglected; her nails were horribly long, she was severely overweight, reportedly eating poop, and being kept outside because she was having accidents in the house. We were very happy to get her into rescue and on to a better life.
Reyna was placed in a wonderful foster home and saw a vet for the first time in years! We dug deeper into diagnostics to determine what was causing Reyna’s weight gain, accidents, and poor choice of snack. Turns out she had a thyroid issue and some arthritis; both requiring meds, but no more accidents or poo eating was seen after in rescue with an attentive human. With the fresh food and exercise she received, she was loosing weight, looking and feeling better.
Jason is a Shiba-experienced dog lover with a history of rescuing senior dogs because he recognizes how much they need someone like him; a medical professional with a soft spot for dogs with medical needs. Jason’s 3 yr old wirehair mix, Molly, and 14 yr old terrier with heart failure, Amkus, were on board with adding a Shiba to the pack. Jason had applied for another senior in our rescue, but they needed to be an only dog, so we asked him to consider Reyna. He was excited to meet her!
When we brought Reyna back to Jason to start the adoption trial, she immediately remembered him from the meet and greet. She was happy to see him and started following him around right away. Young Molly respects Reyna’s warnings and they quickly became good waking partners. Amkus and Reyna worked out an agreement to co-exist, and they both let Reyna be the boss that she is! Jason says she runs a smooth household!
Jason was patiently waited to finalize her adoption while we had to do some tweaks to find the right dosage of thyroid meds. We also discovered that she has patellar luxation in both knees, but Jason is not deterred and prepared to get her the care she needs going forward; come what may! So we finally made this happy family official! Congrats to Jason, Amkus, Molly, and Reyna.