12 yr old female Shiba, $50 adoption fee
This precious girl is Sakura. She was surrendered to a shelter by the only family she’s ever known because they “have too many dogs”. Of all their dogs, they felt she would cope best with being re-homed because she is so well behaved and well adjusted. ☹️
Sakura is a happy, healthy, 12 year old and in great shape. She loves her walks and keeps a good pace. She also loves running around the back yard with her foster siblings. She is house trained, but at her age needs more frequent potty breaks. She is used to a home where people are home a lot to give her those breaks, but she knows how to use a doggy door. She has no history of escaping or bolting. She does well in a crate, but there is really no reason to crate her. When not on a walk or running around the yard, she is pretty mellow, and likes to follow her person around the house, or play with stuffed toys.
She is great with people and other dogs. Her previous family had 1 and 5 yr old children, and said she did very well with them. They also report that she has successfully lived with cats. She has not been tested with kids or cats since coming into rescue. Sakura gets really excited when her people come home and is extremely vocal. Her vocalizations are shockingly loud for such a little thing! For this reason, combined with her need for frequent potty breaks and love of yard time, an apartment dweller who works outside the home or long hours is probably not the best adopter for her.
Her family reports that she has had very mild seizures in the past, but very infrequently (1/yr). She had extensive dental work done while in the shelter, and is still recovering. Her mouth has probably been sore, and the poor girl only has 12 teeth left, so she has not been eating much. Her foster mom has had success getting her to eat canned food and is trying to get some weight on her. She may need canned food or softened kibble going forward, given that she has so few teeth.
Sakura’s adoption fee is $50 and includes her spay, vaccinations, heartworm test, and microchip.