Contact Jason Viterna
: (425) 250-8491
: Kirkland, Washington
Sagan is a gorgeous 5-year-old male Shiba Inu who has been raised since he was 10-weeks-old in the Seattle area.
Sagan is searching for a home where an owner, or family, will have to have time to put into extensive training for some of his behavioral quirks, which may take up to months as ruled by both a veterinarian and behavioral specialist. He is extraordinarily people-friendly but does have certain triggers that need to be worked on, namely resource guarding. The biggest triggers for his resource guarding is being on top couches/beds and taking away food—again, this will take some time to train, and we are looking for someone who is willing to put time and energy into helping him with this.
Sagan currently resides in a suburban home, but can do well in any environment, including apartments. He is leash-trained, comfortable with a crate, completely housebroken, and will do most tricks for treats! He will either need to be the only dog in the house, or with another dog that can handle his play-style. Sagan was socialized to be around children, but has never lived with them, so it may be best for older children or no children in the house. He is most comfortable napping near you in whatever room you may be in. He does do well with some dogs, but they do have to be just as "rough" as he is for his play-style to work. Unfortunately, he does not do well with cats.
At the end of the day, Sagan is a special case and will need a lot of initial attention and training due to his behavior. He is a wonderful pet and will love to take casual walks around town and nap close to you, but there will be some work involved if you were to own him - we do not want to undermine this.
This is a Courtesy Listing. If you are interested in adopting this dog please use the contact information provided above. All negotiations regarding the adoption will be carried out privately between the adopter and the current caretaker. Since we cannot guarantee any listed dog, prospective owners are encouraged to obtain as much information as possible prior to adoption in order to determine if a particular dog is the right match for their particular circumstances and environment. Adopted dogs are the sole responsibility of the adopting party.