Contact Donna Stock
: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Kai was rescued from a high-kill facility in Okinawa, Japan in October 2017. He recently traveled to the USA and is being fostered in the Washington, DC area.
Kai is a 2 to 3 year old high energy Shiba mix. Although Kai does not have the "up ears" of a pure breed Shiba and at 42 pounds he's a bit larger than a pure breed, his temperament and personality is ALL SHIBA.
Kai is house-broken, crate trained and does great in the house. He is okay with cats and with older children (6+) and good with most other dogs. If he doesn't like a particular dog though there is no getting him used to that dog.
He is being fostered with our 3 Labs and gets along fine with them and plays with the youngest one constantly. He does not get along with our other foster dog though and the sooner Kai finds a home of his own, the better. The other foster dog is much larger and it is getting more and more difficult to keep Kai safe.
Kai needs a home with experienced dog owners that can handle a head-strong and sometimes stubborn dog. Kai is decent on the leash but will pull when excited. He is also leash reactive with other dogs and will want to chase "critters" on walks like squirrels. He is currently getting 2 x 2+ mile walks daily but could really use more mileage. He would be a great runner's dog. Kai would do best in a home with another young playful, friendly dog, in a stand alone house (no apartments or shared walled dwellings because he does bark), and a fenced in yard that is at least 6 feet tall. Our yard is only 4 feet tall but it is an aluminum vertical tine fence and he cannot get over it. He'd be able to climb a chain link fence.
Kai is up to date on vaccines, neutered, heart worm negative and up to date on monthly flea/tick and heart worm prevention.
Kai's adoption fee is $250. If interested in Kai, please go to our website at www.doggiesinc.org and submit an application under "dogs/puppies in the USA". There are also several pictures and more information about Kai on that site. More information about Kai here: https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/21340928-upper-marlboro-maryland-australian-shepherd-mix. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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