|Adoption status: Adopted!|
Hi! My name is now Mutsu and it means ‘apple’ in Japanese. I’m a young male Shiba Inu mix from a Kentucky shelter. DC SIR doesn’t have a lot of information about my former life. The shelter that picked me up as a stray didn’t give me a name, I was known by a number only. When DC SIR called to inquire about me, the staff kept calling me “it.” They said, “it is scared and ‘it’ doesn’t know how to walk on a leash.” They didn’t bother to see me as a living being. For a whole month I waited for my turn to go to the backroom where no one ever comes out of and all the dogs are scared to go to. I could smell death so I cowered into a tiny ball in my cage hoping I would wake up in a place that would call me by a name. Couldn’t they see I am alive and I have feelings?
Luckily, some nice ladies networked for me and told DC SIR that I needed help and they worked quickly to get me to safety. DC SIR volunteers drove 15 hours to pick me up and take me to the Shiba HQ where I tasted the most delicious yummy food! I got to meet some other really friendly dogs and enjoyed playing with a puppy! Now that I have been with DC SIR a night, let me tell you a little more about me, I’ve probably never walked on a leash because I don’t know what to do when you try to walk me. I love being carried so that’s how I got around yesterday! I’m real young – probably just under a year old. I’m small too, I weigh 22lbs. DC SIR is going to ‘fix’ me – not sure what THAT means because they told me I’m perfect!
I also need to be fully vetted, updated on vaccinations and micro-chipped. They said once they take care of this and my foster parents report back on my 2 week temperament assessment, that I’ll be ready for adoption into a forever home where I’ll always be called by a name! So far, I must be giving off a great first impression! They keep telling me what a sweet and gentle boy I am! I just love playing with all the dogs at Shiba HQ and can’t wait to meet my foster family!
Please email email@example.com and tell them that you’d like to adopt Mutsu!