Hello everyone, my name is Buddy and I was adopted out by DC SIR when I was just a year old. I am now 4.5 years old and at no fault of my own, I am back with DC SIR. I am so thankful to have a wonderful place to come back to! When I first came to DC SIR I had severe fear issues and DC SIR had to work with me for almost half a year until I could function enough to do basic things like potty outside during the day and go for walks. DC SIR even chose to have a vasectomy performed instead of a regular neuter because the Veterinary Behaviorist’s recommendation for managing my hormone and stress levels.
I am still a happy and healthy boy that will make a great companion to a loving family in a multi-dog home! Even though it had been years since I saw my foster mom, when the volunteer brought me to her I recognized her right away and gave her kisses and shook my butt. Once I got back to Shiba HQ I got to meet all my old friends. They recognized me right away and in minutes I met all the other fosters and everyone loved me! You see, I am really special. Even though I am fearful of the world, I am not fearful of other dogs. Matter of fact, I am super savvy with reading canine body language and signaling to other dogs that I am not a threat. I settled in my old foster home right away and since I stayed on a yummy raw diet, I had no issues eating my food with all my foster friends. I licked my bowl clean every day!
My foster family says I settled in without any issues. I really enjoy meeting all the new dogs that come through Shiba HQ! I did get to go to a big event called “Shopping with Shibas” with dozens of other DC SIR alumni in a mall but I was still very nervous in public settings. DC SIR would like some time to evaluate me and help determine the very best home that will promise to be my forever home. So if you think you could be a good fit, watch my album and tell DC SIR you would like to adopt me when they say I am available!
Location: Local (DC/MD/VA)
Kids: 12 years+
Weight: 28 lbs
Intake Date: 11/30/17
Available Date: 1/16/18
Considerations: Fearful dog