NYC Shiba Rescue (NYCSR) is an all volunteer group dedicated to contributing to the quality of life of Shiba Inu in and around the New York City metropolitan area (NY, NJ, PA, and CT primarily). To that end, NYCSR actively works to rescue Shiba Inu and Shiba Inu mixed breed dogs from dangerous environments and shelters in order to find them loving, permanent homes. We will, among other things, foster and evaluate Shiba Inu in order to prepare them for adoption and seek out proper adoptive homes for the dogs. NYCSR also promotes responsible dog ownership by educating the public in the selection, care and training of dogs.


Takashi – An Update


We received this update from Takashi’s fosters:

Takashi is a great, adorable pup. Though he gets into trouble sometimes, he is impossible to not forgive. He is very affectionate and follows basic commands such as sit, down, stay, and go very well (his patience when we tell him to stay [most of the time] always surprises his foster).

While on walks, Takashi is mostly indifferent to people. He gets along with some strangers when properly introduced. There are certain people that Takashi tends not to react well towards, and will either lunge at if close enough, pull or bark. Takashi’s fosters avoid any situations where he may feel claustrophobic/confined (e.g. between cars, narrow portions of sidewalks, etc) with people so he doesn’t feel like his only option is to defend or protect. With friends in the home, Takashi starts off shy but warms up – however remains cautious of sudden movement. While in foster care, he has not really interacted with children, but considering he is cautious of sudden movement, he would probably be best in a home with teenagers or older.

Takashi (usually) ignores smaller dogs with the exceptions of Bichons when they start barking from afar. With bigger dogs, Takashi has typically remained calm until the dog is in range for him to lunge aggressively which startles other owners. All of this has been on leash interactions – he has not been to a dog park yet, because it would probably be too much for him too soon. While Takashi may be fine with other dogs in the home, we are thinking the he would be happiest as an only dog. He has not been tested with cats yet.

Takashi_up2Takashi is very suspicious of all new things, including new toys, new treats, new box, etc… He also is prone to going through the garbage which has to be moved outside of his reach. Takashi also gobbles his food so his fosters have started to give him smaller portions at a time and spreading it around the outside of his bowl to slow him down. He has not shown any aggression to his fosters around food and they often test his tolerance to them around it.

Takashi_up3Takashi is above all very loyal. His fosters are extremely heartbroken to see him leave, and truly hope he finds the best home possible with new owners he can learn to trust.

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