Introducing Remi

Remi is a 3 1/2 month old black and tan shiba puppy. Remi was purchased from a pet store and upon visiting a vet was diagnosed with a bilateral heart murmur. The original owner brought Remi back to the pet store with this news about his health and was able to receive a refund. However, the pet store then placed Remi back on the sales floor without publicly disclosing his health issue (although he did tell a friend of the previous owner that he would disclose it to anyone who bought Remi. He also mentioned that he would euthanize Remi if he wasn’t purchased.

The friend then purchased Remi to save his life but was unable to afford the extra TLC Remi needs. She contacted us to help. Remi is now with us and will be getting the medical attention he needs until we find his forever family who will care for him for life. Remi has his whole life ahead of him and is learning new things about the world around him everyday. He’d love to be in a forever home and learn commands, romp, and become a healthy and happy Shiba.

Stay tuned to learn more about Remi!

Comments

  1. How much in vet’s bills do you estimate monthly? I want to make sure I can commit to giving him the care he deserves.

    • That’s an excellent question. We’re taking him to one of our most trusted vets for a full exam and evaluation. We’ll have a better idea what he’ll need after that, so STAY TUNED.

  2. mARK GIORDANO says:

    I FEEL BAD FOR THIS PUP. I WILL TAKE HIM IF HE IS 200 DOLLARS OR LESS. ALSO I WILL TAKE HIM IF HE IS HYPOALLERGENIC. EMAIL ME FOR THIS DOG OR ANY OTHER DOGS YOU HAVE THAT IS 200 DOLLARS OR LESS AND IF HE IS HYPOALLERGENIC AT gbigio45@hotmail.com.

    thank you,
    mark giordano

    • Mark,

      Shibas have a fluffy undercoat that sheds like crazy a couple times a year. The are definitely not considered a hypoallergenic breed. (That term usually only applies to dogs with “hair” instead of “fur” because they have a different type of dander.)

      Our adoption fees range based on the dog and the circumstances, but they are seldom less than $200. When Remi is available for adoption – which he currently is not – we will be looking for a forever home that can afford whatever medical care he may need in the future.

      Jenna

  3. verna miller says:

    my Shiba also had a bad heart murmur. the vet said she could hear it a block away. he wasn’t able to be neutered until 7 years old (anesthesia might have killed him) – by then the murmur had dissipated. summers were rough on him, I had to get an a/c so he could breath – when he exerted himself running as a puppy – he would vomit.

    but I stuck in there w/him and now he’s 17 yrs. old and when he goes, my world will never be the same again. Good luck to you Remi – you’re as cute as a button.

    • Hi Verna! How have you been? Your Shiba boy’s name is Sebastian, right? That’s fantastic that he’s done so well after starting off with such a bad heart murmur. We have our fingers (and paws) crossed that Remi will be so lucky as well! 🙂

  4. Dear Kathy,

    I’ve been checking your website regularly and this is the first I’ve learned about Remi.
    My husband and I had to put our Shiba, BJ, to sleep on October 11th because he started have uncontrollable cluster seizures. (He was 12 years old – the BEST 12 years of our lives). We are heartbroken and would be very interested in hearing more about Remi. I would love to hear back from you! Thank you. Toni Rego

    • Hi Toni,

      We’re sorry for your loss of BJ. It’s always so difficult to lose them.

      Remi won’t be available for adoption until we have a more clear idea of what his needs are. He had his first cardiologist appointment yesterday though, so we should have an update to post soon. If you’re interested in adopting, please check out our adoption process and complete an application.

      Thanks!
      Jenna

      • Dear Jenna,
        I will definitely complete the application and continue to check back with you. I hope he will be ok.
        Thanks!
        Toni

  5. Vanessa Perry says:

    We have a 3 year old Shiba inu female. We would be interested in adopting Remi and caring for him and giving our little girl company – she gets lots of walks and since I work at home she is well cared for and a very happy and sociable Shiba. In terms of the heart murmur, we have a great vet just down the street.

    Let us know if you are putting Remi up for adopting shortly!
    Vanessa

    • Remi won’t be available for adoption until late winter or early spring, but if you’re interested in adopting him, I suggest completing an application as soon as possible.

      Our adoption process starts when an adoption application is submitted. (An application can be downloaded here and faxed back to us at 212-658-9657.) Applications are reviewed in chronological order based on date received. Depending on the initial review, we check references and conduct a home visit. After the home visit, if we think the dog you are interested in is a good match for you, then we set up a time and place for you to meet the dog. Following the meeting, there is a 24 hour waiting period during which all parties decide if the adoption should move forward.

      We’ve just posted a new update on Remi as well.

  6. I would love to adopt this guy. I was wondering if you had gotten info back from the vet? He looks like a great companion but I want to make sure financially I can provide him the home he needs.