Meet Yumi. Yumi is a beautiful, expressive, playful, intelligent, sassy girl. She loves to “talk” to her people, play tug of war with her toys, chase leaves, chew her bone and be brushed. She also likes to curl up for a nap after play time. At just 8 months of age, and through no fault of her own, poor Yumi has already been bounced from home to home. Her last family was unable to provide Yumi with the exercise and mental stimulation a puppy needs, and so she was permanently confined to the laundry room. Thankfully, she now has a chance at a better life.
Yumi is a very special girl that is looking for a very special family. Yumi’s new family will have experience with her breed, lives in a house (she can be vocal) and is committed to providing her with the exercise and mental stimulation she needs. They are active, enjoy the great outdoors and will provide plenty of opportunities for Yumi to participate in outdoor activities with the family.
True to her breed, Yumi likes to be busy and would benefit from having a “job” to do. Her new family should be prepared to provide her structured conditional love, rules and boundaries. Due to her energy demands, a home without young children is preferred.
Yumi is high energy and requires a family willing to ensure that her physical needs are being met daily. She loves long walks and bikes rides and gets three 3km walks a day, plus a 6-10km bike ride. Yumi will not benefit from a family that plans to use the backyard or dog park as her sole source of exercise.
When given instruction, Yumi does express an eagerness to learn. She looks to check in when she is doing an exercise to confirm she is doing what is expected of her. Her forever family will need to be patient and consistent with her training. She is a smart girl and a quick learner and has learned sit, stay, come, and lie down, but her foster mum says she can be independent and saucy at times! Her forever family is encouraged to work with a professional trainer. She is learning to walk on a leash and is learning to be receptive to leash corrections on a martingale.
Interactions with new people should be done in a calm manner. Yumi thoroughly enjoys meeting new people, and quickly friends anyone with hands. She is fine with people she knows, but her excitement at introduction time is a work in progress. She has to be in a calm ‘sit’ before someone she knows can say hello to her. Yumi has had good interactions with respectful children from grade 2 and upwards. She is put into a sit and the children are allowed to approach her. When instructed, she will happily give a paw for a treat and sit to be petted. She is still a puppy though, and interactions with children should be supervised.
Yumi does display some moderate separation anxiety however crate training has been instrumental to dealing with this. Her new family must be prepared to continue the extensive work her foster family has done with regards to crate training. Yumi is learning ‘kennel in’ and is learning to be calm and quiet in her crate. PROVIDED HER EXERCISE NEEDS ARE BEING MET BEFORE SHE IS CRATED, she now settles quickly and remains settled for the majority of the working day.
In her current foster home, Yumi is also working on her pack socialization. Yumi has come a long way in this regard and her new family should be prepared to continue this work. If her adoptive family has other dogs, they will need to be knowledgeable in pack order and ensure appropriate introductions occur. Her adoptive family should stay out of off-leash dog parks until Yumi has completely learned how to be with a pack, and that her recall is appropriately ingrained. She would prefer a home without cats.
Due to her coat, Yumi’s family should be aware that they will need to take special care during the warmer summer months to prevent heat stroke. They should always provide plenty of shade and water and a cool air conditioned house on especially hot days. Long walks/runs should be avoided during the heat of the day. Most importantly, it is not advisable to shave her coat during the summer months as her undercoat controls its body temperature in both hot and cold weather.
Yumi is not yet spayed but will be spayed prior to being released for adoption.
If you are interested in adopting Yumi, please fill out an application at http://www.fetchandreleash.ca/dog-adoption/.
Yumi’s adoption fee is $600. To learn more about our adoption fees and process, please visit our FAQs at http://www.fetchandreleash.ca/faq/.
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