I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
***SPECIAL NEEDS**NO ADOPTION FEE!***
Yamato (yah-mah-tO) is an 11 year old pure bred Cream male Shiba Inu, who's name refers to the ancient Yamato period in Japanese history, which lasted into the 8th century who's individual kanji are 大 "large, great" and 和 "harmony".
Yamato is a quiet older gentleman that is a total sweet heart. He is very good with other dogs and even tolerates young in your face puppies. He is interested in chasing cats but doesn't mean them any harm and is currently fostered with multiple cats. He is good with men, women and kids and even approaches strangers on the street to see if they can lend a petting.
Yamato is working on crate training. He is completely quiet in the crate but doesn't walk right in yet. We feed him in the crate to make him want to be in it. Sometimes he will put himself away in the crate if you leave the door open to take a nap. Yama may try to mark once or twice but that's just when things are new. He has also used a doggie door in another foster home and did very well with that.
Yamato is good with short chain link fencing or he would a be a good candidate for an apartment. He can sometimes in the home be nervous and pace around a lot--as a mill dog he never lived inside a house before so this is all new to him. He is doing it less and less as he is settling in.
Yamato has suffered from a couple of episodes of clumsy walking, tripping, shivering and excess salivation which our vet feels could be possible strokes or a type of seizure. Our vet feels that upon examination that Yamato may have a brain tumor. He has been placed on prednisone which he is responding to very well and his symptoms are improving, a sign that would support the idea of him having a brain tumor.
We are no longer asking for an adoption fee for Yamato due to his age and medical needs. He gets 1 20 mg prednisone a day, soon to be every other day, to manage his condition. He has been neutered, microchipped, given a surgical dental and has received his distemper vaccination.