Mookie

KEY STATISTICS:

  • Est. birth date: 2/21/2013
  • Male, neutered
  • 23lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Mookie is fostered in Omaha, Nebraska.

If you are looking for a best friend Mookie is your guy. This adorable 4 year old cream boy is the sweetest Shiba you will ever meet. He does not fit the typical Shiba description of being aloof. Mookie is very much a lap dog and loves attention from everyone he meets. He really enjoys spending time with his humans no matter what you are doing. He loves walks and car rides or a quiet evening at home too. Pretty much whatever his humans are doing, Mookie will do.

Mookie is completely housebroken and walks well on a leash. He knows how to sit when asked and is a master treat catcher! He also loves to play fetch as long as your arm holds out and loves all types of toys. He enjoys being outside, especially on warm sunny days. If it’s too hot for him to sunbathe on the deck he will find a patch of sun inside the house near a window to nap. He is a big fan of fuzzy blankets and has been known to snore a bit from time to time. He is great with other dogs and enjoys the company of his 3 foster brother shibas. He does not seem to understand cats and will chase them if given the chance. Mookie is also very un-shiba like in the fact that he is very well behaved at bath time and nail trims. He does great at the vet during exams, especially if treats are involved!

There are some special things Mookie will need to be comfortable with his new family. He is a very happy dog for the most part, but Mookie does have some anxiety over being left alone. He does not like to be confined in a kennel or exercise pen. If kenneled, he will scream and try to chew his way out. His foster Mom set him up in a large exercise pen that was 4 feet tall thinking he would be more relaxed there than in a kennel. At some point during the night he climbed out and joined the rest of the family in bed. He becomes very anxious and unhappy if he is confined in any way but is perfectly happy when left to free roam the house. He does not have any potty accidents and has not caused any problems when left free during the day while foster Mom is at work. It should be noted that Mookie will climb on tables or even the kitchen counters if he has access. He can bump the dining rooms chairs out from under the table to hop on them and then up on the table. Quite often foster Mom will find him relaxing on top of the table. The stools were moved away from the bar top counter so he no longer climbs up there. His new family should be prepared for his desire to explore. Mookie prefers not to be alone but is ok in the house with his foster brothers to keep him company. He would do best in a home with other dogs to help lower his anxiety when his people are at work. Due to his climbing ability and his fearless nature he will not be appropriate for a home with chain link fencing or a fence shorter than 6 feet. He will also need an active family willing to take him on daily walks to help with his high energy. And lots of toys!

Mookie is finishing up a round of medication to resolve his skin issues. He was diagnosed with demodex mange and bacterial skin infection. He is doing much better now and the fur is growing in quickly. He is still getting a weekly medicated bath and will need one more skin recheck in a few weeks. With use of monthly flea & tick preventatives and a good quality diet Mookie should not have any long term effects.

If you would like to learn more about Mookie email his foster Mom at foster@shibarescue.org. Please note to meet any of our foster dogs you must have an adoption application on file and a completed home visit.

See a glimpse into Mookie's day to day life on his instagram page - @mookiegrams!


AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ADOPTION. 

Any one interested in adopting this dog must first complete an adoption application indicating the name of the dog(s) they are interested in learning more about.  Once the adoption application is received, our adoption coordinator will contact you.  You must respond to this email to set up your home visit and complete the approval process.  The entire adoption process is outlined on our web site.


NOTE: Due to the breed's independent and prey driven nature, Shibas should ALWAYS be leashed whenever they are outside of a securely fenced area.  In addition, many Shibas are door bolters and care should be taken around doors and other escape points.