Fee: $500 Location: Taiwan Arrival Date: TBM
Birthday: Dec 27th 2019 Sex: Female Breed: Shiba Inu Weight: 5 kg Length (head to toe): 38cm Height (chest to base of tail): 45cm Spayed?/Neutered?: Yes
Special Need: Yes – tri-pawed, bladder needs to be expressed Previous injury: Yes – fractured left pelvic bone
Vaccines Pending: None
Harness Trained: Yes Crate Trained?: Yes Potty: Bladder needs to be expressed – done 3 times a day Basic Commands: In training Pee Pads: Yes Ever Been Alone in Home: No
Food: kibble + Can Number of Feeding per Day: 2
Kid Friendly: 5/5 * Dog Friendly: 5/5 Cat Friendly: 5/5 * Barking: 4/5 Chewing: 2/5 Separation Anxiety: 3/5 Fear for Adult Men: 1/5 Active Level: 3/5 Independence Level: 2/5
*Kid Friendly: Friendly, not afraid
*Dog Friendly: Loves playing with dogs!
*Cat Friendly: sniff and walks away
*Barking: alert, boredom, separation barking. Usually uses barking to communicate with hooman.
*Seperation Anxiety: Been sleeping in bed with the foster since she was a puppy, so she would complain when the foster is not around. This is expressed through barking not expressive chewing and destruction
Moon was born in a puppy mill and her mother for some reason sat on her resulting a sever left pelvic fracture, and rendering her incontinent. At the time, the mill asked the rescuer if she would take over Moon. If so, they won’t euthanize her. After the rescuer agreed, the mill waited until Moon is a month old and transfer Moon to the rescuer/foster. Since the word “month” is the same word as the “moon” in Chinese, the rescuer named her “Man-yue” which means “Full Moon.”
On March 13, the specialist in Taiwan says Moon’s pelvis cannot be surgically corrected. Since the fracture touched the nerve ending, Moon is incontinent and will need her bladder expressed regularly. Moon is very used to having her bladder expressed, and is usually very obedient during the process. As a result, she does not need “potty training” and only needs to be expressed on a schedule.
Her left leg is still intact, and is sometimes functional (not always). More than often Moon runs while dragging her left leg, resulting in chronic skin abrasions. While not required, but an amputation may be a better option. This can be discussed with the future adoptive family.
Other than her physical challenges, she’s a typical happy pup! She loves people, dogs, playing with dogs and toys. She is also nosy. Whatever her roommates are playing she wants to join too. Like many shiba inus, Moon is not really food driven, but enjoys the attention when her hooman hand feeds her. Different from most people would think, Moon is actually quite agile in playing and moving around. Because her injury is on her hind leg, she cannot jump much vertically. Currently, Moon is not walked regularly, so she’s mostly overly energetic and easily bored. She expresses this emotion through barking. Usually the foster just lets her bark until she gets tired, then Moon would stop barking. The foster thinks the root of her barking behaviour is her energy not being properly expressed. Once she has a good exercise routine, the barking should subside.
Moon likes to communicate through barking. She barks when she’s bored, when she hears sounds, when she misses her human, and when she sees strangers in the territory.
Been sleeping in bed with the foster since she was a puppy, so she would complain when the foster is not around. This is expressed through barking not expressive chewing and destruction. Her barking can be in “power-saving” mode, that she can bark for a long time in a lower volume. Again, the foster thinks the root of her barking behaviour is her energy not being properly expressed. Once she has a good exercise routine, the barking should subside.