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Melvin Shiba Inu Columbus, OH

  • Young
  • Male
  • Small
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange, White / Cream

About

Characteristics
Outdoorsy, Sweet, Goofy, Skittish, Active
Coat length
Medium
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children, other animals.

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Meet Melvin

My name is Melvin and I’m looking for my forever home! I’m 2 y.o. and I came to my foster home in Columbus, OH, from a commercial breeding facility. So far, I like it here! My favorite thing is going for long walks. I love being outside! There are so many interesting smells and critters to try to chase. I am a good climber and a sneaky escape artist, so if my forever home has a fenced yard, it better be secure with no way to climb or squeeze out. I like human attention – on my terms. I love head, neck and butt scratches. I also like treats! I’m very food motivated, which helps with training. I also like my crate. It’s my special man cave. I have a comfy blanket there and if you move it, I’ll re-arrange it back to just the way I like it. I like hanging out there. There are so many new things about living in a home with humans. I get spooked by sudden movements and and I really don’t like loud noises like thunder, fireworks or cars and trucks. I’m not really into toys, but I do like to play – I’ll zoom around and run right into glass doors or windows thinking I go through to get outside. Foster dad says that I’m a stubborn, goofy, moody teenager. In other words, a classic Shiba. I’ve got a sweet and affectionate side just under the surface with good manners. Other times I just want to hang out in my man cave and be anti-social. I would be fine being the only dog in my forever home, but I warm up to low-key dogs after gradual introductions in a neutral space. I might be standoffish at first, until I learn that the other dog isn’t going to steal my food. No crazy puppies or little kids, please! That’s too much for me and I get snarky. And since I’m such a perfect Shiba, would not share space well with cats or other small pets. I’ve got plenty of prey drive and would chase them. I’m a handsome and healthy boy – neutered and vaccinated – and I weigh 25 lbs. If you live in the Midwest and are interested in a walking or hiking buddy like me, visit www.savingshibas.com/adopt to apply to be an approved SIRA adopter. The application process helps SIRA make sure we’ll be a good match. Once approved, they’ll introduce you to my foster dad so we can meet.

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Melvin

Melvin

  • Shiba Inu
  • Young
  • Male