Dogs: Yaka really enjoys playing with other dogs. She makes friends everywhere.
Cats: We do not recommend her to be in a family with cats. She likes to chase them and play-bite them on a few occasions.
Kids: Yaka is very friendly and gets along with everyone - adults and children.
Crate: Ok in kennel
Leash: Good on leash
Yaka was abandoned in a mountainous region along with another sister and her mother when she was about 2 months old. The rescuer worked close by and found them, and took all three of them home to Taichung with her. Because the mama dog is too timid and scared of people, the rescuer decided to keep the mama dog with her. Yaka and her sister found their homes in Taiwan very soon afterwards. As they grew older, they also grew in size. Yaka weighted about 25 kg (55 lb) and was returned by her then owner because the owner thought Yaka was too big for her. These types of things happened a lot in Taiwan when people adopted puppies and either returned them or abandoned them when these dogs got bigger.
The rescuer brought back Yaka and was surprised to see that, despite not seeing each other for over 1 year, Yaka remembered everything about living in the rescuer’s home, as she had never left. She was still very loving, friendly, and out-going.
After a few months of observing and caring for Yaka, here are what the rescuer’s descriptions of Yaka:
With people: Yaka is very friendly and gets along with everyone – adults and children. She likes to be around people. However, because Yaka is very outgoing and excitable, she might knock down children by accident due to her excitement while playing with them.
With dogs: Yaka really enjoys playing with other dogs. She makes friends everywhere. When she first meets new dog friends, we recommend that you keep the leash on, because of her size and her excitable tendency, some dog owners (and more timid dogs) might think she plays a bit rough.
With cats: We do not recommend her to be in a family with cats. She likes to chase them and play-bite them on a few occasions.
Food allergy: She is allergic to seafood. She would react by losing hair and having red patchy rashes.
Separation anxiety: None! She is fine home alone. She will bark a few times when seeing strangers in her home or outside of her home (alert barks only). She is not a barky dog.
Bathroom habits: Yaka is used to doing her business outside, and even if it’s raining outside, she will have to pee or poop outside. She doesn’t like to use pee pads.
On walks: She is energetic and excitable (she’s still in her late puppy stage). She’s interested in all things, especially smaller creatures such as squirrels or cats. She might want to chase them if they start running. When you walk her, please don’t forget this point about her, and make sure you have a solid leash and secure her properly.
Yaka is waiting for a family that loves her for who she is. If you are interested in providing her that forever home, please reach out to us. We will be more than happy to share any details you wish to know about her.