Ken was found wandering along in a very remote area in the mountains, searching for food. The rescuer lives close by and saw Ken easily because Ken’s a purebred Shiba Inu. Given he’s a purebred, the rescuer thought that Ken might have been microchipped. Sadly, after finding the original owner, he said he no longer wanted Ken and dumped him in the mountains. We originally guessed Ken to be about 10+ years old because he looked very weathered but we were told Ken is only 7 years old.
When we took him to the vet, his eyes showed early signs of cataract (very mild) and would need eye drops everyday to slow the process. Through X-ray, we learned that Ken might have been hit by a car when he was young. Even though he has since healed from the injury, he was not well taken care of and the injury was visible on X-ray. That being said, Ken’s old injury has not affected his movement and quality of life. He was not given the love and care he deserved for the past 6 years. People often bought purebred puppies because they look so cute (like a toy) and never thought about the cost, the time, and the effort of caring for a dog. Eventually, these dogs get abandoned after their owners don’t want the responsibilities anymore.
Ken has strong trust in people and is very friendly. He also gets along with other dogs except dogs with high energy. He prefers calmer dogs. Would you be interested and willing to give a 6 year old Ken (with slight cataract symptoms but otherwise very healthy) a second chance in life. If you are interested in Ken, please let us know and we would be happy to share more details about him.