Adoption Fee: $400.00
Ki is a 6.5 yr old lovable boy who came to us after his owner decided to move in with family and he was “voted out of the move”. Within days, it was apparent that he needs exercise, structure, and attention for him to thrive.
With supervision, he has done well with visitors and after he “calms down” in his kennel is very friendly. We can tell he hasn’t had a lot of positive social interactions and are working on that - and we’re confident he will learn quickly with practice. He is perfectly house and crate trained - he sleeps in his crate at night and when we leave the house just to keep some separation from the resident Dane, but we don’t think he would get into things if left to roam.
We were expecting a bit of male aggression but haven’t seen that since he’s arrived - in fact, he absolutely loves my husband and has warmed up quickly to us both. He mostly ignores the resident Dane so we think he would be happy in a home with another large dog or as the solo dog. He does tend to be quite vocal which can be misinterpreted as aggressive, but we feel with proper management and awareness he will make an excellent companion.
He’s happiest when receiving pets and belly rubs, going on long walks, and playing tug of war with a rope toy. As you can see from the photos, Ki is a big boy and has some weight to lose. With a structured home including regular walks and proper diet, he is going to flourish. With the help of a gentle leader, he does well on walks but still needs a confident handler for the situations when he spots another dog and gets excited. Due to his large size and vocal nature, he needs a home that will be consistent with training, walking, and socialization. A fenced yard will be important so he can expel some energy between walks.
We know Ki will make someone with patience and a big heart very happy!