URGENT: This animal could be euthanized if not adopted soon.

SushiRescue Me ID: 20-05-25-00150

About Sushi

Adoption Fee: $75
Shiba Inu
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

DO NOT CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE SIMPLY GOING TO RELAY ME TO A SHIBA RESCUE! SUSHI HAS BEEN REJECTED BY EVERY SHIBA RESCUE ON THE EAST COAST DUE TO HIS BITE HISTORY! 'He's a liability.' IF YOU CANNOT TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS POST, DO NOT CONTACT ME! Please see more pictures Instagram.com/peaceloveandsushi Sushi is a sweet dog, but he is extremely territorial. He needs his space. He has severe anxiety and is hand shy. He's aggressive towards strangers and needs to go to a home with no pets or children. He needs to go to a home with the patience and resources to help train him and work through his issues. He's currently prescribed a regimen of antianxiety medication. We are only putting him up for adoption because we have a 7 month old baby in the home. Please call or email with questions. Hwells242@gmail.com MORE INFORMATION; PLEASE READ! Sushi is a family (me and my boyfriend's) dog. We got him at a pet store July 2017. He was the runt of the litter and we got him at 3 months old. We socialized him. He did well. We took him to the dog park. He loved it. We had some work done on the house the following November, and that December he started showing signs of agression towards new people. He's always been kind towards us. We've never had any issues-- aside from being quite skittish. He has bit people who've come to the house. He's 'shy sharp'. We think his issue is anxiety and fear based. He's been trained really well, but the moment he's scared, the training goes out the window. -- and he scares easy. He's a 19lb ball of nerves. His vet has prescribed him 20 mg of prozac daily -- after he'd bit the vet. It helps.... sort of. He's not shown too much aggressive behavior outside of the home, but the moment he's comfortable somewhere (ie the car) it becomes his territory and no one shall enter (with exception of me and my bf). We've been trying to work with him, but he's bit several people in the process. We've found we cannot introduce him to new people in the home, and we cannot have him around new cats (he's fine with the one who was in the house when he first came home with us) or children. We've basically resigned the point where we keep him separate from everyone. He lives a life of isolation with exception of me and my boyfriend, and one friend who has been around frequently since he was a puppy. But... unexpectedly we got pregnant last February and had a baby on Halloween. We thought maybe the dog would adopt the baby as his own family and .... well.... here we are. It's very heartbreaking. If we can't find him a home, we will have no choice but to have him put down. I couldn't bare to send him to a shelter where he'd be scared and in a cage for weeks or months until he'd inevitably be put down. If it has to be done, I want to be there holding him so he feels safe. It's literally the hardest thing I've ever considered and I don't want it to come to that. So.... that is where we stand with Sushi. This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do. We really love our dog. Ľ└%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BDĽ└%BD


Roanoke (City)
ROANOKE, Virginia

Haley Wells: 15404932085

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  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Not Good with Cats
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Very Dominant


  • Neutered
  • Aggressive
  • Fearful/Anxious

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