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In shelter Dog

Peyton, CO, 80831
Pet name:
Shiba Inu
#### Before I can go home, families who are interested in me need to come to the kennel once a week for multiple visits, to learn about my special program; and so we can get to know each other to be sure its the right fit for everyone.

Beautiful Hattie doesnt have a tail, which is unusual for Shiba Inus. Dogs with no tails do a little "wiggle butt" thing when they are happy, and we are working hard to get Hattie to the day where she wiggles her little butt for her human friends. 

When Hattie arrived, she was one of the most fearful dogs we have worked with. Weve worked very hard with her and drawn on many different resources to help her make progress. And it is starting to show some very notable results! She is regularly approaching to take treats from some of her special human friends - from their hands! She loves to go outside, and when shes relaxed she likes to lie down and stretch out in the warm sunshine.

She will need a very patient family with experience with fearful dogs, who will let her come along at her own speed. She needs a home with no children under the age of 16, and since shes a significant flight risk, must go to a home with a yard with a secure 5 minimum fence. She can be picky with her dog friends, but will do best in a home with a calm, more confident dog who she likes.

The NMDR Behavior Manager will talk to prospective adopters to explain Hatties training program and progress, and discuss what will be the best home situation for her.

To submit an application to adopt Hattie, please visit

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Prior to being rescued, many of our dogs have experienced minimal socialization. As a result, there is often an adjustment period when learning about life as a family pet. We typically do not adopt to homes with young children. Homes with older children will be considered on an individual basis. Common skills such as house training and leash walking will often take a little extra time. Patience, understanding and a gentle hand are a must. The great news is, most of these dogs come around rather quickly and being a part of their rehabilitation is an extremely rewarding experience. Learn about mill dogs and complete an application at our website: