|Yuki was a last minute addition to our rescue roster. He appeared at a shelter that we had just taken a dog from. We didn't want to leave him behind without checking him out, and what we found was a sweet, very confused young boy.
According to shelter personnel, "The white GSD is still available. He is not neutered; he seems to get along with other dogs if they're not aggressive. I did test him with a high energy smaller female; he was fine with her, just anxious, but not aggressive. He is favoring his front left paw, shows no physical signs of outward injury. he is an owner surrender. The owner stated on paperwork that he was about a year old and that the reason for surrender was that he couldn't afford to care for him." (Thanks, Kandi)
How sad for poor Yuki to be betrayed by his owner in that way, but we vowed to make it up to him. As of June 9th, Yuki will be safely at Crossroads in Rialto awaiting transport to Phoenix. Upon arrival in Phoenix, he will be neutered, updated on shots and microchipped as needed.
Our thanks go out to: Shelter Rescue Coordinator Kandi, Transport Coordinator Rena, Transport Leg 1 Lorayne, Transport Leg 2 Rochelle and Transport Leg 3 Cindi. The transport team reports he’s still got the limpy leg, and he is pretty sore from neuter. He was nervous when he got in the first car, but the ladies took good care of him. They said he was a sweet boy, very good in the car. They were so happy to help Yuki.
It's our guess that Yuki's limp is nothing more than "growing pains," which are typical in a large breed youngster, but you can be sure we will be having that checked out upon Yuki's arrival in Phoenix.
UPDATE 6/17: Marsha, Yuki, Richie and Mia were brought to Phoenix by two of our staff members. The very good news is that Yuki is no longer limping on his front foot -- pano (growing pains) is still suspected and he will be watched closely for any flareups.
Yuki is a classically handsome youngster who needs to put some weight on his lanky frame. He's sweet and outgoing and happy to meet you. As a youngster, he will require training and ongoing socialization, but he's already had a great start. Yuki is now neutered, up-to-date on shots and microchipped. He'd love to meet you!!
UPDATE 7/12: Yuki checked in to Doggie District this afternoon for some summertime fun and games.
Adoption fee $395.00.