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Puppy Mill Shiba Comes Out of Shell Thanks to Rescue, Foster Family

Dc_sir_logo_side_icon_thumb By DC Shiba Inu Rescue | September 28, 2017 | Comments (2)

Nikko is a 10-year-old female Shiba Inu. She is a puppy mill survivor and likely lived her entire life in a cage being bred for her puppies. When she was first brought to DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DC SIR), she was too shy to take treats. She soon arrived at her foster home, where she would live with another mill survivor, Riza. In fact, both girls were rescued from the same mill: Riza lived just a few cages away from Nikko until she was rescued.

Now, thanks to her loving foster sister and patient foster mom, Nikko is thriving in foster care and learning to trust humans. She has gradually emerged from her safe place under the couch, and is now playing with Riza in the house and running around the yard. At first, she would only take food from her foster mom's hand; now, she licks her bowl clean on her own.

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Nikko under the couch

When Nikko first came to her foster home, she stayed in her safe place under the couch.

Nikko outside

Now, Nikko explores the yard with confidence!

created on: 2017-09-27

She enjoys playing with her foster furbling Riza in the house and in the yard!



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Comments on this Article

Both these dogs in the photo look like they are well cared for now and content. It was not easy for them for a long time, but now, they are having a good life as family dog with a good and caring owner. May they enjoy many years of their new life.
Nikko is probably happier now. Seems to like her foster home, as it has freed her up where she does more willingly now. Her prior life most likely did not make her happy. She even has a fellow dog to play in the yard with now.
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