We at PDR believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process. For more information on our process and requirements, visit our adoption information page.
All Pound Dog Rescue dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm/lyme tested, dewormed, and microchipped prior to adoption. The standard adoption donation is $450, and puppies under 5 months of age are $500. The adoption donation is applied to assist in the costs of veterinary care and the overall care of the dog.
Miska (Inuit for little bear) is just the sweetest little thing. Miska is a 13 week old Akita/German Shepherd mix. She has a big lovey heart already! From the moment she wakes up she is happy! Just wait until you hear her morning conversations! You’ve never met a dog more happy to learn her people are awake and a new day is beginning!
Miska has been spending her foster days with two adult German Shepherd mixes and a senior Pomeranian. She adores her canine friends. She loves to play tug, wrestle and cuddle with her housemates. Miska would do best in a household with another (or other) playful canines. . It is not recommended to have an Akita in a home with a dog of the same sex so we will only consider homes for her that have a neutered male dog to be her best friend and playmate. She loves to wrestle until she is completely pooped and always retreats to a cool floor vent to recover. If a cat is in her new household it would have to be dog savvy. Miska is still learning that not everyone wants to play all the time! Miska also loves to wrestle with her foster humans. As a young pup she uses her mouth often while playing. She sometimes needs reminders to be “gentle” as her tiny puppy teeth feel like sharp little needles. We also will only consider homes for these pups that have children over the age of 10yrs old if there are kids in the home.
Miska is working on making a crate her happy place. She willingly enters her crate for all meals and treats. She is left alone in her crate regularly for up to 4 hours at a time with out incident. It is important for Miska to spend unsupervised time in a crate as she is a curious little lady and enjoys exploring less common places in the house and finding new items to play with. Continuing to crate Miska will keep her safe from mischief. Miska also sleeps in a crate in her foster families bedroom. Miska sleeps straight through most nights – with the occasional 3 am pee break. She is happy to return to her crate until her family gets up for the day. Miska is taken outside often and is now happy to sit at the back door and wait to be let out. As a young pup she has not become accustomed to alerting her family that she needs to go outside aside from sitting at the door. Therefore, her forever family will have to keep a close eye on her subtle cue.
Miska does not love the hot humid afternoon heat and is much happier sleeping on a floor vent keeping cool. When she is outside she LOVES water! Fill a water dish and she will splash it all over her tummy! She has also been enjoying regular soaks in a kiddie pool too! And ice cubes! She loves chasing and chewing ice cubes. She does have many bursts of puppy energy throughout the day that is usually expended with air conditioned play time. In the early morning or cooler temperatures she is walked on a flat collar. She will require active people who will ensure that they get the appropriate amount of daily exercise to stay fit and happy. She is definitely a very confident girl and will try to do things her way. Although not purebred Miska is predominately Akita and this is a breed that although gorgeous and devoted dogs, are not a breed for everyone and are not a suitable breed for first time dogs owners or those who aren’t willing or capable to take them to advanced training and commit to being strong, confident leaders. Please refer to this link on the Akita breed and read the information provided should you be interested in this puppy. http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/akita#/slide/1
Her new family will have to resist her cuteness and be able to provide her structure. It will be imperative to the happiness of Miska and her forever family to commit to training and socialization. She will be a good sized girl when she is older with a lot of power. Continuing to reinforce leash respect will be even more important when she is older and larger. Covid times are pretty crazy but there are many training facilities operating with Covid prevention measures. Obedience training is must! We will be expecting our adoptive families to attend puppy socialization class with their new pup immediately upon adoption, along with, at minimum, level 1 obedience school AND advanced obedience after. The guidance and lessons learned in puppy classes are very important to getting your pup off to a good start.
Miska is adorable. She is an absolute joy to be around. She would love a family that values continued training, has a well mannered and playful dog, a yard to explore in, daily walks, play time and lots of adventures.