UPDATE – MAY 19: Kira here and feeling blessed. Since I had not yet been adopted, Animatch decided to proceed with the surgery before I was adopted. I am now recovering and doing very well. I have a few restrictions in my day-to-day life for a few weeks, like no rough play, no all-out running and no jumping. But I definitely require a few 15-minute walks during the day – what a nice way to bond with my caretaker. As time goes on the time and distance will increase. It would be perfect if I had access to a pool but sadly that would require Animatch winning a lottery. No doubt recuperating in my very own home would speed up the healing process. If you what it takes to adopt me (read below), then you’d be adopting a wonderful dog with great knees!
My name is Kira and I recently made the long journey from Armenia with my sister, Irish (who has been adopted). Like most of my buddies from other countries, I have never lived in a home. So, you will be working with a 10-month-old dog who has a lot to learn. Don’t worry, I pick up very quickly and with positive reinforcement (a liver treat), I’ll catch up in no time.
Please remember when introducing me to new people and situations to take it slowly. The more patient you are the better chance we will have at success. You might have to run interference at times with people who just don’t get it. A family who would give me the time to warm up to them and accept me for who I am would be my dream. When I am comfortable and feel safe, I will be bubbling over with love and affection for you.
When I am really frightened, I can be reactive so young kids with grabby hands are not for me. Remember, slow and easy and I’ll be good to go. Am I a problem dog? Of course not. I may have a long road ahead of me but I will try my best. It is important that you take the lead and guide me by enrolling in obedience training, by giving me regular exercise, and by socializing me with lots of people, dogs and different situations. If you have another well-adjusted, laid-back dog, that would be cool.
I have something called luxating patella; I like to call it my “trick knees”. I will eventually need surgery but Animatch feels it might be better to settle into my new home and then they will have it done at a later date. In the meantime, I can go to a home and get some exercise to strengthen the muscles supporting my knee.
So here I am, just waiting for an experienced, understanding, and patient family who will help me become the best dog I can possibly be. Are you the family who will take me under your wing? I promise to reciprocate with my endless love and affection. Fill in the Adoption Form … the name is Kira.
Please note that due the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applicants and ONLY those being considered will be contacted. We thank you for your understanding. The adoption application link is posted below and the adoption process is outlined on the website. Animatch asks that you read the Adoptee’s bio in its entirety before applying to ensure you meet the requirements for the dog.