Yoshi was brought to the shelter as a stray. After a thorough examination, he was found to be a Japanese Chin. Yoshi was clearly someone’s pet; however, his family never came looking for him.
When I saw him, I knew he didn’t belong with the big dogs, so I took him to foster until I could find him a home. As soon as I got him home, I realized that this dog had the best personality. His breed was created for Japanese royalty, and he fits the breed description to the letter. Very calm, doesn’t bark a lot, likes to be up high (I find him on the back of the couch all the time), gets along well with others. Anyway, he went to the beauty shop (BowWow Barbers) and got a shampoo and blow dry.
Now he was ready to find a new home. I started emailing my friends and my customers about Yoshi, I even started off a webinar with his picture, just hoping that someone would think he was as cool as I thought he was. Finally, one of my co-workers from Washington DC saw him and called me. I described his personality and she thought he would be a perfect match. So, I started sending pictures on a daily basis and calling his new mother to tell her all of the “cute” things he was doing. Yoshi’s new family is very excited.
So, Yoshi and I are off to Washington DC in a couple of weeks to start a new life in our nation’s Capitol with Lori, Peter and Annie Turley! He will fly with me on Southwest Airlines. I will stay with them for a few days to help the transition process, but it looks like a match made in Heaven!
You can follow Yoshi’s journey by following us on twitter @EllisCountySPCA.