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DC SIR Adoptable Dog: Koji's Story [ADOPTED]

Dc_sir_logo_side_icon_thumb By DC Shiba Inu Rescue | March 07, 2013 | Comments (11)

Koji was adopted and is living in a wonderful forever home!

created on: 2013-03-07

Koji's Story by DCSIR

Hi everyone…my name is now Koji. For 14 years I was cared for and lived in a home. Then, one day, my people packed up all their personal belongings. I figured we may be going to live somewhere new. But this time, after they moved the last box and shut the door to an empty apartment, no one came back to take me with them. I lived alone by myself in the apartment with a little food and water. I was so lonely and scared. Why would my family leave me there to die alone? I cried myself to sleep each night with no one to comfort me. And each morning when I awoke, I would run around the empty apartment to see if they remembered to come back for me. They never did.

Eventually, someone named the “landlord” came to take me out of my lonely prison. But where I went was so much scarier. I went to sit in a cage in a place called the shelter. The people there thought I was too old to be adopted so they put me in what is called “the back room.” This was away from the public so no one even knew I was there!


Hopeless souls surrounded me: sick, hurt, aggressive, too scared, or like me…too old to be adopted. No kind-hearted people would even know I was there. So I sat on death row for a week. The Shelter People called me a husky mix. I heard my only chance to live was through a Rescue. But no one came. Finally, I heard someone say it was “Euth day”. All the dogs near me shook in fear. This would be the end of my 14 years of loving service… I gave up, ready to die.


This is when a nice woman who works with Rescues saw me and begged the shelter not to kill me– she wanted to have one night to call on Rescues to save me. She knew my breed was a Shiba Inu and she would call the right people. It took just a couple of hours for her to find DC Shiba Inu Rescue and she told them how very sweet and scared I was. Because of my Angel, Cindy, I did not die on “Euth Day”. Instead, I went home with Cindy until the people at DC SIR could arrange transport. She put me on such a soft big bed I just couldn’t believe it!  I hear that people think I’m a handsome and sweet guy. I’m tiny too, so I won’t take up much room. Do you have a soft bed for my old bones? I have so much love left to give

Please share my story with others, so that I may find my new home.

created on: 2013-03-07


4/28/2013 UPDATE ON KOJI


Do you remember Koji’s very sad story, which touched so many hearts? Well, he has had a huge turnaround in his life. Koji’s foster parents and resident Queen, Lady Goldenpaw, who is 15yrs old, just fell in love with him.  Koji looks amazingly thrilled in his new home, and we are so happy that these star-crossed lovers found each other!  Congratulations to Koji and his new family!

created on: 2013-04-28


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Comments on this Article

I'll be happy to take this dog and integrate him into my family. I have someone willing to pick him up for me, as I can't travel right now. Let me know, and the ride is on the way.
Why would you do that??? Why! If you can't keep your dog, drop it off at a shelter. But I guess that means having the balls to face up to the fact your dog might be PTS. I suppose if you just 'leave it behind' you can delude yourself that someone came and found it and it all ended up hunky dory... that is if you can just stop the whispers that that it might have just starved to death alone. God I hate people!
Never a shortage of idiots around. Maybe someday they can know what it feels like to be abandoned...of course, nothing could be as bad as this started out!!
I want him!!! How do I get him?!
I hope the landlord came and gave the info of the tenants.so they get prosecuted for neglect..as for this handsome lil man... What caj we do if we cant adopt him? can we help sponsor him? Is he safe?
Thank You! I'll be Sharing Koji and the information you provided post-haste... jvb
Leaving a pet who has been part of your family for 14 years alone, and not even alerting anyone to the fact that he's there, so that he may die there, is absolutely unconscionable! How can people be so heartless? He gave them his love and devotion for 14 years, and this is how they repay him? They need to be found and charged with aniimal abuse, because that's exactly what this is! I'm glad he has been saved, and hope he finds a loving forever home soon - he certainly deserves to live the rest of his life in a peaceful, caring environment.
Detailed information on Koji and all DC Shiba Inu Rescue dogs can be found on our website: www.dcsir.org and active daily updates on our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/dcshibainurescue Thank you for supporting rescue dogs!
Koji is a beautiful healthy looking Senior dog. She deserves respect and a loving home. I believe this article should be updated with more details. What gender is the dog? Where is the dog located? What is the contact information. How is the dog's health? Is Koji available for Foster?
How can someone leave a pet, a dog after 14 years? I understand that people take a pet and after a few days they return it because they realize they are not ready for a pet, but 14 years? Leaving him alone? I wish that he finds a loving forever home!
Shared & praying someone sees him, falls in love & gives him a loving furever home ♥ I do NOT understand how people can do this!!!
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