• Akita Mix
  • 3 year old male

Linus Matt and I hadn’t been actively looking for a dog, per say, but we had agreed we could look into getting a puppy that next spring. However, Matt had made some pretty good arguments against getting a puppy, better yet a stubborn Shiba Inu puppy! With intentions to rescue the breed I wanted, my heart slowly broke. We live in an apartment, we’re college students, and soon to be full time workers; a shiba just wasn’t the right fit. I began to search for the next closest relative to a Shiba Inu, an Akita. Matt’s aunt has a beautiful Akita that we met and fell in love with over the summer. She had suggested an Akita might be a better fit than a Shiba. On August 14, 2016 Petfinders.com lead me straight to Linus. Matt didn’t take much convincing as Linus is an uniquely attractive dog with a strong build and a calm demeanor (all things he likes). So the following Saturday, we went to meet Linus at the Town and Country Humane Society. Despite the little attention Linus gave us during our visit, we loved his coat, calm demeanor and his good walking habits. To much surprise, we signed his papers that day! And on August 26, 2016 we picked up Linus and to began our adventure. Since leaving the Town and Country, Linus has gained a solid 7lbs in muscle on his new diet!! He also loves to cuddle, nap, go for long walks and runs, go for car rides, visit grandma, and occasionally play with his toys. He is extremely affectionate and protective of us when he thinks there could be trouble, but very gentle and sweet even to new friends he meets! We’ve already had some ups and downs (marking in the house, frequent attempts to escape the apartment, and chewing off the door frame), but we can’t imagine our lives without him now. Thank you Town and Country for all that you do and most importantly, uniting us with our beloved Linus!

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