Yumi is an adorable 29 lb two year old neutered mixed breed, shaped like a Corgi but resemblant of “DASH” from The Incredibles movie franchise. He is an honorary Golden who was “the favorite” of his vet tech when he came in to our rescue among a batch of five international dogs. He is kissy, playful and super velcro but he also knows when to calm down.
Yumi (lovingly referred to as “Dash” by his foster family) is currently living in Oceanside but will also vacation in Los Angeles over the winter holiday break. He is learning crate training and is doing nicely with it with his “Snuggle Puppy (with a heartbeat).” He stays in his crate all night without issues but he is still learning to be ok in the crate during the day while his humans are out. He is house-trained and he lets you know he needs to go outside by standing by the door. He bonds very quickly with his humans. He loves his foster mom and has some anxiety at first with her leaving but as he figures out that he is safe and his foster mom is coming back, he is ok.
We consider Yumi to be a medium energy dog with quick bursts of puppy energy followed by a crash and a nap, just like a toddler. He loves to play Tug, with humans or fur siblings, loves to play fetch, and of course loves to wrestle with a fur sibling, but he also loves to snuggle on the couch or in bed with his humans first thing in the morning. Click on Video He will come as close to his human as possible and give lots kisses. He can be calm and happy to snooze next to his foster fur sister sister. He particularly loves to find a sunny spot in the yard to lay down in and sunbathe. Like most young pups in their first home, he is very curious and wants to explore,, so he will need a bit of supervision in the first few days as he learns the rules of the house. His foster mom once left him unattended for a few minutes, and she found him on top of the kitchen table! After some laughter and being told “no,” he hasn’t tried that again.
Yumi walks well on leash and does not pull, except maybe if he sees a squirrel and wants to pursue. He is happy and smiling all of the time. He wants to be hugged and loved on, and will gently mouth his human if they stop petting him, or try and squeeze himself between his humans and his foster sibling to get the most pets. He loves to give kisses and snuggle close, preferably on top of your lap. Yumi is “golden” in nature in the size of a lapdog!
My Ideal Home
We think Yumi’s ideal home will be with another playful canine pal. His canine foster sibling currently tolerates him but we would like to find a foster fur sibling who enjoys playing with him. He has two main adorable play strategies: push his butt against the other dog or try to go for the ankles! He would also do well with an older couple who will snuggle him during the day and take him on a lot of walks. He is a perfect gentleman if you ask him to just lay down and stay next to you, so he could accompany his family to restaurants.
His adoptive family should plan to continue with his crate training as this is teaching him about important boundaries. He is very smart and both treat and toy motivated. He will sit to say “please,” or if you you have a treat in your hand. He is working on learning “Drop it,” “Stay” and “Leave it!” with positive reinforcement. He really loves his ball and will give a playful growl if you try to take it away but he will gladly exchange it for a treat, or will let you take it from his mouth. He loves playing in the yard but would also probably do well in a dog park once he has a better recall. He doesn’t bark at other dogs even if they bark at him. His family will need to have someone home for most of the time, at least at first while he learns that he is not being abandoned. He would probably do very well with kids. He is very loving, smart and curious, and will do great in virtually any home!