Rex Could Be Adopted by End of Week

Dog taped to refrigerator now in foster care

Lisa Pedersen, chief executive officer of the Humane Society, says Rex was placed with a family in the Denver-area that could adopt him by the end of the week.

Pedersen did not identify the family, but says they have other Shiba Inus they have come from other rescue organizations.

“I think he’s adjusting as best as we could have hoped,” Pedersen said. “Our goal is that he has a very happy ending and we think that is very possible.

Pedersen says the shelter got requests from as far away as New York, California and Wisconsin from people who wanted to adopt the dog.

Look at that poor puppy – see the top of his back?  Here’s hoping the next news item will be that he is adopted!  The foster/adoption family seem as perfect for a Shiba in Rex’s situation as can be – let’s hope it works out!


  1. Has anyone seen an update on Rex? I went to the Humane Society of Boulder Valley website and couldn’t find anything.

    Just curious about status of the little guy.

  2. I haven’t seen any updates in a week or two. Toll isn’t going into court for 3 weeks or so, so I think the issue will revive then. I’ve got some Google alerts set up to catch anything new!

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