Well, what do you know! This is the second week in a row we’re featuring a dog with a Hawaiian name….and no, they’re not related! This week we’d like you to meet Kanani, which means ‘ the beautiful one’. Kanani - Oregon Humane Society.
Kanani is an 8 year-old Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) mix so she’s a big, strong girl. We don’t see Cane Corso’s very often in the PNW, so here’s a link to a bit of breed information: Cane Corso - Wikipedia. Kanani weighs about 75 lbs and is pretty much pure muscle. She’s a little over 8 years old, but that doesn’t mean she’s old and tired. No-sir-ee. Kanani is full of energy. Just check out her video to see how much she loves to run and play with toys!
The shelter environment can be pretty loud and stressful, and it’s been very worrisome for Kanani, so during her time in Oregon Humane Society’s care she’s been lucky to get to spend much of her time in a foster home. Her foster family tells us that she is a big sweetheart with a happy, go lucky disposition. And she NEEDS toys (but can be a little hard on them. You might want to brush up on your sewing skills so you can fix her handiwork)! She is independent most of the time but also needs attention and interaction with her people. She’s friendly to visitors, playful, affectionate, and independent. And she’s great in the house. She’s potty trained, takes treats gently, and gets off the furniture when asked. Her foster reports that when in a home environment she walks well on leash, though we should note that while in the shelter environment she can sometime pull quite hard on her leash. She’s clearly much more comfortable being in a home than in the shelter, and who can blame her? Kanani also loves car rides, and what a fun girl she would be to take for a ride.
Does Kanani sound like she might be the dog for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the bottom of her profile and someone from Oregon Humane will give you a call to tell you more about her.