Komari – Special Needs – Adoption Pending!


born ~February 2008

19 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!


“If you’re happy, then I’m happy. When you make someone happy, you make yourself a little happier too. If you’re happy, I’m happy. If I’m happy, you’re happy. And that repeats over and over, making a happiness spiral!” – Komari Kamikita, Little Busters!

Welcome, Komari! This scruffy, old-man Schnauzer mix is around 20 pounds and 13 years old, and he is patiently waiting for the perfect person to come along to adopt him and make him the happiest old man ever!

Komari is already crate-trained and housebroken! When Komari gets into his crate, he may cry for a few minutes, but after his attempt to play the sympathy card fails him, he gives up and settles in for a nap. Once he’s down for a nap, he naps HARD and doesn’t move until he’s gently awoken. Since he’s a little hard of hearing, he can be easily startled if his eyes are closed, so Foster Mom tries to ease him out of his nap by making small movements that he can feel. When he’s out of his crate, he’s starting to signal when he’d like to go outside by whining a little bit, and Foster Mom is creative with giving him affection rather than verbal praise because he has a hard time hearing when he’s being such a good boy — and that is all the time! 

Charming Komari is so easy to get along with: he’s cat-, small dog-, and definitely people-friendly! The first time he met his kitty foster sibling, he was a little curious, but after a quick boop on the nose from her, he’s choosing to keep his distance. You don’t have to tell him twice! With most of his doggy siblings, Komari does great, and he prefers to make friends with dogs around his own size. Komari never meets a stranger, and when he meets a new person, he trusts them right off the bat and will let them love on him immediately. In fact, when someone stops petting him, he gives a little nose nudge as not-so-subtle encouragement that he’d like some more pets, please.

Komari is the epitome of a lap dog. Komari loves to spend his days snoozing and cuddling up with anyone who will give him the time of day; usually when a dog is as cute and cuddly as he is, they can be needy and follow you around asking for more pets all the time. Komari, on the other hand, can’t always hear when people move around the house because he doesn’t always notice when people get up and move around. If he does see someone on the couch though, snuggle time is on. 

Because of Komari’s age, he’s not into intense exercise, but don’t let that fool you: this senior’s still got some exploring left to do. Komari loves spending outside sniffing from corner to corner of a yard and marking his territory. Sometimes, he’ll lift his leg just a little too high and almost fall over while he’s trying to go, but this persistent boy will shake it off, walk around in a circle, and finish the job. When he’s going for a ride in the car, Komari loves to stick his head out the window and feel the breeze in his scruffy hair.

Like a lot of grandpas, Komari can really rock a sweater, and even though he’s a little hard of hearing, he’d love to curl up on the couch with you and let you tell him all about his day. Is there space for him on your sofa? Contact us today!

Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604