DISLIKES ~ Kota never learned to share, and he hates having to compete with Agana for his caretaker’s attention. He also can’t stand seeing his caretaker walk by him holding a leash and choose someone else to take out for a walk instead of him!
Sadly, Kota’s loving aunt passed away, and Kota’s future became uncertain. He was living happily at Wild Spirit with one of our older residents, Duchess. It was certainly not love at first sight, but they respected each other unless it was meal time. That small problem was resolved fairly easily – Kota was placed in a sub-enclosure during breakfast so Duchess did not have to fight for her meal. When Duchess passed away, we learned of another high-content wolfdog named Agana in desperate need of rescue. It’s never easy to place strangers together, but we were thrilled to watch Kota and Agana fall in love immediately. Having a young, feisty friend was a wonderful thing for Kota, and Agana was thrilled to have a companion after years of solitude. When his original owner was finally able to take Kota home again, he made the difficult decision to let him remain at WSWS, so he could enjoy a happy, stable life with his beloved companion.
Kota is a sweet boy who has stolen the heart of many volunteers, staff, and visitors to our sanctuary. Our huge, stunning boy caused quite a buzz among staff and volunteers when he first arrived. We were all amazed at his size and striking good looks! Kota is good-natured but he can be a handful, and he requires an experienced caretaker. Those who work with him need to understand how to interact with him while keeping themselves safe and Kota comfortable. Kota is playful by nature and will leap at his caretakers, grab limbs or loose clothing, and attempt to steal belongings like gloves and buckets. He is goofy and his excitement can lead to bruises or scratches on people he meets, but he is the perfect example of what we call wild-spirited and not mean-spirited. It’s sometimes difficult to imagine Kota living in a home, and we’re so glad he is here at WSWS where he can truly be himself.