Adoption status: Adopted!


Hello everyone, my new name is now Kae. I’m a 2.5 year old female Shiba Inu that has lived with the same family my entire life. I lived with my littermate/sister, and cats but was surrendered when my sister and I started to get into severe fights with each other. Reputable Breeders know not to adopt out littermates as there is an issue called Littermate Syndrome. Our fights got real bad and our family thought it was best to surrender us to rescue. DC SIR has information on Littermate Syndrome in our Adoption Album on Facebook. I do real well with cats and I never had a problem with them. I’m also good with other dogs. I tested well with DC SIR’s neutral dog, Katniss. Today when I came into rescue I was very scared. I started to meet all the other dogs at Shiba HQ and I growled at them. The volunteer kept praising the other dogs for looking away and backing off when I growled. I realized no one was going to get punished and none of the dogs tried to hurt me.

Soon, I started to follow the volunteer and the other dogs. I like Katniss and the male dogs the best so far. DC SIR says I am a very sweet girl and after a two week assessment they’ll let you know the details of my personality and what requirements they will have for me. I know that they will pick the best possible home for me. I am shy with people at first, but if you know how to approach me and you are patient I promise to warm up to you. DC SIR also has my AKC papers so if my family wants to participate in AKC sports I’d be able to join those fun things with you! I know the information here isn’t much but DC SIR says I am highly adoptable and they expect me to be ready for adoption soon! Will you please share my story & help me find a forever home?

Kae will be medically and behaviorally assessed for 2 weeks prior to being available for adoption. Email and tell them that you’d like to adopt Kae!

See issues on Littermate Syndrome on our training tips page.

Dogs: TBD
Cats: Good
Kids: TBD
Location: Local - MD/VA/DC

DOB: 10/4/13
AKC Papers
Intake Date: 5/5/16
Earliest Available: 5/19/16

Follow Kae's progress on Facebook in her album!

DC SIR is a non-profit, volunteer-run network of foster homes in the Washington, DC area.

DC SIR does not have a shelter facility. To meet our adoptable dogs, interested adopters can attend one of our monthly adoption events.