Adoption status: Adopted! 

Hi, my name is now Kiba. I am a 2 year old petite female Shiba Inu & have lived with two families my short life. I found myself at the shelter and my most recent family complained that I would try to jump the fence & escape. Guess they don’t know much about the Shiba Inu! I was dumped at the shelter with painfully long nails. Please, if your Shibas nails are long, trim them or make an appointment to get them cut. This HURTS and can make us grouchy! My former family said I am not good with other animals. DC SIR says they will tell you what I am really like after a behavior assessment in a DC SIR foster home & medical review.

So let me tell you some information about me. I didn’t like being at the shelter but I loved all the nice people there! I didn’t even complain when I was handled for my shots. I am a small Shiba, just under 20 lbs. When DC SIR volunteers picked me up, I was super happy to see them and I was a perfect passenger on my ride to my foster home. Thankfully, DC SIR fosters understand science-based force free training. In a short time, with treats and praise, they trimmed my painfully long nails. Even though my former family said I didn’t like other animals, I was properly introduced to my foster sisters and did just fine with them. This does not mean I can go to a home with other dogs but it does mean I can go on walks and adventures with other dogs and do great! Keep an eye out on my album to see if you are the right family for me! I’d love a FOREVER home! DC SIR does a lot to educate adopters on training to ensure all their rescues find the right home.

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.