Adoption status: Adopted!

Hi! My name is Momo. I was born March 26, 2015. I am a female pure bred Shiba Inu and I am in one of DC SIR’s foster homes. I was born to a family who hadn’t spayed or neutered my young parents and ended up with a small litter: Me, my sister, Kaya, and my brother who went to live with family. My dad is a long haired red Shiba Inu and my mom is a petite black and tan. They are both very friendly towards people. Luckily, our family found DC SIR to take us in and find us the BEST forever family we could ever dream of! I was brought up in a home with children too. I have been to the vet for my preliminary vaccinations. When DC SIR picked me up & brought me to Shiba HQ, they noticed some eye gunk which was taken care of in our first days at Shiba HQ. So I got a pretty good start to life, now let me tell you more about me! The one week I’ve spent with DC SIR has been filled with excitement.

I’ve played with all the other dogs, gone on outings, and visited pet stores. DC SIR says I’m more adventurous and inquisitive than my sister, Kaya. I learned how to climb up and down really long stairs on my first day in foster care! I squeeze through gates to follow my foster mom around the house (heehee). I will come to all strangers that enter the home and expect to receive love & attention. After all, I am adorable! I’m enjoying exploring the yard and the house! I learn quick what is acceptable to chew on through rewards. But, I am having a difficult time with this potty training thing. See, my dad marked in the house and I guess we think it is ok too. But because my foster mom said she’s never seen so much pee from two little puppies, we’re going to get checked for a urinary tract infection.
Other than my pottying indoors (which, we’re working on), I’m just about perfect! I love all dogs I meet, the cats great too and I stay away if they want me to, I have great bite inhibition and I share food & toys with all the puppies and dogs at Shiba HQ! I didn’t squirm at all while getting my needle like nails trimmed and I only mildly complained about my bath. I am a young puppy and have so much love and life to give. Ask DC SIR for resources on raising puppies!

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.