Adoption status: Adopted!

My name is Rin, and I am a Mill Dog. I’ve lived most of my life in an outdoor kennel, bred for my puppies. I’ve longed to be held and cuddled and told I am a good girl. I haven’t been clean in years; not until today, the day DC SIR came to take me from my outdoor cage. They took me and my kennel mate Riza. When we saw them come up to our cage, we knew our lives would change. We both wiggled our butts, squinted our eyes, laid down our ears and howled with delight at the sight of our rescuers. I only have half of my right ear, probably from being attacked in the mills. But I felt bad for all my friends that were left behind to live out another cold winter without the comfort of kindness and the warmth we will now have.

Both Riza and I were nervous on our long drive to Shiba HQ. We traveled in a soft crate with soft, nice smelling blankets. We huddled together and watched out the window at the moving cars and country we were leaving behind. When we got to Shiba HQ we were taken straight to this big bathroom and got a shower. The volunteer said we were really stinky! She washed me up for at least an hour until the water from my fur ran clear. I tried to find a way out of the shower but the nice lady kept comforting me so I just leaned into her and let her massage my fur. I was happy when it was over. She dried my fur and I got to go out and see Riza who was already clean from her shower. We were soooooo happy to be clean. We wiggled our butts and gave her kisses. I’m a tiny Shiba at only 15 lbs! But I wasn’t shy meeting all the dogs at Shiba HQ. I even got to see my old friend Yoko who also lived in the mill with us. Boy does she look good and happy! I know DC SIR will find me a family to help me forget my past. They say I’m not shy like a typical mill dog. I seek out human affection and I am so happy to be in a home!

Dogs: Yes
Cats: TBD
Children: 12 yrs +
Location: Extended East Coast

Not fearful. Very people friendly!

Follow Rin'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.