Adoption status: Adopted!

My name is Takara and I’m a 7 year old female Shiba Inu. I’ve been invisible for weeks now. But DC SIR saw me and gave me a name and a voice. See, I lived with my humom whom I loved so much. She suddenly passed away and no family could take me in so I ended up in Animal Control (AC) in SC. I don’t understand this place. Am I going to die here? It feels like it. I was traumatized to lose the only family I ever knew and loved, then I was sent to this scary place. DC SIR soon saw my story and immediately saw the fear in my eyes. They offered to take me into a warm and loving foster home.

They emailed and called AC asking to help me, “Kennel 19.” That is how I am known here. No one looks at me as a living being. I am just a number. No one even really looked at me at all because they listed me as a 2 year old male Shiba. Couldn’t they see I am a female? Didn’t my mom’s friends say I was 7 yrs old? Don’t they know I have a name? But here, I have no name and I have no voice. I am invisible. The AC wouldn’t let DC SIR take me even though the family had requested this. After a couple weeks, DC SIR was told I could go home with them! I didn’t know this but they scheduled an extensive transport to get me across several states to be with them. But when the day came and transport was on the way, another employee said I couldn’t go. So I sat here terrified, alone, confused and giving up hope.

The pain from isolation and abandonment is traumatizing to me and many like me. I did not receive any vet care while in AC for weeks, my nails are painfully long and DC SIR wants me to receive immediate vet attention. Please consider making a small donation to help DC SIR pay for my transport to them and my immediate care.

Not yet tested w/cats, kids or dogs.

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.