Adoption status: Not Yet Available!
Kabocha is a male, senior red Shiba Inu/Jindo mix.
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Hello everyone, my new name is now Kabocha and it means “Pumpkin” in Japanese. DC SIR was told that there was a Shiba Inu in a shelter that needed rescue. When they picked me up, they saw I was probably a Jindo/Shiba mix. I was found as a stray and was going to be put to sleep if someone didn’t rescue me. When the DC SIR volunteer came to pick me up, she saw how very skinny I was. I was very nervous and shook with fear when the volunteer picked me up and put me in the car. Soon I began to relax. When I got to the second transport I was given a lot of yummy boiled chicken. It was delicious but I got a little car sick.

When I got to Shiba HQ I drank a lot of water and went straight to the shower. The volunteer thought I didn’t smell so well. I was dirty from my time as a stray. The volunteer felt every rib in my body protruding from ribcage. I was very good in the shower and didn’t protest at all. After I was clean and dried off, I was very happy! I started to shake my tail and prance around! It felt good to be clean. Right away, I went outside and met all the dogs at Shiba HQ. I got along with everyone! They all let me sniff them! I really liked being around the other large dog, Renji. I tried to play with him a few times but I tripped over the little dogs a couple times. My favorite thing, next to meeting all the friendly dogs, was getting to sniff and explore the backyard! I am not neutered, so DC SIR needs to have me medically cared for before I am available for adoption. But they think I am going to be a very popular pup because of my sweet disposition. I need to gain some weight and complete my medical updates but I should be available for adoption soon after all of that. My foster mom came by Shiba HQ to take me to my new home. I will be living with another male Shiba Inu, who is also a DC SIR alum. They will give you more information on me as they get to know me. Please share my story to help me find a forever home!

Location: TBD
Dogs: Good
Cats: OK (Tentative)
Kids: TBD
Weight: TBD
Intake Date: 10/20/17
Available Date: TBD

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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.