Adoption status: Adopted!
Kage is a 3 year old, male, black & tan Shiba Inu mix. See his Facebook album.

Hello everyone, my name is now Kage and it means “shadow.” I am a 3-year-old male Shiba Inu mix from a NC shelter. I was left there with my brother and we were very scared because if no one would take us we wouldn’t make it out of the shelter. Luckily, someone contacted DC SIR and saw how scared we looked in our pictures. The shelter told DC SIR how incredibly sweet we were. So they agreed to pull us and get all our much needed medical done. We went to the vet to get neutered, microchipped, 4dx tested, vaccinated, and checked for general health. The staff at the vet’s office told the DC SIR volunteers that we were the sweetest Shiba (mixes) they had ever met! I can tell you this is true! We are super sweet!

Let me tell you a bit about myself. I rode very well in the car with the DC SIR. I am much shyer than my brother so I curled up tight and made myself small as I tried to hide behind my brother. I did like the yummy treats the volunteer had with her so I came out from hiding for that! We arrived at Shiba HQ very late in the evening. Since we just had surgery, we didn’t get to meet the other dogs at Shiba HQ. We did get our very own room with soft plush beds, toys, and treats to make us feel at home. When my brother and I went out for potty breaks, it was obvious that we don’t know how to walk on a leash. We are always so happy to see each other and my brother and I shake our butts and kiss each other on the face as soon as we come back together after being separated. We were a bit mischievous and got into things in our private room so the volunteers had to put up gates to keep us from removing things from shelves. In the morning we got to run around in a back yard and boy did this make us happy! My brother and I pranced around with huge smiles! We love to play outdoors and we even met a few nice Shibas! Unfortunately, my brother tested positive for Heartworm and will need extensive medical care. DC SIR doesn’t know if we will be required to stay together but they think we may be a ‘bonded pair.’ Could you help my brother get better? Please donate and share our story!

Location: Extended (SC/NC/VA/DC/MD/PA/DE/WV)
Dogs: Good
Cats: TBD
Kids: Good
Weight : 17lbs
Intake Date: 3/27/17

Bonded Pair with Kyo
Follow Kage's progress in his Facebook 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.