Adoption status: Adopted!
Katana is a less-than 1 year old male Shiba Inu. Follow his Facebook album!

Hello everyone, my new name is now Katana and I am a 5-month-old male Shiba Inu! I’m big for my age, weighing in at 21lbs! My original family surrendered me to a shelter because I showed resource guarding behaviors around my food bowl and toys. The shelter I stayed at realized I would respond better to appropriate behavior modification in a home environment so they contacted DC SIR. When the volunteers came to pick me up, I was happy to see them and wiggled my butt. I rode well in the car but I was restless and moved around a lot. I only took soft treats (boiled chicken – that was yum!) but I didn’t want any other treats. When I met my foster mom she told me how cute I am so I just kissed her all over! After I arrived at Shiba HQ I got to sniff the yard by myself and smell all the dogs that were in the yard before me. My foster mom did some body handling with me and said I did real well! But she noticed that I have a short attention span and I don’t have much training. Soon I got to meet DC SIR’s neutral dog, Katniss, and I got in her face and pulled on her fur. I guess she thought I was very rude and let me know. I kept pestering her while my foster mom tried to distract me. Soon I got to meet other dogs and I couldn’t terrorize them all at once and they didn’t let me bully them when they were all together. DC SIR has high hopes that I will learn appropriate canine social skills in a multi-generation dog foster home. I also did really well meeting the oldest blind senior Shiba and I didn’t pester her like I did the other dogs, so that has to count for something! I am not yet neutered and will need a minimum 2-week medical and behavior assessment. DC SIR wants to learn how quickly I respond to behavior modification for my resource guarding over the next couple weeks. I’m just so glad I’m in a place where learning is fun and rewarding! Please share my story to help me find my forever home!

Location: Extended (MD/VA/DC/NJ/NY/PA/DE/NC/SC)
Dogs: No (although good with dogs)
Cats: No
Kids; No
weight 25lbs

Intake Date: 2/19/17
Available Date: 3/30/17
See Katana's journey with DC SIR:https://www.facebook.com/pg/DCShibaInuRescue/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1282908161796573
See Katana’s videos:
Meet Katana: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii4V_eXGeLg
Katana play with Yusei: https://www.facebook.com/DCShibaInuRescue/videos/1311293552291367/
Resource Guarding: http://bit.ly/2mcxZoh

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.