Adoption status: Not Yet Available!
Renji is a 4 year old male Shiba Inu Mix. Follow his Facebook album!

Hello everyone, my new name is now Renji and it means, “yearning love.” I am a Shiba Inu Mix and a big boy at 53lbs. I was surrendered to a SC shelter in April by the family who adopted me last February. But that didn’t last long and they sent me back to the shelter because they said I ran away too much. DC SIR saw my story and acted fast to get me into their family. I am heartworm positive and need some extra medical care before I can be adopted. Luckily, DC SIR has some great volunteers that drove me all the way up to VA so I could get cleaned up at Shiba HQ.

When the DC SIR volunteer picked me up I was a bit nervous but kissed her on the face. When I got to Shiba HQ I drank a lot of water and then met a whole bunch of Shiba Inus. I got along great with everyone. But the DC SIR volunteer said I smelled really bad so I had to go straight to the shower before being able to play inside with the other dogs. The volunteer noticed I was covered in dirt and scabs from flea bites. It took her hours to brush out all the crusted blood that was caked into my fur. My skin is raw from removing all the scabs so I may need another bath in a week to finish cleaning me up. I sat very patiently as she brushed and then bathed me multiple times in the shower, and even sat still for my nail trim.

Oh boy was I happy when she was done! It felt so good to be clean! I ran and pranced around the house. Then I got really yummy food and curled up in a soft bed for a short nap. DC SIR said it is a real good thing that I ran away a lot because my life is about to get really awesome! They said my dry fur will be soft and lush in a month on their optimal raw diet and I will have the best family for my personality, health, and energy level. Make sure to follow my story if you think I may be a good fit for your family!

Location: Local (DC/MD/VA)
Dogs: Yes
Cats: Yes
Kids: Yes
Weight: 53 lbs
Intake date: 5/5/17
Available Date: TBD

Donate to Renji's fund here.
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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.