Shari (2017)

Adoption status: Available!
Shari is a female, 4.5 years old sesame Shiba Inu.
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Hello everyone, my name is Shari and I was adopted out by DC SIR when I was just a young puppy. I am a small sesame female Shiba Inu and I am now 4.5 years old and back with DC SIR. I am so thankful to have a wonderful place to come back to! I met up with my old foster mom at a store but didn’t recognize her so I growled a bit. I mean, she forgot to bring me boiled chicken! Thankfully, my mom had some yummy dehydrated treats that she gave the volunteer and soon enough, I was giving my old foster mom kisses. I’ve been kept on the raw diet and minimal vaccination protocol, so I look really good!

I’ve been living with two other Shiba Inus, but over the years I haven’t been around other dogs and have recently been getting into fights with the other Shibas in the house. My mom’s life changed and she is no longer able to care for me so she reached out to DC SIR. She kept me safe until DC SIR had a spot for me in the rescue. My old foster mom decided to work with me and try to integrate me back with a friendly group of Shibas rather than placing me in a no-dog home. When I got to Shiba HQ I didn’t remember much. Everything changed so much since I was so young. I first met up with Katniss, DC SIR’s neutral dog, who used to be my best friend. I growled at her and she gave me space. After several hours of slow, controlled and positive introductions, I was integrated with so many dogs. I got to go inside the house and cuddled with my foster mom and the other dogs on the couch.

DC SIR was told I have issues with food and play so I will be assessed over the next couple weeks to determine if I can go to a multi-dog home. DC SIR always emphasizes experienced, reward-based trainers for any behavior modification and I may have a training contract for my adoption as well. So if you think you could be a good fit, watch my album for updates and tell DC SIR you would like to adopt me when they say I am available!

Location: Local (DC/MD/VA)
Dogs: Some
Cats: No
Kids: No
Intake Date: 12/18/17
Available Date: 1/11/18

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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.