Adoption status: Not Yet Available!

Yamato is a 12 year old male Shiba Inu. Follow his Facebook album!

Hello everyone, my new name is now Yamato and it is an ancient name for Japan. I am an 12-year-old male Shiba Inu. I was surrendered to a shelter and my owners told the shelter I have allergies. I am not neutered and I need full medical care but DC SIR says I look like an happy and health guy. Thankfully DC SIR has amazing fans that helped raise funds for my care so I could go to a foster home this weekend! I was in the shelter for almost 2 weeks. When a DC SIR volunteer came to get me I was so happy! There were a couple other Shibas that came along for the ride too. I rode in a crate for the trip to Shiba HQ for nearly 5 hours and I didn’t make a peep! Once I arrived at Shiba HQ I got a bath and some yummy boiled chicken for being such a good boy! I did really well in the bath and let my handler massage & pluck my fur. I was towel dried but the best part was when I got some more yummy boiled chicken! Make sure to look for the video of me getting treats after my bath! I got to meet a cat after the bath & he seemed real nice. DC SIR said they’ll let you know how I do with cats.

After I was cleaned up and dried, I got to meet the other Shibas and I pretty much ignored them. I was more interested in sniffing all the neat smells in the garden. Even when the young pups jumped on me, I just growled a bit to remind them I’m an old guy and need some space. We were all fine. I also took treats with the group and accepted pets and brushing. DC SIR said I am going to need a little time in foster care to get medically cleared. But they say my sweet personality and youthful demeanor should help me get adopted real quick. Once I was done with all the exciting smells, people, and dogs, I settled into a comfortable dog bed for a peaceful night’s sleep.

If you are interested in adopting Yamato, email adoption@dcsir.org and make sure to follow his album for updates on his health and temperament.

Location: TBD
Dogs: Yes (seems to prefer females)
Cats: TBD
Weight: 21lbs
DOB: 08/26/04 (** updated age with correct paperwork)
Intake Date: 4/21/17

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.