My name is Akihiko!

Shiba Inu Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Akihiko
Photo 1 - Shiba Inu Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Akihiko
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Akihiko's Info...

I am already neutered, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Akihiko's Story...
Akihiko means bright prince in Japanese; he is a four year old male Black and Tan Shiba Inu from S. Korea. He had an awesome dad who took him around the world with him, and always did everything together. His parent’s work transferred them to a country that has made it nearly impossible for him to go with them; so his heart-broken parents cried when they said goodbye to him and asked DCSIR to find him a home that would love him and keep taking him on adventures.

Akihiko gets along well with other dogs and loves going on walks. DCSIR discovered that he is heartworm positive, so he had to complete an extensive medical treatment before being available for adoption. If you would like to contribute to Akihiko's heart worm treatment fund, please note "Akihiko's Fund" in the notes at

Akihiko is high energy and very playful; he would love a forever family who would keep him busy and active!

Update: Akihiko is now available for adoption, but only to a dog savvy owner who can manage his environment. Application finalists will be required to meet with the DC SIR approved force-free dog trainer.

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Facts about Akihiko

  • Breed: Shiba Inu
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DCSIR)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Akihiko, a Manassas Shiba Inu dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shiba Inu for sale in Manassas, or seeking a Shiba Inu dog from a breeder in Manassas.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Manassas already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Manassas breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shiba Inu breeders who help with Shiba Inu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Manassas paves the way for another one to be saved.