My name is Asha!

Jindo/Shiba Inu Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Asha
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Asha's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Asha's Story...
Approximate Age: 3 years
Approximate Weight/Size: ~30lbs
I am an UNDERDOG because... I am a survivor of the illegal dog meat trade
Location Saved From: Thailand
Needs a Foster in the D.C. area until a forever home is found?: No- currently with a foster!
Needs a Home With Another Dog?: No
Needs a Fenced Back Yard?: Yes
Special Needs Notes: None
Additional info:
Asha is an approximately 3 year old mixed breed who arrived in D.C. from Thailand on March 22nd, rescued from the illegal dog meat trade. Asha is very friendly and loves meeting new people, but can sometimes be wary of strangers. She is eager to please and has lots of energy for daily walks. She is good with other dogs and likes to play. Asha presents many of the Jindo breed traits – incredibly smart, clean, athletic, hunters, clever escape artists, generally quiet but good guard dogs, and extremely loyal. She has the potential to be an amazing dog but her experiences have also been traumatizing. She needs someone who is willing to devote much of their time and patience to helping her feel comfortable. During car travel, Asha is very anxious. Asha is impeccably house-trained, very reserved and respectful, and a gentle girl who happily greets us with a soft wag and a howling song! She loves to go for bike rides and is slowly gaining more confidence in her surroundings. She cannot wait to find a forever family!

Despite the fact that her fosters have been working around the clock to help Asha adjust, there will still be a significant acclimation period when she goes to her forever home. She will need very experienced and patient adopters that can help her learn how to live in a domestic environment. We do not know how long it will take for her to acclimate. Prior to coming to the U.S., Asha lived in a daycare environment with hundreds of other dogs and they have been evaluated by the Soi Dog Foundation using the SAFER method. We do know she gets along well other dogs however we cannot guarantee how she will react once she is in another home. We are asking for the utmost patience, understanding and compassion as she transitions. Adopters must be willing/able to do the following:
• Work from home or are not away from the home for more than 4 hours at a time, so they are able to supervise the dog as much as possible. Or, have the means to take the dog to daycare or have a very experienced dog walker.
• Crates are permitted as long as the door is not shut/latched until the dog learns that crates are a good/safe place. Confined spaces or baby gates only, when you are not home.
• Never let the dog off leash in any open area and we recommend not even letting the dogs off a leash in an enclosed/fully fenced area at first.
• Those that have cats must be experienced in doing introductions and have means to separate the dog and the cat.

Here is the story of Asha and Crystal...
"Hello our names are Asha and Crystal. We were stolen from the streets of northern Thailand and we are survivors of the illegal dog meat trade. Our journey was very difficult. They crowded us into a metal cage with many other scared dogs and put hundreds of these cages onto a big truck. The truck drove in the middle of the night towards the border in an attempt to leave Thailand. We could not understand why we were in this cage and why these people were doing this to us. As we traveled towards the border, we could hear the younger dogs crying with fear. Many of the older dogs were unable to cope with the stress and the heat and died. We awoke to the rattling of cages and the truck stopping abruptly. There was lots of yelling and the dog smugglers were hauled away and we were released from the horrible cages and put into another large truck. Thankfully we were rescued from an unthinkable fate and taken to a safe shelter where we lived with 100's of other dogs that are cared for by The Soi Dog Foundation. The Soi Dog Foundation in Thailand contacted Rural Dog Rescue and asked if they could help us. So on March 22nd, we will be flying from Thailand to Rural Dog Rescue in Washington D.C. to begin our journey to a real forever home."

Adoption/Foster Applications and additional information can be found at

Mission Statement: Forever true to The Underdog, Rural Dog Rescue is dedicated to saving the lives of dogs in shelters who are often overlooked for adoption or rescue. We save the dogs who are at most risk of being euthanized: the hounds, the black dogs, the seniors, the sick and the broken. We make a commitment to reserve a minimum of 50% of the dogs we save to The Underdog. Root For The Underdog!

Rural Dog Rescue's home base is in Washington, DC. We support several high kill shelters that euthanize in 72 hours and whose kill rate is 70% or higher in rural areas of Virginia, West Virginia, North and South Carolina. Rural Dog Rescue also helps dogs in need in Washington, DC and Maryland.

We are 100% volunteer and foster based and no salaries are paid. 100% of your donation and adoption fee goes to helping the dogs and cats of Rural Dog Rescue.

Although we try to be as accurate as possible, Rural Dog Rescue cannot guarantee the breed or full-grown adult size of any of the dogs or puppies in its care. Because many of these dogs were found as strays or are the result of irresponsible, unplanned breeding, we do not know the dog's exact background and can only list breed and size by our best educated guess. If exact breed and size are important to you, please consider adopting a dog from a specific breed rescue - We want our dogs to be adopted by people who will love and care for them forever for who they are - no matter what breed and size they turn out to be! All dogs go to their new homes spayed or neutered, up to date on all shots, wormed (although a 2nd worming may be required), started on heart worm and flea and tick preventative and sometimes microchipped.

Facts about Asha

  • Breed: Jindo/Shiba Inu Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Rural Dog Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Washington 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 Washington 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 Jindo/Shiba Inu breeders who help with Jindo/Shiba Inu rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Washington paves the way for another one to be saved.