My name is Aneko!

Shiba Inu Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Aneko
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Aneko's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Aneko's Story...
Aneko means “older sister” in Japanese, and this black and tan shiba inu was found as a stray back in March of 2016; she spent several months at the Animal control shelter, scared and depressed. She is a tiny (14lbs) senior Shiba (estimated age 10-years-old) that appears to be a puppy mill or back-yard-breeder release. She had not been spayed and her teeth were in horrible condition. The shelter had her scheduled to be put to sleep if a rescue did not take her. At first, Aneko was very scared of people touching her or picking her up, and she would snap at anyone who tried to touch her. She's made progress since then, and while she accepts petting, we are still unable to pick her up.

Since being in rescue we have had Aneko spayed and brought up to date on her health and wellness. We also had 7 teeth pulled during her dental surgery. Aneko is active and alert, has not had any accidents while in foster care and is amazing with other dogs.

Aneko lives in a multi-dog foster home and she loves to be around other dogs. Her best friend in foster is a 7-month old Shiba Inu who came up in transport with her the same day. They run and play together in the yard. Aneko would do wonderfully in a multi-dog home!
She is available for adoption to a broad area--find out more when you apply to adopt!.

As stated in Aneko's original profile, body handling has been and continues to be a concern. While we are making exceptional progress with her being touched, we are requiring that she go to a home with a fenced back yard. This is due to the issues with reliably getting on/off harness or even a slip-lead to walk her. Since we can't pick her up, we have been training her to come when called. Aneko is always eager to follow her foster mom and will reliably come when called! Any applicant wanting to adopt Aneko must be aware of her sensitivity to body handling and have the ability to let her in/out of the house without leashing her. Of course, our goal is to be able to pick her up and leash her so working on this would be a long-term goal - see our resources on body-handling in her album!

Aneko hears and sees well but she has a stiff gait which is suspected arthritis as her x-rays showed no structural issues. This has improved since being on a low-inflammatory, nutrient-dense species appropriate raw diet. Her fur is much softer and silkier than when she first came into rescue.

For more information on Aneko, see her Facebook album:

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Facts about Aneko

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Aneko, 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.