My name is Akio!

Shiba Inu Puppy for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Akio
Photo 1 - Shiba Inu Puppy for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Akio
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Akio's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with kids, and good with dogs.

Akio's Story...
Akio is an 11-month old male red Shiba Inu, who was purchased originally from a Virginia pet store; this sadly means he was likely born to puppy mill parents. His family took very good care of him but he didn’t get the appropriate training for a hyper puppy. He can get very excitable so he jumped and play-nipped the children in his home too much. Thankfully, his family wanted to ensure he went to a good place that would give him the appropriate training. They made sure all his vetting was up to date and gave him to DCSIR to rehome him with a family who would be able to give him the attention and training he deserves.

Akio has been living in a multi-dog home and is doing well; he prefers friendly dogs and loves chasing balls and snuggling with his foster mom. He can demonstrate some leash reactivity, which can be easily modified with a competent force-free dog trainer. Read the basics here:

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Facts about Akio

  • Breed: Shiba Inu
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DCSIR)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Akio, a Manassas Shiba Inu puppy 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 puppy 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.