My name is Sayuri!

Shiba Inu/Pomeranian Mix Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Sayuri
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DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DCSIR)

Facts about Sayuri

  • Breed: Shiba Inu/Pomeranian Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Sayuri is a 13 pound senior female Shiba Inu/Pomeranian mix, whose family gave her up to a kill shelter when she was old and in need of medical care for her mammary tumors. She was such a sweet dog the shelter staff let her wait in their office, where she would welcome belly rubs and petting. DCSIR arranged for her transport to DC and has been working hard to improve her health.
She has been an absolute joy at Shiba HQ and gets along with all the animals and people she meets! While she can't see well and often bumps into other dogs, she can make out shapes and avoids bumping into large objects. Sayuri has great mobility and easily navigates up and down stairs in the home. Sayuri loves to be carried and enjoys sleeping on the couch next to her humans. She is too small to jump on furniture and also can't jump off without the help of a human so when left to her own, she selects a dog bed.
For a senior Shiba mix, she has the playfulness of a puppy (in short bursts). Sayuri has no reactivity issues and is a sweet and gentle dog. She is older and needs to be handled with care (we don't roughhouse our old dogs who have typical aches and pains - so if family with children consider adopting, they must be well trained to respect senior dogs).
Medical: Sayuri has had extensive medical care while in our care. She had mammary tumors removed, dental, spay, X-rays, and maintenance care. Please note that DC SIR cannot guarantee the health of any dog. However, we do everything necessary to ensure that all medical is done while in our care to ensure a healthy and pain-free life. We have high hopes that Sayruri will live a healthy cancer-free life with a loving forever family! We will go into more detail with applicants about each dog when we receive completed applications!

Dogs:Good Cats: Good Kids: Good
Weight: 13.2 lbs
Intake Date: 10/13/16 Available Date: 1/24/17

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About DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DCSIR)

About Our Rescue Group...

DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DCSIR) is a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to rescue, foster, vet and train neglected, homeless, abandoned and stray Shiba Inus. It also works with owner surrenders to help keep Shibas in their current home or to foster and rehome via its extensive adoption process. DCSIR is committed to prioritizing the intake and placement of Shiba Inus in the immediate DC metropolitan area and may assist in the rescue effort for Shiba Inus and mixed breeds across the east coast as circumstances allow.

DCSIR is a community-oriented rescue which strives to educate pet owners about positive behavior training, healthy nutrition and alternative health care, primitive breed temperament and the importance of spaying/neutering.

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We do not have a centralized location. DCSIR dogs are dispersed across states in loving foster homes. Please follow adoption procedures on our webpage to schedule a meet and greet.

Our Adoption Process...

Please be patient with our adoption process. We are committed to finding the perfect home for each dog that comes through DCSIR. We also ask that, if you did not get a particular dog, please understand that this does not mean you are not a qualified adopter. 99% of applicants won’t get the first dog they apply for. Most of our adopters end up with their perfect dog down the road and are overjoyed that they waited. Please be aware that our adoption donation for adult dogs is $300 and for puppies (less than one year old) is $450. This is what to expect when applying to adopt a dog from DC SIR:

Complete the DCSIR Adoption Application: You can download the Adoption Application at and follow the instructions to submit the application by e-mail. Please be honest and detailed. Make sure that the Adoption Application is submitted in Microsoft Word format (.doc or .docx extension) only.

Phone Interview: Once we receive a completed Adoption Application, a DC SIR volunteer will e-mail you to schedule a phone interview. This will be a general interview, but we may also discuss the particular dog you are interested in, if time permits.

Reference Checks: If we move forward, DC SIR will contact the references/veterinarians listed on your Adoption Application to obtain additional information.

Home Visit: Two DCSIR volunteers will coordinate this with you. All parties living in the home must be present for the entire home visit. We may bring a ‘test’ dog, and not the specific dog you are interested in adopting, as this may not be an ideal meeting time or convenient location.

Meet and Greet: This involves meeting the particular dog (if any) that you are interested in. This step may be interchanged or combined with a Home Visit, based on timing and location.

All formal notifications regarding approved, finalized adoptions are conducted by DC SIR officers. The individual(s) who conduct the phone interview and/or reference checks may not be the same individual(s) who make the final decisions/notifications regarding adoptions.