Other Pets at Shelter...
Sheeba (Nebraska)'s Info...
Rescue Group: Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue
|Breed:||Shiba Inu||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Sheeba is a very affectionate 5 year old red female. She is sometimes timid and reserved, but do not let her fool you! Sheeba is always ready to play tug of war with her toys or a game of fetch with a tennis ball and then lounge in the comfort of your arms afterwords. She knows basic commands ("no", "sit", "come", and she is starting to learn "lay down"), some tricks ("up" and "speak") and how to give lots of kisses!
Sheeba will need a quiet household with owners that know and understand the shiba inu breed. Sheeba needs an owner or owners who can spend lots of time with her each day. She will do well in a home without young children.
Sheeba has had some trouble getting along with my shiba, due to her possessiveness with food, toys and treats. So she will do better as an only dog. But she has never turned her aggression and possessiveness against any human. I can take her toys, food and treats away, and she shows no signs of aggressive behavior. Sheeba does just fine in a home with cats (I have 2), because she does not have a high prey drive.
Sheeba sometime has issues with wanting to go outside, but if well coerced aka: bribed with a treat, taken on a leash, or if you go with her, she will walk right out the door most of the time. She has had one accident in the house, and it was because of a loud noise from a plow truck next door. So a regular potty schedule is very important. Making her comfortable and reassuring her that the noises will not "get her" will help with this issue if it does happen in the future. Sheeba becomes very scared if you try to pick her up, but if you are patient, she will do or go where you want on her own.
Sheeba likes to bury food, treats and toys with a blanket, it has become a compulsion of hers. We have been feeding her on a schedule by hand, and it seems to help her stop the burying issue. If she tries to bury an offered treat, we take it away and try again until she wants to actually eat the treat.
She has grown to love car rides and she LOVES going for walks. Sheeba pulls on her leash during walks because she gets very excited. Someone with patience and dog obedience knowledge can easily help her fix this issue. She does not mind wearing a doggie coat or dog sweaters at all, and will not try to tear it off or even bother with it. She is very patient with her human companion!
Sheeba will not do well in a kennel all day. If kenneled, she will revert back to being overtly shy and unsocial, and intern, spend most of her day inside of the kennel. We have given her lots of space and freedom to roam the house, and she has blossomed into a more confident dog as a result. Sheeba never takes advantage of having the house to herself; she is a perfect lady when left home alone.
Sheeba is an attention hog, she is very smart, obedient, and shy, scared of loud noises, she strives to make her human companion very happy, she is always curious about new things and just wants to hang out and be fawned over all day.
Sheeba is an awesome dog with a loving, independent and loyal spirit. Sheeba is currently looking for her forever home with people who will shower her with all of the attention and love she deserves.
The adoption fee for Sheeba is $250. Please refer to the MSIR website (www.shibarescue.org) for more information on the application and adoption process.
NOTE: DUE TO THE BREED'S INDEPENDENT NATURE, SHIBAS SHOULD ALWAYS BE LEASHED WHENEVER THEY ARE OUTSIDE OF A SECURELY FENCED AREA. IN ADDITION, MANY SHIBAS ARE DOOR BOLTERS AND CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN AROUND DOORS AND OTHER ESCAPE POINTS.