Ruff Ruff! My name is Wolfie
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
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|Breed:||Shiba Inu||Color:||Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With Black||Age:||Senior|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Male|
Hi! My name is Wolfie, I am a 13 year old male Shiba Inu. I lived in a nice warm home for many years until my owner decided they didn’t want to take care of me anymore. They drove me to a cold, scary place and I was locked in a cage. I didn’t like that place. There were so many frightened animals just like me and I had to sleep on a cold concrete floor. One day, an older lady came and took me home with her! I thought I was safe, and it felt great to be back in a home! But soon after, she brought me back to the shelter. I couldn’t understand what was going on. I always tried to be a good boy. I was potty trained, knew commands like ‘sit’ and ‘come’, and tried to give my family as much love as I could. So why did people keep bringing me back to this awful shelter?? I heard my only chance of getting out was through a rescue. Finally some great folks at DC SIR took me out of there and promised me I’d never go back to that frightening, lonely shelter. Now I am looking for a forever home that will love and care for me in my senior years. I may be a little older, but I still have plenty of energy if you want to play with me. Please give me a chance to show you how much love I still have left!
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Rescue Group Info...
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.
We do not have a centralized location. DCSIR dogs are dispersed across states in loving foster homes. Please follow adoption procedures on our webpage www.dcsir.org to schedule a meet and greet.
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 http://dcsir.org/forms-2/ 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.
We serve the Washington, DC metropolitan area including surrounding states (VA, MD, WV, PA, DE, NJ, NC)