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My name is Sheba~adopted!!

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Facts about me

Shiba Inu/Basenji
2 years 1 month old, Young
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 40 lbs
Pet ID
Cherlene 10/26/22

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Sheba was found as a stray in rural Mississippi. She was very pregnant. Sheba gave birth to 12 puppies on 7/20/22 at a partner shelter in MS. Sheba, and her puppies came to CPR for fostering and adoption on 8/16/22. Sheba was a wonderful momma dog and took excellent care of her babies. When her babies were seven weeks old, Sheba decided she wanted to be a free lady and moved away from her babies into her foster family's home. Her foster mom thinks Sheba was an inside dog before being found as a stray. Sheba knows all her house manners. She does well being crated when no one is at home. Some evenings she sleeps on a dog bed in a bedroom, but some nights she prefers her dog bed in the TV room. Sheba gets along well with the foster family's two personal dogs. She also likes to run and play with the 11-year-old boy who lives in the house. Sheba is a wonderful girl. She is very quiet. The only time her foster family heard her bark was when a puppy from another foster litter snuck into the pen with her and the babies. If you are looking for a chill and relaxed dog, Sheba is your girl!

Sheba is spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and current on flea/tick and heartworm preventative. This dog has tested ****** for heartworms. The adoption fee is $450 if your adoption is prepaid and final prior to your dog's arrival. An additional $50 will be charged on dogs that are picked up from our Southbury CT adoption center, adopted at an event, or foster home. This additional fee is necessary in order to comply with CT HB 5368.

WANT TO MEET OUR DOGS IN PERSON? Check the Events tab on for all weekend adoption event info. The majority of the dogs marked as 'meet me' will be there to see you!

If you are a MA resident, your new family member is required to go through a mandatory 48 hour quarantine period at our Woburn MA isolation facility. Your new family member will be dropped off by our transport on Thursday and will be ready for you to pick him/her up on Saturday between 11 am-1 pm. An additional $100 fee will be added for any dogs picked up from the Woburn MA quarantine facility. This additional fee is necessary in order to comply with MA Order 405-CD-12 and Order 1-AHO-05.

TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO If your application was successfully submitted you will get a confirmation. Please DO NOT USE the ADOPTAPET "CONTACT THIS RESCUE GROUP" form below or you may not hear from us as these often end up in spam or bouncing back.

After receipt of your application, an adoption counselor will then be in touch to answer your questions about this pup, discuss the adoption process and get the ball rolling! If you have not heard from one of our volunteers within 5 days of submitting your application, please email
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Why adoption is a great option

Sheba~adopted!, a Southbury Shiba Inu/Basenji dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shiba Inu/Basenji for sale in Southbury, or seeking a Shiba Inu/Basenji dog from a breeder in Southbury.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Southbury 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 Southbury 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/Basenji breeders who help with Shiba Inu/Basenji rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Southbury paves the way for another one to be saved.