Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas has been going through their adoption applications looking for Sasha’s perfect home and it looks like they may have found one.
Sasha - ADOPTED - loving, fun, red female Shiba Inu
Sasha is an approximately eleven year old, red, female Shiba, who came into a shelter in Florida as a stray. After being transported to me, she was spayed and had her teeth cleaned (and had some extractions).
Sasha loves to snuggle, loves tummy rubs, and will even get in your lap for loving. She needs to be in a home where she'll be allowed on the furniture (and hopefully in your bed); she lives to be near her people. Sasha ADORES playing fetch inside and outside. She will chase a ball forever and she brings it right back to you, although she doesn't always want to drop it right away. She's a happy girl and has learned our routines and settled in very quickly. She is very afraid of thunder though. We have crate trained her and she seems to settle down pretty well during thunderstorms if she's in her crate with a radio playing. She enjoys her crate and will go in for naps on her favorite cushion.
She is very easy going with people and never meets a stranger. She will wag her tail and invite a newly introduced person to play fetch with her. Unlike some Shibas, Sasha doesn't mind if you carry her around. The only difficulty with her is that she can be very dog reactive. She's OK with other dogs at a distance, but when another dog gets too close to her and there's nothing between them, she will sometimes attack as a preemptive strike. With her being a senior, I'd like to just find her a home with no other dogs and let her be a comfortable only.
I'd prefer a home where at least one person works from home or is retired. Sasha does really well when she's left alone for short periods of time (a few hours here and there), but she's not accustomed to staying home alone all day. She is extremely good in the house, totally house trained, doesn't chew on things, doesn't tear things up. She probably wouldn't do well in a household with small children. She has been known to reach out and grab hold of passersby (like a leg or ankle) if she's excited. If a kid ran past her, she might grab them. She doesn't mean it maliciously by any stretch of the imagination, but that wouldn't minimize the damage if she grabbed a small child, so I think she should be in an adult-only home.
Our blog posts about Sasha (with photos and videos) are below. Sasha has since been adopted (thanks to Shiba Inu Rescue of Texas for finding her a home) and is living the good life with her new mom in Texas.