• Est. birth date: 3/30/2015
  • Female
  • 12.8 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Birdie is fostered in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

Meet Birdie! This adorable petite girl is very outgoing and friendly. She showers her humans with love, hugs and kisses. Birdie is potty-trained, crate-trained and knows her name. She enjoys exploring her home and cuddling on the couch.  She has become her foster parents little shadow, following them around were ever they go. Birdie rides great in the car and has even spent time with foster dad at work. She has done great with her foster sister and brother both in home and on walks! 

Birdie is still very much a puppy and needs lots of love, attention, and activity!  Potential adopters should understand the nature of the shiba inu breed, including their energy levels and infamous "shiba-tude".  Birdie is a true shiba through-and-through; she is fast, quiet, and sneaky with a strong prey drive. 

Birdie recently completed treatment for heartworms but will need to have a final check-up after the first of the year.  After her final check-up, she will need to be spayed per MSIR policy.  Birdie also has mild luxating patella’s in both knees. This does not seem to affect her and the vet does not find surgery necessary.  However, Glucosamine supplements, along with daily exercise, are recommended to keep Birdie's joints healthy. 

Birdie's forever home is surely going to feel like they've won the adoption lottery with this sweet girl! To learn more about her, please contact her foster family at


Any one interested in adopting this dog must first complete an adoption application indicating the name of the dog(s) they are interested in learning more about.  Once the adoption application is received, our adoption coordinator will contact you.  You must respond to this email to set up your home visit and complete the approval process.  The entire adoption process is outlined on our web site.

NOTE: Due to the breed's independent and prey driven 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.