• Est. birth date: 1/3/2013
  • Male, neutered
  • 28 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Carl is fostered in Tea, South Dakota. 

Carl is a gentle and scared 5-year-old that was released from a commercial breeder.  He is extremely shy and timid and will need a little extra time and patience to develop trust with humans. Carl prefers a quiet place to relax – he is most comfortable in his crate or a quiet room while indoors, but he will seek out ‘safe places’ around the home where he feels comfortable. Carl is curious, and beginning to explore other parts of the home!

Carl LOVES walks –  he enjoys neighborhood strolls, and has shown interest in approaching strangers and other dogs while outside! In true shiba nature, he loves to chase birds and rabbits! As much as Carl loves walks, being off-leash in the fenced in backyard is scary for Carl – he prefers to stay close to his human. 

Carl has had a couple of seizures in foster care and has been seen by a local vet; lab work came back clear, and is not on medication at this time. 

Carl needs a home that is calm and quiet and he does prefer women over men. Carl gets along well with his foster sister, and each day he is starting to play with her more and more! Carl would benefit from a home with another dog and an experienced shiba owner. 

Give Carl a chance at a new life, I think he may surprise you! Please email me if you have any questions at: to learn more!


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.