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

Carl is fostered in Mitchell, South Dakota. 

Carl is a gentle five year old who was released from a commercial breeder.  Carl is shy around humans and interacts well with other dogs.  Carl will need plenty of patience as he adjusts to his adoptive home, but this boy is well on his way to becoming a great companion!  He flourishes with a consistent schedule and positive experiences.  He has shown each day how happy he is to be rescued!

Carl enjoys being outside and will need a securely fenced yard.  He plays with toys and zoomies around with his foster sister.  Carl knows how to use a dog door and is gaining confidence going up and down steps.  Carl walks very well on a leash and does not pull.

A quieter home with another dog would be ideal for Carl.  Carl could also adjust to a home as the only dog with some extra patience, or possibly if his adoptive family knows another dog who visits often.  Older children who know how to respect dogs will work for Carl as he has not shown any aggression.  Carl is learning human hands give good scratches and yummy treats.  He likes to be in his kennel in the same room as his foster family.

Carl has not had any accidents since being neutered.  He behaves very well while getting his nails trimmed at the vet.  He currently best travels in a car while secured in his crate.  It is unknown how he does with cats.

Carl is a good-natured dog who is ready to bond with a human or two and another dog if you have one!  If you have any questions or would like to make plans to visit Carl, please email his foster mom, RiAnna, 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.