Faith

KEY STATISTICS:

  • Est. birth date: 9/28/2014
  • Female, Spayed
  • 18 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Special Needs
  • Adoption Fees

Faith is a Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue dog fostered in Omaha, NE.

Faith is a candidate for out-of-territory adoptions.  If you are not located in the Midwest but are interested in adopting Faith, please email adoptions@shibarescue.org.

Faith is a beautiful two year girl with a big personality and the perfect fluffy tail. In addition to her good looks Faith has a couple of other issues which make her special. She was born with one kidney, and had surgery to correct an ectopic ureter. She also has a grade 4 luxating patella of the right hind leg and a hip deformity. Because of this she is not able to use the leg and it does not touch the ground. The vet has advised surgery is not necessary at this time as she suffers no pain or limitations to her mobility. Faith is able manage stairs and hop up onto the furniture with no problems. She is also able to run full speed and keep up with her three foster brothers in the yard. Her bloodwork is good and she has normal kidney function not requiring a special diet. She does take a supplement 3 times daily to help with minor incontinence. The leaking occurs mainly at night or when she is sleeping. Faith has some special pants she can wear to help with this. Faith will need a family who is prepared to provide her with regular vet care. This will include routine blood work to monitor her organ functions and her daily supplements. Although no surgery is needed on her leg at this time, it could become necessary in the future. 

In typical Shiba fashion Faith can be quite bossy. She can be possessive of her toys and space. She is a very smart girl and responds well to correction when told no. In the time she has been in her foster home there has been a huge improvement with her behavior. She is able to share toys and eat together with her foster brothers. Faith will need to have a home with humans who can be dedicated to working on her behavior and socialization. She enjoys the company of her three Shiba foster brothers and would do well in a home with another dog to keep her company. Due to her need for attention she would probably do best in a home with multiple humans if there is another dog. In a one human home she would probably be best as the only dog so there would be no competition for attention. 

Faith loves to go for walks and has excellent leash manners. She also loves car rides or any other activities that allow her to spend time with her humans. When you come home she will greet you will smiles and wiggles of excitement. In the evenings she is content to snuggle in your lap and keep you company. If you would like more information about this very special girl please contact her foster mom at foster@shibarescue.org.


AN APPLICATION AND HOME VISIT MUST BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO ADOPTION. 

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.