• Est. birth date: 12/31/2004
  • Female, Spayed
  • 19 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Kiara is fostered in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Hi! My name is Kiara and I'm 12 years old. I am a sweet and cuddly shiba and I would love to be part of your family. I love short walks, food, and snuggles. Also I don't bark! When I came into my foster home I was very skinny and needed some TLC.

When I went to the vet I had to be put on thyroid medication and will need them for the rest of my life.  My blood work also showed possible kidney disease, but that is not stopping me - my foster mom has me on a really good diet and I'm doing great! I am slightly losing my sight and sometimes I bump into things but I still love exploring and walking around the house. 

I do love to follow my foster mom and foster brothers and I love to be where the action is.  I haven't been around little kids while living with my foster mom.  My foster brothers are sweet to me and they know I can't rough-house, so older kids would be best.  I also live with two cats in the house; I don't see them much but when they come out I love to give them shiba kisses.

Even though I'm 12 I'm still fast at sneaking out the front door and the car. My foster family is very careful with this they put up a gate in the foyer and they take a hold of my leash before I exit any vehicle. Oh and did I mention food, I LOVE food. Sometimes I love it so much I will knock over the garbage can or I will pull food off the counters. So for my safety I'm not allowed in the kitchen alone. If you think your the right family for me I will sure melt your heart.

If you'd like to learn more about Kiara, please email her foster mom 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.