• Est. birth date: 8/26/2013

  • Female, spayed

  • 12.5 lbs

  • Microchipped

  • Heartworm negative

  • Current on vaccinations

  • Adoption Fees

Roxy is fostered in Omaha, Nebraska. 

Roxy is a petite, beautiful black and tan shiba that was recently released from a commercial breeder. As a result of this, she is very shy and timid. She has already made a lot of progress at being comfortable around humans and enjoys the company of the two male shibas that live with her. She has a very curious personality and loves running after foster Mom and the other dogs.

Roxy will need patient adopters to help her learn trust with humans. She is still hesitant and not fond of being picked up but has shown no aggression to humans or her dog friends. She has been sleeping in foster Mom & Dad's bedroom, usually in her dog bed next to the human bed. She has been jumping up in bed to hang out with humans more and more as she becomes comfortable. She spent the first night in the crate, but foster Mom & Dad decided it was better for her to be near them and that is going really well!

Being a breeder release, Roxy was not 100% potty trained. She has been doing great with this however, and has only had a couple of accidents. Foster Dad is able to stop by home a couple of times each day for potty breaks and this is working for her. Roxy will go outside on her own when you open the door, but most of the time she needs to be brought back in. She is still learning that outside is for potty breaks and fun, but she gets to live inside the house with the humans.

Roxy is being allowed free reign of the house so she can be near her foster brothers. She has even started greeting foster Mom & Dad when they come home! So far she hasn't really figured out toys, but plastic water bottles are fun to chew on. Her foster brothers are hard at work teaching her about the toys!

If you are interested in Roxy please complete an adoption application and email her foster Dad at You must have an application on file and complete a home visit prior to meeting Roxy.


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.