• Est. birth date: 7/17/2011
  • Female, Spayed
  • 21 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Sasha is fostered in Wildwood, Missouri (St. Louis).

Sasha is a super sweet 6 year old that was recently surrendered. She is shy around new people, especially men. Sasha will bark to alert you if someone enters your home, but after a short time, she calms down and loves to get attention.

In just a short time in her new foster home, Sasha has gained so much confidence. With some help, she may be able to overcome her shyness. Sasha is great on a leash and loves to take walks.  A securely fenced in yard is a must - Sasha loves to explore, is super curious and has the typical shiba urge to bolt. She also has a very strong prey drive. Sasha especially loves her foster mom’s backyard - there are squirrels and chipmunks smells everywhere! The deer come up to the fence to visit and her tail starts wagging. Sasha is curious but not aggressive. It was kind of a surreal moment when Sasha and a young buck where licking each other’s faces.

Sasha will really love it if her adopted family can spend lots of time with her in her yard to allow her to explore but keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn’t find a way out - she’s super smart. She has the energy of a young shiba so if her new family hikes or runs often, that would be a plus. As stated earlier, she seems to feel safer with women than men.  It takes her some extra time to trust men, so an all-male home is not a good fit for her.  Sasha has not been around small children, or cats while in her foster home. When inside, Sasha loves to be in the same room as her family. She is looking for someone to follow around the house from room to room. She loves to cuddle on the couch or sit and sleep in her chair.  Sasha is house trained and gets along well with other dogs. She is not comfortable being in her crate, we are working on that. She has been left outside her crate to roam the house for a couple of hours while her family is gone with no issues. Sasha will meet you at the door with loves and kisses. She does bark and cry when her family leaves so an apartment or attached home would not work well for her.

This beautiful girl will make a wonderful companion to her future forever family!  For more information about Sasha, please contact her foster family 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.