• Est. birth date: 8/01/2016

  • Male, neutered

  • 46 lbs

  • Microchipped

  • Heartworm negative

  • Current on vaccinations

  • Adoption Fees

Teddy is fostered in Effingham, Illinois. 

Teddy is a very handsome and extremely lovable 2-year-old that was recently surrendered to MSIR. When looking at his pictures, you’ll notice he’s not your typical shiba mix - Teddy is actually an Akita (cousin to the shiba-inu) mix. He weighs in at 46 pounds but he thinks and acts like he’s 20 pounds; he is one busy and very playful guy!

Teddy loves to take walks on quiet side streets on his leash. He loves being outside where he could explore everything he can. He would really love it if his adopted family can spend lots of time with him outdoors. He would be very happy with a fenced in yard where he could run and run.

Teddy does great in this busy and sometimes loud house. We have 2 young girls - and he loves them to pieces. Teddy is a pretty big boy and is a jumper. We are trying to teach him about boundaries and he has a bit to go, but he’s doing great. He is very affectionate and almost demands your attention even. He does well with our dog, Lady. He can get a little jealous but those two just play and play with one another!

Teddy is very treat driven - which he’s given one every time he goes potty outside. We’re also trying to teach commands using treats as rewards but again, he has a lot to learn. As far as going potty outside, he does great. He does show signs and you’ll pick up on them quickly. He did mark 2 or 3 times upon coming here but we’ve not had any other issues with that.

Teddy is very comfortable being in his crate but also enjoys laying on a soft blanket or couch to take a nap. When we take him out one last time in the evening, he knows exactly what time it is and heads to the crate and waits for his treat. He’ll go in and usually gets up about 6:30 and be ready to go for the day!

Teddy is looking for someone to follow around the house, someone to enjoy walks with, and a human to snuggle and take naps with. Once he is fully comfortable, he will adore his family and look for lots of love and he'll give that love right back to you.

For questions or additional information please contact Cathy, our foster home coordinator at foster@shibarescue.org.


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.