• Est. birth date: 3/1/201
  • Male, neutered
  • 42 lbs
  • Microchipped
  • Heartworm negative
  • Current on vaccinations
  • Adoption Fees

Watson is fostered in Omaha, Nebraska. 

The first thing you notice about Watson is that he is a little different than what you usually see at MSIR.  In this case, different equals a whole lot of fun! Watson is a one year old shiba (maybe) mix puppy.  He is an assortment of interesting things such as big ears that are sometimes up and sometimes down, a long tail that curls up and a long body with not really long, but stocky legs.  Top all this off with a rather large head and remarkably large feet.  On him, it all works to make one of the cutest dogs you have ever seen. 

Watson is a year old and full grown, but still very much a puppy in personality.  He is full of energy and loves to play, but needs to work on basic manners.  Like most puppies, everything goes into his mouth and he likes to swat everyone with his paws.  He does have a good start on the basics.  He knows sit and down, and walks really well on leash.  He is very treat and toy motivated so he will be easy to work with and train. 

When first meeting new people Watson can be timid.  He warms up quickly if you sit quietly and give him a chance to sniff around and check things out.  Giving him a treat or tossing a toy for him can help the process along too.  He gets along really well with other dogs and has shown no aggression at all.  With his puppy like behavior he can be a pest to other dogs if they get tired of playing.  He is still learning proper social skills.  Even if other dogs snap at him for not knowing when to stop the play he does not reacts; he just moves on. 

Watson needs an active family who will have lots of time to train him and entertain him.  He loves long walks and romps in the fenced yard.  He would be best off in a home where he is not left alone for long periods of time as he really loves his people.  He really likes dogs so a friendly, playful fursister or furbrother will be very important.  He will hang out in a crate while you are gone, but when you come home he wants your full attention!  He is also very much a lap dog and does not care that he is a bit too large for your lap.  Watson plays hard, and he sleeps hard.  After a day of walks and play time in the yard you will often find him snuggling on the couch with foster mom. But beware, he does snore! 

If you would like to learn more about Watson the wonder puppy (wonder what he is) contact his foster mom 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.