• 6 years old

  • Female, spayed

  • 23 lbs

  • Microchipped

  • Heartworm negative

  • Current on vaccinations

  • Adoption Fees

Gidget is fostered near St. Louis, Missouri.

Gidget is a sweet and gentle 6 year old Shiba. She is calm and loving. She is currently sharing a foster home with a male Shiba and a female Westie. Gidget loves to just be with you and cuddle all day and all night. Gidg enjoys playing with her toys at least once a day and even plays tug of war with her foster brother.

Her foster parents are currently teaching her to walk on a leash, and she is completely house broken. Gidget gets free roam of the foster house and has not had a single accident. She loves to self clean especially before bedtime. She is definitely a dog that will want to share the bed with her people. Whatever room you are in, she will follow you. She likes chew toys, but you will need to supervise her with them.

Gidget did not have experience with dry dog food. Her foster parents have been teaching her how to get used to more solid food and a regular eating schedule. It has been a lengthy journey and the new owner will have to be committed to working with her on this. While she has been learning to eat at scheduled feeding times, she has often skipped meals. When she has not eaten she tends to become territorial with the other dogs.

Gidg is a petite Shiba so would be great for someone in a small home or apartment situation. She is a bit of an escape artist (typical Shiba behavior) and needs some training to stay away from the front door.

She has been good with her foster siblings, but seems to need a lot of personal attention. Therefore, she would be great in a home without children and would be fine if she is the only dog. If there are other dogs present, her foster parents would recommend a male Shiba. She loves to roll on her back and receive tummy rubs, so that is a non negotiable!

All in all, Gidget is an amazing companion. She will be by your side whenever you need her. For more information, contact her foster parents 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.