• Est. birth date: 10/26/2015

  • Female, spayed

  • 32 lbs

  • Microchipped

  • Heartworm negative

  • Current on vaccinations

  • Adoption Fees

Scout is fostered in Decatur, IL. 

Scout is a spunky and sweet 3-year-old Shiba Inu mix that is a recent owner surrender. She needs loving, patient adopters that will help her learn to trust her humans and siblings. Scout has great leash manners, likes taking walks and would be great company on short jogs.

A securely fenced in yard is a must, with someone to keep an eye on her, as she is an adventurous girl. She enjoys being outside when the weather is nice. She likes to play fetch with her tennis ball that she will carry around with her. She enjoys running around the backyard.

While inside, she is considered the Tornadic Toy-Tote Terror, as she will take every toy out of the bin if given the chance. She really enjoys chewing the squeakers out of toys, and can be found among the stuffing of said toys.

She is the perfect little shadow and enjoys following her Foster Mom around the house. You can typically find Scout laying in a patch of sunlight coming through the window, or under the electric heater.

Scout will need her family to be patient and work with her as she doesn’t fully understand the concept of sharing toys, and will steal toys from the other dog(s). She has also shown that she does have some resource guarding issues around her foster brother. She is crate trained and will go into her kennel when asked. Her kennel is her safe place, she doesn’t appreciate when her foster brother gets too close, especially with her food bowl. However, she has been a sneaky one, and has been known to eat out of her foster brother’s food bowl. She is also known to give her foster brother the stink-eye whenever he is cuddling with Mom and/or Dad. She wants to cuddle, but still hasn’t quite figured out how to initiate cuddles.

Scout is house trained, but has had a couple accidents in her foster home as she didn’t give herself enough time to get her business done outside. She enjoys meeting new people and isn’t quiet about the fact that there are new people that aren’t paying attention to her. She loves using her outside voice, especially inside. When she and her foster brother are found playing, she is the one to start the noise.

Scout would do well in a home with just herself as the only dog, or with another dog. She does well with small children that respect her personal space. Once she is fully comfortable, she will adore her family and look for lots of love and will give that love right back to you.

If you are willing to open up your home to this sweet dog, email her foster parents at to learn more!


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.