family of (in order of
adoption): Lucky, Trixie and Buddy, and Auggie
In September of 2001
I lived in New York City
witnessed moment by moment the tragic events that took place. My
Kevin, was out of town on business and I decided that from that day on
a constant companion to keep me company while he traveled. We knew that
wanted a shiba based on what we had read in a Brian Kilcommons book, we
didn’t know when. Now the time had come. Knowing how many dogs needed
began searching the internet for shiba rescue resources. I’m so glad
found Pam’s site. My parents lived in Ohio
and arranged to meet Lucky (aka Travis) at Royal Kennels. The rest is
and the future…Lucky has been such a wonderful dog I decided we needed
and since my parents had to let go of Lucky, they needed one too!
Trixie (for us) and Buddy (for them) came along-they were the next two.
parents saw how great it was to have two and they got Auggie. Now we
in Maine as a happy
ALL 4 GIRLS HAVE GREAT NEW FOREVER
Vickie and Sandy, pictured
standing where the last 2 to find homes, of the 13 dogs I rescued from
an Amish puppy mill
in August of 2006, Sandy and
Vickie where here for over a year waiting, and thanks to Julie
and family, for driving over 14 hours each way to give the "Sisters"
the forever home they deserve.
Kathy has a wonderful new
home, thanks Dave and Lisa
for driving 12 hours each way to
give Kathy the home she deserves, laying on right.
Jody also is in a great new
forever home, thanks Cox family, pictured
laying far left.
around on the Internet, we found Royal Kennels.
Lo and behold
there was a little Shiba up for rescue with the
Johnny!!!!! He appeared
to be OK -
housebroken and real laid back.
He had a habit
of running and hiding under the bed for hours if anything
him. Appeared as if he was teased by kids and that was his escape.
It took over a
year for him to stop the hiding and accept his new home.
Right now, two
years after rescue, he is as close to a perfect dog as we
had. Very laid back, calm around kids and other dogs.
that we see is the bushel basket of hair that you have when
he decides to
shed in the spring. Being so sweet makes up for the hair AND
been 3 yrs. and Tod is still keeping us around. I guess he still
company and we must be doing an OK job as his wait staff, so I'm
that he won't be putting us up for adoption anytime soon. The
kids on the
other hand..... Anyway, he integrated with the family and
very quickly and soon became our third child (my only boy). He is
bossy as my two girls. Its funny how he fit right in, he doesn't
his toys either and doesnt like vegetables.
is just incredible
warmth and companionship he has brought to us. I am thrilled that
able to give him a good home and I would never hesitate adopting
Shiba from Royal Kennels.
Fiancé, Jason and I were watching the dog show on TV one night
Shiba Inu. It wasn't very long before I found
website. Earl was the one. I knew it from his pictures. We were living
at the time and were getting ready for our wedding in South
Padre, TX .
The weather was not
our favor however, it was too hot to ship. It soon became clear
we were going
to have to drive to OH to get him. This was going to be
considering we were getting ready to drive two days in the
direction. . We drove 2 days to
got married, were there about a week and then started our trek
up north. It
took 3 days of non-stop driving but we made it.
out a little rough around the edges. Hel was a almost 8 years old and
lived his entire life in a puppy mill. had never been
trained, was scared by noises such as the TV, and really had
contact. He has shaped up to be the perfect member of our
family. He is
very sweet, loves attention, loves to play but also loves to
be a lazy
dog. He is a very spoiled "only child".
One of the pictures is of Benji on my
bed--his favorite place! He is soon to have a baby sister.
We have introduced him to other children and he has been so
gentle. He is just the best boy in the whole world we
think!! Thanks for following up with me. Hope you are doing
well. I still can't thank you enough for Benji! Have a
great week, Jennifer
I got Scout from
Pam when she came to a Pet Expo in Michigan. From the start, he
was a very confident shiba inu who is quite affectionate and comes up
to you for pettings and belly rubs. He is an unusual shiba in
that he is trustworthy and has never doorbolted, stays in the yard
(don't worry Pam, we have the invisible fence), comes when called (it
may take a couple of times of calling), and loves to go for car
rides. He has even come on the plane with me as a service dog
when we went to california for a shiba meetup. He did very well
laying at my feet and at the meetup, he was the biggest shiba inu we
had there. (19 and half inches and 42 lbs.) Scout adores
his little brother Max, a tibetan spaniel, and paws him to engage in
friendly tussles. We were very lucky to get such a wonderful
shiba who embodies all the best traits and none of the drawbacks a
shiba inu can have.