Shiba Stories

A Sincere Thank You

About a year ago I adopted a Shiba Inu from my local shelter. I knew nothing of the breed, there was a plea for his adoption, I had a feeling that he may have overstayed his time, so I went down and adopted this deaf, part blind, old senior Shiba. I figured the old...

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A Breeder’s Poem

I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home.
She is my very sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.
She makes me smile; She makes me laugh; She fills my heart with love . . .
Did some person breed her, or did she fall from above?

I’ve never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes;
I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize.
I’ve never known their anguish; I’ve never felt their pain,
the caring of their charges,

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Foxy – Shiba Rescue

This beautiful shiba came to Icewind awhile ago. Foxy is a beautiful red female who found her forever home. As soon as the young couple walked into our home Foxy ran right over to them and it was love at first sight.

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Rescue Shiba – Macaroni

Roni – Is now living in a fantastic home with two other shibas, a cat, and five ferrets. Their pets have a game room where they all gather for playtime. Everyone gets along great! Also working for the company that make Lysol, Airwick and Resloves keeps a spotless...

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Six Shibas In Need Of Forever Homes

We wish to say Thank You, to all the loving and caring people who helped with the six Shiba Inu Rescues that came to Icewind all at the same time. Amaya, Tornado, Akira, Snowflake, Bear and Elvis, were owned by a great family with 4 children. Their family struggled to...

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Rescue Shiba Puppy – Sparky

A beautiful red Shiba Inu found his forever home with Justin and Melissa in Pennsylvania. He joins a leopard gecko and a turtle so he will be the only Shiba and have lots of attention. Sparky will be meeting the neighborhood dogs on his walks with Justin and Melissa...

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Rescue Shiba Puppy – Kyle

Kyle – A young rescue came to us from a puppy mill, we worked with him everyday, reinforcing his social skills. He was so afraid of anything. It took about a month just for him to come to us, and then he soon learned to trust again. Kyle is now living with a loving...

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Rescue Shiba Puppy – Harry

Harry – Another young shiba rescue came with Kyle from a puppy mill, again we worked and worked even more with Harry. His buddy Kyle was the first to leave us, but we continued working with Harry, and he soon after weeks and weeks of patience learned to love and trust...

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Shiba Inu Rescue “Rafiki”

A beautiful Shiba Inu was dropped off at Icewind in the beginning of December 2009. We were told he was living in a college dorm in Florida and the kids use to get drunk and abuse, tease, corner him until he would bite, and then beat him. When we took him in, no one...

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Bear – Our Rescue Shiba Inu – Fits Into Our Pack

We are very happy with him; he goes absolutely everywhere with me. He loves to drive in the car. When we can’t get him to come to us in the yard, we simply open the SUV door and immediately he runs to it and jumps in. He is just the right size to take everywhere…..the 90 lb Rottie can be a bit much to take everywhere I go but Bear is just the right size!

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Rescue Shiba Kouji

Hi Karen and Anya, I just wanted to say hi and to tell you that we went to a Shiba Inu meet up yesterday and 3 out of the four shibas that were there came from Icewind! I consider Kouji an Icewind Shiba, even though he wasn’t born there. He has such a wonderful...

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The Joys Of Adopting An Older Dog

This past Fall, I awoke one morning feeling certain that our family had room for a second dog, and decided it was time to go hunting. Having welcomed 8-year old Max, an unbelievably sweet Samoyed a few years before, I researched lots of other breeds and quickly fixated on Shiba Inus. Yes, I read all the pros and cons about the breed. (Just be aware of the door-bolting tendency and prepare accordingly.) Truly, logic played no part in this decision

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The Princess and The Toad

Some years ago, our family expanded to include a one year old Shiba Inu named Princess Misha. Like all Shiba Inus, Misha had an innate love of the outdoors, and of course, the cooler the better. She would lie curled up in a ball on top of a snowdrift on the coldest of winter days with her tail flicked over her only vulnerable spot — her nose. When fresh snow fell, she would lay so still that she soon disappeared under a blanket of snow and became a part of the landscape.

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A Christmas Miracle

A speedy dog with a red and white coat, Rebel is what his owner calls a laid-back “southern boy.”That cool demeanor also means the 8-month-old shiba inu doesn’t bark, which didn’t help Michael McLeod find Rebel when he ran off at a truck stop on Interstate 80 in Knowlton Township in mid-September. McLeod assumed someone took Rebel or that he died of starvation. After roaming around the truck stop and eating McDonald’s hamburgers…

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