Introducing Sofie

Her owners called her Sheba, but it seems that half the females we get in rescue are named Sheba or Foxy, so those names don’t usually last long if we can help it. She didn’t know her name, so we’ve changed it to Sofie (and started teaching it to her).

Sofie is a 6 1/2 month old bouncing baby girl. Her pictures make her look a lot bigger, but Sofie is little – weighing in at only 13.6 pounds. Although she is young and her previous owner did not train her, she has already learned sit, is doing well with house training and has adjusted wonderfully to her crate. We’ve only had her a few days, so this is great progress! She’s a smart girl. She has had her first vet check and was such a little lady. Even the doctor commented on how calm and happy she was, compared to other puppies he has seen. Don’t misunderstand, Sofie is 100% puppy; She loves running in the back yard and chasing the resident dogs, but she is starting to learn when they have had enough and backs off and lays on her bed waiting for the next “play time.”

Sofie the Shiba Inu Puppy6 month old red female Shiba puppy

Sofie is a very happy little puppy. She is thrilled when someone comes to see her and greets them with kisses. She makes a fuss over everyone and definitely loves people. She has shown no signs of any aggression toward children, adults, other dogs, with her food or with her toys. She has a healthy appetite and is eating well.

Sofie came to us with a urinary tract infection which is currently being treated, so she won’t be available for adoption until that is all cleared up and she has been spayed. And, well, to be honest, there is a good chance she’ll never be available because her foster humans are already thinking of adopting her themselves!


  1. She is adorable. With trouble written across her face.

  2. Awww… she’s so cute! I can see why her foster family may be keeping her!

  3. What a face! I want to hug her.

  4. If they don’t want her…I do…

  5. Samara Mondello says:

    She is the most amazing Shiba I have seen!!!
    I love her spunky eyes….
    If they don’t adopt her I will and I mean
    as in today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. hi Sofie she is so cute the male we have his name is rocky road. we call him our little fox.wish you best in finding a home for him.

  7. I would love to adopt SOFIE!

  8. sofie is sooooo cute i have shiba dog is cute but not as cute as sofie!!!