Introducing Buttons

This sweet tri-colored, male Shiba named Buttons came to us as one of the NJ-22 Shibas. He is one year old, neutered, and is currently 22 lbs with a lot of love to give!

Buttons’ foster family let us know that he enjoys being in the company of his foster mom and loves to keep close to her around the apartment. When Buttons isn’t keeping watch over his foster mom, he lounges under the kitchen table to relax after a long day. Being a Shiba puppy is a lot of work! One time while in his favorite area to relax, his foster mom accidentally stepped on his bone while he was munching on it and he didn’t make a peep to complain. When not in his favorite area, he enjoys play time with his foster mom in the apartment with his favorite red stuffed dog toy.

Buttons does not enjoy being away from his foster family and is learning how to be alone in his crate. This busy puppy is also working on basic commands such as “sit” and “stay” and learning to follow the rules of his foster home. Buttons does understand ‘sit’ but not stay for long because he’s too excited and wants to play.

He’s successfully learned that he should stay off the couch but simply can’t resist jumping on the big comfortable human bed. Like most non-city Shibas who are placed in a busy city neighborhood, Buttons is hesitant during outdoor walks; a little patience and time will ease his fears of the big city sounds though! his foster family told us that one day he laid down on the sidewalk and wouldn’t move till they pointed home and then he ran them home!

He is also shy when meeting new people but warms up to them after only a few minutes.

Check back to read more updates about Buttons!

Comments

  1. Oh my gosh! He reminds me of wolf when I first got him! Love!!!

  2. THeodora Capaldo says:

    How is Buttons iwth other dogs. I have a three year old neutered male named Kibou. I rescued him when he was a pup. Buttons has that same intelligent and focused look that Kibou does. I am thinking that if they met and got along, perhaps they would provide secuirty and comfort to each other. Kibou is a wonderful guy but can be still skiddish in new environments. I notice that if we walk in apack —other humans or other humans and dogs, he seems in his element. I love Shibas and would be happy to give someone else in need a home…if a two dog family worked for both Buttons and Kibou….

    • Buttons is new to our foster program and we’re still learning about him. As we get to know him better, we’ll update his blog.

      If you’re interested in adopting any of our dogs, please submit an application. Here’s an overview of the adoption process. It starts when an adoption application is submitted. (An application can be downloaded from http://nycshibarescue.org/adopting-a-shiba/ ) Applications are reviewed in chronological order based on date received. Depending on the initial review, we check references and conduct a home visit. After the home visit, if we have a dog that you are interested in and we think is a good match, then we set up a time/place for you to meet the dog. Following the meeting, there is a 24 hour waiting period during which all parties decide if the adoption should move forward.

  3. He seems perfect for us! Is he available for adoption?

    • If you are interested in Buttons please submit an adoption application so we can determine you are a good match to each other. Our adoption process starts when an adoption application is submitted. (An application can be downloaded here http://nycshibarescue.org/forms/NYCSRAdoptionApplication.pdf ) Applications are reviewed in chronological order based on date received. Depending on the initial review, we check references and conduct a home visit. After the home visit, if we have a dog that you are interested in and we think is a good match, then we set up a time/place for you to meet the dog. Following the meeting, there is a 24 hour waiting period during which all parties decide if the adoption should move forward.

  4. Anna Robilotto says:

    Is this little guy still available? I don’t know how this works, but I am looking for a Shiba Inu. I had one years ago and since retiring would love to have another one as a companion.

  5. LORI BROWN says:

    I have a shiba inu mix named Misha, and in reading about the shibas on your website I can see that there is a lot of things that describe her. Love Misha to pieces, but find that Shibas can be hard to handle if you do not have experience with this breed. Just make sure that this is the breed for you. If, I have the opportunity to own another shiba, I would.