In shelter Dog

Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, Unit...
Shiba Inu, Chihuahua, Mixed
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 Filling out an application from our web site at  is the first step in adopting a new furry family member.IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING THE FIRST STEP IS TO FILL OUT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION ON OUR WEBSITE AT: IF A PET IS LISTED THEN THEY ARE AVAILABLE - WE KEEP OUR LISTINGS UP TO DATE AND REMOVE AS SOON AS ADOPTED. NAME:  Dottie BREED:  Shiba Inu/Chihuahua mix SEX:  female COLOR:  white AGE:  Aprox 1 1/2 as of Jan 2021 WEIGHT:  18 FOSTERED BY:  Melissa LOCATED IN:  Sarasota NOTES FROM FOSTER FAMILY: PLEASE NOTE:   Dotty is a very sweet and incredibly smart dog that is determined to please. Playing with toys, fetch, tug and going for walks are her favorite things to do. Dotty learned over 10 commands in about 6 months with her previous owner. She would make a great companion for someone looking to get into Flyball, disc, or agility training.  Dotty is extremely food motivated and just needs reinforcement with her known commands and needs an active family. She is crate trained and house trained. She is fine with cats, small and large dogs and would love to have a playmate. New situations and people make her nervous so you must be willing to give her time to adjust. Usually with a few treats and a little time she is ready to play and show you how smart she is. She would not be good with young children (which is why she had to be returned to us), so will not be adopted out to a family with young kids.  Dottie is very high energy and would do well in a home with a fenced in yard or with someone that maybe is a jogger/walks a number of miles a day. Due to COVID-19 we are a little more limited on volunteers and the availability (and safety) of home visits.    Therefore, at this time, we will only be able to process applications that have an excellent current vet history.  If you haven’t had a pet or verifiable vet history we will not be able to process your application.    We will be reviewing applications and contacting applicants that we are able to process applications for and that meet the vet history requirements as well as being a good fit for the dog(s) that they are interested in.    If you are interested in adopting please complete our Adoption Application by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser: For a full list of dogs we currently have for adoption use this link: MEDICAL INFO: The following has been or will be done for this dog... - Basic Exam by Veterinarian - Spayed or Neutered - Heartworm Tested - Placed on heartworm preventive - Basic Bloodwork - Urinalysis - Microchipped - Intestinal Parasite Exam and medication - Vaccinations - Placed on Flea preventive ADOPTION DONATION: $300 This adoption donation helps to cover the vet expenses for this dog including heartworm preventive which is dispensed at the initial vet visit and then goes with the dog at adoption. All vet records will be provided to adopter.  Visit us at


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