Little Tails: Adorable Tsuki needs good home after tough road

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By Alicia Barron By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – Looking for a great dog that would give you loving companionship?  Meet Tsuki. 

She is a 9-year-old Shiba Inu who's got quite a little tale to tell. 

Tsuki was rescued by the Arizona Humane Society last November. She was one of 30 dogs and three cats removed from a home found in deplorable conditions.

“They were all in cages, one stacked on another and according to neighbors they would go all day without food, water,” Carrie Singer, with the Animal Guardian Network, said.

For several months Carrie has been nursing Tsuki back to health and finally she is better and looking for a new place to call home. 

The perfect place would be a home with no children or cats. Tsuki would also like to bring her best friends Tuli and Keiko. They were also rescued with Tsuki and are inseparable. 

Shibas are an ancient line of Japanese dogs. Tsuki means “moon” in Japanese which fits her perfectly because Tsuki will often howl at the moon. Howling is common in Shibas and here are a few other tips you may want to know:

-Shiba Inus have a coat that is naturally waterproof so there is really little need for regular bathing. 

-Grooming will also be minimal because of their short hair. They are goof-natured, independent and intelligent dogs. 

Tsuki has all these traits as well as a playful side. She loves her toys and will play with pretty much anything she can get her paws on.  

To meet Tsuki, get more info on Tuli and Keiko or to make a donation please visit If you would like to help out in any other way, the Animal Guardian Network also accepts pet food contributions. 

Along with the many furry tails at the Animal Guardian Ranch, you will be able to shop for your animal-loving friends or your four-legged ones at Roxie's Charity Boutique and Gallery. 

You will find anything from collars, cards and charms to dog toys and wall art. And while you're there be sure to say hello to the face of the Animal Guardian Network, Sophie. She is always waiting to greet you at the door and never turns down a belly rub. 

For directions to Roxie's, please call 480-488-9298. 

NOTE: Tsuki can also be adopted by herself. Please call for more information.