Dog’s Name DingXiang
Breed Shiba Inu X Min Pin??
Color(s) Black/Tan
Health? Spayed/Neutered
Approximate age 4 months to 1 year (young but no baby teeth)
Approximate Weight 15 lb or less (Chihuahua size)
Socialization A little shy but warms up when you’re nice
How does this animal behave around men? Loves men
A little bit shy/scared of men
How does this animal behave around women? Loves women
A little bit shy/scared of women
How does this animal behave around children under 10 years old? Unknown but expect fine
How does this animal behave around strange animals? Runs up to them to play
Will show the other animal their side or back end
No sense of personal space, just gallops up to the other animal and expects the other animal to be fine with that
DOGS: How does this dog behave around other dogs and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply: Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys when other dogs are around.
How does this animal behave around cats? Not tested around cats, no cats here to test with
Leash/Collar training? Already wearing a collar and used to it
Used to collar but not leash
Freezes in place when on leash
Housebreaking training? Partially housebroken, but doesn’t know how to tell you when needs to go outside
New arrival. Just started training.
Sleeps well in crate all night
Fences? Needs a fence at least 4 feet high
Car rides? Needs to get more comfortable in the car. Has occasionally been car sick
Nail trimming? We haven’t tried to trim nails yet
Profile Information DingXiang

DingXiang apparently translates to Lilac in English, but this sweet 1 year old is no shrinking flower.  Tall for her size, she is a typical puppy and can be mischievous and get into things, so you should have a puppy-proof home with toys and preferably another dog to play with.  She likes to gnaw on split antlers in particular but has not been destructive.  She will sneak off with flyers or bubble wrap from deliveries but no shoe chewing.

Lilac is getting better about her house training and will do her business outside when given the opportunity, but, as with most dogs her age, hasn’t quite figured out how to let you know she needs outside.  Once you know her schedule, accidents are few and far between.  Lilac sleeps well in her crate at night and because she is a bit mischievous would likely not be a good candidate to leave uncrated.

Lilac is super sweet and friendly – a very happy, playful and loving girl.  She enjoys cuddling on your lap and when not cuddling, will check in regularly for a quick snuggle and reassurance until she is off again to investigate things.  Her favorite place to be is where you are and a home where someone is there more often than not would be ideal.  She is still afraid and unsure of being on leash and needs exposure to that.  She is adjusting well to our colder climate and will head out with the other dog to patrol the perimeter.

Lilac hasn’t been exposed to children in her foster home, but it is expected she would do fine with older dog-savy kids who want to play with her.  She could be a bit exuberant for small children.  If you think this precious little girl might be a good fit for your family, please apply today!  She eagerly awaits a home of her very own.


DingXiang’s adoption fee is $495. Ding Xiang was a puppy mill dog being sold into the dog meat trade when the World of Angels Foundation team in Beijing rescued her. Prior to her rescue, she lived inside a cage 24/7. They noted that DingXiang and her fellow rescues were likely beaten before, for if you raise a stick in front of them, they would lower their heads and close their eyes (“It breaks our hearts to see that,” a WOA member wrote). Brave Ding Xiang got over her past quickly and blossomed into a sweet, loving dog.

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