OUR STORY

Dogs are family...

It all started when we became dog parents to two beautiful Shiba Inu's, Rukia and Saki. From the very first adventure, we knew that our lives were about to change. These irresistible fur babies have taught us to live life through their eyes.

From the very beginning, we wanted to give them the best of everything... and it all started with a Kenyan Collection collar. At that moment, it was evident that we would never sacrifice quality on any product that our dogs needed.

In the Fall of 2015 life took us on the road less traveled to Bryson City, NC and it was there that our love of the mountains and passion for Shiba Inu's inspired the name behind the brand.

We're dog parents just like you. And our world also revolves around the dogs. Our goal is to provide like-minded dog parents with a curated collection of the best quality gear for the family dog.

 

Behind Mountain Shiba

In 2013 our son expressed an interest in having a dog. At first, his dad was against the idea, but quickly changed his mind when he learned more about the Shiba Inu.

It was then, ironically, that his father began to do all the research on these dogs and after about a month or so of visitations, we finally stumbled upon our first Shiba Inu. Rukia was so full of energy and had such a spirit about her so we knew she was the one.

It was a real learning experience for us, very akin to bringing home a baby from the hospital and having to prep the house to make sure it was a safe environment for the puppy. The main difference being that this baby was always on the floor and didn't wear diapers, meaning there were a few mishaps in the early days.

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Rukia adjusted quickly and became quite comfortable with her surroundings. Although, we noticed that there were times when she seemed a bit underwhelmed. She needed a sister. And so, just three months later, our second Shiba Inu, Saki came into our lives. At first, it didn't go too well, as the established one saw the newcomer as a threat to her dominance ~ but over time they learned to co-exist. Now they do almost everything together; they play (ruff), eat (with one often finishing the leftovers), sleep (lightly), and bark at strangers. Well, howl...

They may sound like "the average dog", but it's during those in-between moments that their personalities shine. Saki will do anything you say, and Rukia wants everything her way. Rukia is better with people, and Saki is better with dogs. And likewise, they both take different approaches to the unfamiliar and the new, making each day an adventure.

 

The inspiration behind Mountain Shiba

Some dogs are more suited than others towards outdoor adventures. Even outings can be a struggle at times. All dogs have different levels of potential. Some you can go on a hike with, and others, to an outdoor café. It doesn't matter where your furry family member is from, or what they're used to, whether they be country dogs, or city dogs, or even suburban dogs - it's about giving them exposure.

Bring your Dog on Your Next Adventure!

P.S. Rukia and Saki now have a new sister named Luna which we recently adopted. They are the Official Shiba Team at Mountain Shiba and you can follow their adventures on Instagram @adventures.of.rukia.saki.luna

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