Behind Mountain Shiba
We are dog parents to two beautiful Shiba Inu's, Rukia and Saki, who graced us with their presence in 2013 and became a part of our family. Throughout the years they have taught us to relax, unwind and appreciate the little things in life. As dog parents, we wanted to give them the best of everything and that was our motivation for creating Mountain Shiba. Our dogs are fun-loving, silly, adventure-seeking girls, but most of all, they are family.
In the Fall of 2015 life took us on the road less traveled and we stumbled upon Bryson City, located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. It was there that our love of the mountains and our passion for Shiba Inu's inspired the name behind the brand.
One Adventure at a Time
Exploring new grounds with the family dog is what it's all about.
Our goal is simple: to inspire dog parents to seek off-road adventures while outfitting dogs with rugged luxury gear.
Back in 2013, our son expressed an interest in having a dog, as he'd never had the experience of taking care of one before. At first, his dad was adamantly 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.
Rukia and Saki - 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.
When you bring the family dog on all your adventures, the journey becomes enhanced. Whether it's a cross-country trip or a walk in the park, the greatest joy is knowing that your furry family member is right by your side.
Bring your Dog on Your Next Adventure!