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Behind Mountain Shiba

In 2013 our lives changed forever... We were a family of three until our most precious girls, Rukia and Saki came into our lives. The memories we've shared, destinations we've visited and adventures we've undertaken with our Shibas have given us the passion and drive to create Mountain Shiba, a unique online boutique specializing in Dog Gear for Outdoor Family Adventures.

BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER one adventure at a time

We would love to see your dog join you in every adventure. That's why we have carefully selected all of our products to ensure that they meet the highest quality standards for your dog. Our Collections have been designed to encourage all types of adventures between dogs and their human families. We strongly believe that dogs are family members and they should be a part of all adventures. For this reason, we are committed to only selling products that endure the test of time through their quality and safety.


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. His dad was adamantly against the idea at first, but quickly changed his mind when he discovered pictures of the most beautiful dogs he'd ever seen.

It was then, ironically, that his father began to do all the research into these dogs because if we were going to get one, we were going to get the perfect one. After about a month or so of research and visitations, we finally stumbled upon our first. She was so full of energy and had such a spirit about her. We knew she was the one.

It was a real learning experience for us, being new to it all as we were. It was very akin to bringing home a baby from the hospital, having to prep the house and 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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She 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 after getting our first, we got our second Shiba Inu on a whim. 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. One will do anything you say, and the other wants everything her way. One is better with people, and one is better with dogs. And likewise, they both take different approaches to the unfamiliar and the new. Each day is an adventure with them. Not only have they changed our entire world, but they have enriched our lives in ways we would never have imagined. They are family!


Rukia and Saki - The inspiration behind Mountain Shiba

They're the reason we created it. Some dogs are more suited than others towards certain 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 friends are 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.

Our motive behind Mountain Shiba is our love for dogs. On a trip to the Western North Carolina mountains, the idea for Mountain Shiba was born. We realized the need for high quality products for all dog types.  That's why we specialize in adventure and travel gear for every dog ~ because we want to help you break whatever limitations may currently be in place to get you going on your adventures, even if it's just for a walk in the park on a sunny afternoon.

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