Behind Mountain Shiba
In 2013 our Shiba Inu's, Rukia and Saki became a part of our family and our lives changed forever. The memories, destinations and adventures with our dogs gave us the passion to create Mountain Shiba.
One Adventure at a Time
We understand that an appreciation for the outdoors and exploring new grounds with your dog is what it's all about. Our goal is simple. We want to enhance your family adventures by providing our customers with the highest quality dog gear and dog-parent products available in the industry. Our collection of products has to be good enough for Rukia and Saki or we will not sell them on our website.
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
Rukia and Saki are the reason we created 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 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.
It was on a trip to Bryson City in the Western North Carolina Smoky Mountains that the idea for Mountain Shiba was born. We realized there was a need for high quality adventure and urban gear for the family dog. Dogs are our passion and 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.
Bring your Dog on Your Next Adventure!