Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Amstel

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Please say hello to Amstel, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Amstel is a Shiba Inu Mix from New York City, NY. He is already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Amstel’s Story

Amstel is a 10 year old Shiba Inu Mix that weighs about 40 pounds. Amstel needs to find a new home as his current owners are no longer able to care for him because they are paying for a daily dog-walker and regular boarding.

Amstel is calm, loving and protective. He interacts well with people he knows, and is described as exceptionally loving toward his people. He can be protective of his people when approached by strangers outside of the home. He tolerates children and being picked up, but Amstel would probably prefer a home that didn’t have small kids.

As far as Amstel’s interest in other dogs, he enjoys playing with other dogs his size and will pretty much ignore smaller dogs. But Amstel is no slouch and will stand his ground with other dogs that he feels are threatening him. He is fine being groomed and knows basic commands.

To learn about Amstel and other dogs that are up for adoption, please visit

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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