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NYC Shiba Rescue (NYCSR) is an all volunteer group dedicated to contributing to the quality of life of Shiba Inus in and around the New York City metropolitan area (NY, NJ, PA, and CT primarily). To that end, NYCSR actively works to rescue Shiba Inu and Shiba Inu mixed breed dogs from dangerous environments and shelters in order to find them loving, permanent homes. We will, among other things, foster and evaluate Shiba Inus in order to prepare them for adoption and seek out proper adoptive homes for the dogs. NYCSR also promotes responsible dog ownership by educating the public in the selection, care and training of dogs.


Introducing Dakota

by jenna gates on August 22, 2014

in Dakota

Meet lovely Dakota! Dakota was recently on our Facebook and Twitter feeds along with our email list as she was found in Little Neck, Queens. The amazing family who found her contacted us for help while looking high and low for her owners. Sadly no one stepped forward, but we were happy to help this very sweet little one. Dakota has a few pounds to lose, but her foster mom is working on that. Dakota is eating healthy food and an appropriate amount of it. She’s loving the walks they go on together. She also just loves attention and will happily take pets and scratches and her tail just wags and wags.

Stay tuned for more about Dakota!



Welcome Meech

by jenna gates on August 11, 2014

in Meech

Say hello to this sweet boy. Meech is a 4 year old male Shiba who was brought into NYCSR foster care this Sunday. His family was not able to bring him along in a move, so they reached out to us to make sure he was given the best care & a great new home.

Meech is good with other dogs, has lived with children (over 5) and knows basic commands. Within a few minutes of being in his new foster home, he was gently taking treats (after sitting for them, of course). :) This works out perfectly, as he does need to gain a few pounds.

Meech was very good in the car during transport and also walks nicely on leash. He was a little nervous and a bit confused by all the new people and surroundings but really handled it so well and was very trusting. He’s already warming up to his new foster brother.

We look forward to learning more about Meech and getting him happy and at a good weight.


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At NYCSR, we are so happy to be a part of getting Shibas into foster care, getting them the medical attention they need and, finally, the forever homes they deserve. We love our dogs and what we do, even though it can be extremely stressful when we are in debt due to large veterinary bills. We continue to take in as many Shibas as we can find foster homes for, and they all seem to cost much more than we recoup in adoption donations. Extra funds seem to be needed all the time. Even after generous veterinary discounts and donations, we are still working to chip away at our debt. To that end, we invite you to join us in the NYCSR Sparkle for the Shibas Grid Pool Fundraiser.

For a small donation of $15, you can reserve a box in our grid pool. A random drawing will be held on Sunday, August 24th for three winners. Each winner will have their choice of $250 worth of Touchtone Crystal by Swarovski Jewelry. (If you win you can keep the jewelry, use it as a gift, or even donate it back to the rescue. We will save it for use as a raffle prize in a future fund raiser!)

Here is how it works…

1. Go to this page to reserve as many boxes as you like. The Pool Password is “nycsr”. The cost of each box a tax-deductible donation of $15. The more boxes you have, the more chances to win!

2. Once you have chosen your boxes, click here to make your $15 per box tax-deductible donation. Please put your box numbers in the comments.

That’s it!

Boxes will only be available through August 16, so choose quickly.

Where Do All Those Vet Bills Come From?

You may remember Mojo, our diabetic foster boy. We just couldn’t give up on this very special boy who had gone from being sweet and playful to sad, in pain, and withdrawn. It took lots of medical care, several hospital stays, multiple ER visits, lots of love, and people rooting for him, but today he’s a very healthy pup that has his Mojo back in full force! Minus the couple of insulin shots he needs a day, he’s your typical Shiba boy.

Here he was back in February- so thin and feeling pretty miserable all the time.


Now look at him this past Monday at the beach! He’s back to a healthy weight – he’s loving life again and having lots of fun.


Without the love and dedication of his foster parents and the support of our wonderful volunteers and supporters, he almost certainly would not have made it. We are thankful!

You may also know sweet Sable. She came to us via NYC AC&C after being found as a stray in Brooklyn. She had possibly been hit by a car and had broken bones and torn ligaments.

Sable has undergone multiple doctor visits, x-rays, casts, dressings and sometimes painful exams to check on the healing progress. All the while, she’s been a sweetheart, so trusting of the vets and her fosters. She’s gone from a sad, confused pup in the shelter…


… to a very content & confident little girl thriving and healing in her very own foster home!


Sable is still progressing and will continue to need medical attention as she heals. She’s getting stronger every day. Her road to recovery is a long but steady one.

Success stories like Mojo and Sable – and so many more – are why we continue to do what we do. Please consider helping us help Shibas buy buying a chance (or a few chances) to win some jewelry.

Please note: (1) Any boxes that do not have corresponding donations by midnight on August 16th shall be forfeited and made available through August 23rd. (2) Any prizes not redeemed by 6PM August 30th will be forfeited. (3) If a winner wishes to select more than $250 worth of jewelry, they may do so and pay the difference over the $250 prize amount.


Two New Black & Tan Shibas at NYCSR

July 6, 2014

NYCSR took in two black and tan foster dogs this weekend… Solo and Doggie. [continue reading...]

Introducing Buddy

June 4, 2014

Buddy is a six year old male Shiba who was surrendered to the Bucks County SPCA when his owner needed some medical care and could no longer care for him. [continue reading...]

Mojo’s Latest Update

June 2, 2014
Mojo May 2

Mojo is an incredible Shiba and quite a mellow fellow with a funny quirk. Read his latest update to find out how well he’s been and discover what his quirky behavior is! [continue reading...]

Wonderful Ms Bea

May 29, 2014

Rescued in 2008 after living her whole life on a chain, Bea is estimated to be 18 years old now and lives the life of a spoiled princess. Talk about a rescue success story! [continue reading...]

Apache’s May Update

May 27, 2014

Apache had a wonderful month with his foster family playing with other dogs and a cat! He is a quick learner and has a lot of puppy energy to expend. [continue reading...]

Say Hello to Makeda

May 19, 2014

Our newest foster dog, Makeda, is tiny, friendly, playful and does well with other dogs, although larger dogs do tend to make her nervous. [continue reading...]

Foxy’s May Update

May 16, 2014

Foxy has shown massive improvements in weight and behavior since we placed her into her foster family’s home! [continue reading...]

Welcome to Sweet Sable

May 9, 2014

Sable was possibly hit by a car. She has a broken toe and another broken bone in the same foot/leg which is splinted. In spite of her injury, she kissed the nose of our volunteer who evaluated her at AC&C. [continue reading...]