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 Inus 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.
Please Help NYCSR Pay Vet Bills for the Following Special Shibas
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We wish that a little bit of Max could be mixed into our morning coffees because Max is a big ball of energy who loves to play! He is a young Shiba, approximately 2 years old, so it might be puppy energy but he has been keeping his foster family busy with lots of walks and play times.
Last month, Max battled a small ear infection and recovered quickly to return to dog runs. He can barely contain his eagerness to play at the dog runs and his enthusiasm sometimes plays too rough. His foster family noticed that he does best with dogs who are equally as playful but more mellow and patient with a young dog like Max. He maintains his curious and slightly mischievous nature preferring to stay away from loud noises, such as the sounds of traffic in the city. When meeting new people and going to new places, Max is aloof and shy but the curious side of his personality quickly takes over.
Max’s foster family has been working on Max’s reactivity while on leashed walks. We are unsure why but Max will sometimes lunge and bark at other dogs during walks. He has made progress over the past month thanks to his foster family’s patience. Max rewards their patience and love at home by licking and cuddling with them but only doing so on his terms. His recall command is typical of a Shibas’ and he only comes when he feels like it!
We hope to find a active family who has equal amount of energy to expend as Max is a very energetic pup!
Spartacus hails from Long Island, NY and is a happy boy! He was loved by his former owner but with a change in work schedule and time being limited, it became hard to give Spartacus the attention and love he needed. He’s up to date on vaccines and is neutered and has had his coat shaven! He’s very happy with people and gives kisses. It’s also reported that he is a big tail wagger!
We were told Spartacus has met other animals – with a cat he was scared after it hissed at him and stood behind the handler unsure what to do. When he met a dog he was vocal and interested in meeting and making friends but once they were together he didn’t seem to want to play or react. He may be a little unsure what to do with other pets but so far, we’ve not seen an aggression towards animals.
He’s very happy in his foster home and is excited to one day go to his new forever home! Stay tuned to learn more about Spartacus.
Belle, our sweet little girl, has been doing so well in foster care with her two foster brothers and foster sister- all Shibas! She gets along great with all of them, playing tug of war with toys and having lots of fun. She’s lucky to be in such a fun and loving foster home as she’s been in recovery.
We are sad to report that Belle’s leg did not regain any feeling back after being stabilized and put into a cast. Actually she lost considerable muscle mass in the leg and it had started to become atrophied. Without use, her leg would just continue to wither away. So we then came to the decision, along with her vet and specialists, that it should be amputated. We took hope in the fact that Belle is young, strong, healthy and being a tiny girl at about 14 pounds.
The surgery went very well and she was a trooper! In fact, her foster dad says, “She gets along great without it!” She is still learning how to maneuver better when she turns as she runs but all in all she’s moving amazingly well.
Since her surgery, her personality has come out even more. Her foster dad says, “She is an instigator. She loves to start things like biting my males backs and chasing them even though they out weigh her by a lot. She loves being where I am…. She likes to bark and be at the center of attention. She is not scared of anything”. We love to hear how fearless she is!
Stay tuned for more on Belle’s progress- we’ve been so grateful for all the well wishes, support and donations from her followers! We’re so proud to know all of you!
Here’s also a video of her beginning to get along on three legs: Belle Walks!