NYC Shiba Rescue (NYCSR) is an all volunteer group dedicated to contributing to the quality of life of Shiba Inu 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 Inu 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.


Oh, Fonzo…

Whenever we speak with Fonzo’s foster mom, it is apparent that his is a mix in every way. He is a mix of Shiba Inu, silliness, separation anxiety, playfulness, challenging behaviors, and oh, some really great, newly cleaned teeth!

After only a month of taking medication for his anxiety, Fonzo has shown noteable improvement. As a result, his training is now progressing and he’s showing great promise.  An ideal adopter for this boy is someone experienced with primitive breeds, like Shibas, who is also willing to work with him to help him become the dog he wants to be. Consistent positive reinforcement training is proving to be very effective so experience with this method is also important.

Fonzo is actually pretty ‘chill’ when he’s out walking with his foster mom and the sights and sounds of other dogs, cars, and people don’t bother him.  However, he barks when left alone so it’s not recommended he be placed with someone living in an apartment or a more densely populated area. “Oh, Fonzo!”

Fonzo is looking for a Foster-to-Adopt placement or his Furever home, so if you are interested in really making a difference in a dog’s life, please click the link below!



This Is Duke

One year old Duke loves to play tug and chase toys but not good at bringing them back. He is energetic and loves people but does not like to be picked up. At the shelter he wanted to play with the dogs he met and ignored the cats, preferring to eat … [Continue reading]

We Have Another Max!

This mellow sesame boy is 7 year old Max. Max likes running at the dog park, playing at doggy day care and going for long walks. It is unknown how he is around cats or other animals and he prefers children who are older. Written by … [Continue reading]

Update on Yoshi

Yoshi is about a year and 4 months now and we've recently discovered that she has hypothyroidism.  Her foster family is keeping us appraised as they monitor her response to her medication, adjusting it as needed. Now that we have identified and … [Continue reading]

Say Hello To Little Pelusa

This cute, petite girl is Pelusa which means Fluffy in Spanish. At only 10 lbs, Pelusa is a cuddler who gets along with children, dogs & cats. Pelusa loves playing with small furry squeaky toys, rolling on her back while playing with them in … [Continue reading]

Meet Taro

This 5 month old guy is an owner surrender.  Born with a congenital defect, his front leg needed to be amputated, but even in recovery there is nothing slowing him down. He is adjusting well to his new Tri-Paw status and this sweet boy is super … [Continue reading]

Premier Designs Helping NYCSR

What a great way to help our foster dogs! Don't delay and visit the website to browse their extensive catalog. Premier Designs … [Continue reading]

Eggnog Update

Informational Update Eggnog is such a trooper.  He continues to respond well to chemotherapy with his blood test results approaching normal levels. His mobility has dramatically improved so we can tell he's feeling better. With all the love and … [Continue reading]

Eulogy to Sheba

When 'Rescue' means 'Hospice'. Sheba touched every heart she met and her story will forever remind us why our rescue efforts are so important. The final year of her life was one full of care, adoration, respect and love thanks entirely to the … [Continue reading]

Have you met Sophie?

Sophie is 3 years old and likes to play fetch and tug of war. She is shy at first with people and has not had much experience around children. Sophie does not always get along with other dogs and can become territorial over her toys and … [Continue reading]

This is Tucker

Tucker is 3 years old. He is tense when first meeting new people so it is best to ignore him until he feels comfortable. Tucker is energetic and playful but can get mouthy when playing. He does not like to cuddle and is not good with … [Continue reading]