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.


Meet Max

This handsome boy is 2 1/2 yr old Max who was surrendered to a NH shelter because his human was ill. Max is used to taking over so his foster mom has been quick to set boundaries with him as has his new kitty brother and he has been introduced to his Shiba sister. Max is smart, knowing a lot of commands and is a bundle of energy.

His foster to adopt family told us they “took him to an outdoor party/event on Sunday. Lots of people, kids, dogs and just all around activity. He did so wonderfully and loved all the pets and attention he got from so many random people.”

We will be sharing all we learn about Max, so keep checking for updates.

Introducing Stella

Stella will be 4 years old on August 28th. Stella's temp foster mom said she is the friendliest Shiba she has seen. When first meeting you she will jump excitedly but then calms down. Stella is not good around farm animals but has lived with dogs. … [Continue reading]

Say Hello to Kenzo

Kenzo is a 1 1/2 yr old sesame shiba who was joined NYCSR on Mar 29. Kenzo is a sweet boy who is enjoying having 2 girls to play fetch with in his new home. He's already gotten to meet many of the neighbors on his walks around the … [Continue reading]

This is Kingson

Kingson is a 3 1/2 yr old Shiba/Jindo mix who was scared finding herself in a shelter but did reach to give our volunteer's hand a kiss. She perked up and wagged her tail when another dog came by. The shelter staff reported her to be really sweet, … [Continue reading]

Welcome Snowball

Allow us to introduce you to a 16 yr old Shiba mix named Snowball. Snowball has some arthritis but does very well for his senior age. He tends to prefer the company of other animals over humans but will allow petting as long as not from his front. … [Continue reading]

Welcome Akira

This is Akira, a 9 1/2 yrs old "redhead" Shiba. He lived with 2 young children which he was tolerant of and has been ok around dogs that he knows. He was also ok with his human grandparents' cat. He may bark at first until he feels comfortable … [Continue reading]

Meet Kobe

Kobe is a Shiba/Jack Russell who will be one year old in April. When first meeting Kobe he warms up quickly, becoming playful but can be a little mouthy. He plays rough with other dogs and loud noises do tend to scare him. We welcome Kobe to … [Continue reading]

Introducing Zoey

Zoey is 6 years old. It takes her quite a while to warm up to new people but offering her treats helps her to relax. She likes playing fetch with a tennis ball and going for walks and we've heard she loves going for a run in the park with her foster … [Continue reading]

Hubby’s March Update

My short open letter to Hubby: "Hubby, if you were a booger, I'd pick you first." That's my way of telling you, dear readers of the NYC Shiba Rescue blog, that Hubby's sinus issue from our last update persists. It doesn't impede his every day life … [Continue reading]

Welcome Jada

A few weeks ago, 15 yr old Jada was transported to her foster home from the Brooklyn AC&C. … [Continue reading]

Welcome Vanilla

Fifteen year old Vanilla came into foster care from AC&C on Sunday. By Monday morning her energy was waning and she had a runny nose. We took her right to the vet and she is now on a course of three medications for her urinary tract infection, kennel … [Continue reading]