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.


Help Our Sweet Sheba!

This post is a plea to our Shiba loving public to allow Sheba to spend her last months with you. Sheba requires a home where she is able to receive her medication throughout the day and a yard to relieve herself.sheba-sm1603b-1

In the last 2 weeks or so her fosters have started to notice that several of Sheba’s symptoms have begun to return along with some new ones. These include a bad cough/hacking, she is not her bouncy self/just seeming ‘off’, her eating is not her normal enthusiastic ritual, etc.

She was taken to her Cardiologist for a check in and chest x-ray. The veterinarian was able to confirm that her heart issues have not further progressed but that cough is due to advanced lung disease and a hardening of the trachea. He also agrees that while the heart disease is not the cause of her returning issues, her other medical challenges would easily be a cause for decline as possibly suggested upon her earliest vet visits. He prescribed a cough suppressant for her that will hopefully help ease the coughing/hacking, however.

Unfortunately due to her advanced heart disease she cannot be put under for further tests (ie MRIs) and certain medications are off the table for her. For now she’s going to be hopefully more comfortable with her cough suppressant, stay on her current medications, and comforted by her foster.

The goal now is to continue to monitor her, keep her as happy as possible and comfortable as well. Her current foster fully planned on keeping her for whatever time she has left given her health, but one of their dogs got jealous and bit Sheba and hurt her quite badly.

We need to find a new foster home for her as soon as possible with someone who is home most of the time

image3Sheba’s foster mom has nothing but the best things to say about Sheba and her amazing personality! She is currently living with 4 dogs, a cat, and 3 birds and gets along with all of them.¬†She enjoys her life by going on long walks and is great when meeting new people and dogs when outdoors. She is a great passenger during their car rides and has the energy and stamina of a dog younger than her actual age. She is currently about 12 years old, 26 lbs and is living with a pulmonary heart condition that is regulated by prescribed medications.



image2Sheba doesn’t allow her need for medication 3x a day hinder her experience in life at all! She is loving and caring towards her foster mom and enjoys staying nearby though the Shiba side of her never forgets to let you know that she doesn’t like cuddling. She is a fantastic companion and needs frequent access outdoors to relieve herself because she is on a diuretic. She can go back inside after relieving herself or take a walk with you. Either way she is a happy camper.

Please consider inviting our loving Shiba mix, Sheba into your home so that she may be your sweet companion throughout the day!

Foster Sheba

Here’s Ruby!

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Meet Fonzo!

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