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.


Max – Our Newest Foster


This handsome six year old Shiba is Max.

Although Max did live with children, he would be happier in a home where there are none. Max likes going for walks and has a high prey drive, wanting to chase squirrels and birds. His foster is working on crate training with Max as well as resource guarding of his food.

Check back soon for updates on Max’s progress.

Written by JD

  • Max was born on 10/8/2010
  • He weighs 27 lbs
  • Ideal Adopter Profile
    • Location: suburban or quiet urban environment
    • People: Shiba experienced; he has a strong prey-drive
    • Children: no young children; at least teenagers
    • Dogs: yes, both male and female
    • Cats: unknown

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Introducing Ryuu

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Help Our Sweet Sheba!

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Here’s Ruby!

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Our Newest Foster: Buddy

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Introducing Beau

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Please meet Yoshi

This young girl is 8 month old Yoshi! Yoshi is excited to meet new people and does tend to jump up. She will sit and give paw without a treat. She does have some resource guarding issues with food and toys which her foster home is working on. … [Continue reading]

Have You Met Riley?

Riley found himself at the Brooklyn AC&C because a member of his family was allergic to dogs. 5 year old Riley looks like he's making himself right at home in his foster home and we will post more about this cutie soon! Written by … [Continue reading]

Annabelle’s August Update

We are so excited to provide you with an update for Annabelle after living in her new foster home for a few months! As previously mentioned, Annabelle lived most of the first few years of her life in a puppy mill so we had a lot to learn about how … [Continue reading]