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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 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 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.


Welcome Apache!

by jenna gates on April 14, 2014

in Apache

This is Apache, our newest foster Shiba. He will be two years old in late June. Apache loves attention and playing fetch. He is so full of energy that he was just too much for his disabled owners to care for. In foster care he has a nice fenced yard where he can run around and burn up some of that energy. He’d really like a home of his own though… stay tuned for more information about Apache as we get to know him.


Belated Welcome to Amy

by jenna gates on April 11, 2014

in Amy

Amy’s actually been with us for a little over a week now. She was brought into the Brooklyn AC&C as a stray, and now she’s in foster care with NYCSR. She is young, probably about 1 1/2 years. She enjoys walks and has been affectionate with her foster family.

She did give them a huge scare a few days ago when she slipped out of her collar and went for a run! Luckily, she was found by a good samaritan who took her to a vet and had her microchip scanned. She was back safe with her foster family within hours of her mad dash. WHEW!!!

Whoever adopts Amy (and really, this applies to any young Shiba) will need to be careful that she doesn’t give them the slip.


Our THIRD new foster dog named “Rocky” is a Shiba mix and is approximately 3 years old. He is a sweet boy who, at 41 pounds, could stand to lose a few pounds. Rocky was originally adopted from a NJ shelter but the adoption did not work out so he found himself back at the shelter, and now he’s with us. We look forward to hearing more about our sweet Rocky III.



Introducing Rocky II

April 2, 2014

Rocky is about 2 1/2 years old and very friendly. His owner traveled and didn’t have the time needed to devote to Rocky. Rocky lived with children, and we understand he does well with other dogs. [continue reading...]

Just In Time For Warmer Weather, NYCSR T-shirt Fundraiser Starts Today!!

April 1, 2014
NYCSR's Threadstart Campaign

Looking for a fun (and comfy) way to help Shibas in need? NYC Shiba Rescue’s T-shirt Fundraiser starts today, so splurge on some new threads and get ready for some summer weather. [continue reading...]

Mojo’s February Update

March 24, 2014

Mojo had a rough couple of months but thanks to the efforts of his foster family, his diabetic condition is regulated now. He has been able to spend more time in his foster home and is coming out of his shell. Belly rubs and ear scritches are his favorite rewards for sitting through his insulin shots! [continue reading...]

Happy Tails, Pip’s been adopted!

March 21, 2014

We at NYC Shiba Rescue are happy to announce Pip has been adopted! [continue reading...]

Fuji’s March Update

March 18, 2014

We love Fuji because he has such a big Shiba personality in his little Shiba body! He loves lounging next to window sills and cuddling with this foster family every day. [continue reading...]

Happy Tails, Spartacus has been adopted!

March 14, 2014

Happy Tails! We are happy to announce our energetic young shiba Spartacus has been adopted! [continue reading...]

Introducing Rocky

March 13, 2014

Rocky is one year old and was surrendered to the Manhattan AC&C because his owner needed to travel a lot. [continue reading...]

March Update for Kaya

March 12, 2014
kaya 2

Kaya is 2 years old and currently 22 lbs (but needs to gain some more). Her foster family’s love and patience are helping her grow into a happy dog. With more training, Kaya will be the perfect companion for an active family! [continue reading...]