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 MJ


MJ is a happy 2 year old boy who loves attention and belly rubs and is always ready for playtime.

In his previous home he lived with children and also a cat whom he liked to play with.

His foster home will be working on some basic training and we will update his progress soon.

Written by JD
MJ is in a foster to adopt home.
We are NOT accepting applications to adopt him.

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This Is Duke

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