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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.


Peaches and Griffin came to NYCSR from a military family who is being sent to Japan and can’t take their two Shibas with them. Peaches will celebrate her 3rd birthday on the 26th of this month. She is a small creamie, currently weighing only 13.8 lbs. She is OK with children and with her brother Griffin, but has never been introduced to cats. She is sweet and loves to be petted, but is hesitant about putting on a leash and collar.

Griffin turns 4 years old on June 27th. He weighs 21.8 lbs. He is sweet, gentle, and loves petting. He is easy going on the leash, but does not respond to commands & will jump on furniture. He does have the Shiba escape tendencies and must be carefully contained. He is OK with Peaches, but has never been around cats.

Peaches and Griffin are being fostered in separate homes, and we look forward to learning more about them as they settle in.



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Introducing Dakota

by jenna gates on August 22, 2014

in Dakota

Meet lovely Dakota! Dakota was recently on our Facebook and Twitter feeds along with our email list as she was found in Little Neck, Queens. The amazing family who found her contacted us for help while looking high and low for her owners. Sadly no one stepped forward, but we were happy to help this very sweet little one. Dakota has a few pounds to lose, but her foster mom is working on that. Dakota is eating healthy food and an appropriate amount of it. She’s loving the walks they go on together. She also just loves attention and will happily take pets and scratches and her tail just wags and wags.

Stay tuned for more about Dakota!



Welcome Meech

by jenna gates on August 11, 2014

in Meech

Say hello to this sweet boy. Meech is a 4 year old male Shiba who was brought into NYCSR foster care this Sunday. His family was not able to bring him along in a move, so they reached out to us to make sure he was given the best care & a great new home.

Meech is good with other dogs, has lived with children (over 5) and knows basic commands. Within a few minutes of being in his new foster home, he was gently taking treats (after sitting for them, of course). :) This works out perfectly, as he does need to gain a few pounds.

Meech was very good in the car during transport and also walks nicely on leash. He was a little nervous and a bit confused by all the new people and surroundings but really handled it so well and was very trusting. He’s already warming up to his new foster brother.

We look forward to learning more about Meech and getting him happy and at a good weight.



Sparkle for the Shibas

August 7, 2014
touchstone jewelry

For a small donation of $15, you can reserve a box in our grid pool. A random drawing will be held on Sunday, August 24th for three winners. Each winner will have their choice of $250 worth of Touchtone Crystal by Swarovski Jewelry. [continue reading...]

Two New Black & Tan Shibas at NYCSR

July 6, 2014

NYCSR took in two black and tan foster dogs this weekend… Solo and Doggie. [continue reading...]

Introducing Buddy

June 4, 2014

Buddy is a six year old male Shiba who was surrendered to the Bucks County SPCA when his owner needed some medical care and could no longer care for him. [continue reading...]

Mojo’s Latest Update

June 2, 2014
Mojo May 2

Mojo is an incredible Shiba and quite a mellow fellow with a funny quirk. Read his latest update to find out how well he’s been and discover what his quirky behavior is! [continue reading...]

Wonderful Ms Bea

May 29, 2014

Rescued in 2008 after living her whole life on a chain, Bea is estimated to be 18 years old now and lives the life of a spoiled princess. Talk about a rescue success story! [continue reading...]

Apache’s May Update

May 27, 2014

Apache had a wonderful month with his foster family playing with other dogs and a cat! He is a quick learner and has a lot of puppy energy to expend. [continue reading...]

Say Hello to Makeda

May 19, 2014

Our newest foster dog, Makeda, is tiny, friendly, playful and does well with other dogs, although larger dogs do tend to make her nervous. [continue reading...]

Foxy’s May Update

May 16, 2014

Foxy has shown massive improvements in weight and behavior since we placed her into her foster family’s home! [continue reading...]