NYC Shiba Rescue, Inc. Announces That Buddy and Luna are Going Home!

New York, NY – October 14, 2010 – NYC Shiba Rescue, Inc. (NYCSR), a volunteer group dedicated to the rescue of Shiba Inu breed dogs in the NY metropolitan area, today announced the adoption of two of our very special veteran foster furries, Buddy and Luna, on October 3, 2010. After almost 3 years of total time within the NYCSR foster program between the two of them, both Buddy and Luna’s foster families have decided to take the plunge and open up their hearts by providing the forever homes they deserve.

Buddy entered the NYCSR Foster Program in August 2008 with the unique distinction of being the only litter box trained shiba the rescue has seen, along with several other more unfortunate characteristics. With the help of his dedicated fosters Buddy was able to overcome some behavioral issues including difficulties reading behaviors and a strong distrust of strangers. Over two years later Buddy has blossomed into a happier, well-adjusted dog who loves going out with his new mom and spending time playing with his new pack of shiba brothers and sisters.

“Buddy has come a long way and we adore him,” said Buddy’s new mom Jenn. “He’s a serious guy at times and will ignore you and act very, very aloof. Then if there’s something good going on, like a car ride, he’s spunky, wagging his tail, and giving you kisses. He’s quite the shiba and has definitely touched all our hearts.”

Luna came into the foster program almost 2 years ago and has required lots of time and dedicated care from her fosters ever since. A beautiful and loving cream shiba girl, Luna has been treated for a number of ailments during the course of her foster period which stemmed from what was finally diagnosed as Cushing disease. Luckily Luna’s health problems are now completely under control and with her adoption she is on track to live a thankfully healthy and fulfilling life with her new family.

Buddy and Luna are the 77th and 78th dogs that NYCSR has adopted out since the rescue was founded in April 2007.


  1. I would love to know more about this breed. Buddy and Luna seem to have either health or behavior problems? Are these problems typical of shiba’s?

    • With any breed, there are some common personality traits and health issues but Shibas tend to be a hearty breed. Over breeding, bad breeders, and puppy mills can create health issues so if you are interested in adopting a shiba, look for a good breeder.

      As for the behavior issues, shibas tend to be fine but aloof to strangers and independent. However, it is the owners or past owners who can influence and create problems if training is not done consistently, properly, or use a technique that does not work for the dog.

      Definitely do some research on the breed if you’re interested in adopting a shiba!