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Michele has written 103 posts for NYC Shiba Rescue.

Spartacus’ December Update

Spartacus (aka Sparkie) is happy and full of energy! He is very active, listens well and is a very good boy.

Nina’s August Update

Nina’s trainer and foster dad are both working with her and she is making impressive progress on her leash walking and manners.

Spartacus’ August Update

Spartacus is a happy and very energetic dog. 🙂 His foster family works on making sure he does not run for the front door and it seems to be working; he does not go for the door at all. His foster Mom has this to say about Spartacus: The only change I see is with […]

Roscoe’s August Update

We’ve received a lovely update from Roscoe’s foster family: Roscoe has been pretty angelic lately. I think he’s been getting used to us more and more, and enjoys being a member of the pack. We were working with him on bossy barking, and the behavior seems to be totally taken care of. He does go […]

Rina’s August Update

Rina has been having some balance and weakness issues, head tilt, and not eating much. She has lost about one pound due to this and now weighs 19.2 lbs. She was at the vet recently for an inner ear infection for which she’s taking antibiotics. Rina was discovered to have vestibular disease, which is causing […]

Hana’s July Update

We received a lovely update on Hana from her foster family: Hana is a snuggler who wants to be anywhere you are at all times. She gets underfoot a lot because she is always traveling to be with you wherever you are heading. She will sleep by your side and wake you up with kisses […]

Mikey’s July Update

Mikey is very sweet and relaxed. His foster family have been taking slightly shorter walks since the weather got so hot. But his personality still shines through! He loves walking into the lobbies of all of the apartment buildings in the neighborhood. They’re not sure why, maybe he likes lobbies. They probably have many interesting […]

Starlight’s July Update

Starlight was recently spayed and she had some infection, but it has now cleared up and she is doing wonderfully. She is very active and affectionate, she likes to be in the same room as her foster family and wants to play all the time. Starlight is able to be left alone in the apartment, […]

Mystie’s July Update

Mystie is in the beginning stages of kidney disease. She has been having fecal and urinary incontinence. She remains shy/skittish/distrustful of strangers, although she is able to form bonds with caregivers with hard work and patience. She is sweet and curious. Due to Mystie’s age and severe arthritis, she cannot perform commands. Mystie is a […]

Belle’s July Update

Belle recently went to the vet for a follow up to having her leg amputated. She is doing amazingly well. Belle is very outgoing! She has to be where the action is, even if she has to start it. She is fearless. She does not back down when challenged. Belle’s foster family are working on […]

Max’s July Update

Max appears to have some seasonal allergies, but giving him Benadryl seems to alleviate his symptoms. He REALLY enjoys rolling in the grass these days, like it’s his favorite thing in the world, though his foster mom wonders if he’s just trying to alleviate some itching! He’s playful and curious, becoming more and more friendly […]

Nina’s July Update

Nina seems to be shedding a little more lately, but that’s probably because of the heat. She is generally very nice, but she continues to have issues with other dogs and new people. Her foster family is working with a trainer to curb some of her long-standing issues. It seems to be having some impact […]

Guinness’ July Update

Guinness’ leg seems to be getting stronger. He still holds it up when he runs, but uses it when he walks. He is VERY active! Likes to sit on your lap and loves to play with his foster siblings, Dixie and Otter. He is still having accidents in the house, but not as many. He […]

A Mikey Update

Mikey is still the sweetest, calmest, most low-maintenance dog ON THE PLANET. He likes going on slow leisurely walks and he loves ALL treats: cheddar, turkey, carrots, hot dog, Milkbones. He is calm and relaxed in new places. We took him to a friend’s apartment one evening and he was fine being in a new […]

Nina’s June Update

Nina’s separation anxiety has improved but her aggressiveness toward other dogs hasn’t. She is better at listening to directions while in the house but still needs improvement when outside the home. Nina’s fosters recently moved into a new apartment and she got nervous in the beginning and had a few accidents in the house. However, […]

An Update On Onyx

Onyx is a happy well adjusted, easy going Shiba who is very happy to be part of the pack. No food, dog, or people aggression issues. He is curious like any Shiba but he understands boundaries and “no”. He is simply a real delight. He jumps on people to greet them, but, he does it […]

Mikey’s April Update

Mikey is doing as well as can be expected for a 10 year old dog! The vet says he’s slightly arthritic, but we have him on a daily glucosamine supplement. He has a cataract in his right eye. He may have some slight hearing loss, but maybe that’s just Shiba Inu selective attention! Mikey is […]

April Update For Max

Here is a wonderful update from Max’s foster Mom: If I had to pick one word to describe Max, it would be ‘curious’! He loves sniffing things and checking everything out more than any dog I’ve ever met. He is very interested in all the people we pass on the street. He doesn’t jump up […]

An Update For Pip

Pip is extremely sweet and affectionate. His foster family believes he is much younger than 3 years old. Most likely 18 months as his mannerisms are very “puppy like”. Pip has a lot of energy and loves to be outdoors. He will chase tennis balls in the back yard until he is panting with exhaustion!!! […]

Rina Update

Rina is doing well, although her rear end appears to be getting weaker, causing her to lose balance at times. Yet, she still gets around ok, occasionally she will still run, such as when coming in from outside. Rina is happy, but not wanting as much physical touch as she used to. She doesn’t seek […]