An Update on Bella (one of our alumni shibas)

Bella found a great forever home and recently they sent us an update. She’s in love with winter and romps around in the snow with great energy and excitement. She’s also taken to sleeping on the bed and will nudge her owners to move so she has more room. They adore her and told us […]

NYC Shiba Rescue, Inc. Announces That Kitsuni is Going Home!

New York, NY – October 9, 2009 – NYC Shiba Rescue, Inc. (NYCSR), a volunteer group dedicated to the rescue of Shiba Inu breed dogs in the NY metropolitan area, today announced that the coolest Shiba on the block, Kitsuni, was adopted on September 26, 2009.  One of the calmest, most aloof and independent Shibas […]

Update for Bella / Kitsuni

Bella’s allergies have been the most under control they’ve ever been since her foster family has had her in their care. She’s still limping and the vet believes it may be an old injury that bothers her from time to time. She’s on Rimadyl and we will see if that helps. Her personality hasn’t changed […]

Kitsuni’s July update

Kitsuni aka Bella has been spayed and healed up nicely. She’s shed most of her winter coat and has a nice summer coat and is doing well. Since the surgery she’s been a little more reserved and has taken to hanging out under the bed. She’s also quieter and more reserved around people. It may […]

Update on Kitsuni (Bella)

Bella had a major allergy attack when she began shedding, during which she scratched or bit off wide swathes of fur. Her skin became infected due to her scratching and biting. A trip to the vet for an antibiotic injection and a new prescription for Temeril resolved these issues. She is also on a prescription […]

Kitsuni’s Update

Now that spring is here Kitsuni’s (Bella) foster family have told us she’s starting to shed. All shibas “blow coat” a few times a year and most of our shiba owners have let us know that spring is the time when they honestly don’t know where all the fur has come from and think they […]

Kitsuni (Bella) update

A few weeks ago, Bella had an upset stomach leading to diarrhea and vomiting. The vet prescribed antibiotics and fluid injections, which resolved the problems. She’s also been taking Temaril-P for her allergies on a daily basis. Lastly, and most significantly, Bella went into heat a few weeks ago. The doctor said we can have […]

Update for Kitsuni, aka Bella

Bella’s allergies continue to be an issue. At the vet’s suggestion, we have now changed her diet to only poultry and eliminated treats and non-poultry wet food to try to isolate the cause. Bella scratches herself a lot, to the points that scabs will develop that we need to treat with Benadryl or Neosporin. In […]


Bella AKA Kitsuni has allergies and they seem to be really affecting her. She had some hives on her face at the end of January in addition to her itchy spot on her belly and body. The vet has given her foster mom some meds and it’s helping but our poor girl is still itchy […]

Bella's Update

Kitsuni is now being called Bella and recently went to the vet. Foster dad, Jonathan told us that she received her vaccines and is now up to date and also got some meds for her allergies. For the next 6 weeks she’s on a diet of only protein such as chicken to see if it’s […]

Introducing Kitsuni

Kitsuni is a 5 yr old female who has the 3 C’s : Cool, Calm, and Collected! She enjoys meeting new dogs and docile at the vet. She’s also good with meeting new people. She tends to ignore dogs on the street but when she is interested she’s very good with them and friendly. With […]