Shiba Rescue of New England

Shiba Rescue of New England Shiba Rescue of New England is a small group of dedicated families living in New England who work to

Shiba Inu Rescue of New England, is a registered and approved 501c3 in MA, serving Shibas throughout New England. We offer rescue, fostering, assessment, counseling, transport, quarantine referral and permanent placement via qualified adoption for Shiba Inus. Our sincerest goal is the preservation, education, and understanding of this special, delicate breed of dog, the Shiba Inu.

Kamiko (Miko) is adopted! She settled in so quickly with Dona and her husband! Seen here first night already comfy on th...
12/31/2023

Kamiko (Miko) is adopted! She settled in so quickly with Dona and her husband! Seen here first night already comfy on the human’s bed, watching TV in the living room, then hanging out with the grandkids, and playing with Dona’s husband. All in a matter of days, and like the champ that she is!

Thank you to Pilots N Paws Pilot Brian, and co-pilot Andrea, affectionately known as “the puppy cuddler”, who successful...
12/24/2023

Thank you to Pilots N Paws Pilot Brian, and co-pilot Andrea, affectionately known as “the puppy cuddler”, who successfully transported Miko from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts today. Miko was surrendered by a very mature and conscientious young man, who knew that his work demands were not suitable for Miko’s needs. A very difficult decision for sure, but the right one for her. She is at her future adopter’s home in New Hampshire. And already commanding the back of the couch!

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: Loki, 5 year old sesame tripod. He was adopted by a single fellow a few years ago, who has since...
12/12/2023

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: Loki, 5 year old sesame tripod. He was adopted by a single fellow a few years ago, who has since got married and is expecting a child. The owner knows this would be too much for Loki as he would do best as an only pet only because he hasn't been socialized with other dogs so his reaction is unknown at the moment. He used to have a some anxiety-based outbursts, but he's been on appropriate meds for a few months and is much calmer with no out bursts since. He loves long walks and hikes, and tug-toys. Please complete and application found on the website and let's get this cutie to a suitable home!

Congratulations to Cypress, now adopted! Cypress was one of 2 female mill dogs released to us from upstate NY about a mo...
12/06/2023

Congratulations to Cypress, now adopted! Cypress was one of 2 female mill dogs released to us from upstate NY about a month ago. Harper and Dale stepped right up to accept her. Cypress is very shy, unlike to mill mate Hinata. But Harper and Dale have heaps of experience with this type as their prior Shiba of 18 years was the same why. They live in Brooklyn with a secure roof top area for Cypress to safely wander while supervised. Thank you also to foster Sara who quickly said yes to foster her for a few days.

Congratulations to HINATA now adopted. Hinata was one of the 2 female mill Shibas from NY that we rescued about a month ...
12/06/2023

Congratulations to HINATA now adopted. Hinata was one of the 2 female mill Shibas from NY that we rescued about a month ago. She is living with 2 Shibas boys, Maggies's family with 2 small children and husband Nathan, a fenced yard. She adjusted very quickly as she loves people and other dogs. Lucky girl!

Ronan asked me today, WHY am I not adopted?? Foolish people, you’re missing a very nice dog here. Best in a home with no...
12/03/2023

Ronan asked me today, WHY am I not adopted?? Foolish people, you’re missing a very nice dog here. Best in a home with no children or no other pets because he doesn’t want to deal with chaos ( really, do you blame him?). That’s his only request. Let’s go folks he’s an amazing dog.

AMAYA is ADOPTED!Our wee tripod is Yvette’s companion in beautiful Shrewsbury MA, in an apartment complex with its own d...
11/17/2023

AMAYA is ADOPTED!
Our wee tripod is Yvette’s companion in beautiful Shrewsbury MA, in an apartment complex with its own dog park. They’ve been enjoying the Autumn weather with multiple long walks daily.
Yvette has heaps of experience with Siberian Huskies, and she’s madly in love with Amaya ( as everyone who has who met her). She had a tough start in life by losing a leg to a cage-mate at the mills a puppy. Foster Sandra took great care of her as her first step to freedom, as well as Foster Mimi, who continued the nurturing. It takes a village!

Chapter 1: What type of food? We are often asked about what to feed these primitive creatures, especially when they are ...
11/15/2023

Chapter 1: What type of food? We are often asked about what to feed these primitive creatures, especially when they are newly adopted. We suggest to stay away from chicken, chicken by- products, corn, corn oil, any corn product, and no human food. Chicken and corn are the most common foods dogs are allergic to, and there are others as well. So we like a unique protein ( rabbit, emu, buffalo, etc.) and limited ingredient. There are many suitable brands. For example, Earthborn is our go-to food that just revamped their products all under one name now. Here's a short video. We will offer more info on feeding tips in Chapter 2. Feel free to pm if you have questions for your own little unicorn.

We've unified the brand through new, modernized packaging...and we've improved the Earthborn Holistic dog food nutrition while staying true to our foundation...

These 2 beautiful ladies have been released from a mill in upstate  New York today , and are now in the care of the tran...
11/11/2023

These 2 beautiful ladies have been released from a mill in upstate New York today , and are now in the care of the transporter, who will travel tomorrow to the Massachusetts New York border to meet one Foster and one adopter. Our superstar Foster Sara in NY will care for the black and tan till mid week . And the red one is going to a family of Shiba addicts from Connecticut, with kids ranging from 1 to 7 years old and oh yes, the parents. Everybody is so excited for tomorrow.!!

Courtesy post- if interested please contact t the shelter directly!
11/10/2023

Courtesy post- if interested please contact t the shelter directly!

Adopter backed out at the last minute, this is Ronin, and they never met him so it’s not his fault. I can’t believe that...
11/09/2023

Adopter backed out at the last minute, this is Ronin, and they never met him so it’s not his fault. I can’t believe that we are dealing with this now when we have no Fosters. He needs to be an only dog and no children, kind of the standard MO with for these dogs. Other than that he’s a great guy. You can see all of the prior posts about him, so I’m not repeating myself here . Ideally, we’d like an adopter, but will take a foster. If you can step up we appreciate it. Thank you so much. Please submit an application.,

Amaya, enjoying the dog park and new friends!
11/08/2023

Amaya, enjoying the dog park and new friends!

Here's our tripod Amaya after her flight Tuesday from PA to MA, with foster/adopter Mimi and her husband. She's on trial...
11/01/2023

Here's our tripod Amaya after her flight Tuesday from PA to MA, with foster/adopter Mimi and her husband. She's on trial now and will soon meet their other Shiba Kenji. Amaya is recovering from her spay surgery so taking things slowly. Thank you to Foster Sandra in PA who stepped up to care for Amaya for two weeks after she was released from the mill. And to Pilot Nick who had week-day availability to transport this precious cargo.

PENDING!!!!AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: This is Amaya, the 2 year old tripod Girl released from the puppy mill we secured 2 w...
10/28/2023

PENDING!!!!AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: This is Amaya, the 2 year old tripod Girl released from the puppy mill we secured 2 weeks ago.
She is darling as you can see it in her face. Even the Vet today said how she is "ADORABLE", as she prepped her for getting spayed. The Foster Sandra has also mentioned time and time again how sweet she is. Her leg was chewed off by another dog when she was a baby ( sorry for the gore), but it doesn't slow her down. We would like a home with another Shiba(s) only and I think she'll be good with children. She's very friendly, but will need guidance as she's been in a mill so some basic training would be smart. She is housebroken, spayed today, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Flying to MA on Tuesday. She will be fostered until we find the MOST perfect home. Applications for consideration can be found on the website.

ADOPTED! Keno ( now Kenji) a handsome Sesame, was a Foster Failure! Thanks to Mimi and her daughter, and their 3 cats,  ...
10/27/2023

ADOPTED! Keno ( now Kenji) a handsome Sesame, was a Foster Failure! Thanks to Mimi and her daughter, and their 3 cats, Kenji has secured his forever home. Kenji was sent to us from a small shelter in western MA when he was surrendered due to being beat up constantly by another dog in the house who didn't like him. This was in Kenji's best interest. He has been neutered at the shelter, and they helped to transport him east to meet Mimi. Mimi has a heart of gold and wants to help with fostering more Shibas, and helping the hard-to place ones as well. Lucky Kenji!

Zuko, released from euthanasia list at NYC ACC about a month ago,has been adopted! He’s living in Vermont, with a lovely...
10/23/2023

Zuko, released from euthanasia list at NYC ACC about a month ago,has been adopted! He’s living in Vermont, with a lovely couple who adore him, and he is looking forward to the snow! He’s a REAL Shiba- his original mom who had him since a puppy, sent his lineage and pictures of his parents in Japan! She contacted me as she heard of his close-call to be put-down, and the "alternative truths" that came from the people she gave him to. They told the ACC he was 6, but he’s actually 12! Thank you Sara for stepping up to foster this gentleman, and for finding his forever home! And thank you SSARCG for nudging us to fetch him!

PENDING! Hi it’s Ronin here! Would love a new home with at least one male human and no pets or kids? How about completin...
10/20/2023

PENDING! Hi it’s Ronin here! Would love a new home with at least one male human and no pets or kids?
How about completing an application ? Please refer to 2 prior posts for more info

Ronin loves the cool weather, long walks together, and sharing quality time.☺️He's still waiting for his new home!
10/16/2023

Ronin loves the cool weather, long walks together, and sharing quality time.☺️He's still waiting for his new home!

PENDING! This is a very nice Shiba!
10/16/2023

PENDING! This is a very nice Shiba!

PENDING!Correction about the paw: This is Toast, also released from the mill today. She is missing Toes, and has never h...
10/14/2023

PENDING!Correction about the paw: This is Toast, also released from the mill today. She is missing Toes, and has never had a pedicure so her toenails all around are curly-long, and one in the foot with missing toes is curled into her skin. But we will get this addressed! And we love her just exactly as she is! She is 7 years old, has had Many puppies, and is very friendly! We already have an adoption pending for her! Here she is with the Foster’s uncle shortly after arriving.

This is Amaya, the 2 year old tripod Girl released from the puppy mill we secured 2 weeks ago.She is darling as you can ...
10/14/2023

This is Amaya, the 2 year old tripod Girl released from the puppy mill we secured 2 weeks ago.
She is darling as you can see it in her face. Apparently her leg was chewed off by another dog when she was a baby ( sorry for the gore), but it doesn't slow her down. We would like a home with another Shiba(s) and I think she'll be good with children. She's friendly, but will need guidance as she's been in a mill so some basic training would be smart. She is housebroken, spayed today, microchipped and up to date on vaccines. Flying to MA on Tuesday. Applications for consideration can be found on the website.

TODAY we are rescuing 2 female Shibas from a mill in PA with the help of an amazing team of intermediaries, transporters...
10/14/2023

TODAY we are rescuing 2 female Shibas from a mill in PA with the help of an amazing team of intermediaries, transporters, and fosters. Amaya is a 2 yr old tripod, she's the one in the pen in the picture. And Toast, a 7 year old very friendly breeding momma. Will post more photos later today after we get them. We will get the full vet work done with vaccines, microchip, spay, deworm and negative heartworm/Lymes. Both girls will do best in a home with another dog or dogs.

MIA IS ADOPTED! MIA was incredibly anxious yet kind when she came to us; really struggling with coping. Diana and her da...
10/13/2023

MIA IS ADOPTED! MIA was incredibly anxious yet kind when she came to us; really struggling with coping. Diana and her daughter, who adopted Scout from us earlier this year, quickly responded to add her to their funny farm. They are solid animal lovers, live on a farm in NH, raised and trained Connemara ponies, have 4 dogs ( now 5) at least one cat, and Diana has had history with wolves. Their dogs are all very calm by nature. Her daughter instantly bonded with Mia, and Mia is learning how to "dog" and enjoy the natural lifestyle, building her confidence. Background: she was rescued from a kill shelter in Manchester CT about 2 years ago and was a mill momma prior to that. The current owner was brave and determined, as she had not owned a dog before but knew she needed to save her. She got her spayed and UTD on vaccines. At the time she had a partner who had a husky, and Mia was doing well with the Husky. Now, the owner and Mia live together in an apartment, and Mia is notably timid and anxious. We feel she would do best in a home with at least one or even 2 Shibas to help her confidence. The owner realizes she doesn't have the time to give to Mia to help her through to be more confident. Mia is very sweet, would do best in a quiet home on a quiet street with limited car activity. Walks in the woods and hiking would be great. She is 8 years old.
CONGRATULATIONS MIA!

Congratulations to Miley! She is happily living with Kate and her 4 yr old German Shepherd in coastal town of Beverly MA...
10/12/2023

Congratulations to Miley! She is happily living with Kate and her 4 yr old German Shepherd in coastal town of Beverly MA. We gave them extra time to be sure it was a perfect fit, as it was uncertain at first. Hank the GS was a little jealous. A month later with patience, they have become friends!

Adoption pending! Experienced petless foster needed for this dapper senior, Zuko. Zuko was saved from euthanasia in NYC ...
10/12/2023

Adoption pending! Experienced petless foster needed for this dapper senior, Zuko. Zuko was saved from euthanasia in NYC about 2 weeks ago and is now with foster Sara near Albany. Sara has let him decompress from his shelter experience as it can traumatize Shibas.
We had a foster/adopter lined up for this Saturday but they have vanished.
Sara is managing him by keeping him separate from her 3 Shibes and her 3 cats so we’d like to give her a break and find a foster or adopter with Shiba experience , no pets or kids, as soon a possible. If interested, please pm me and we can arrange a call so I can share about his assessment.adoption

PENDING! Don’t you want a hiking partner? This is Poppy, posted September 11, and STILL waiting for a home! How can this...
10/03/2023

PENDING! Don’t you want a hiking partner? This is Poppy, posted September 11, and STILL waiting for a home! How can this be? . She’s not a complicated Shiba, just needs solid leadership as they all do. She’s a lot of fun, loves people, and ready for a permanent home! Poppy approx. 2 years old, was found dumped in Chester MA ABOUT 2 months ago, she has been spayed, UTD on vaccines and chipped. She prefers to be a only pet in the house but fine walking with other dogs. She might be fine with a beta male neutered Shiba. She's not tested with children so we suggest older than 14. Applications will be promptly considered, found on the website under forms.

Courtesy post, contact of rescuer is in the post to reach out directly:
10/02/2023

Courtesy post, contact of rescuer is in the post to reach out directly:

RONIN is available for adoption! This ham sandwich is 3, about 34lbs, drop-dead gorgeous, and LOVES men. Owners are expe...
09/29/2023

RONIN is available for adoption! This ham sandwich is 3, about 34lbs, drop-dead gorgeous, and LOVES men. Owners are expecting a baby in about 9 months but already know this change would be hard on Ronin. They love him to pieces, they crochet his toys for him, but they know a child would not be a welcome addition. He does get along with other dogs that are beta type. He’s been to dog parks and daycare. His ideal home is an active male household, no cats or kids. THE OWNERS ARE VERY DEVOTED TO HIS BEST INTEREST AND WILL GLADLY DRIVE RONIN TO HIS PERFECT HOME. Shiba experience or other primitive dog experience preferred.
Applications are on the website for prompt review.

Don’t you want a hiking partner? This is Poppy, posted September 11, and STILL waiting for a home! How can this be? . Sh...
09/23/2023

Don’t you want a hiking partner? This is Poppy, posted September 11, and STILL waiting for a home! How can this be? . She’s not a complicated Shiba, just needs solid leadership as they all do. She’s a lot of fun, loves people, and ready for a permanent home! Poppy approx. 2 years old, was found dumped in Chester MA ABOUT 2 months ago, and how stoic she has been with so many conditions. We treated her for dermatitis, an ear infection ( likely yeast), blood in her urine, positive for Lymes disease, and heart arythmia. We got her spayed, all vaccinated. So she's healthy now and ready to go! Poppy would love to be the only Shiba in your house ( she's good with other dogs, just a little resource guarding around food, so we'd rather her live as an only dog) . She is THE kindest little Shiba. She LOVES walks and even happily goes in water. She's quite a confident girl. Please complete Applications are on the website for prompt consideration.

ADOPTION PENDING! Mia is available for adoption. She was rescued from a kill shelter in Manchester CT about 2 years ago ...
09/19/2023

ADOPTION PENDING! Mia is available for adoption. She was rescued from a kill shelter in Manchester CT about 2 years ago and was a mill momma prior to that. The current owner was brave and determined, as she had not owned a dog before but knew she needed to save her. She got her spayed and UTD on vaccines. At the time she had a partner who had a husky, and Mia was doing well with the Husky. Now, the owner and Mia live together in an apartment, and Mia is notably timid and anxious. We feel she would do best in a home with at least one or even 2 Shibas to help her confidence. The owner realizes she doesn't have the time to give to Mia to help her through to be more confident. Mia is very sweet, would do best in a quiet home on a quiet street with limited car activity. Walks in the woods and hiking would be great. She is 8 years old. Please consider people you know that might be a perfect home for Mia. Applications are on the website,

STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: Poppy  approx. 2 years old, was found dumped in Chester MA ABOUT 6 weeks ago, and how stoi...
09/11/2023

STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION: Poppy approx. 2 years old, was found dumped in Chester MA ABOUT 6 weeks ago, and how stoic she has been with so many conditions. We treated her for dermatitis, an ear infection ( likely yeast), blood in her urine, positive for Lymes disease, and heart arythmia. We got her spayed, all vaccinated. She's been on trial with another Shiba girl, but the two girls each decided there's only room for one Queen in the house! So Poppy would love to be the only Shiba in your house ( she's good with other dogs, just a little resource guarding around food, so we'd rather her live as an only dog) . She is THE kindest little Shiba. She LOVES walks and even happily goes in water. She's quite a confident girl. Please complete an application on the website for a prompt review.

ADOPTED! Our wonderful foster Holly who lives all the way out on the hook of Cape Cod, didn't hesitate to step up and se...
09/10/2023

ADOPTED! Our wonderful foster Holly who lives all the way out on the hook of Cape Cod, didn't hesitate to step up and see if she was a fit for other Shiba Riptide. They instantly liked each other and Holly decided it was a perfect fit. And, she can still foster for us! This is Kaya, one of the breeding mommas we rescued in June from Pennsylvania. As you know, we have no idea what we get when we rescue some breeding mamas from this environment. She was adopted by a wonderful family in Connecticut and their son, who is wheelchair bound with muscular dystrophy, needed a dog . They’ve been owned by a Shiba before for many years, and it was a great fit. so they’re familiar with the breed. Unfortunately Kaya has incredible sensitivity to any noise whatsoever even something as small as unwrapping tinfoil will send her running . She also is picking up on anxiety in the household and absorbing it.
She is very terrified of men, no matter how benevolent. Her experience with men before was likely traumatizing. Our best home for her will be a home with just women or one woman, another Shiba, or even two, quiet household not near a busy street. She REALLY enjoys hikes so long as there’s no traffic. The family has gone to great extremes with employing a Behaviorist who is also a vet and they did all that they could to try to help her adjust to this new home. She’s incredibly darling if she just has the comfort of a quiet home with just females and potentially other Shiba’s. She has NO bite history and not capable, she fearful that as gotten worse recently as household dynamics evolve. Who do you know that might be a perfect home?

CONRATULATIONS to adopted Cupcake! Cupcake was the last of the 4 we rescued in July to get a permanent home. Foster Holl...
09/06/2023

CONRATULATIONS to adopted Cupcake! Cupcake was the last of the 4 we rescued in July to get a permanent home. Foster Holly taught her how to enjoy walking in the woods and deal with traffic. She spent close to 2 months with Holly getting acclimated to the world on the west end of Cape Cod. The perfect retired couple from Hudson, Neil and his wife, are avid Shiba folks. Currently have one year old Millie, they thought another Shiba would be a good idea. They have a private fenced yard, and plenty of time for the girls. Millie and Cupcake are both rather timid, so they instantly were comforted by one another, and became friends day 1 ( see outside photo). Now they are inseparable and they will both benefit from each other in ways humans can't touch! Happy life, Cupcake and all!

Mushy is Adopted! Musashi, aka, Mushy, is loving his life in Jamaica Plain with Floris and Shawn. He’s adjusted very qui...
09/06/2023

Mushy is Adopted! Musashi, aka, Mushy, is loving his life in Jamaica Plain with Floris and Shawn. He’s adjusted very quickly to a home with no other pets, and no opportunity to maul ducks! He’s found new resources of fun in the city! He had a spa day the day after they picked him up, and the groomer said he was the best Shiba she has ever worked on.
Congratulations Mushy, Florid, and Shawn!

09/06/2023
Abby is Adopted! She’s living on the Cape, with 3 cats and 2 humans that love her to pieces! She’s getting more comforta...
09/04/2023

Abby is Adopted! She’s living on the Cape, with 3 cats and 2 humans that love her to pieces! She’s getting more comfortable with riding in the car, as Collene and Joshua a patiently helping her not get anxious on short rides. Collene is all about animals, as both her employed job, and her own business, is all about pet care and services.😀
Congratulations Abby!

Per our friends at Shiba Inu Rescue Florida:
09/01/2023

Per our friends at Shiba Inu Rescue Florida:

COURTESY POST: CHEESEROLL!  7 YEAR OLD NEUTERED MALE. I have communicated with the owner, and this dog would do great in...
08/30/2023

COURTESY POST: CHEESEROLL! 7 YEAR OLD NEUTERED MALE. I have communicated with the owner, and this dog would do great in a dog savvy home with no small children. Nothing new here! Any questions should be directed in the comments area and the owner will address them directly. Copied post from owner: I am looking for a forever home for my 7 year old Shiba Inu named Cheeseroll. Overall he is a wonderful companion but he definitely has his behavioral quirks. Unfortunately, he is not adapting well to having young children in the household and we must find him a home that is better suited to his needs.
Quick facts about Cheeseroll:
Potty trained
House trained
Crate trained
Up to date rabies
Knows tricks/commands
New home requirements:
No other pets such as dogs/cats
No children under 15
Quirks:
Some food aggression
Not keen on meeting other dogs
Untrusting of strangers but definitely warms up after getting to know them
He has a really big personality that I can go on and on about him. It's a very hard decision to make but ultimately it's for the best. If you're interested in meeting him or would like to know more about him, please feel free to comment or pm.
We're located in La Plata, MD.
No rehoming fee, but he will go to the best home suited and evaluated for his needs.

Pending! Cupcake, 4 yr old mill momma we saved almost 2 months ago with 3 others in PA. We held her for an adopter who w...
08/27/2023

Pending! Cupcake, 4 yr old mill momma we saved almost 2 months ago with 3 others in PA. We held her for an adopter who was to pick her up finally tomorrow, but the landlord changed his mind. She is very docile, not a big fan of walks so short walks are fine. Gets along with other dogs and we prefer she goes to a home with another dog. The timid ones benefit with another dog around. She is a low-key type. Pictured her being fosters by Holly and her Shiba girl, Rip. A bit scared of loud noises but getting better. Applications can be completed online and download from the website.
She is the one with black points on ears and tail in picture pens

08/27/2023

From our furry family to yours, Happy National Inu (Dog) Day!

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Shiba Rescue of New England, serving Shibas throughout all New England states. A shelter-less organization, and with the assistance of qualified fosters, we offer rescue, fostering, counseling, assessment, transport, and permanent placement via qualified adoption for Shibas. We provide for the care and welfare of neglected, unwanted, displaced Shibas. Our sincerest goal is the preservation, education, and understanding of this special, delicate breed of dog, the Shiba Inu.

Located in North Scitutate, MA. State of MA approved rescue, Dept. of Agriculture approved, and IRS Registered 501c3 non-profit.