A Washington, DC rescue that specializes in Shiba Inus, but also takes in similar primitive and mixed breeds.



Donate to the DC SIR Senior Fund

DC SIR currently has 4 seniors in our care. Please consider making a donation at http://bit.ly/VzmJ7D, and share their stories!

Aneko’s Album: http://bit.ly/28TzCmr
Goku’s Album: http://bit.ly/28VXus5
Mei’s Album: http://bit.ly/28TzCmr
Totoro’s Album: http://bit.ly/28IWh4s


DC SIR takes in a large number of senior Shiba Inus. They are our most costly dogs and are often in rescue the longest. We often have a wait list for Shibas like Aneko, Goku, Mei, and Totoro to come into our rescue. With your donations, we can bring them into our care faster!

See our video on adopting Senior Shibas here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5rQ4ZqlQJM

Loudoun Pet Expo (Purcellville, VA)

Louden Pet Expo - Sept 11, 2016

DC SIR in the News

Dog Goes From Terrified and Trembling to Fetch Playing Ball of Love Thanks to Rescuers

Matoshi-Before-and-AfterMatoshi, a 9-year-old Shiba Inu, was left at shelter because his owners were moving. Luckily, Nathalie Abutaha and her team from DC Shiba Inu Rescue stepped up to help this pup. They knew his previous owners had treated him for severe allergies, but nothing prepared them for the condition he was in.” [Read More]

–Apr 13, 2016.  Michella Ventres, BarkPost.
See more of  DC SIR in the news.

Collars vs. Harnesses

Ever wonder why you see our rescue dogs in harnesses?

See more training information.

DC SIR Amazon Wish List and Amazon Smile

Washington DC rescue that specializes in Shiba Inu but also takes in similar primitive and mixed breeds