Past Events

DC SIR 5 Year Anniversary at Barrel Oak Winery (Delaplane, VA)

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Saturday, May 20, 2017
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Barrel Oak Winery
3623 Grove Ln
Delaplane, VA 20144

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DC SIR $5,000 for 5 Years

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In anticipation of our anniversary party, which will take place on Saturday May 20th at Barrel Oak Winery, we're kicking off the 5 year celebration of DC SIR with a "$5000 for 5 years" online fundraiser! Donations will help us continue to help Shibas in need! Thank you for your support!

Donate any time between today and May 20th, and you’ll get the following for your donation:
Sesame ($5-$50)
Benefit: Name on the DC SIR website

Black & Tan ($50-100)
Benefits: Name on the DC SIR website, plus a note or description (in honor of, in memory of, etc.) up to 100 characters

Red ($250-$500)
Benefits: Picture, name on the DC SIR website, plus a note or description (in honor of, in memory of, etc.) up to 100 characters

Cream ($500 +)
Benefits: Picture, name on the DC SIR website, plus a note or description (in honor of, in memory of, etc.) up to 100 characters

To donate, go to PayPal and note “5k for 5yrs” in the notes section.

You can also email rescue@dcsir.org to let us know when you’ve made your donation.

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DC SIR at Pet Fiesta 2017 (Reston, VA)

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Pet Fiesta 2017
Saturday, May 6 2017
Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
10am – 4pm

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Kriser's Tysons (Falls Church, VA)

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Sunday, April 30, 2017
Kriser's - Tysons (Formerly Wylie Wagg)
12:00 - 2:00 PM
7505 Leesburg Pike, Suite 120A
Falls Church, VA 22043

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DC SIR at Sakura Matsuri (Washington, DC)

DC SIR will be at the magnificent Sakura Maturi Japanese Street festival this April 8, 2017. We will have fun trivia and fact cards about the Shiba Inu's history! Learn about the Shiba, meet the breed, and learn how DC SIR keeps the Japanese culture alive with each dog we save!

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
10:30am - 6pm
Yards Park/Capitol Riverfront
M Street and New Jersey Avenue, SE
Navy Yard Metro Station
Washington, DC 20003

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Bark! (Rockville, MD)

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Sunday, March 26, 2017
12pm - 2pm
1643 Rockville Pike,
Rockville, MD 20852

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DC SIR 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Walk

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Saturday, March 18, 2017
1pm - 4pm
Jefferson Memorial
900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20003

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Whole Pet Central (Ashburn, VA)

Meet our adoptable dogs, volunteers, and learn about rescue!

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Saturday, February 25, 2017
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Whole Pet Central
Ashburn Farm Market Center
4330 Junction Plaza #176
Ashburn, VA 20147

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DC SIR at Kriser's (Fairfax, VA)

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Saturday, January 28, 2017
12pm - 2pm
Kriser's (formerly Wiley Wagg)
3903 Fair Ridge Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033

Join us for DC SIR's first adoption event of the year at the new Kriser's Natural Pet Store (formerly Wylie Wagg). New name,  same friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff!

  • Meet adoptable dogs.
  • Learn about DC SIR programs.
  • Learn about raw foods products.
  • Learn about training.
  • Meet DC SIR volunteers.
  • Meet visiting alumni!

DC SIR at Whole Pet Central (Ashburn, VA)
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Sunday December 11, 2016
12pm - 2pm
Whole Pet Central
43330 Junction Plaza #176,
Ashburn, VA 20147

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Giving Tuesday (Online)

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Tuesday November 29, 2016

Save the Date for #GivingTuesday 2016! Save up your dollars and cents, and on Tuesday, November 29, make your donation to DC SIR! Funds raised on Giving Tuesday will go to the DC SIR Foster Fund, directly helping both current foster dogs, and allowing DC SIR to commit to taking in future rescues.

Last year on Giving Tuesday, we had a record day of donations from friends and fans, all to help us save Shibas in need! We currently have a number of fosters in long term foster care and with special medical needs, so we need to raise funds to allow us to take in additional dogs. Let's see if we can beat that record this year!

What is Giving Tuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, November 29, 2016, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Find more information here.

2015 Giving Tuesday Donors

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Home for the Holidays (Reston, VA)

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Saturday November 5, 2016
11am - 4PM
Home 4 the Holidays
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St, Reston, Virginia 20190

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Previous Home for the Holidays events:
Home for the Holidays 2015
Home for the Holidays 2013

Animal Advocates of Howard County Walk for Paws 2016 (Columbia, MD)

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Saturday, October 8, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lake Elkhorn
Columbia, MD

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Arlington Community Yard Sale (Arlington, VA)

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Saturday, October 1, 2016
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Washington-Lee High School
1301 N Stafford St, Arlington, Virginia 22201

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DC SIR Happy Hour at Mad Rose (Arlington, VA)

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
12:00 -5:00 p.m.
Mad Rose
3100 Clarendon Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201

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DC SIR Hike at Great Falls (McLean, VA)

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Great Falls Park
9200 Old Dominion Dr, McLean, Virginia 22102

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Loudoun Pet Expo (Purcellville, VA)

Louden Pet Expo - Sept 11, 2016

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Sunday, September 11, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Franklin Park
Purcellville, VA

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DC SIR Adoption Event at PetMac (Reston, VA)

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This is our first event with PetMac. Meet some of DC SIR's adoptable dogs at this 2-hour event. Also, learn about our adoption process and meet volunteers. Speak to fosters about the dogs you are interested in and learn about our training and nutrition program.

RSVP for updated details, including the list of attending foster dogs!

PetMac
11412 Washington Plaza West
Reston, VA 20190+
Saturday, August 13, 2016
12PM - 2PM
***Please GPS Lake Anne Plaza and park in that parking lot. Walk to the lake. DC SIR will be in front of PetMac under a tent.

Special Guest from Answers Pet Food will be there as well.
www.answerspetfood.com

DC SIR Adoption Event at Bark! (Rockville, MD)

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
12:00 -2:00 p.m.
Bark!
Congressional Plaza
1643 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

DC SIR Adoption Event at North Point Village Center (Reston, VA)

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
North Point Village Center
Reston, VA

DC SIR 4th Anniversary Party at Quattro Goombas Winery (Aldie, VA)

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Saturday, May 14, 2016
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Quattro Goombas Winery
22860 Monroe-Madison Memorial Highway
Aldie, VA 20105
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DC SIR at Reston Pet Fiesta (Reston, VA)

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May 7, 2016
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St
Reston, VA 20190

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DC SIR Adoption Event at PetValu (Reston, VA)

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PetValu
South Lakes Shopping Center
11160 South Lakes Drive
Reston, VA 20191

DC SIR Cherry Blossom Walk (Washington, DC)

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April 2, 2016
10:00 AM
Lincoln Memorial

DC SIR at Super Pet Expo 2016 (Chantilly, VA)

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March 18 - 20, 2016
Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA, 20151
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DC SIR Adoption Event at Bark! (Rockville, MD)

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Congressional Plaza
1643 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

DC SIR Adoption event at Whole Pet Central (Herndon, VA)

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Whole Pet Central
304 Elden St
Herndon, VA 20170

DC SIR Adoption Event at Whole Pet Central (Ashburn, VA)

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Whole Pet Central
43330 Junction Plz, Ste 176,
Ashburn, Virginia 20147

Giving Tuesday (Online)

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Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

Save up your dollars and cents, and on Tuesday, December 1, make your donation to DC SIR! Funds raised on Giving Tuesday go to the foster fund, directly helping both current foster dogs, and allowing DC SIR to commit to taking in future rescues.

http://www.givingtuesday.org/about/

10th Annual Home 4 the Holidays (Reston, VA)

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Reston Town Center
11900 Market St.
Reston, VA 20190

Whole Pet Central 10 Year Anniversary Party  (Rockville, MD)

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1306 East Gude Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

DC SIR Adoption Event at Bark! (Rockville, MD)

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1643 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Walk for Paws (Columbia, MD)

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Lake Elkhorn
Columbia, MD

Yappy Sundays Happy Hour (Arlington, VA)

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Mad Rose Tavern
3100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

DC SIR Annual Great Falls Hike (Great Falls, VA)

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DC SIR at Yappy Sundays (Arlington, VA)

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Meet rescues, enjoy delicious food, socialize at your leisure while enjoying the day with your friendly dog and supporting rescue at Mad Rose Tavern in Arlington!

Shiba Prom (Online)

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DC SIR 3rd Anniversary Party

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
1PM to 3PM
“Why Positive?” A lecture by Pat Miller
Peaceable Paws
17816 Spielman Rd
Fairplay, MD 21733

DC SIR Adoption Event at Pet Fiesta 2015 (Reston, VA)

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Reston Town Center
11900 Market St
Reston, VA 20190
http://www.petfiesta.org/

DC SIR Happy Hour at Dogfish Head Alehouse (Fairfax, VA)

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Dogfish Head Alehouse
13041 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway
Fairfax, VA 22033

Shibas and their families from all around came to this monthly Happy Hour! We enjoyed nice weather at Dogfish Head Alehouse - Fairfax, VA while bringing together rescue volunteers, Shiba enthusiasts, and our local sponsors, won great prizes in a raffle, and enjoyed great food and drink!

DC SIR Adoption Event at Pet Fest III (Manassas, VA)

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Pet Valu
10079 Market Circle
Manassas, VA 20110

2015 Cherry Blossom Walk (Washington, DC)

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DC SIR Ranger-led tour for the Cherry Blossom parade met at the Lincoln Memorial.

DC SIR Adoption Event at Super Pet Expo (Chantilly, VA)

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Dulles Expo Center
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center
Chantilly, VA 20151
Booth 124

DC SIR Happy Hour at Tommy Joe's (Bethesda, MD)

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Every month DC Shiba Inu Rescue is holding a happy hour social at a local restaurant. We will also feature a local business in our raffle! For the month of February we supported Tommy Joe's restaurant and Pawpaldeals (use code DCShibaInu for deals) for the local business in our raffle (among other items).

See Tommy Joe's for great food and drink: http://tommyjoes.com/

Check out PawPalDeals for great local discounts for pet services in MD/VA/DC: www.pawpaldeals.com

DC SIR Adoption Event at Mighty Healthy Pet (College Park, MD)MightyHealthyPet2015

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Mighty Healthy Pet
Hollywood Shopping Center
9815 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD 20740

DC SIR Happy Hour at Blue Iguana (Fairfax, VA)

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Wylie Wagg (Fairfax, VA)

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DC SIR at PetValu Oakton's Grand Opening (Oakton, VA)

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Oakton Shopping Center
2914 Chainbridge Road
Oakton, VA 22124
703-255-7241

DC SIR at PetValu's Canine Carnival Against Cancer (Manassas, VA)

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Saturday, November 1, 2014
11:00am - 3:00 pm

DC SIR Adoption Event at Wylie Wagg (Fairfax, VA)

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5th Annual Doggie Paddle at Signal Bay Water Park (Manassas, VA)

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2nd Annual Day of the Dog at Historic Congressional Cemetery (Washington, DC)

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DC SIR 2014 Summer Walk/Hike (Great Falls, VA)

DC Shiba Inu Rescue wants each person’s companion dog to thrive in a healthy and enriching environment. It’s great that you take Fido on a walk, but peeing on the Johnsons’ mailbox for 5 months straight can get boring. We also know that not everyone can bring their Shiba to off-leash events, such as our monthly meetups.

With that in mind, DC SIR is having its official summer walk/hike at Great Falls Park in Virginia. This guided walk, approximately 3 miles in total, through the magnificent Great Falls Park, gives your companion dog an opportunity to smell new scents and meet new people and dogs without being overwhelmed in a fenced meetup. DCSIR has mapped out a group walk on the scenic River Trail, down to Great Falls’ Sandy Landing and returning on the Matildaville Trail. Make sure you go to the address listed on the map and read all notes on event. We are meeting on the VIRGINIA side of Great Falls park: 9200 Old Dominion Drive in Mclean, VA

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Wylie Wagg (Fairfax, VA)

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DC SIR at Pet Valu Grand Opening (Gaithersburg, MD)

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2014 Shiba Prom

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Save the date for 6/28, the date of the 2014 Shiba Prom! Does your Shiba have a date yet? What about an outfit?! Time to start planning, because it's never too early to get ready to pawty!

Still don't know what the heck Shiba Prom is? Here's some helpful info straight from the source!

DC SIR Anniversary at Barrel Oak Winery

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Join us for an evening of wine, fun, and music as we celebrate our 2nd Anniversary!

DC SIR at Pet Fiesta (Reston, VA)

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We are excited to be participating in the 2014 Pet Fiesta on 5/3/2014 in Reston Town Center! We had so much fun last year at this great event!

DC SIR at Pet Fest 2014 (Manassas, VA)

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Bark! (Rockville, MD)

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14th Annual Super Pet Expo (Chantilly, VA)

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DCSIR Group Winter Walk/Hike at Great Falls 

This guided walk, approximately 3 miles in total, through the magnificent Great Falls Park, gives your companion dog an opportunity to smell new scents and meet new people and dogs without being overwhelmed in a fenced meetup. DCSIR has mapped out a group walk on the scenic River Trail, down to Great Falls’ Sandy Landing and returning on the Matildaville Trail.

DC SIR Adoption Event at Bark! (Only, MD)

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Wylie Wagg (Fairfax, VA)

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Home 4 the Holidays (Reston, VA)

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DCISR at PetValu's 1 Year Anniversary (Manassas, VA)

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Walk for Paws (Columbia, MD)

 

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Visitors have the chance to meet most of our adoptable dogs, and participate in training contests!

Day of the Dog Festival (Washington, DC)

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Congressional Cemetery is hosting their first Day of the Dog festival with activites for both people and their pups, including contests, games, demonstrations, and much more!

DCSIR at Wylie Wagg (Fairfax, VA)

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Come have an opportunity to meet some of our adoptable dogs in person, learn about the rescue or just meet the breed.

4th Annual Doggie Paddle at Signal Bay Water Park (Manassas, VA)

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DC SIR Adoption Event at Wylie Wagg (Fairfax, VA)

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Come and meet adoptable rescues Akari, Diego, and Hiroki while also learning about new rescues who will be coming into DCSIR, about our rescue and our foster program, and have a chance to interact with this great breed and the wonderful staff and products at Wylie Wagg!

Shiba Prom 2013

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This is DC SIR’s first year participating in Shiba Prom, an online fundraising event for Shiba rescues.

Not only did we raise funds through registrations and tickets sold for our raffle basket, but one of our own rescues, Nami, made is onto the Shiba Prom Court as a nominee for Prom Queen!

DCSIR Shiba Inu Pack walk (Great Falls, VA)

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DC SIR is having its first official pack walk/hike at
Great Falls Park in Virginia. This guided walk, approximately 3 miles in total, through the magnificent Great Falls Park, gives attending dogs an opportunity to smell new scents and meet new people and dogs without being overwhelmed in a fenced meetup.

DC SIR at Tail Waggin' Rescue Event  (Manassas, VA)

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DC SIR at Pet Fiesta (Reston, VA)

Join us at Reston Town Center in VA on Saturday, May 4th from 10am to 4pm, for the 2013 Pet Fiesta! This outdoor festival brings together local businesses, animal rescue groups and pet owners for an exciting day of activities, demonstrations and animals galore. Meet some of our adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes! Enjoy onstage entertainment, face painting and caricature artists. It should be a fun time with many beautiful and loving Shiba Inus!

DC SIR at PetValu (Manassas, VA)

Come to PetValu in Manassas, VA on Saturday, April 20th from 11am to 4pm, for their National Adoption Weekend Event! There will be many rescues, trainers, food distributors, free samples and fun times! DCSIR will have a table there to educate people about the breed and provide information about our foster program and volunteer positions. You can also meet some of our adoptable dogs at the event! Please come out and support us as we try to inform the public about rescue and this wonderful breed!

DC SIR at the Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington, DC)

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As the Shiba Inu is Japan’s National Treasure, we felt it would be a great idea to bring our Shiba pals for a casual walk past the cherry blossoms! DCSIR will be meeting at the Jefferson Memorial on April 7, 2013 at 3pm for a National Park Service Ranger-led walk, and is inviting all of our Shiba-owner and Shiba-enthusiast friends to join us. There will be other breeds there, but none will be prettier than our foxy cuties! It will be a good chance for the Shibas to honor their heritage and enjoy the cherry blossoms!

Don’t forget a leash, bags and water!

DC SIR at Super Pet Expo (Chantilly, VA)

Come meet DC SIR at the Super Pet Expo in Chantilly, VA, March 15-17, 2013! Swing by our booth to meet our rescue team, become familiar with our work, and learn about the Shiba Inu and Jindo breeds.

DC SIR is a non-profit, volunteer-run network of foster homes in the Washington, DC area.

DC SIR does not have a shelter facility. To meet our adoptable dogs, interested adopters can attend one of our monthly adoption events.