Get Involved

1. Donate! All proceeds go to the dogs we take in, and the necessities of running a rescue. That includes food, veterinary bills, spaying/neutering, medications, and transport fees. Clicking on the donate button below will take you to a Paypal page where you can make a secure donation.

2. Foster! DC SIR provides everything for our foster dogs, including but not limited to: food, toys, crates, vetting, and any necessary medications. If you are interested in fostering, please download, fill out, and submit an application. You can mail your completed foster application to

3. Treat a dog to something off our Amazon Wishlist! Our much-needed items are listed, and you can pick and choose what you'd like to provide.

4. Volunteer! DC SIR has a variety of positions available for dedicated volunteers who would like to help us in our quest to save the lives of Shiba Inus!

If you are interested in volunteering for DCSIR in any capacity, email


Interested in adopting a Shiba? Check out our detailed adoption process!


Provide shelter and love for a Shiba in need as they search for their forever home!


Monthly adoption events, social events, fundraisers, and more!


Resources for training, nutrition, rescue 101, puppy mills, and more.

Ways to Get Involved

Get involved through support such as volunteering and donating.

Surrender Your Shiba

Resources to help you keep your Shiba, place your Shiba, or surrender your Shiba to DC SIR.

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.