Support DC SIR

There are many ways you can support DC SIR care for current foster dogs, and commit to taking in more. As a non-profit, we rely on donations to continue operating, but there are also other methods of supporting our general foster and special medical funds!

Shop using

You Shop. Amazon Gives. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to DC Shiba Inu Rescue whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Same products, same prices, same service.

Support DC SIR by starting your shopping at and selecting DC SIR as your charitable organization.

Purchase items from our Amazon Wish List

DC SIR is not a shelter, but a series of foster homes. We have to provide our foster homes with everything from leashes and collars, to food and supplements, to bowls and gates. You can help by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List! Remember to include a note with your name (or your dog's, if you want to give them credit) so we can thank you in our Amazon Wish List album!

Donate through PayPal

Donations can be made to the DC SIR through PayPal. Received donations will go into the general foster fund, however you can also use the notes to designate the funds for a specific program (medical, puppy mill, allergy, dental) or dog.

Order Rescue Chocolate

You can donate to DC SIR through ordering Rescue Chocolate. Go online and type the name of your rescue group (DC SIR) into the Gift Note or Special Instructions field on the Cart before checkout. DC SIR will receive $1 for every item ordered (excluding mini bars).

Order DC SIR Shiba Cellars Wine

6 wines are available to order online, over the phone, or at events. All the wines are vegan friendly and made with certified organic grapes grown on a fairtrade vineyard. Buy some for you, and then some to share of course!

Whoever purchases the most wine through August 2016 will have their dog featured on one of the wine bottles for 2017! If you live nearby, we may do a photoshoot for you.

Visit or call (978) 297-5477 to order your wines. (Please note that due to various state laws regarding the internet sale of alcoholic beverages, there are several states to which these wines cannot be shipped.)

Wines Available:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Carmenere
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • White Wines Available:
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Chardonnay

Send your photo in to or message our Media Team on Facebook to have your photo of DC SIR wine(s) featured in our album!

Purchase through Animal Wellness Magazine

DC SIR is excited to be working with Animal Wellness Magazine! They are advocates of optimal health and humane training. When you use the promo code DCSIR to subscribe to Animal Wellness Magazine we get 25% of the proceeds! Got to 

And it gets better! Whenever a purchase is made on the Animal Wellness Market using the DCSIR code, 25% of the proceeds on all LifeFORCE products and 10% on all other brands will also be donated to us! The Annual Wellness Market is a great place for you to look for all natural pet products, including, raw treats, toys, apparel, and more!



Get your copy of the Ruff Guide

DC SIR has teamed up with Ruff Guides and for an awesome deal on this MUST HAVE BOOK! We've already bought one and are planning DC SIR Adventures. Be sure to get yours and save with DCSIR code!

Buy the book here.
Enter the Coupon Code: DCSIR

Does your dog need a vacation? Ruff Guide to the United States features 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states. Whether your pooch prefers to 'ruff it' on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation! When you enter code “DCSIR” at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and we'll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold! 

Walk for DC SIR using the WoofTrax app

WoofTrax is the free walking app with a cause! They donate to participating shelters and rescues based the number of people who have walked with the app for each organization.

It's really easy to get involved and can make a big difference! All you have to do is download the FREE app from the Android or iPhone store at no cost and sign up to walk with DC Shiba Inu Rescue (note that we are registered in the state of Virginia when you search). After that, just record each walk you take with your dog for DC SIR credit!

The more people that sign up, the more miles we walk together!


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.