Who We Are


DC SIR is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Our Mission

DC Shiba Inu Rescue (DCSIR) is a group of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to rescue, foster, vet and train neglected, homeless, abandoned and stray Shiba Inus. It also works with owner surrenders to help keep Shibas in their current home or to foster and rehome via its extensive adoption process. DCSIR is committed to prioritizing the intake and placement of Shiba Inus in the immediate DC metropolitan area and may assist in the rescue effort for Shiba Inus and mixed breeds across the east coast as circumstances allow.

DCSIR is a community-oriented rescue which strives to educate pet owners about positive behavior training, healthy nutrition and alternative health care, primitive breed temperament and the importance of spaying/neutering.

About Rescue

What is a the difference between a rescue and a shelter? Read about a typical rescue vs. a typical shelter.

Where do We Adopt?

Our primary adoption radius is DC/MD/VA. In some cases, we will extend a dog's adoption radius along the East Coast, but applicants must be willing to drive to meet the dog. We do not ship dogs. 

Not in our area? Find a Shiba Rescue near you!


Why Adopt from 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.