Frequently Asked Questions

  1. When will the Coming Soon dogs have listings?

    The dogs that are "Coming Soon" are not ready for a listing. They may still be in the process of evaluation--finding out how they do with other dogs, cats, kids, etc. They may be on a medical hold, as the foster home resolves any medical issues the dog may have (heartworm treatment, hip surgery, diet issues, full vetting, etc). They may also simply be in transit between a temporary foster home and a permanent foster home. Please be patient. The dog will be listed when the foster home is ready to list him or her as available. While adopters should certainly feel able to meet all available dogs in their area, they should also realize that not all dogs are available yet.
  2. How do I surrender my Shiba Inu to MSIR?

    Please refer to our Placing a Shiba page.  You should also read about courtesy listings available on National Shiba Inu Rescue.
  3. How do I adopt a Shiba Inu?

    If you are in the midwest, please refer to our adoption information page. If you are not in the Midwest, please visit the National Shiba Inu Rescue website where you can see dogs available in different regions across the U.S. and Canada.
  4. I don't live in the Midwest. Can I still adopt from MSIR?

    MSIR does not, as a general rule, prefer to conduct long distance adoptions. It is essential for everyone involved in the adoption process (the potential adopter, the foster home, and the shiba) to meet and get to know one another prior to the adoption. This helps ensure the adoption is a good fit for the shiba and the new family. We also have a home visit and screening process that is hard to coordinate with applicants who are not in areas where we have volunteers. If you are not in the Midwest, please visit the National Shiba Inu Rescue website where you can see dogs available in different regions across the U.S. and Canada. You can also see a partial list of other shiba rescue orgnaizations around the country here.
  5. Is there a Rescue Organization in my area?

    National Shiba Inu Rescue lists some shiba rescue organziations on its Support page.  If you do not see a group in your area, you can contact National Shiba Inu Rescue here to see if they are aware of resources in your area.

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