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Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue (formerly Shiba Scout Rescue) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to the rescue, training and rehoming of Shiba Inus and Shiba Inu mixes in Colorado. We do not have a shelter or facility that can be visited by the public. Rather, all of our dogs are taken care of in foster homes. Our directors and fosters are located throughout Denver and Northern Colorado’s front range.

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What we do

Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue takes in Shibas from animal shelters statewide, as well as from people who can no longer keep their beloved friend. This way, we relieve the shelter load and we are able to commit to the individualized attention of the breed and to each dog that comes through our doors. While awaiting adoption, our Shibas are assessed with men, women, children, other dogs, cats and public situations such as going to the dog park or into a retail pet store. This way we know exactly what to look for when finding the right permanent home for each dog.

Every dog adopted out receives:

  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • De-worming
  • Heartworm exam
  • General exam and preliminary vaccinations
  • Microchip registered in the rescue’s name
  • A six week professional training course at an approved location for all dogs under seven years of age
  • Dental cleaning if needed

All potential owners must agree to at least one home visit prior to adoption and agrees to complete all training recommended for the Shiba Inu that is adopted from the rescue.

“If you want a dog who loves you unconditionally, who never has a bad day, who always has a smile on his face, and lives to please you…get a lab, golden retriever, boxer, etc.

If you want a dog with fire in his heart, spirit in his soul, a twinkle in his eye and a mind that will keep you on your toes…get a Shiba!”

“Owning a Shiba Inu is an adventure in itself.”–Anonymous

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