The 2015 Winter Fundraiser has begun…don’t miss out!


You can support the Colorado Shiba Inu Rescue by purchasing a  t-shirt or sweatshirt online through our Booster.com campaign.  They make great holiday gifts! All of the proceeds will help us continue to rescue and re-home Shiba Inus and Shiba Inu mixes throughout Colorado. We are a 501(c)3  non-profit, no-kill rescue.  We do not have a shelter or facility; rather, all of our dogs are lovingly cared for in foster homes until they are adopted.

This year we hope to raise enough money to not only provide all of our Shibas with the very best veterinary care, but to also cover the expense of surgery for one of our current dogs, Hime.  Since coming into rescue, Hime has had a recurring issue with her right eye. In February, she was diagnosed with Anterior Uveitis, causing inflammation of the tissue around the eye. This is a painful condition that ultimately affects a dog’s vision. Since her diagnosis, Hime has had her eye pressure checked regularly and has been on medication, but with limited short-term success and unfavorable side effects. The eye has now developed glaucoma and has little to no vision left. At this point, the doctor feels continued medication is not the solution and the best course of action is the remove the eye. This will allow Hime to live pain-free and have a better quality of life going forward.

If you are not interested in purchasing a t-shirt or sweatshirt, but would like to contribute to Hime’s surgery, you can make a donation with your credit card, debit card or online check via PayPal, by clicking a link, clicking  on the “Donate” button on the right hand side of this homepage, or by clicking  Donate on the How you can help tab.  Checks can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 334, Eastlake, CO 80614.


Colorado Shiba Inu 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 cared for in loving foster homes. Our directors and fosters are located throughout Denver and Northern Colorado’s front range.

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