March 30, 2020 | shibainu

Due to the current circumstances we are all facing in regard to COVID-19, we have chosen to stop performing home visits at this time. Home visits are an essential part of our application process for new potential adopters and foster homes, but it is too great of a risk to ask our volunteers to enter someone’s home – for both the volunteer and the applicant. We want to do our part to support the CDC’s recommendation of social distancing. We do not yet know when we will resume home visits, but we will be closely monitoring the situation in the coming weeks and will provide an update to you all as decisions are made.

We also will not be taking owner surrenders! If you have a dog that you found or want to surrender please email us with picture and location

Thank you,

Stay safe, wash your hands, and social distance like a Shiba!

Japanese Dog Breeds

March 18, 2020 | shibainu

Found Rancho Santa Margarita!

February 21, 2020 | shibainu

OCSD – Rancho Santa Margarita Police ServicesFebruary 11 at 9:32 AM · 

“Hi RSM, I need your help! I got out of my house and a nice person brought me to @ocsdranchosm near city hall. I don’t have my collar on so the #deputy couldn’t take me back home. I will be going to the Mission Viejo animal services until my human comes and picks me up. If you recognize me can you please help me get home!

Happy Valentines

February 20, 2020 | shibainu

Keiko courtesy listing

January 24, 2020 | shibainu
Keiko is a 11 year old female that needs a forever home she is spay current with vaccinations and micro chipped she is calm loves to go out in her yard and is ok with other dogs but be best as the only dog Keiko is a courtesy listing she is located in Palm Springs Palm Desert area!
Keiko was bought as a puppy and needs a forever home with a yard!
to adopt please fill out a app or email us if you have at


January 17, 2020 | shibainu
Having a nice walk at the beach

JoJo owner passed away he was brought to the shelter with 3 other shibas and a large dog they all got adopted but Jojo was not doing well we ask to take him the shelter worked with JoJo in Hopes of him getting adopted We where ask to take him and we did he is now in a shiba experienced home with a shiba sister