Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit rescue that seeks out, fosters, and places homeless Shiba Inu dogs into carefully screened, lifelong, and nurturing homes. MSIR serves Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri areas.

 

Our Mission

Midwest Shiba Inu Rescue (MSIR) is a non-profit, all-volunteer corporation. 

MSIR seeks out, fosters, and places homeless Shiba Inu dogs into carefully screened, lifelong, and nurturing homes. In addition to rescue, MSIR volunteers provide medical care and/or rehabilitation for foster dogs and then attempt to match them with appropriate, permanent homes. 

MSIR also educates the public about the Shiba Inu breed, the need for dog rescue and dog training, and the importance of spaying/neutering pets to prevent overpopulation. 

One of MSIR's goals is to acquire funding to support operations.


MSIR Board of Directors  

President: Joahnna  

Vice President: vacant  

Treasurer: Laurie  

Secretary: Emily

Intake Coordinator: vacant  

Adoption Coordinator: Whitney

Foster Home Coordinator: Cathy

 

Other MSIR Coordinators (non-board positions)

Volunteer:  Debbie

Fundraising:  vacant

Transport:  Dawn

Home Visits:  Jen

Social Media:  Alexa

Auction, Affiliates and Donors:  Barb

 

Foster Home Coordinator  

The Foster Home Coordinator is the main point of contact for everyone that is currently fostering a dog or planning to foster in the future. All questions about the care of a foster dog, fostering procedures and all veterinary care for a foster dog should be directed to the foster home coordinator, as they will assist with vet care questions, foster dog supplies, home management techniques, behavior concerns and anything else related to the well-being of your foster dog.  MSIR's Foster Home Coordinator can be reached at foster@shibarescue.org

 

Adoption Coordinator  

The Adoption Coordinator can answer questions from potential adopters about the adoption process and helps to match current foster dogs with potential adopters.  Also an important contact for foster homes as they will assist with the write-up for foster dogs, setting up home visits, and when the time comes to adopt out a foster dog, filling out the adoption contract and preparing the new adoptive family so they have everything the dog will need at the time of adoption. MSIR's adoption coordinator can be reached at adoptions@shibarescue.org    

 

Intake Coordinator  

The Intake Coordinator handles the intake process for all dogs coming from commercial breeders, other rescue groups, owner surrenders and animal control/shelters.  If you find a dog in need please contact intake@shibarescue.org  

 

Transport Coordinator

The Transport Coordinator, and the main point of contact that helps in transporting MSIR foster dogs. They will contact you about dog drop off and pickup logistics, as well as planning all transports including working with other rescues and Pilots N Paws. MSIR's Transport Coordinator can be reached at transport@shibarescue.org  

 

Secretary & Website Coordinator

The secretary is responsible for meeting minutes and communication in MSIR.  If you are not sure who to contact in MSIR, please contact secretary@shibarescue.org
The website coordinator is responsible for maintenance of MSIR's website and foster dog listings.  Foster homes are asked to send photos of their foster dog, complete statistics (using online template) and a short biography to listings@shibarescue.org within two weeks of dog's arrival in the home.