Americas Basenji and Shiba Inu Rescue Inc.

Indianapolis, IN

Our Mission

To rescue Basenji and Shiba Inu and their mixes and place into best home suited to each dog individually via foster network and collaboration with other breed rescues and animal shelters across the United States.

We are in need of foster families in Central Indiana, We also will accept fosters in Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland areas. All costs incurred as a foster are tax deductible.

We rely solely on donations from our supporters in order to be able to pull, vet, and feed Basenji and Shiba Inu dogs, as well as promote the dogs for adoption.

Without fosters and donors, we cannot continue to save these dogs. Please donate whatever you can. No donation is too small.


Your donation is tax deductible. Tax ID number 16-1633439 - 501C3 Nonprofit & Indiana nonprofit registered.

We are always in need of donations for food and medical care of our special need permanent residents. Donations can be made via Paypal to nicollejoy@comcast.net on paypal or mailed to Americas Basenji and Shiba Inu Rescue, 6615 Wedgeport Ln, Indianapolis, IN 46259. We are registered with PayPal as a non profit organization. You can also visit our Facebook page or website to donate.

Adoption Policy

Prior to adopting, if you have never owned a Basenji/Shiba Inu (whichever breed you've decided upon), you should research the breed. Shiba Inu dogs are more aloof and independent than other standard breeds. They are more like cats. There are other unique qualities to these breeds that often lands them in shelters/rescue. Research the breed and find boards with people who have them prior to adoption..

Dogs are a commitment for their lifetime, please be sure you are ready for the time and financial commitment.

We encourage you to sign up for medical insurance (you get 30 days free through rescue) as well due to rising cost of veterinary care.

2018 Adoption fees vary depending on the age of the dog:
Puppy under 1 year  = $400
Adolescent 1-3 years = $350
Young Adult 4-6 years = $300
Adult 7-9 years = $250
Senior 10+ years = $200
** If you foster and decide to adopt your fostered dog, you will get $50 credit toward the adoption fee**

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