Shiba Prom is an all-volunteer*, 501(c)3 organization of Shiba Inu owners and enthusiasts formed for charitable purposes. Our mission is to end unnecessary suffering of Shiba Inus and Shiba Inu mixes abandoned, neglected, and/or denied adequate medical care due to lack of funding.
There are a variety of reasons why Shiba Inus end up in animal shelters. Some are lost. Others are abandoned. Some are released or surrendered to rescue. All of these Shiba Inus need help, and thanks to shiba rescue organizations, these dogs have a chance at a new life in a loving forever home. Every shiba that is rescued requires food, toys and beds. They often need veterinary care, surgeries and medication. The costs associated with each rescue can range from several hundred to a several thousand dollars.
The Shiba Prom was created as a virtual way for online shibas, their pawrents, friends, and shiba enthusiasts to do what they do best: have fun and make friends with other shibas and shiba-lovers worldwide! Honorary Shibas, Shiba Prom “Chaperones” (a.k.a. Shiba Inu admirers who don’t currently own a shiba), and our Kitty furiends are welcome to participate as well!
How We Operate.
Shiba Prom is dedicated to "Shibas Helping Shibas: Having Fun Raising Funds!" Our passionate goal is to support other charitable organizations involved in the rescue of Shiba Inus and Shiba-mixes by distributing funds for care of rescued Shiba Inus, creating greater awareness and understanding of the Shiba Inu breed, and harnessing the power of social media to inspire, promote and lead creative fundraising events that benefit Shiba Inus and Shiba Inu mixes in need of permanent homes and/or medical care.
Shiba Prom has recently instituted a grant-based platform to award financial support to those in need all throughout the year via contests, fundraising events and support, as well as the annual Shiba Prom. All funds generated will be used to provide needs based grants to rescued Shiba Inus and Shiba Inu-mixes. For more information about our grant program, please visit: shibaprom.org/grants.html.
*Notice: Shiba Prom Directors and Officers are volunteers and do not earn a salary or receive any financial benefit from their participation in the organization or its events. We strive to operate with a minimum of administrative expenses so that the majority of net proceeds from donations can be distributed to various animal welfare and rescue organizations that work with Shiba Inus and Shiba-mixes. The to extent Directors and Officers participate in any Shiba Prom NFP sponsored event, any prizes or awards will be forfeited and awarded to the second runner-up. All records are available for public inspection, pursuant to Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Please use the Contact Us form to request copies.