Thank you for your interest in adopting an Akita. Please know that you must be willing to travel to meet the Akita you are interested in at the foster location, most likely in New Jersey.

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 . Biloxi aka Billie .
 . Biloxi aka Billie .  . Biloxi aka Billie .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Billie was surrendered by her owner for euthanasia in Texas. She was emaciated, and at the time we felt that was the cause of her weight. Further testing showed Billie had EPI which is a genetic condition where the digestive system does not make enzymes to digest the dogs food, thus the dog pretty much will stave despite being fed. Since we now know what is going on with Billie, we understand that all she needed was a enzyme added to her food daily. Cost is $30 dollars a month, and that is all. She is healthy, and with the added enzymes in her food daily she will live a long and happy life. Billie is sweet, well mannered, and playful. This girl truly deserves a break after all she has been through...do you think you can give Billie what she needs? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application and we will get back to you. Thank you!
Young, Female, Large
 . Lilly .
 . Lilly .  . Lilly .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Lilly is a beautiful 3 year old female Akita that was found stray in rural NC. Lilly is affectionate, social, and well mannered. She loves people, and its possible she can live with another dog, as she appears to not mind the boys. We are not sure about cats and small dogs so it is best she not go to a home with smaller pets. Lilly is house broken, leash trained and would love nothing more than to be by your side and playing with her toys. She will make a great family pet! If you are interested in Lilly please fill out a application at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and we will get back to you. Thank you!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Teddy .
 . Teddy .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Teddy has just been sprung from the pokey. Please check back soon for more information!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Kato .
 . Kato .  . Kato .  . Kato .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Kato comes into rescue after his owner stated they had no time for him. Kato was extremely underweight and full of parasites and had been brought back to a healthy adoptable state and was once again adopted out to a home. Once again he was surrendered back to us due to his owner having personal issues, which were no fault of our boy Kato. If there were ever a sweet loving happy go lucky Akita it is Kato. Why is it he keeps being let down by those who claim to love him? We feel this young beautiful happy boy deserves a break He is healthy, active, and just wants to enjoy life. Kato would do best in a home with a active, breed experienced owner who enjoys walks, playtime, and having a best friend for LIFE. Kato wants all of the love for himself, so it best he be a only pet. Kato also has a history of living with children ages 7 and 9 years of age. If your interested in Kato, please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application for him. Thank you!
Young, Male, Not known
 . Fergie and Echo .
 . Fergie and Echo .  . Fergie and Echo .  . Fergie and Echo .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Fergie is a gorgeous male brindle and Echo is a lovely fawn colored female. They are a bonded pair of Akitas and must be placed together and are well behaved and very well mannered. They both are friendly with all people and will make great companions. Both are very new at BEAR ,so please check back soon for more info. These two lovely Akitas will not be around for long! If you are interested in Ferguson and Echo, please go to our website at : www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out our online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Kenji and Rain .
 . Kenji and Rain .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Kenji and Rain are the new dynamic duo at BEAR! This bonded pair of black masked beauties with their matching white socks are available and ready to go to their forever home! They need a breed experienced home, and owners who will give this bonded perfect pair time to adjust. They are both very playful at their ages of between 8-9 years young, and walk well on a leash. If you are interested in Kenji (M) and Rain (F), please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Not known
 . Bo .
 . Bo .  . Bo .  . Bo .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Bo was found in his home in CT after two weeks had passed along side his deceased owner. Bo is extremely thin right now and will need to gain some much needed weight. He is social, friendly, and happy with all humans. Bo would do best in a home as an only pet and with an active family. He was loved very much by his owner who unexpectedly died, leaving this poor boy homeless. If you are interested in Bo, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Beethoven .
 . Beethoven .  . Beethoven .  . Beethoven .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
This love bug is a great boy, his name is Beethoven. We had taken him in memory and honor of Gail Richard Scalzo's sudden passing. Beethoven can get along with the right female and should go to a home with another dog. He is active, sweet, is willing to please, and with the help of Annmarie and Dan, he has been taught some basic obedience and manners. At first this poor guy was only 51 lbs, now he is up to about 78 lbs. Beethoven has also tested positive for heartworm. Another check and xray showed us it was a new infection, so he has started treatment and is on his way to perfect health. This big and friendly darling fellow will make someone an awesome companion. If you are interested in Beethoven, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this wonderful boy. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Kino .
 . Kino .  . Kino .  . Kino .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Next up, KINO! Kino is a gentle soul, who comes to us from Philadelphia Animal Control. Kino is on the smaller side for a male Akita, this featherweight is only about 80 pounds and in need of weight which we will fix and get him up to a heavyweight who will fight his way into your heart. It is possible that this sweet and polite fellow can live with the right female after a proper introduction. Out of Philadelphia Animal Control, meet KINO!!! If you are interested in our calm and loving laid back Kino boy, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for him. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Percy .
 . Percy .  . Percy .  . Percy .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Handsome Percy is a fabulous boy, big, strong, with a very social personality. He is very clean in his kennel, walks well on leash, loves his toys and cookies, and would want nothing more than to be loved and no longer used like he was in his past. It is possible this big hunk can live with the right female dog after a successful meet and greet. He is a great fellow, loyal, and loving with all people. Please open your heart and home to Percy, and you will not be sorry. Being Percy is eight years old, we at BEAR do not require an adoption fee, but we will ask that you make donation so that we can continue to help more Akitas in need. Thank you very much! If you are interested in Percy, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this handsome boy. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Anna .
 . Anna .  . Anna .  . Anna .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Anna comes into rescue from a Connecticut shelter after her breeder no longer wanted her and her six other siblings. Anna is approximately eight years old, she appears to be very attached to her son Oliver, and has shared a kennel run with him in the past. We feel Anna can also live with the right male dog once there is a successful meet and greet. Sweet Anna is laid back, easy going, is happy to just be by your side, and is a complete love bug! She could really use a nice warm bed and a quiet home to live out her remaining years in comfort. If you’re considering this Akita, please note there is no set adoption fee. We only ask you make a donation only so that we can continue to help more Akitas in need. Anna can possibly live with cats as she has a history of living with them in the past. Anna is fully vet checked and ready for her new home. If you are interested in adoption, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out our online adoption application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Zeus .
 . Zeus .  . Zeus .  . Zeus .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Big, furry and kind...Zeus is all that and some! Who does not love an extra fluffy Akita? This long coated big boy is approximately three years old and has come into rescue from a Connecticut shelter after his breeder no longer wanted him and his six other Akita siblings. Zeus was used to sharing life in a kennel with his sister Joy who has since been adopted. Now that Zeus is in rescue he is housebroken and walks well on a leash. He is very food motivated which definitely helps with training. It is possible that Zeus live in a home with the right female Akita so a meet and greet would be necessary. Zeus has lived with cats, and it is possible with proper acclimation and introduction he can live in a home with one. Zeus is fully vet checked and ready for his new home. If you are interested in adopting him, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out our online application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Bear .
 . Bear .  . Bear .  . Bear .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Bear is an extra large, extra happy, and extra fluffy long coated male, and can live with the right female. Playful, silly, and just plain happy! He is working on leash manners and knows sit. Best of all, this happy boy LOVES people. If you are interested in our big long coated Bear please go to or website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for the fluffy big guy. He will not be around for long!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Chubby .
 . Chubby .  . Chubby .  . Chubby .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Chubby is has come into rescue after his breeder no longer wanted him and his six other siblings, leaving them in a Connecticut shelter. Chubby is approximately two years old, with an XL frame. Chubby is 100% typical Akita: aloof, honest, and independent. He will make you work for every inch of his trust! However once he gives his heart, he gives it all; he is loyal to a fault. Chubby would do best in a home with a breed experienced owner that understands he needs time to bond. He should be an only dog, however, he has lived with cats and it is possible he would enjoy the company of a cat buddy again. Chubby is a very nice boy that is all AKITA! Chubby is fully vet checked and ready for his new home! If you are interested in adoption, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out our online adoption application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Lucy-Lu .
 . Lucy-Lu .  . Lucy-Lu .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Happy girl, very social, loves people and can get along with the right male. This friendly gal adores kids! Miss Lucy needs a bit of manners but otherwise a wonderful companion, and will make the right family complete. If you are interested in Miss Lucy-Lu, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this pretty girl. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Tomo .
 . Tomo .  . Tomo .  . Tomo .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This big, brindle, gentle boy would love to be your best friend. Tomo loves long walks and spending time with his family. He is gentle, kind, and loving, and did we mention handsome? Breed experience required. Tomo would do best in a home that is moderately active, and he will need to be a only pet. Come meet Tomo ! If you are interested in Tomo, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this handsome boy. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Kami .
 . Kami .  . Kami .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Kami is a fun loving gal, who loves everyone she meets. She is full of energy and would do best in a home that is active. It is also possible Kami can live with the right male dog. She loves to play, loves her walks, and loves her cookies! If you are interested in beautiful brindle Kami, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this pretty girl. Thank you very much!
Young, Female, Large
 . Malikai aka Smiley .
 . Malikai aka Smiley .  . Malikai aka Smiley .  . Malikai aka Smiley .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
WOW! This guy is gorgeous and pictures do not do him justice. You need to meet him in person! This big strong boy comes into rescue after getting into trouble running loose with another dog. Things did not end well, which unfortunately landed Malikai temporarily in an unfortunate incarcerated situation. Malikai loves all people of all ages. He is social and friendly. However, he also knows how big and strong he is and he will use his strength to his advantage. He will need a breed-experienced home, with a strong owner who can handle him. Malikai will also need to be an only pet. He would do best in a home with a secure 6-foot tall fence. We have some awesome volunteers who have worked with this boy and he is now able to walk well on leash and not be reactive to small critters, however his prey drive is very high. If you are interested and feel you have what it takes to own this stunning, intelligent big boy please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Prada .
 . Prada .  . Prada .  . Prada .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Prada the fashionable black masked red beauty has seen some troubled times, however meeting her you would not know it. Prada was found in deplorable condition in Memphis, TN. She had already lost vision in one of her eyes and started to lose sight in the other to what appears to be a genetic issue. (We had Prada go to an eye specialist and have a full report.) Do not let her lack of vision put you off, this girl loves everyone she meets, is happy and playful, clean in her kennel, quiet and non-destructive. She is a very deserving girl and we would love to see her have a home soon. Prada has been waiting so very patiently for that special chance. We ask you please open your heart and home to this beautiful girl who sees with her heart. If you have that special home for Prada, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this wonderful girl. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Czar .
 . Czar .  . Czar .  . Czar .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Czar the handsome comes to us after his owner's landlord decided they no longer wanted dogs on the property. Czar is a loving family pet who is clearly confused as to why he has lost his home. He is well mannered, rides well in the car, loves walks, and enjoys time with his family. Czar is strong on leash and we feel he would do best with an active breed-knowledgeable owner. If you are interested in this precious fellow please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for Czar. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Brooklyn .
 . Brooklyn .  . Brooklyn .  . Brooklyn .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Brooklyn has come into rescue after being found wandering down the streets of where else? Brooklyn, NY! Brooklyn is a sweet-natured girl, who has shown us to be a well-mannered house pet. We will never know why anyone would dump this lovely girl. We feel she did not deserve this and have taken her into our rescue to help her get that second chance many of these Akitas deserve. Brooklyn has been a pleasure to get to know! She walks like a charm on leash, is house broken, quiet, takes treats gently and minds well. We also have noted she does have a prey drive so she cannot go to a home with small animals. If you are interested in sweetheart Brooklyn, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this pretty girl. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Misty *Courtesy Listing* .
 . Misty *Courtesy Listing* .  . Misty *Courtesy Listing* .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
This is a courtesy posting for our friends at Newtown Animal Control. For more information, please call 203-426-6900. Misty is an Akita, and approximately six to eight years old. She came to the shelter after being badly injured by a wild animal, which resulted in her leg being amputated. She is hoping to find her forever home, which she so much deserves. She must be the only pet in your home. She is spayed, vaccinated, and microchipped. For more information, call Newtown Animal Control at 203-426-6900. Photo credit: Sandra Lynn Photography
Adult, Female, Large
 . Brolly Bear .
 . Brolly Bear .  . Brolly Bear .  . Brolly Bear .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Brolly has come into our rescue after being left at a rural North Carolina shelter by his owner. His owner never so much as gave a reason as to why he left his best friend at the pound. Since Brolly has been with us and we have gotten to know him and have found he is a playful and energetic guy, who at first takes a little time to warm up. Once he does he is affectionate and polite. Brolly would love to have a big fenced in yard so he can run and play, and boy does he love play time! He rides well in the car and enjoys long hikes, and will need to go to a breed experienced home as an only pet. This is a great happy boy who is looking for an active home to give him that second chance that he so deserves. If you are interested in Mr. Jolly aka Brolly Bear, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this handsome boy. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Everett .
 . Everett .  . Everett .  . Everett .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Everett is a young male Akita who has come into rescue after being picked up as a stray in horrid condition and taken to the Philadelphia Animal Control. Everett is a big handsome boy who is approximately 18 months old. He would do well in a home with an owner that is breed experienced and can be a leader in this young male's life. Everett takes time to bond and upon meeting him he will be aloof at first however once a trusting bond is formed he will be a great companion. It is possible Everett can go to a home with the right female dog after a successful meet and greet. Everett is fully vet checked and ready for his new home. If you are interested in him, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Marty .
 . Marty .  . Marty .  . Marty .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
(Marty is located in Southern CA) Meet the wonderful Mr. Marty! Marty was left at the shelter by his owner of eight years because he was moving. He has shown us to be wonderful, does well around other female dogs his size, and he is happy, silly, and outgoing. Marty is a people dog for sure. This big boy minds his house manners, is housebroken, quiet, and non-destructive. He would love to be your buddy and go for walks in the park. What more could you want? If you are interested in Marty, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this wonderful boy. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Lulu .
 . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Lulu is a two year-old gorgeous female Akita who happens to be deaf. She does know some hand signals and would benefit greatly in going to a home who is experienced with the breed, as well as working with a deaf dog. Lulu does play on the rough side, so she would not be suitable for a home with small children, this 112 lb. girl is very sound. She loves her toys, especially her jolly ball, knows some commands, and would do great in a home that is patient and has the time to give this beautiful girl. If you are interested in Lulu, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this girl. Thank you very much!
Young, Female, Large
 . Koyo .
 . Koyo .  . Koyo .  . Koyo .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Koyo, a quiet well-mannered female Akita. This little peach comes to us from the Atlanta, Georgia area after being found stray. Koyo will need an adult-only home that is quiet and has experience with the Akita breed. Koyo can be a little unsure when first meeting new people but given a little time and a cookie she will warm up quickly! She is housebroken, quiet, and walks gently on leash and would make a wonderful companion in the right home. If you are interested in our little cookie monster, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this girl. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Jack .
 . Jack .  . Jack .  . Jack .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Our puppy mill survivor Jack come to us from a large scale puppy mill bust in Oregon. Jack was transferred to us thru a new program that has been put into place by the ASPCA. B.E.A.R. was very excited to help this organization with the Akitas! Gentle Jack is a little unsure when he first meets you, but warms up as soon as you grab his leash for a walk. We think that is Jack's favorite way to make new friends! We feel Jack would do best in a quiet home, with a gentle, soft spoken owner, who can take their time to help Jack overcome what he has endured while he survived in a mill setting. We have found that Jack does do well around other dogs, however he does play rough so he would do best with a bigger female who can handle Jack's style of play. We would like to see Jack go to a calm adult-only home with a secured 6-foot or more fenced-in yard. Jack is housebroken, leash trained, and crates well. He is a gentle soul who needs a chance at being loved and knowing what it is like to live life as a companion and not just "something to profit from." If you are interested in this gentle boy, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for him. Thank you very much!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Kissy .
 . Kissy .  . Kissy .  . Kissy .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Our puppy mill survivor Miss Kissy comes to us from a large scale puppy mill bust in Oregon. Kissy was transferred to us thru a new program that has been put into place by the ASPCA. Big East Akita Rescue was very excited to help this organization with the Akitas! Kissy is a little unsure when she first meets you, but warms up as soon as you grab her favorite toy to play. Kissy will need a home that can give her the time she needs to trust, and to feel loved. Kissy would do great with a nice male dog who is playful and willing to show her the ropes. She is housebroken and leash trained, and will crate. We feel she would do best in a home with a secured six foot fence with owners that will give her the time she needs to overcome what she has endured. If you are interested in beautiful Kissy, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this pretty girl. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Lovey .
 . Lovey .  . Lovey .  . Lovey .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Lovey is on the smaller size but that does not mean she lacks that big Akita spirit! She is friendly, outgoing and love people of all ages. She walks well on leash, knows how to sit and shake, loves toys, and would enjoy making you smile! Lovey needs to be an only pet, and quite frankly, you will not need another if you take her home! We feel Lovey would do best in a active home. If you are interested in pretty and petite Lovey, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org to fill out an online adoption application for this girl. Thank you very much!
Adult, Female, Medium