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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  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Pictures coming as soon as the darn rain stops! Tarra is a big beautiful fawn girl, who is quiet, gentle, great on leash, crate trained, and has impeccable house manners. She is spayed, has all her shots, is microchipped, and ready for a new home. Are you interested in meeting Tarra? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Not known
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Pictures coming as soon as this darn rain stops! Lacey is a big beautiful girl, who is all Akita! She walks well on leash, is fully crate trained, easy to groom, quiet, and well mannered. When first meeting this beauty she will take a few minutes to warm up, but once she does she is a sweet and gentle gal. Are you interested in meeting Lacey? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Jackson .
 . Jackson .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jackson is brand new with us at BEAR, and we will update with more information when available. Do you have a question about Jackson or another one of our Akitas? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net. Are you interested in meeting Jackson? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for him!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Allison .
 . Allison .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Allison is brand new with us at BEAR, and we will update with more information when available. Do you have a question about Allison or another one of our Akitas? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net. Are you interested in meeting Allison? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Ruby .
 . Ruby .
  • Akita
Ruby is brand new with us at BEAR, and we will update with more information when available. Do you have a question about Ruby or another one of our Akitas? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net. Are you interested in meeting Ruby? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Sally .
 . Sally .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sally is brand new with us at BEAR, and we will update with more information when available. Do you have a question about Sally or another one of our Akitas? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net. Are you interested in meeting Sally? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Misty .
 . Misty .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Misty is brand new with us at BEAR, and we will update with more information when available. Do you have a question about Misty or another one of our Akitas? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net. Are you interested in meeting Misty? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Ole -  Courtesy Post .
 . Ole -  Courtesy Post .  . Ole -  Courtesy Post .  . Ole -  Courtesy Post .
  • Akita, Great Pyrenees
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Ole is a big (118-lb) sweetie who combines the best of Akita and Great Pyrenees breeds (with a little Swiss Shepherd and Alaskan Klee Kai thrown in) and even knows the "secret Akita dance" to welcome you home. At 5-1/2 years old, Ole has the quiet, fastidious nature of an Akita, and the alert guardian personality of both breeds; like any Pyr, he loves to guard his territory, but like an Akita, he's quiet about it. This boy survived a butt full of buckshot and remains a happy, laid-back guy, good with female dogs and ignores the house cat, loves belly-rubs. He can be aloof with strangers, but always happy and waggy-tailed to see his own people, and usually will come in response to a whistle from his owner. Leash walks are a daily treat, but he doesn't need to go very far; he's happy to stay outside and keep an eye on his property during the day, when his people are home. Five foot fencing is required. He's fostered in NJ, available through National Great Pyrenees Rescue and you can fill out an application at https://www.adoptapet.com/pet/21490332-beacon-new-york-great-pyrenees-mix. DIRECT CONTACT : Chris Holmes, at cmcorp@aol.com.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Rosie .
 . Rosie .  . Rosie .  . Rosie .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Rosie is just a baby! And a happy baby at that! She came to us as a stray so there is no known past history on her. Rosie never meets a stranger; she loves people of all ages. We have found that Rosie has some training under her belt and knows sit, paw, and has very nice house manners. This girl can go to a home that is active, and enjoys a hike in the woods or a romp in the yard with a favorite toy. We believe Rosie is under a year old. It is possible she can live with the right male dog after proper introduction and given time to adjust. Please no cats, and children should be 8 and up and know how to respect the Akita breed. Are you interested in meeting baby Rosie? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Young, Female, Large
 . Violet .
 . Violet .  . Violet .  . Violet .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
"I love everyone" says Violet! This gal is a tail wagger and loves people of all ages. Violet is social and outgoing and originally came into rescue after her breeder found she was no longer any use to them. Sigh! Makes you ask yourself where the loyalty is. Violet is crate trained, housebroken, pretty good on leash, and has recently mastered the sit command. It is possible she can live with a large male dog after proper meet and greets and given the proper time to adjust. Children should be 8 and up and know how to respect the Akita breed. Are you interested in this silver brindle girl? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for Violet!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Kevlar .
 . Kevlar .  . Kevlar .  . Kevlar .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Kevlar is a big, sweet, gentle giant of an Akita. Kevlar is neutered, up to date on shots, heart worm negative and kept on monthly prevention. This big happy bear loves to play with his jolly ball and would love to have a big fenced in yard to romp around and play in. Kevlar is friendly to all who he meets and was also a well behaved boy at our vet's office. Kevlar would do best as a only pet, youngsters should be 12 and up. A breed experienced home with a medium to average energy level would work best. Kevlar is good on leash and is fully crate trained. Are you interested in meeting this big handsome boy? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for Kevlar!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Mack .
 . Mack .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mack is a handsome and well mannered large male Akita who is 3-4 years old. So far Mack has been a good boy with all who care for him, as well as the vet and staff. Mack is currently awaiting transport into NJ which should happen mid-end of April, so please check back soon for more information. Are you interested in this boy? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for our Big Mack!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Max .
 . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .  . Max .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Max was found wondering the streets of Philadelphia, PA and was taken to a shelter. He is a 2-3 year old, very pretty red brindle male Akita who is outgoing and social with all people. Max is new with us and as we get to know him a little better we will be sharing more information, so please check back. Are you interested in Max? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for Max!
Young, Male, Large
 . Mellow .
 . Mellow .  . Mellow .  . Mellow .  . Mellow .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This big guy (115 pounds) loves to play! Mel was left at a NJ shelter after his owner was moving. Mel will need a breed experienced owner, one that also has the physical strength to handle a big bouncy juvenile male. Mel knows some basic commands and is food motivated. Mel has been fully vetted and would do best in a large securely fenced in back yard where he can get plenty of exercise. While living at BEAR, Mel has made friends with two of our females! He is playful with both females however he will not tolerate a male dog in his space. It is best that he not be placed with small animals or small children, as he is big and bouncy and could knock over a small child or an older person. This is a big strong boy who clearly has no idea of his size and strength. Do you think you have what it takes to give this big happy guy a safe home? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for Mel-Man!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Kendra .
 . Kendra .  . Kendra .  . Kendra .  . Kendra .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Kendra is a young spayed female Akita who was found stray on the streets of Camden NJ. Kendra is affectionate, friendly, and very easy going. She loves people! Give her a cookie and she is your best friend. Kendra would do best in a moderately active home, where there is a established routine. Once she understands what is expected of her she will make a wonderful and loving companion. It is possible Kendra live with the right male dog after a meet and greet. Please no cats or small dogs. Children should be ten and know how to respect the Akita breed. Interested in adoption? Go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an application for Kendra. This gem won't be around long!!!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Delilah .
 . Delilah .
  • Akita
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Delilah! Delilah is a darling female Akita who comes to us with her brother Sampson after their mom died suddenly. A good-hearted neighbor had taken the dogs in to her yard as she did not want to see them both go to animal control. The neighbor ended up falling on hard times and could no longer care for the dogs. They became infested with fleas and lost weight. She ended up reaching out for help and that is where rescue stepped in. Both of these Akitas were once loved indoor family pets. Both have since been fully vetted and brought back to a adoptable state thanks to the help of Kelli Heatherman. If you're interested in giving this pair that second chance that they so truly deserve, please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online application for Sampson & Delilah.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Kain .
 . Kain .  . Kain .  . Kain .  . Kain .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kain was found during the hurricane in Texas. He had been chained outside, flea infested, under weight, and had to horribly infected ears from being out in so much rain. All of his medical needs have been addressed and he is doing great! This is a young adult male who is outgoing and playful. Kain has been a good boy for the vet staff and all who meet him. If you are interested in giving this big boy a place to call home, please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application for Kain.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Mishu .
 . Mishu .  . Mishu .  . Mishu .  . Mishu .  . Mishu .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Mishu! Mishu is a female Akita who has never met a stranger! This girl is one happy pooch! Michu is outgoing & social with people of all ages. Mishu knows some basic commands, and is eager to please. Mishu was surrendered to the shelter in PA after her owners left a gate opened and Mishu had gotten into a situation with a smaller dog. She will need a home that is more responsible with the Akita breed, a secured fenced back yard, and owners who know what it takes to keep their Akita safe at all times. We feel that Mishu would do best in a home with a fenced yard, children ten and older, and in a semi rural location. Do you have the right home for this loving girl whose only mission is to give you affection, love, and loyalty? Are you interested in Mishu? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for her.
Young, Female, Large
 . Percy .
 . Percy .  . Percy .  . Percy .  . Percy .  . Percy .  . Percy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Percy comes to us from a puppy mill out in Southwest MO. This big handsome fellow, is just gorgeous in person. Percy can be aloof in typical Akita fashion, give him a little time and some sweet talk, and you will have won him over! Percy is great on leash, loves his walks, loves his toys and enjoys spending time with his people. Percy is a calm, nice boy, with good manners. We feel he would do best in a calm adult home that is breed experienced, Do you have the right home for this big sweetheart? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for him.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Czar .
 . Czar .  . Czar .  . Czar .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Czar is a favorite here! He is big, beautiful, and always brings a smile to our faces! He is playful, active, funny and loyal. This fellow is the highlight of our day here at BEAR. We call him our big clown as he always is doing something silly! He has so much personality and so grateful for whatever time and love we can give him, and he is a kisser too! Czar is a good boy in the house, he tends to forget himself a bit as he might pop his head into the trash, but over all he is a great house dog. We feel he would do best in a active breed experienced home, children should be ten and older and know how to respect a dog of Czar's size. Czar would do best in a home with lots of toys and lots of cookies, included in that he should have a secured 6 foot fence to romp in as this boy loves to stretch those big legs of his. Czar should be a only pet as he does have a prey drive, he is strong on leash at first when he goes out to do his business, then he will relax and calm down. This is a great boy who will love his family, as well as protect them. True to the breed this is an Akita which we adore. Are you interested in Czar? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for him!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Brooklyn .
 . Brooklyn .  . Brooklyn .  . Brooklyn .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Brooklyn our beautiful diva comes to us from where else? Brooklyn! When first meeting Brooklyn she will need a short time to warm up, a cookie, perhaps a designer purse or two? She will approach you as she sees fit. Brooklyn is one of those females who demands respect and she is not willing to lower her standards, no sir! Once she gets to know you she is playful, loves to chase her ball, loves toys walks great on leash, and is awesome in the house too. She is a confident girl who will make you earn her trust, but once earned will be a loyal loving best friend for life. Can you meet Brooklyn's high standards? Are you interested in Brooklyn? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for our diva!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Brolly Bear .
 . Brolly Bear .  . Brolly Bear .  . Brolly Bear .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
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, 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 happy boy who is looking for an active home to give him that second chance that he so deserves. Are you interested in Brolly Bear? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for this handsome boy!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Everett .
 . Everett .  . Everett .  . Everett .  . Everett .  . Everett .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
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. Are you interested in Everett? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application online for him!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sam .
 . Sam .  . Sam .  . Sam .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Sam, a big handsome solid white male Akita who loves to ride in the car! Sam would love nothing better than to be your riding buddy. This smiling fellow has come to us from Philadelphia Animal Control, after being left there by his owner who stated he could no longer care for Sam. He will need a home with a breed-experienced owner and he should be an only pet. This big boy is awaiting his next ride, will it be with you? Are you interested in Sam? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for him!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Lulu .
 . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Lulu is a two year-old gorgeous female Akita who was left at the Brooklyn, NY shelter by her owner after the couple had a baby. Lulu is a special needs gal, who is partially deaf. This doesn't stop her from having fun! This big girl (105 pounds) is super playful, loves her Jolly Ball, to run, and take long walks. She does know some basic commands by hand signals. She is a quiet girl, house broken and non destructive. Do you have experience with large deaf dogs? Our big girl Lulu might be for you! Are you interested in Lulu? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for her.
Young, Female, Large
 . Gemma .
 . Gemma .  . Gemma .  . Gemma .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Gemma is a three year old female Akita who originally came to us after her owner was found to be terminally ill and could no longer care for her. Gemma is a very smart girl, she knows her commands and minds well in the home. She loves to play, loves her toys, and adored her family who she misses very much. We feel Gemma should go to an adult home as an only pet and would prefer her to have a secured fenced in-yard. This is a gal who is truly heartbroken over the loss of her family and has since become somewhat withdrawn so she will need time to slowly form that special bond with her new owner. Are you interested in Gemma? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for this gem!
Adult, Female, Medium