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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 . Thor & Beau .
 . Thor & Beau .  . Thor & Beau .  . Thor & Beau .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kids
Thor and Beau are ready to entertain you! Both raised by me since the age of 8 weeks, they are the yin and yang of the canine world! Thor is a 4 year old neutered male Akita. When not prancing through the streets of NYC greeting strangers with a lean into their legs, he’s busy stalking pigeons and investigating subway grates and manholes. Although friendly with people, Thor prefers to hang out with his brother Beau and avoid all other dogs. Thor embodies the classic Akita traits by being fastidiously clean, majestic in appearance, and protective of his owner. He knows trouble when he sees it, so you will always feel safe with Thor by your side! Beau (short for Beaucephus) is a 5 year old neutered male Chorkie. He is a charismatic, silly, and cuddly little ball of wonder. The alpha of the duo, don’t let Beau’s small stature fool you. He’ll be the first one to put Thor in his place, but also knows his place in the home. He’s a recovering squirrel addict, so small critters may get him excited. He loves being warm, so you expect to have a “plus 1” under your covers soon. Together these two are the talk of the town. There size difference gets everyone smiling! They also play well together and keep each other in check. You’ll never have a boring day with these 2 in your life. Beau and Thor love cats, each other, and their dog Mom and Dad! If you are interested in this adorable pair please fill out a online adoption application on our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org for Thor and Beau 🙂
Adult, Male, Large
 . Kiko .
 . Kiko .  . Kiko .  . Kiko .  . Kiko .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Personable, smart and affectionate! Please meet Kiko, a big, beautiful, 2 year old male Akita who is searching for his forever home. Kiko is polite, well mannered, walks like a dream on leash, and loves, loves, loves to go for car rides! This big boy has looks and a beautiful personality! We feel the perfect home would be mid energy level for and one where someone works from home or can take Kiko to work with them. If you're interested in this big, beautiful fellow, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a online adoption application. This sweet boy will not be around for long!
Young, Male, Not known
 . BOO! .
 . BOO! .  . BOO! .  . BOO! .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Sweet Boo finds herself in rescue due to no fault of her own. Boo's dad became ill and could no longer care for Boo due to his health. Boo is friendly, gentle, and sweet. She loves her toys and going for a nice walk in the woods. Boo is a house pet, well mannered, and would enjoy being your only pet. Are you interested in meeting Boo? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Mellow .
 . Mellow .  . Mellow .  . Mellow .  . Mellow .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
New Kid On The Block! He's Got the Right Stuff and he's Hangin' Tough! Step By Step he will be Loving You (Forever)! Check back soon for more info.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Kendra .
 . Kendra .  . Kendra .  . Kendra .  . Kendra .  . Kendra .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Kendra has been a total sweetie since the day she arrived! She is going to need some manners, however, she is one sweet gal. Kendra is a active, happy girl who would enjoy a active male buddy to romp with. Have questions? Just ask and we'll be happy to answer! Interested in adoption? Go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an adoption application for Kendra. This gem won't be around long!!!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Delilah .
 . Delilah .
  • Akita
  • Prefers home without dogs
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 (xoxo). Currently both dogs are in Arkansas and will make their way north on November 5th. If you're interested in giving this pair that second chance that they so truly deserve, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online application for Sampson & Delilah.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Sampson .
 . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .  . Sampson .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Meet Sampson! Sampson is a darling male Akita who comes to us with his sister Delilah 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 (xoxo). Currently both dogs are in Arkansas and will make their way north on November 5th. If you're interested in giving this pair that second chance they so truly deserve please go to our website at : www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online application for Sampson & Delilah 🙂
Adult, Male, Large
 . 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 our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application for Kain.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Oreo .
 . Oreo .  . Oreo .  . Oreo .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
*Courtesy Listing in Rochester NY* Oreo is a 2 year old female Akita who has been in foster care for several months. She has tons of energy and loves cuddling. When people approach her she wags her tail and her whole butt shakes! She is full of kisses and even will hug you when she's feeling really loving! Oreo likes toys but sometimes likes the stuffing more. She loves hiking and long walks, she'll even help you up a tough slope. She's open to learning and learns quickly! She'll give you her paw (or both at the same time!) and she knows sit as well. She can be a little stubborn, as an Akita can, but she really wants to please her person. Oreo loves food and knows to wait until you say okay, for her to eat it. She doesn't like her crate too much because she loves company, but she is able to know when it's time to have some crate time. Oreo has a few areas of continuous growth however. Oreo was not raised with other dogs and can be territorial sometimes. Other times she gets along great and is trying to learn how to play! She's coming a long way. She also doesn't know how to react to cats, as they look like huge toys to her. She is skittish of her face being held, so she's scared of young children but loves older children (11+) who may understand she's afraid. Overall Oreo is a beautiful young lady with a rough past who was given a second chance at life. She's grown into a beautiful, loving pup who is looking for her permanent home. She's gotten into the hearts of everyone she touches and she loves unconditionally. Tanya May 5858313634 Tmay3@u.rochester.edu
Adult, Female, Large
 . Kin .
 . Kin .  . Kin .  . Kin .  . Kin .  . Kin .  . Kin .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Kin comes to us from a rural SC animal control after being found a stray. Boy, whoever lost this big guy lost a true treasure! Kin is friendly with all humans, house broken, quiet, well mannered, and walks well on leash. This big beautiful flashy boy is a true gentleman. Want to welcome this handsome fellow into your home ? Please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
Adult, Male, Not known
 . 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 young female Akita who has never met a stranger! This girl is one happy pooch! Mishu is outgoing, social with people of all ages, knows some basic commands, and is eager to please. Mishu was surrendered to the shelter in PA after her owners let 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? Please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
Young, Female, Large
 . Biloxi aka Billie .
 . Biloxi aka Billie .  . Biloxi aka Billie .  . Biloxi aka Billie .  . Biloxi aka Billie .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without cats
Billie was surrendered by her owner to a Texas shelter. Billie is a wonderful girl, house broken, leash trained, and loves water. Yes, she loves the kiddie pool! It is possible Billie can live with the right male dog. She is friendly with all people of all ages too. When we first took in Billie 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 food, thus the dog will starve 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 $40 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. Please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
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 our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
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? Please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
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 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 .  . 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. Please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
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! Please go to our website and fill out our online adoption application, or feel free to send us an email and we will respond, or snail mail you an adoption application. Our email address is: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and put in the subject line: BEAR APPLICATION
Young, Female, Large
 . Rico .
 . Rico .  . Rico .  . Rico .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Handsome Rico is an approximately a three year old male Akita who comes into rescue from an indiscriminate breeding situation in SC along with ten other Akitas. Rico is stunning, large, powerful, and very active. He is a loving boy who has basic manners and is obedient. He loves walks and enjoys playtime. Rico has lived with a cat in the past and if acclimated again properly can live peacefully with a nice kitty . If you're interested in Rico or any of our other Akitas, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.net and fill out an online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Large