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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 . Jester .
 . Jester .  . Jester .  . Jester .  . Jester .  . Jester .  . Jester .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Jester is a young neutered male Japanese Akita who was found as a stray and taken to a rural animal control in Texas. Jester is a darling boy and friendly with all people he meets. Jester is a calm fellow, plays when invited, and relaxes when needed. He can go to a home with a large female dog once a proper introduction is completed, but no small animals. Jester is house broken and walks well on leash. Will this Akita be your new best buddy? If you're interested in Jester, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application for this sweet boy!
Young, Male, Large
 . Bo .
 . Bo .  . Bo .  . Bo .  . Bo .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogs
Bo is a adult neutered male Akita who comes to us after his owner suddenly passed away. Bo being a loyal friend stayed along side of his deceased owner's body for almost two weeks until the police where called. At this point poor Bo lost a lot of weight. He has since stated to put some pounds back on and is feeling much better. Bo is a social and people friendly boy, active, and loves to play. Bo would do well in a home with a 6 ft fenced in back yard, and he has lived with a cat and no other animals. If you're interested in Bo, please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application or send us a email at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net and we will email the application to you.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Maddie .
 . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .  . Maddie .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Maddie comes to us with her best buddy Bear from a rural shelter in the mountains of Colorado. Bear and Maddie were left at the shelter by their owner due to moving. Both of these Akitas were once beloved house pets, they are great in the home, both have impeccable house manners, and leash manners. They know basic commands, are quiet and non-destructive. Bear and Maddie love the beautiful outdoors, they both are built for hiking, and covering lots of miles. Both are great in the car and well just perfect pets. They are currently in foster in Colorado. If your're interested in meeting this pair you must be prepared to make the trip out to Denver, CO. They are about a hour outside of the city. Do you have a love for the great outdoors and would enjoy some great four legged friends to join you? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application or feel free to email us at: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net to request a application be mailed to you. Please put: Adoption Application in the subject line. Thanks!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Bear .
 . Bear .  . Bear .  . Bear .  . Bear .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Bear comes to us with his best buddy Maddie from a rural shelter in the mountains of CO. Bear and Maddie were left at the shelter by their owner due to moving. Both of these Akitas were once beloved house pets, they are great in the home, have impeccable house and leash manners. They know basic commands, are quiet, and non-destructive. Bear and Maddie love the beautiful outdoors, they both are built for hiking, and covering lots of miles. Both are great in the car and well just perfect pets. They are currently in foster in Colorado. If your interested in meeting this pair you must be prepared to make the trip out to Denver (they are about a hour outside of the city). Do you have a love for the great outdoors and would enjoy some great four legged friends to join you? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application or feel free to email us at: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net to request a application be mailed to you. Please put: Adoption Application in the subject line. Thanks!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Kin .
 . Kin .  . Kin .  . Kin .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers 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, minds very well around other dogs, is house broken, quiet, well mannered, and walks well on leash. Kin is thin at 98 pounds. Kin is currently at a friends boarding kennel in Carnesville, GA. He is not in NJ at this time, but we hope to be moving Kin up north before the month of August. From what our kennel has learned is that Kin does mind around other dogs, however he does have a small animal prey drive so best he not go to a home with kitties. Kin is neutered, up to date on shots, chipped and has tested positive for heart worm and is being treated. Want to meet this southern super star? 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
 . Netta .
 . Netta .  . Netta .  . Netta .  . Netta .  . Netta .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Netta is a big beautiful spayed female Akita who would love nothing more than to curl up next to you. This girl is a people dog, loves being around people, so much she would do best in a home where someone is home most of the day. Netta is fully house broken, leash trained and knows basic commands. She rides well in the car and is just a very easy going girl who wants nothing more than love and affection. Can you give Netta what she needs? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application or feel free to email us at: bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net to request a application be mailed to you. Please put: Adoption Application in the subject line. Thanks!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Rumor .
 . Rumor .  . Rumor .  . Rumor .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Rumor is a beautiful friendly female Akita who comes to us from the heart of Texas after her owner left her at a animal shelter due to her "breed" not being allowed in her apartment. Rumor was clearly confused, but remained sweet towards the shelter staff even giving kisses as she met new shelter workers. At this time we are unsure of Rumor's behavior with new male dogs however once she makes her trip north we will evaluate her. We do know however she has been social and easy to handle with humans. Rumor is spayed, fecal negative, up to date on shots and micro chipped. Are you interested in this charming girl? 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
 . Mishu .
 . Mishu .  . Mishu .  . Mishu .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • 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
 . Duke .
 . Duke .  . Duke .  . Duke .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without dogs
Duke is a sweet affectionate Akita who comes to us blind due to cataracts. This fellow is super people friendly, he wags his tail constantly, and is eager to give sweet kisses. Duke is a easy boy to care for, he wants nothing more than to have a place to rest, go for walks and give love to his family. Duke is house broken, calm on leash, friendly with all people of all ages, and is on the smaller side for his breed (75 pounds). If you are looking for a easy boy, he fits the bill. Duke is heart worm positive but on treatment, and fecal negative. We did cat test him but he was not reactive we feel this is due to him being blind, thus not triggering a prey drive. We did dog test Duke, at first he is reactive, again we feel this is due to him being blind. After sometime around the other dog he did relax, however we feel it best he be a only pet at this time. 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
 . Teddy .
 . Teddy .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Meet Teddy a 2 year old who comes to us from a city shelter in PA. Teddy's owner turned him in stating he had no time for Teddy. Per Teddy's owner, he did live with cats and other dogs, as well as children between the ages of 5-10 years of age. Teddy came to us extremely under weight; this was due to the fact this poor guy was full of worms. He has been treated and has recently started to gain some much needed weight and looks great. Teddy is a great boy, sweet, well mannered, active, and willing to please. It is possible with proper introductions Teddy can live with the right female dog. Teddy does need some leash work, which we are working on. This is a great young dog that will do well in a home that is active, children should be ten and older and know how to respect the Akita breed. Is Theodore the right fit for 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
 . Kenji and Rain .
 . Kenji and Rain .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Kenji and Rain are the new adult dynamic duo at BEAR! This bonded pair of black masked brother and sister beauties with their matching white socks are available and ready to go to their forever home! Rain (F) is super social and never met a stranger, she is smart (sometimes to smart for her own good lol) social, and eager to please. Her big brother Kenji can at first be typical of the Akita breed, aloof until he sees a cookie! Both dogs come to us after their owner of 8 years lost everything and ended up in a womens shelter in NYC. This owner did not want to give up her babies but was left without much choice. We were glad to be able to help. These are both house dogs, that need time to adjust, and someone who will take it slow and give them the love and care they both deserve. Kenji and Rain are house broken, fixed, up to date on shots, chipped and heart worm negative. They were clearly heart broken after losing their home and their mom, but have adjusted with time. Both Akitas are strong on leash up until they both take care of business. After that they both settle and walk well. We feel they should go to a adult breed experienced home as only pets. All these guys want to do is lay at your feet and enjoy their time with you. Throw in a few cookies and they would be forever happy! Is this bonded pair 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
Adult, Female, Not known
 . Beethoven .
 . Beethoven .  . Beethoven .  . Beethoven .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without cats
Beethoven is a extra large Akita that comes to us from a rural shelter in GA. This big southern boy has never met a stranger! He will meet you just like he has known you forever, no kidding! Beethoven is housebroken, knows some basic commands, leash trained, and we feel would do best in a home with a large, confident, adult female. Beethoven did spend time in foster care and lived for a while with a large adult female Akita who ruled his world! Beethoven does have a prey drive so it best he not go to a home with small animals. This big guy is active, obedient, friendly, and would love a family that could toss his toys and go for long walks with him. Beethoven is heart worm positive and on treatment, and fecal negative. Beethoven can go to a home with children age ten and over. We would say he would do great with children of all ages except due to his large size and him not realizing how big he is, he could knock a small child down...big goof! Want to toss a toy with this big boy? 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
 . Kino .
 . Kino .  . Kino .  . Kino .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats
Kino is a adult male Akita who comes to us from a city shelter in PA. Kino's owners reason for surrender was that Kino dug up the back yard. Its clear to see this boy has spent a lot of time outdoors, his ears have fly strike, and when he first came to us he was extremely under weight. That has since changed and Kino is now looking great, his new coat has started to come in, and he is now a big healthy 90 pounds. When first meeting Kino he is aloof in typical Akita fashion, give him about five minutes and the tail starts going as he leans into you for some loving. Kino walks well on leash, is house broken, calm, and quiet . We feel he would do best in a home that knows the breed, enjoys taking long walks, and just wants a best friend to share his time with. Kino is mild mannered and easy going. Children should be ten and over and know how to respect the Akita breed. Do you love to go for long walks, and have a best buddy to enjoy your afternoons with? Then Kino is your boy! 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
 . Percy .
 . Percy .  . Percy .  . Percy .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • 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 he can be aloof in typical Akita fashion , give him a little time and some sweet talk, and you will have won him right 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 adult home that is breed experienced, and has a large female of the same age or calm energy level as Percy. 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
 . Chubby .
 . Chubby .  . Chubby .  . Chubby .  . Chubby .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kids
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! 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
 . Kami .
 . Kami .  . Kami .  . Kami .  . Kami .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
Kami is a beautiful red and gold adult female Akita . When first meeting Kami she is unsure, a little gentle sweet talk and she will come out of her shell and give love and snuggles. Kami is currently with our foster/breed trainer's home. Being Kami came to us with very little confidence, she needs some help to blossom and get her used to meeting new people and living inside of a home. You see, this girl comes from a puppy mill, and she never was treated as a pet. She was used for profit only. Those days are long gone, Kami has moved forward leaving her past behind. With time, love, and training Kami now is crate trained, able to meet new people, and knows the sounds and routine of living in a home. She is doing awesome! We feel Kami is super soft making her a candidate for a first time breed owner, she will need to go to a home with a confident, large, adult male who can show her the ropes. She needs to follow and not lead. Kami is now obedience trained too! She can do well in a home with children who know how to respect a large dog. Kami has turned into a very adoptable girl, in a home that is calm, routine, and loving she will blossom. Is this darling a fit for 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
Young, Female, Large
 . Malikai aka Smiley .
 . Malikai aka Smiley .  . 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 small kidsPrefers home without cats
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 adult only, responsible, breed-experienced home, with a strong owner who can handle him. Malikai is house broken, knows some obdeience and is calm, well mannered boy. We feel Malikai will need to be an only pet. He would do best in a home with a secure 6-foot tall fence, as Malikai is a big strong boy. If you love a true, honest Akita that can be strong willed, this gorgeous boy is 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
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Prada .
 . Prada .  . Prada .  . Prada .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special Needs
Prada is an Akita who has seen her share of hard times. Originally pulled from a Memphis, TN shelter as a stray in deplorable condition, this beauty remained sweet, gentle and kind towards all humans she has met. Prada is now partially blind in one eye. She lost her eye due to a genetic condition known as small eye, yet still has partial sight in her other eye. This special needs girl is sweet, mild mannered, and just would love a family that can give her love in return. She is well mannered, happy, and never seems to have a bad day! Prada gets around very well and can find a cookie in under 2.2 seconds. Do you want to give this special needs Akita the love she deserves? 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
 . Czar .
 . Czar .  . Czar .  . Czar .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • 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. 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
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats
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
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Prefers home without small kidsPrefers 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 .  . Everett .  . Everett .
  • Akita
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • 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
 . 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 .  . Lulu .  . Lulu .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Special NeedsPrefers home without dogsPrefers home without small kidsPrefers home without cats
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