akita-rescue-bear-backgroundThank you for your interest in adopting an Akita.

  • Please do not fill out this application if you already have a male and a female dog in your home.
  • Please do not fill out this application to adopt an Akita of the same sex as the dog you already have in your home. We do not do same-sex adoptions.
  • Also know that you must be willing to travel to meet the Akita you are interested in at the foster location, most likely in NJ, within 2 weeks of filling out an application.

Our mission is to find new, loving homes for our rescues. All Akitas are altered, vet checked, and evaluated. An application is a required part of the adoption process and will help to match the right Akita for your household. With all the costs involved with rescue, all Akitas have an adoption donation of $350, or $500 if under one year of age, to help defray our expenses so that we may help more Akitas in need. B.E.A.R. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations may be tax deductible.

Neither BIG EAST AKITA RESCUE, Inc. (B.E.A.R.), nor its volunteers, coordinators, representatives, Internet Service Provider and its officers, employees, contractors and representatives; and any other person, firm or corporation involved with the efforts or business of this corporation, shall be held liable or responsible for any claims or causes of action incurred as a result of the provision or restriction of information, services, contacts, adoptions, fostering, veterinary care or by the actions of any and all dogs transferred or referenced herein.

Moreover, there is absolutely no guarantee made or implied that any person requesting to adopt a dog being fostered through B.E.A.R., or posted on B.E.A.R.'s website, will be allowed to adopt a B.E.A.R. Akita. Rather, all adoption applications are subject to acceptance based on a review process that may require collecting information from references and visiting the applicant's home. All decisions on placing dogs in adoptive and foster homes are based solely on the judgment of the volunteers and coordinators of B.E.A.R. and adoption applications submitted through this form can be denied for various reasons. B.E.A.R. reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care whether in, or being placed in, a foster or adoptive home or other facility. In addition, many of the dogs posted on B.E.A.R.'s website are under the control of other shelters or owner placements, and B.E.A.R. has no control over how these dogs are placed.

By filling out and submitting the adoption application that follows, you attest that you have read the above disclaimer and agree to the terms therein. Please consider all form fields to be required, and fill out the information as completely as possible.

Please note that adoption applications will only be accepted from persons 18 years old or older.

If you prefer, please download the application.