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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 . Jasmine .
 . Jasmine .  . Jasmine .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
This beautiful 8 year old female akita will be joining us soon. !! Please check back !
Senior, Female, Large
 . Butter .
 . Butter .  . Butter .
  • Akita
Butter is currently in NC awaiting transport to us. This is super sweet and affectionate fellow who could do well with the right female and possibly live with a cat if given the proper time to acclimate. Are you interested in Butter? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application. Thank you!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Shadow - Courtsey Post .
 . Shadow - Courtsey Post .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This is Shadow, and she is located in Winchester in a shelter in VA. This senior girl is very quiet, sweet and walks nicely on a leash. Shadow is healthy at age 13 (no meds at all) and very people friendly. However, as a pup, she spent most of her time in a back yard so she is animal aggressive. She is at the Esther Boyd Animal Shelter of Frederick County located in Winchester Virginia. The person to contact is Holly at (540) 667-9192.
Senior, Female, Large
 . Jessy .
 . Jessy .  . Jessy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jessy is a very young male Akita who we have just taken in from Philadelphia Animal Care and Control. He is a friendly fellow, however, we will need time to get him vetted and learn a little more about him. Please check back soon! You can apply to adopt by going to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Young, Male, Large
 . KING .
 . KING .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
King brand new with BEAR at this time. Please check back soon for more information on this young and friendly boy.
Young, Male, Large
 . Roxie .
 . Roxie .  . Roxie .  . Roxie .  . Roxie .  . Roxie .  . Roxie .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Roxie is between 5-6 years of age. Her original owner died and she was taken to the shelter where she was adopted out and lived with a male dog for two years. Sadly her current owners had to surrender her again due to unforeseen circumstances. Roxie is well mannered, knows commands, and is a very good girl in the home. She can live with the right male dog and has a history of living with children between 9-10 years of age without issue. This beauty has it all! Interested in giving this gal a second chance? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application now for Roxie!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Miki .
 . Miki .  . Miki .  . Miki .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Miki has arrived at BEAR, she is a big, beautiful, healthy girl. We are just shocked to learn she was found stray and never reclaimed. Miki knows commands, rides well in the car, and minds on leash. She is very treat/food motivated which makes her easy to work with. She has not been reactive to any of the other male Akitas she is kenneled up next to, so it is possible she can live in a home with the right male however we can test her further. She is beautiful and very well behaved, and will be heading to the vet this week to be spayed and will be available the week of 9/30. If you are interested in Miki please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for this gorgeous girl.
Adult, Female, Not known
 . Sonny .
 . Sonny .  . Sonny .  . Sonny .  . Sonny .  . Sonny .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sonny is new with us at BEAR. Sonny was found as a stray in Memphis TN and is currently in boarding in MS. When Sonny was found he only weighted 43 pounds, and will need to gain weight before he can be placed up for adoption. If your able to help Sonny by way of fostering or donating, please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org you will find a foster application and a place where you can donate to help us save more lives. Thank you!
Young, Male, Large
 . Kolten .
 . Kolten .  . Kolten .  . Kolten .  . Kolten .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without small kids
Kolten is an extra large male Akita who would do best in a adult only home as an only pet. Kolton is good on leash, crate trained, and travels well in the car. He is an aloof fellow who will need a breed experienced owner that can give him time to bond. A home with a secured fenced in yard would work best for this boy. Interested in Kolten? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application and we will get back to you shortly.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Ky .
 . Ky .  . Ky .  . Ky .  . Ky .  . Ky .  . Ky .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Ky is a mature, extra large, female Akita who has come into rescue through no fault of her own. Ky is a beautiful, affectionate, and gentle soul who loves walks, loves to be petted, and enjoys attention. This big beauty has it all! Ky must be a only pet and would do best in a home that has a calm energy. Please no kitties or other dogs for Ky, she can give you want you need all by herself. We adore this girl, she will be missed once she finds her forever home. Interested in Ky? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in your application today.
Adult, Female, Not known
 . Buddy - Courtsey Post .
 . Buddy - Courtsey Post .  . Buddy - Courtsey Post .  . Buddy - Courtsey Post .  . Buddy - Courtsey Post .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Buddy is a young male Akita, who is currently at the Lebanon PA Humane Society. He is looking for a Akita savvy home with adults only. Please take a look at his pictures, you will find his bio and contact information if you interested. Buddy is not with our organization, and has not been evaluated by our group.
Young, Male, Large
 . Beau & Aspen .
 . Beau & Aspen .  . Beau & Aspen .  . Beau & Aspen .  . Beau & Aspen .  . Beau & Aspen .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
This is a BONDED PAIR. Beau (M) & Aspen (F) have come to us from rural southern TX animal control. Both of these Akitas were surrendered by their owner of four years to the shelter because he had fallen on hard times. It was obvious that Aspen was very pregnant and has now had puppies. Both Akitas need a safe place, and Beau and Aspen will be adopted out as a pair once they are ready. Beau is a big, happy go lucky, friendly boy who loves to play and loves his toys! He would do well with a active family who enjoys hiking or taking long walks in the park. This pair would do best in a large fully fenced secured back yard. They are both wonderful and loving pets that have lost their home due to no fault of their own. Do you have room in your heart for this wonderful bonded pair? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Gigi .
 . Gigi .  . Gigi .  . Gigi .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gigi was found running loose with what we believe to be her sister Bea. Both girls were picked up and taken to the shelter and were never claimed. When first meeting Gigi she will need a few minutes to warm up, but with a cookie or two and you have a new friend. We feel a quiet home would be best for Gigi, and she would do best in a home with the right male dog after a proper introduction. Gigi would love nothing more than spending time with her family, lying under a shady tree and just watching the day go by. Are you interested in Gigi? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for this sweet and quiet girl.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Lion .
 . Lion .  . Lion .  . Lion .  . Lion .  . Lion .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Lion is a extra large adult Akita that comes to us from a Amish farm in PA. He is easy going, crate trained, and social with all people. This big guy loves to ride in the car and go for walks, however he can be bouncy at times on leash so he would need a strong owner. We feel Lion would do best in a home as a only pet, and would prefer a home with a secured fenced in back yard. This is a wonderful boy who is now looking for that wonderful home to call his own. Are you interested in meeting this big boy? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for him!
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Jackson .
 . Jackson .  . Jackson .  . Jackson .  . Jackson .  . Jackson .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
LOVER BOY ALERT ! Jackson is a sweet, kind and easy going male akita who is friendly with all people. He is crate trained , leash trained and eager to please . Its possible Jackson can live with the right female so a meet and greet would be needed. This is wonderful boy who will make a family a awesome friend ! Are you interested in meeting Jackson? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for him!
Adult, Male, 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
 . 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
 . Kain .
 . Kain .  . Kain .  . Kain .  . Kain .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Special Needs
Kain was found during the hurricane in Texas in terrible condition. That has since changed . Kain has gained some much needed weight however we could not get his skin to clear up , Upon further testing it showed us Kain had a low thyroid and SA confirmed by skin biopsy . SA is a auto immune disease that does show up in the akita breed. It is very manageable and requires low doses of prednisone and oil baths. The low thyroid pretty much goes hand in hand with a auto immune problem and is managed on a inexpensive thyroid medication given daily for life. We at BEAR felt this akita is exceptional in temperament, he is friendly, loves people does well around other dogs and is so very grateful for walks, good food and being loved. We felt in our hearts due to him being such a sweet fellow he deserved as much as a chance as possible. Do you have a heart big enough to take on a special needs pup like our Kain ? SA support group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/182023095200511/about/ 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
 . 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, she will be a loyal and 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 an 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 dogsPrefers 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 .  . 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
 . 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
 . 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