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.

Are you ready to adopt an Akita? Please fill out the adoption application.

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 . Tsunami .
 . Tsunami .  . Tsunami .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Tsunami will be joining us at BEAR shortly, please check back soon for more information. Thank you!
Young, Male, Large
 . Sushi .
 . Sushi .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sushi will be making her way to BEAR mid-late January, please check back soon for more information. Thank you!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Mimi .
 . Mimi .  . Mimi .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Miss Mimi will be making her way to BEAR mid-late January. Please check back soon for more updates!
Young, Female, Large
 . Kibo .
 . Kibo .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
One year old Kibo will be arriving here from MO mid to late January, please check back soon for more information and updates.
Young, Male, Large
 . Rudy .
 . Rudy .  . Rudy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Rudy was found as a stray, wondering down a highway eating trash in a busy city near Dallas, TX. Rudy was emaciated, dehydrated, and clearly was in need of help. Help came, and we now have this big boy over at our vet so that he can get the care he needs. It will take some time he has to gain lots of weight. Rudy is currently a bag of bones with fur. Despite all this fellow has endured, he remains kind and friendly with all humans. Rudy is currently in Spring, TX and hopefully will make his way up here once recovered. Interested in Rudy? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Cash .
 . Cash .  . Cash .  . Cash .  . Cash .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Cash is here! This 10 month old puppy is full of personality. Cash is a heavy, stocky boy so we expect him once matured to top out at over 100 pounds. Cash would do best in a home of his very own, he is friendly and social with all humans, and loves nothing more than to play. Cash is strong on leash but once he does his businesses he does come down. Cash knows sit and takes food and treats gently. Cash would do best with a active family that will give him the exercise he requires. Cash is housebroken and well mannered. He has a very silly side that will keep a smile on your face and in your heart. Interested in this big gorgeous baby? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Young, Male, Large
 . Jack Frost .
 . Jack Frost .  . Jack Frost .  . Jack Frost .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jack Frost is a 6 - 7 month old male Akita puppy who sadly has had a rough start in life. Jack was picked up stray in Memphis TN and was extremely emaciated. Currently he is at our vets getting the help he desperately needs. Once Jack is healed he will make his journey north to us. Please check back as we will update on Jack once he is ready to be moved.
Young, Male, Large
 . Okami .
 . Okami .  . Okami .  . Okami .  . Okami .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Look at this big, beautiful, brindle boy! Meet Okami, a wonderful friendly fellow who never meets a stranger. Okami knows some basic commands, is house broken, has good manners, and walks well on a leash. It is possible Okami can live with the right female after proper introductions. He rides well in the car and would make the right home a great family companion. Are you interested in this gorgeous boy? Please fill out an online adoption application on our website www.bigeastakitarescue.org and we will get back to you.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Bear .
 . Bear .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Bear is here! This young big boy has personality plus! Bear loves people, rides well in the car, and is house broken. Bear will need leash work and some manners, however, if you are all about training this boy will have those commands down in a flash. Bear would love a big yard to run and play. He has a very silly funny sense of humor, which the Akita breed is known for. It is possible that Bear can get along with the right female after proper introductions. Bear tested neutral with cats. Interested in adoption? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online application.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Leona .
 . Leona .
  • Akita
Leona will be joining us shortly here at BEAR. She is a very adoptable, friendly, and an easy going female Akita who sadly lived her entire life inside of a puppy mill in MO. That was in the past, and she is now free and will be searching for her forever home. Interested in Leona? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application. This girl won't be around for long!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Sapphire .
 . Sapphire .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sapphire will be joining us shortly here at BEAR. She is a very adoptable, friendly, and easy going female Akita who sadly lived her entire life inside of a puppy mill in MO. That was in the past, and she is now free and will be searching for her forever home. Interested in Sapphire? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application. This girl won't be around for long!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Gabe .
 . Gabe .  . Gabe .  . Gabe .
  • Akita
  • Prefers home without small kids
Meet Gabe, a quiet young male Akita who will need a gentle touch, and a home that is low key. He is very unsure when first meeting him, however given some time Gabe will blossom and become your best friend. He could really use a home that can help him build confidence and trust. Interested in Gabe? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for gentle Gabe.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Kain .
 . Kain .  . Kain .  . Kain .
  • Akita, Basenji
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Meet Kain! This happy and playful fellow is looking for a home to call his own. Kain can get along with the right dog once proper introductions are done. Kain is house broken, and well mannered in the home. Interested in this sweet boy? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application. This little guy won't be around long!
Young, Male, Medium
 . Ollie .
 . Ollie .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Ollie is the new kid on the BEAR block! He has made his way to us from Philadelphia Animal Control after being found wondering the streets. Ollie is friendly, loves people, and seems to mind around other dogs. It is possible this Akita can live with the right female dog with a proper introduction. Ollie will need to gain some weight while here with us and will also need to learn some manners. This young male is a open book, and in the right hands he will blossom into a wonderful loving adult. We feel a active and patient home will be best for Ollie. Please no cats and children should be respectful of the breed. Interested in making Ollie part of your family? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for this happy go lucky boy!
Young, Male, Large
 . Nikki .
 . Nikki .  . Nikki .  . Nikki .  . Nikki .  . Nikki .  . Nikki .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
This long coated gorgeous girl is new with us. Please check back soon!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Annabelle .
 . Annabelle .  . Annabelle .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Annabelle is a darling, friendly long coated Akita that never meets a stranger. She is outgoing, playful, and would love nothing more than to play with her toys and take long walks. Annabelle will need to be a only pet, however, you will need no other. Annabelle knows some basic commands, has manners, and is very well behaved. Are you interested in this girl? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a online adoption application for Annabelle. She won't be around long!
Young, Female, Large
 . Beauty & Champ  ( Pair  M & F ) .
 . Beauty & Champ  ( Pair  M & F ) .  . Beauty & Champ  ( Pair  M & F ) .  . Beauty & Champ  ( Pair  M & F ) .  . Beauty & Champ  ( Pair  M & F ) .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Dynamic Duo here! Meet Beauty and Champ! This bonded pair came to us after their owner left them both at the Brooklyn NY shelter stating he fell on hard times and could no longer care for his beloved pets. Both Beauty and Champ are crate trained, know their commands, and mind well. They both love to play and enjoy being with family. Both are easy going and great dogs! Are you interested in this pair? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application for them. They won't last long!
Adult, 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
 . Jessy .
 . Jessy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Jessy is a young male Akita (about 10 months to a year old). This is a very happy, out going, active baby who loves people. It is possible that Jessy can live with the right female after proper introductions. Jessy would do best with a family that is active and can work with him on his manners. A little work and this sweet boy will make a outstanding family companion. No cats, and children should be respectful of the Akita breed. Are you interested in this young boy? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application this sweet fellow.
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
 . 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
 . 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 .  . 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
 . 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 .  . 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
 . 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 .  . 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