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 . Bear (Courtesy Listing) .
 . Bear (Courtesy Listing) .  . Bear (Courtesy Listing) .  . Bear (Courtesy Listing) .  . Bear (Courtesy Listing) .
  • Akita, Husky
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Bear is located in CT, and we will post more info as we receive it. Please check back soon!
Senior, Male, Large
 . Melia .
 . Melia .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Melia was just released from a commercial breeding facility in PA. She is very sweet and brand new with us. She is in need of some TLC as her coat is gone from her rear and tail, and we suspect flea bite dermatitis. We will get her all fixed up and ready for her new home soon so please check back!Interested in adopting this Akita? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application. Thank you!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Logan (Courtesy Listing) .
 . Logan (Courtesy Listing) .  . Logan (Courtesy Listing) .  . Logan (Courtesy Listing) .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Logan is very playful and has a outgoing personality. He enjoys being rubbed and likes to have a window to look out of. He’s very submissive and enjoys doing what’s asked of him especially when there’s a treat. Logan has an auto immune disease called VKH syndrome ( https://www.marvistavet.com/vkh-syndrome.pml ) which affects the pigment of his skin and without immediate treatment can have a long term effect on the eyes and possible blindness. In terms of medical treatment, He is currently on a steroid (prednisone) which helps suppress his immune system to stop it from attacking itself. Also on eye medication (prednisone, timolol, and dorzolamide). Pricewise the medications themselves are not costly. As of now, I haven’t spent more than $70 dollars for his medications. The more costly things I’ve noticed was the actual exam fee. He has dog insurance which covers 90% of his medical expenses excluding the exam fee. Logan knows the sit, stay, lay commands. I'll ask him if he wants water or does he have to use the bathroom and he’ll respond with a whine if he does. Same for food. The type of home I think that would be best suited for him is one where he can both be active and have some time to relax and receive a lot of love and just remain social, whether it’s with kids, other dogs, etc. He is house broken so he doesn’t need to be crated.This Akita is located in Rochester, NY. If you're interested in him, please go to our website and fill out a online adoption application and we will get back to you shortly.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Freddy .
 . Freddy .  . Freddy .  . Freddy .  . Freddy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Freddy came to rescue from a NY shelter in a pretty rough condition with his mom Queen. It seems they were both left outside in a yard to fend for themselves after their owner was arrested and taken to prison. We are not clear on the details, we just know both of these dogs needed help. Both akitas are very friendly despite what they have been through. We do feel Freddy would do best in a home with a dog friend and a secured fenced so he can run and play . Freddy will need a little help with manners however he is a wonderful boy who would be a great addition to the right home. Update : Freddy's mom Queen was adopted 🙂Are you interested in giving this Akita a home? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out our online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Simba .
 . Simba .  . Simba .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
One of the saddest things we see in rescue is an older dog dumped because he/she is no longer wanted. This is what happened to Simba, after 9 years of love and loyalty he was no longer wanted. Yes, just like that. He found himself in a crowded Philadelphia shelter where space is a grave concern. Samba is a big sweet loving boy who loves to lean into with his entire body to be pet and loved on. How anyone could do this to him is beyond our understanding. We are looking to put him in a home that would treasure this boy, he so deserves to spend his time being loved, and treated with kindness.We have yet to dog test Simba as he did come down with kennel cough and its very contagious to other dogs. Once he recovers we will see what happens before a meet and greet. We are thinking a quiet home where he can just live out his remaining few years would work best for Simba. Is that loving home yours?Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarscue.org and put in an online adoption applications under our available dogs. Thank you for wanting to give an Akita another chance.
Senior, Male, Large
 . Sunny .
 . Sunny .  . Sunny .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sunny is new with us at BEAR. She will be making her way here in October 2019 so please check back soon for updates!Interested in this Akita? Please go to our website and fill out an online adoption application at www.bigeastakitarescue.org
Adult, Female, Large
 . Gunner .
 . Gunner .  . Gunner .  . Gunner .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Gunner will be makings way to BEAR in October 2019 so please check back soon for more updates.Interested in this Akita? Please go to our website and fill out an online adoption application at www.bigeastakitarescue.org
Adult, Male, Large
 . Toro .
 . Toro .  . Toro .  . Toro .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Toro is a gorgeous young red tiger striped male that has a history of living with smaller dogs. He was left at a shelter in Wisconsin and never reclaimed. Toro is crate trained, leash trained and very friendly with all people. It is possible he can live with the right large female . No kitties please. We feel this wonderful boy would do best in a home that is active , perhaps likes hikes or long walks . Great boy !! Fun and loves to play !!!Are you interested in Toro? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Young, Male, Large
 . Rose .
 . Rose .  . Rose .  . Rose .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Rose is a very young (10 months-1 year) female Akita who came to us after her breeder no longer wanted her. He was "done" breeding and left this young girl at a vets office to be euthanized. Thank goodness the vet reached out to us for help and we took Rose and her sister Gypsy into our rescue. Recently Rose was bitten by another dog while being boarded, and sadly she lost a few toes. She still has her foot and pad and Rose is currently recovering from her ordeal and doing great. She will be looking for a home and or foster home so she can fully heal. Do you have what it takes to help sweet Rose? This girl adores children! Rides well in the car and if needed can be crated.Are you interested in Rose? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application .
Young, Female, Large
 . Sheba (Courtesy Listing-Shelter) .
 . Sheba (Courtesy Listing-Shelter) .  . Sheba (Courtesy Listing-Shelter) .  . Sheba (Courtesy Listing-Shelter) .  . Sheba (Courtesy Listing-Shelter) .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
Sheba is with the Monmouth County SPCA in NJ. For more information on this pretty girl, please go to their site www.monmouthcountyspca.org
Adult, Female, Large
 . Mazzy .
 . Mazzy .  . Mazzy .  . Mazzy .  . Mazzy .  . Mazzy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Mazzy will be joining us here at BEAR once she is fully vetted. Mazzy was found in rough shape while wondering the streets of Memphis TN. She has since been taken to the vet and is receiving medical care. Once she is done, she will make her way up to NJ and start the search for her new home. Good Luck Mazzy, and we will see you in August 2019!If you are interested in adopting or fostering Mazzy, please go to our website and fill out an online application at www.bigeastakitarescue.org
Adult, Female, Large
 . Gypsy .
 . Gypsy .  . Gypsy .  . Gypsy .  . Gypsy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Please meet Gypsy a sweet, loving, and playful young female Akita. Gypsy rides well in the car, is affectionate and loving. She loves to play! Gypsy is good on leash, house broken, and its is possible she can live with the right large male dog after a proper introduction and some time. Gypsy will be making her way to us from OH sometime in the month of July 2019. Please check back soon!Are you interested in adopting Gypsy? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Young, Female, Large
 . Yuri .
 . Yuri .  . Yuri .  . Yuri .  . Yuri .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Yuri is a 2 year old female Akita that has come to us after being found wondering the streets of Newark NJ. Yuri is social and friendly with all people, good on a leash, and rides like a dream in the car. Its clear this girl was once a house pet, as it shows in her behavior She would love nothing more than to go for walks and be your best friend. This is a wonderful girl who will acclimate easily into a home. No other pets please. Children should be ten and older.Are you interested in Yuri? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Sheldon .
 . Sheldon .  . Sheldon .  . Sheldon .  . Sheldon .  . Sheldon .  . Sheldon .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Beautiful Sheldon comes to us from rural TN where he was found living in a abandon shack injured from what appeared to be multiple animal bites. A concerned citizen was able to trap Sheldon and got him to a local vet for care. That is where we stepped in and agreed to take Sheldon into our organization. At this time, Sheldon is currently in Memphis, TN. Once he is all healed up he will be moved up into NJ, so please check back soon for more updates.Are you interested in Sheldon? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Wyatt .
 . Wyatt .  . Wyatt .  . Wyatt .  . Wyatt .  . Wyatt .  . Wyatt .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
UPDATE! Wyatt is now neutered and ready for his new home! Wyatt is a 7-8 month old male Akita pup that has come to us from TN and is currently in a foster home. This is a young male Akita that will need to be socialized, and trained to blossom into a wonderful adult. You must have the time, experience and patience to put into Wyatt. This Akita would do best in a active home. He would make a great companion in a home that likes to hike, take long walks, and enjoys the outdoors.If you feel your home is committed and can give Wyatt what he needs, please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application. Thank you!
Baby, Male, Large
 . Bunny .
 . Bunny .  . Bunny .  . Bunny .  . Bunny .  . Bunny .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sweet Bunny is a 4-5 year old female Akita who is a very friendly and submissive gal. She comes to us after being released from a commercial kennel in PA. Bunny is affectionate, loving, and very docile. It is very possible Bunny can live with the right male dog after proper introductions. Bunny has been spayed, gastroplexied, and is current on all shots. She is also micro chipped, and heart worm negative.Interested in this Akita? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for Bunny!
Adult, Female, Large
 . The Count .
 . The Count .  . The Count .  . The Count .  . The Count .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
The Count has arrived in NJ. This big silly friendly 2 year old male is happy, active and playful. He is wonderful with all people! The Count has a zest for life and would love to be your buddy. He will need a little leash work, however he is worth every effort. A nice big secured back yard would help this young boy run off some energy, or perhaps a family that loves to run or hike would be best. This is a sweet big guy who just loves life! The Count rides well in the car and loves his toys. Children should be 10 and older and know how to respect the Akita breed. We have not yet dog tested him however he does mind well when around other large dogs. This boy is awesome and won't be around for long.Interested in adopting this big fellow? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application.
Adult, Male, Not known
 . Katy .
 . Katy .  . Katy .  . Katy .  . Katy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Katy, an 11 month old Akita that has come to us from a commercial breeding kennel in MO. Katy is learning what its like to be a dog at BEAR. In the past she was only used to produce puppies and turn a profit for her owner. When we when received Katy, we noticed she came to us with a broken toe that was left to healed up on its own in a twisted position. This doesn't stop her from running and walking. Katy loves to run the yard and is learning how to play with her toys. On leash she can pull some, but we will work on this. We feel Katy can live with the right male dog so a meet and greet would be needed. Would you like to help Katy and teach her how to be a much loved member of your family?Are you interested in adopting this Akita? Please go to our website and fill out an online adoption application. Please be sure to completely fill out the form before submitting.
Young, Female, Large
 . Daisy .
 . Daisy .  . Daisy .  . Daisy .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Daisy is a sweetheart! She is loving, affectionate, and loves her squeaky toys! Daisy walks well on leash, she is playful when needed, and will curl up next to you when its time to rest. She is spayed, heart worm negative and has been gastroplexied. Come meet this loving girl today! It is possible she can live with the right large male dog so a meet and greet would be needed. Daisy is waiting for you!Are you interested in adopting this Akita? Please go to our website under available Akitas and fill out an online adoption application. Please be sure to completely fill out the form before submitting.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Lilly .
 . Lilly .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Lilly will be joining us at BEAR. Please check back soon for more information.Are you interested in adopting this Akita? Please go to our website under available Akitas and fill out an online adoption application. Please be sure to completely fill out the form before submitting.
Young, Female, Large
 . Cindy-Lu .
 . Cindy-Lu .  . Cindy-Lu .  . Cindy-Lu .  . Cindy-Lu .  . Cindy-Lu .  . Cindy-Lu .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Meet Cindy Lu! This young beautiful Akita is quiet, gentle, and affectionate. Cindy walks well on leash, is immaculate in her run, and has wonderful manners. Cindy Lu can live with the right large confident male dog after a proper introduction. When first meeting Cindy she is aloof but polite. Give her a few of her favorite cookies and you have yourself a buddy!Are you interested in adopting this Akita? Please go to our website under available Akitas and fill out an online adoption application. Please be sure to completely fill out the form before submitting.
Adult, Female, Large
 . Robby .
 . Robby .  . Robby .  . Robby .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Robby came to us as a stray from the city of Philadelphia. It sadly appears this boy was kept mostly outdoors. Since coming to us at BEAR he has finally started to put on some much needed weight. So far Robby has been easy to handle and enjoys being pet and given attention.As we get to know this big boy we will post updates, so please check back soon.Are you interested in adopting this Akita? Please go to our website under available Akitas and fill out an online adoption application. Please be sure to completely fill out the form before submitting.
Adult, Male, Large
 . Sweetie Pie .
 . Sweetie Pie .  . Sweetie Pie .  . Sweetie Pie .  . Sweetie Pie .  . Sweetie Pie .  . Sweetie Pie .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sweetie Pie is just that, Sweet as Pie! This gal was left at a rural NC shelter by her owner after a move. Sweetie was extremely underweight, filthy, and clearly neglected. Despite all of this, she remains loving towards all people. She has shown to be good around other dogs also. Sweetie is friendly to all people, can possibly live with the right male dog after a meet and greet. She is house broken and would love nothing more to be your best friend.Interested in this wonderful girl? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an adoption application for Sweetie. She won't be around long!
Young, Female, Large
 . Sapphire .
 . Sapphire .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Sapphire has arrived and what a gem she is! This young female loves to play and loves people. She is good on leash, house broken and quiet. Sapphire would love a home with a big fenced in yard and maybe a few children to play with. This girl is very silly and has a ton of energy. Are you the right home for this little spitfire?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
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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
 . 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
 . Sam .
 . Sam .  . Sam .  . Sam .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Sam, a big handsome solid white male Akita who loves to ride in the car! Sam would love nothing better than to be your riding buddy. This smiling fellow has come to us from Philadelphia Animal Control, after being left there by his owner who stated he could no longer care for Sam. He will need a home with a breed-experienced owner and he should be an only pet. This big boy is awaiting his next ride, will it be with you?Are you interested in Sam? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for him!
Adult, Male, Large