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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 . Kolten .
 . Kolten .  . Kolten .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without catsPrefers home without small kids
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. 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
 . Otis .
 . Otis .  . Otis .  . Otis .  . Otis .  . Otis .  . Otis .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Otis is now here with us at BEAR. This boy is as cute as a button, silly, playful, and ready to be your new best friend. Otis is house broken, knows sit, and minds well in the home. This easy going boy would do best in a home the medium energy. It is also possible Otis can live with the right female dog after a meet and greet. Do you like a dog with lots of personality? Then Otis is the boy for you! Interested in adopting Otis? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out a online adoption application for Otis. He won't be around for long!
Adult, Male, Large
 . 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
 . Annabelle .
 . Annabelle .  . Annabelle .  . Annabelle .  . Annabelle .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Annabelle was found as a stray and was never reclaimed, and BEAR was called and asked for help by one of our local animal shelters here in NJ. Miss Annabelle is a very young one year of age, friendly, out going female who we feel can live with the right male dog after a proper introduction. Annabelle is super friendly, knows some basic commands and minds well. She can go into a home with children age ten and up that have lived with the breed in the past and know how to respect them. This gal is just a love, she had no troubles riding in the car and is going to make a active, fun loving family a great companion. Interested in Annabelle? Please go to our website at: www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a online adoption application quickly as this baby won't be around for long.
Young, 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
 . Tarra .
 . Tarra .  . Tarra .  . Tarra .  . Tarra .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Tarra is a big beautiful fawn girl, who is quiet, well mannered, gentle, great on leash, crate trained, and has impeccable house manners. Tarra loves to go on walks, and will carry her favorite toy in her mouth which we find so endearing! This big girl is always ready to go for a ride too! She would do best in easy going to laid back energy level home. Are you interested in meeting Tarra? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Not known
 . Jackson .
 . Jackson .  . Jackson .  . Jackson .  . Jackson .  . Jackson .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without cats
Are you interested in meeting Jackson? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for him!
Adult, Male, Large
 . Allison .
 . Allison .  . Allison .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Allison is brand new with us at BEAR, and we will update with more information when available. Do you have a question about Allison or another one of our Akitas? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net. Are you interested in meeting Allison? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Sally .
 . Sally .  . Sally .  . Sally .  . Sally .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Sally has come to bear after being used only for breeding purposes. This mild and gentle girl meets everyone with a tail wag and a kiss. Sally does well around other dogs and its possible she can live with the right male dog after a meet and greet. Sally is leash trained, housebroken, crate trained and easy going. This is a wonderful, calm, and loving girl who would also do well with children that know how to respect the Akita breed. Are you interested in meeting Sally? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, Large
 . Misty .
 . Misty .  . Misty .  . Misty .  . Misty .  . Misty .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
Misty has arrived at BEAR! This big gal is one big loving bear and weighs 118 pounds! She loves cuddles and is a kisser, even on her first date! Misty came to us after being used as a breeding machine, where she was not treated as a pet; her only value was to produce pups for profit. Despite her past, Misty remains trusting, and loyal to humans. She is laid back, easy going, crate trained, leash trained, and house broken. She is a leaner too! Are you interested in meeting Misty? Please email us at bigeastakitarescue@verizon.net or go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application for her!
Adult, Female, 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
 . Delilah .
 . Delilah .
  • Akita
  • Prefers home without dogsPrefers home without cats
Meet Delilah! Delilah is a darling female Akita who comes to us with her brother Sampson after their mom died suddenly. A good-hearted neighbor had taken the dogs in to her yard as she did not want to see them both go to animal control. The neighbor ended up falling on hard times and could no longer care for the dogs. They became infested with fleas and lost weight. She ended up reaching out for help and that is where rescue stepped in. Both of these Akitas were once loved indoor family pets. Both have since been fully vetted and brought back to a adoptable state thanks to the help of Kelli Heatherman. If you're interested in giving this pair that second chance that they so truly deserve, please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an online application for Sampson & Delilah.
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
 . Gemma .
 . Gemma .  . Gemma .  . Gemma .
  • Akita
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with routine shots
  • Prefers home without dogs
Gemma is a three year old female Akita who originally came to us after her owner was found to be terminally ill and could no longer care for her. Gemma is a very smart girl, she knows her commands and minds well in the home. She loves to play, loves her toys, and adored her family who she misses very much. We feel Gemma should go to an adult home as an only pet and would prefer her to have a secured fenced in-yard. This is a gal who is truly heartbroken over the loss of her family and has since become somewhat withdrawn so she will need time to slowly form that special bond with her new owner. Are you interested in Gemma? Please go to www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in a adoption application online for this gem!
Adult, Female, Medium