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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Hana was adopted out by us at the age of 7 months. She lived in a home with her husky brother and mom who adored her for 7 years. Then suddenly Hana’s mom passed away unexpectedly. There was not one family member that could keep Hana so she was brought back to us after all those years. As we expect Hana is very confused . She lost her Husky brother , her mom and her home. Hana would love a home that is experienced with Akitas , and a home that will give her time to love and trust again. Hana is fully vetted, house broken, leash trained and is well behaved. Interested in this Akita ? Please go to our website and put in an online adoption application. Let’s get Hana back into a home View full description »
Billie comes to us from a local shelter in NJ after being found wondering in a park . When Billie first arrived she was clearly confused and would alert bark. Billie has since realized we are her buddies and she now has settled in beautifully. Billie knows some basic commands , is housebroken and is strong on leash . This little beauty needs sometime to warm up, but once she does she is a kisser and loves zoomies. Billie seems very dog so it is possible she can live with the right male dog after a proper introduction. Interested in this cutie pie ? Please go to our website and put in your application for Billie View full description »
My name is Pina , I once had a mom who loved me and raised me and she suddenly passed away unexpectedly. Sadly my other family members could not keep me because they had to return to college . I am a very good , happy girl that will need a little time to trust and warm up, after all losing my mom it really hit me hard . I am good in the house and know some basic commands. It’s possible that I can live with the right male large breed dog after introducing and acclimation. Interested in meeting me , please go to the website and fill out a online adoption application at www.bigeastakitarescue.org View full description »
Meet Willow , this brindle beauty will steal your heart . When Willow first came to us she was very shut down . She would pancake and was very unsure. Given her back ground it’s no surprise. Willow was in need of learning how to be a happy dog. Luckily we have some amazing folks that have taken Willow under their wings and worked with her . Today Willow can walk down a busy street on leash and mind well in a home setting. Willow is now crate trained and house broken. Give her a little time to warm up and you will have yourself and best friend . We do feel Willow would do best with a confident male dog in her home to help her feel secure. Interested in this Akita ? Please go to our website and submit a online application for Willow View full description »
Tasha is new we are currently getting to know her better. Please check back for more information! View full description »
Introducing Coco 2! More information will be available soon. View full description »
This big happy guy is currently being treated for heart worm, and once completed he will be joining us here in NJ where he will go up for adoption! Buc'ee is a hoot so please check back for more updates! View full description »
Better photos coming soon! Waylon is around 1.5yrs old. He was found as a stray in upstate NY. His captor tried for 2 months to get him, but he is VERY smart and didn't fall for anything until the day came we had a volunteer capture him in an enclosure. He was out in -40° Temps. But February 13th, we got him at one in the morning. He went from totally feral and distant, to loving and relaxed. It took about a week for him to come out of his shell. His rescuer spent a lot of time with him: taught him crates aren't bad and how to eat kibble again. He walks ok on a leash, but if something scares him, he will dart. He respects a fence and hasn't ever tried jumping one or digging under. He does NOT do well with other dogs, which is understandable, as he was loose for quite a while. Cats are undecided. He received the name Waylon, from Waylon Jennings and the Highway Men, since he was a stray. He does protect his home at all costs. When he learns to trust you, he loves you with his whole heart. He is food driven. We are still working on showing him car rides won't hurt him. He gets lots of pets, praise and cookies when he jumps inside. He learned cars are bad from being loose. His best situation would be a fenced back yard with an adult and mid/late teen family because when he plays, he's very expressive with his paws. He's a severe love bug if you are his human. Waylon is now neutered, microchipped, heartworm, lyme negative tested and given appropriate vaccines. He just wants a couch and a backyard to run and play. Oh, tennis balls, he LOVES tennis balls. Interested in this darling? Please go to our website and put in an application. View full description »
Meet Leo! He is a friendly out going young male Akita who is new with us. So far he has been a perfect guest; minds around the other dogs, knows some basic commands, is house broken, and rides like a dream in the car. Interested? Please go to our website and put in an application. View full description »
Looking for fun? Louie is your guy! Happy go lucky, knows sit, and high five. Loves to play and loves people. He might be able to live with the right large female dog after proper introduction and acclimation time. Great boy! Interested in Louie? Please go to our website and put in an application. View full description »
Sissy is still learning to walk on the lead and is also still looking for a way out. She is sweet and does like to be petted but sometimes her return kisses end up with keeter nibbles instead of licks. She will take treats very gently and sometimes knows her name. Interested in this girl? Please go to our website and fill out an application for Sissy. View full description »
Catie is young, sweet, and unsure of things. She is working on building her confidence and on lead she still army crawls and it is a little unsure. Once in the yard she is fine. She loves getting attention and petting and is very people friendly. She doesn't seem to mind having Marty beside her who is a male Akita. Interested in giving this girl a soft place to land? A home with patience and love? Please go to our website and put in an online adoption application. View full description »
Hulk has come out of his shell and is gaining more confident each day. He will come up to us for pets and if you’re lucky, you will get one of his nose kisses on your face. He loves to run the zoomies and is figuring out what a tennis ball is for. I think he will bond very tightly to whomever has the patience to win his trust. Interested in Hulk? Please go to our website and put in an online application. View full description »
Want to know more about Doodle Dandy? Please reach out through our website www.bigeastakitarescue.org and put in an application. View full description »
Kenji is a young male Akita who is new with us. He is a very active and playful boy who would do best in a home that will work with him on his manners. Kenji is currently working on walking on leash and making good progress. This fellow is food motivated so training is going along nicely. It is possible Kenji can live with the right female after proper introduction and acclimation time. Interested in this beautiful boy? Please go to our website and put in an online adoption application. View full description »
Tilly is new with us at BEAR. Tilly came to us from a breeding situation along with four of her pups. Tilly has been wonderful here; happy, playful, and loves people. She is a great gal about 2-3 years old and will be spayed before placement. Interested in Tilly? Please go to our website and put in an online application for adoption at www.bigeastakitarescue.org. View full description »
I am on my way this week to NJ! Are you interested in this Akita? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an online adoption application. View full description »
Why doesn’t anyone want me ? Gage comes to BEAR out of Memphis, TN. Sadly, Gage sustained a gunshot wound to his back at close range. Despite what he has lived through, this boy still loves people and gives tail wags. Gage has been released from the hospital in TN, he is now here in NJ. Gage is a very friendly, very active fellow who would do best in a home with a secured fenced in yard so he can run and play. Gage was a stray so we do not know who did this or what happened. Gage is very food motivated so training is coming along well with this happy guy. Interested in Gage? Please go to our website and out in an online adoption application. Applicants should have breed knowledge. View full description »
Bear Bear is a big beautiful two year old male Akita who came to us after living the last two years of his life outside in his owners back yard. Despite what he has been through, he remains friendly and affectionate to all people he meets. This big happy fellow loves to play, and loves to run so a secured back yard would work best for him. Looking for a buddy to train, work out and have a blast with? Bear is your boy! Breed experience preferred. Interested in adopting an Akita? Please go to our website at www.bigeastakitarescue.org and fill out an application. View full description »