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Introducing AARTA 
We are pleased to announce that our rescue effort has evolved into a formal organization. AARTA, Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona is in the process of gaining 501c3 status as a non-profit Akita Rescue group. Led by Deb Harlow, AARTA has already found new homes for ten Akitas prior to attaining formalized non-profit status.

AARTA greatly appreciates donations of food, supplies and funds in support of Akitas in Arizona who have become homeless. We also need foster families to care for Akitas waiting for new homes. You may donate or receive foster information by contacting Deb Harlow or Carol Harris


Thinking of adopting an Akita? 

First and foremost, adopting an Akita is a PERMANENT and LIFELONG commitment. It is not a casual arrangement or a pet for convenience. Listed below are links to help you decide if you have the proper environment, setting, temperament and are capable of providing a life-long home for an Akita. 

Remember also that Akitas bond very closely to their human families. It doesn't take long for them to understand that they are "home", even though they are confused about how they ended up as  orphans. 

Before giving up a dog to a shelter, read this

Is an Akita the Right Dog for Me?

Prospective Adoption Questionnaire

Not everyone is looking for a puppy - and adopting an adult Akita from our program is a win-win situation! You are spared time consuming housebreaking training and the puppy chewing phase, and a dog who did not choose to be an orphan finds a loving, forever home. If you are considering adopting, or know someone who is, please read this:

Why Adopt an Adult Akita?

What You Can Do To Help!
  • Consider adopting one of our available Akitas.
  • Consider fostering an Akita in our program until a new, permanent home can be found.
  • Support our rescue efforts by sponsoring an Akita in our care
  • Make a one-time donation to help us defray veterinary expenses. Checks may be made out to AARTA 
For more information, contact Deb Harlow at AkitaAdvocates@cox.net
 
Wagging Tails and Happy Endings
Read about our successful placements! 

Akitas Currently Available for Adoption

Placed or settled (started 4/1/04)
Loki
Tracker
Koda" & Jezabelle
Akita
Bear
Millie
Kuma
Keesha
Kya
Jada
AL
Nikita
Harley
Bailey
Cinder
Simba
Kita
Lobo
Moose
Yukon
Mary
Zorro
Hana 
Tasha
Torque
Noku 
Acacia

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