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
Before giving up a dog to a shelter, read
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?
For more information, contact Deb Harlow at AkitaAdvocates@cox.net
- 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
Akitas Currently Available for Adoption
Placed or settled (started 4/1/04)
Koda" & Jezabelle