Where Are Some Shelters or Rescue Groups Specifically for Akitas?


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Breed-specific Akita rescue groups are located across the United States. Petfinder partners with a number of rescue organizations that solely rescue Akitas and can point potential adopters to Akita rescues in the adopter's area. The Akita Rescue Society of America also provides resources for locating local Akita rescue groups.

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The Midwest Akita Rescue Society rescues dogs and operates in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan and the surrounding area. Big East Akita Rescue provides services in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, as well as throughout the Northeast. ARMAC, the Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc., operates in the greater Washington, D.C. area. A Passion for Paws and TikiHut Akita Rescue both operate in California. There are many more rescues for Akitas in a number of other states, as well.

A potential adoptive pet owner can reach out to a local branch of the SPCA or Humane Society for more information regarding local Akita rescues. Nationwide pet adoption sites such as Petfinder are also useful resources to consider when searching for breed-specific rescue organizations. The American Kennel Club also provides resources and assistance to potential adopters on locating reputable Akita rescue groups. Often, Akita breeders may provide information regarding rescue organizations to interested adopters. Akita breeder information is also available on the American Kennel Club website.

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