ONE REACH ONE!!
This program allows you to commit
to assisting Akita owners who cannot afford to spay or neuter
their pet, thereby saving hundreds of purebred Akitas from being
euthanized in public shelters. Please follow the link above to
find out how to give to this marvelous program - it's a wonderful
way to help
Have you seen ZEUS
? He was last seen in Marathon Key, Fla. and is sorely missed
by his family. Can you help????
, a beautiful female Akita, was LOST in
Cape Coral, Fla., when she jumped through the screen door at home.
There is a REWARD for her return.
- a gorgeous Akita who was dog-napped from his family in North
Miami. Have you seen this dog????
Reunion with Lyle
Tips and Help for placing
your Pet. Please read this
before contacting ARSF
See these lovely, handsome, and very wonderful
SPECIAL NEEDS DOGS:
January 18, 2014
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Rescue at its absolute best. Here are before and after pictures
The Akita is a very ancient breed, tracing its history in Japan back
more than 2500 years. In 1931, the Akita was designated as a Natural
Monument in his native country and in 1937 the first Akita was brought
to the United States by Helen Keller. The breed was recognized by
the AKC in 1973. The Akita is very aptly described by Westminster:
the breed's " proud heritage includes hunting large game such
as bear, elk, and boar. This powerful and dignified member of the
Working Group is renowned for courage and loyalty, but may not be
tolerant of other animals. His luxurious double coat can include any
combination of vibrant colors. Aloof toward strangers, they form strong
family bonds. Highly intelligent with a keen sense of humor, the Akita
responds best to respectful commands and training techniques that
rely on motivation rather than force. Strong-willed and proud, Akitas
are not receptive to abusive methods."
The Akita is a large, powerful dog, with some males weighing over
100 pounds. Natural guard dogs and aloof by nature, most are still
very tolerant of children. Akitas are alert and responsive (though
very rarely hyperactive), and sometimes become lethargic in hot weather
- which also heralds one of the times of year they shed their soft,
fluffy undercoat all over your house (think miniature tumbleweeds).
One should keep in mind that these dogs, though all of one breed,
have personalities as individual as you and me. One of the greatest
advantages to getting your Akita from our organization is that its
temperament will have already been evaluated - within reason, we can
tell you if a specific dog doesn't like cats, for example. The potential
owner should always keep in mind that any large breed of dog can be
a potential danger if mistreated or not properly trained, and must
commit him or herself to the proper care and training of his or her
new family member. The Akita is usually docile, quiet, and needs only
a moderate amount of exercise. Fiercely loyal, the Akita prefers human
company to that of other animals and is not happy when separated from
his family. These wonderful dogs, though not for everyone, are just
what many people are looking for (tumbleweeds and all)!
Akita Inu. A page from the Dog Owners's Guide.