Midwest Akita Rescue Society

Serving the Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota Areas



AVAILABLE ORPHANS


Our Orphans

Are all equal in our eyes—young or old, show quality or pet
We see them through the eyes of rescue
Beyond physical apperance, beyond age, beyond judgment
Each one deserving of love, compassion and a forever home

We see their spirit and love them equally
We kindly ask that you do the same.

Additional information on the breed and our application, which is required, are located under the Welcome Menu above.

 

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Orphans We're Still Getting To Know

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Tony
 
TONY
Young Male
South Bend, IN
 

 

JACOB (Jake)
Darien, IL

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Jacob
Jacob
Jacob

Jacob, whom we call Jake, is a young male Akita who rather than looking for his ladder to the heavens is looking for his forever home. He lived the first period of his life with a young man who loved him dearly however fell upon hard times and lost his dwelling and his job and wanted Jake to be cared for adequately so he contacted MARS to help. We took Jake into our program and after vetting he has shown himself to be a very good Akita who walks on lead like a kitten. He does know some basic commands and loves to sit on the lap of a particular person who oversees him and cares for him while at the kennel. Jake thinks he is a lap dog for her....a very large lap dog! If you would like to help Jake find his forever home or just meet our boy, contact Deanna OBrien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773 594 9302.

 

zILLOW
Face of a Craigslist Akita
Cleveland, OH

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Jacob
Zillow
Zillow

"I once had a home but my family had to rehome me so they put an ad on this thing called Craigslist. I was so confused and didn't understand what was going on. Who is Craigslist? Will that be my new owner? Why isn't my family keeping me? Not too much later, my family said I found you a good family, you will be taken care of and won't be taken to the pound. I left with my new family who had another dog, kids, and a house. But for some reason, I was left outside. My collar is a men's belt. I hardly was fed as I am extremely underweight and my ears hurt from the flies biting them. Six months later, my new family is taking me for a car ride and they take me to visit this place with lots of other dogs but they leave me there. I heard a person who works at this place say that I don't have any time here because I'm an owner surrender at the pound. The pound? I thought I wasn't suppose to go to the pound. My name is now Zillow, as I lost my home and am looking for a new one."

Zillow is a large young boy, very powerful and learning to walk gently on lead and learn more basic skills. Zillow is a good boy who just has not had any hands on training. He is a smart boy who is learning fast, quite friendly, and is a good looking Akita. If you are interested in meeting our Zillow, please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773 594 9302.

 

LADY BELLA
Cleveland, OH

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Lady Bella
Lady Bella
Lady Bella

Lady Bella was kept on a chain by a Tennesssee trucker who surrendered her to the local pound because she didn't like the owners' two Yorkies who lived in the house. Lady B has been nothing but polite with seven different larger dogs of all kinds since she was taken in by MARS and transported to Ohio, where she awaits a new home with someone who will give her the attention and affection she desires and deserves.

Lady B is a medium sized female perhaps two years old, she's quite affectionate and joyously active when she is outdoors. She likes to be petted and played with and knows how to politely sit very well. One of her handlers says, "She loves to hunt bugs, frogs, and chipmunks on her walks. She is very friendly and easily greets new people." Please contact Deanna OBrien at 773 594 9302 or marsakita@sbcglobal.net for more information on Bella.

 

ZOEY
Darien, IL

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Zoey
Zoey
Zoey

Zoey has endured a sad beginning on her journey to MARS and a forever home. Her owners vacated an apartment that they were living in and abandoned Zoey there where she was finally discovered by the new tenants that were looking to rent the space. The new tentants felt so sorry for this Akita who was so thin and took her to a vet getting her a rabies shot, collar and then took her to the main pound in Chicago as they could not keep her. A caring volunteer notified MARS about this Akita as it looked like she was just shutting down in the shelter. MARS found her to be indeed shutting down as well as extremely underweight. We waited for the mandatory hold to be up and immediately took her to the vet. She was docile on the ride to the vet and the kennel and she would not even take a treat. The vet stated that this was the thinest Akita he had treated at only 45 lbs and advised us to put some weight on her slowly. By some miracle she was heartworm negative

Zoey's next chapter was much brighter as she slowly came back to life with some love and care and good solid food. Her tail is now up as well as her ears and she looks forward to her walks and the tasty morsels she finds in her dish. Zoey is a sweet loving female about 4.5 to 5 and learning that there are good things and kind people caring about her. If you would like to learn more about our Zoey and become one of her peeps, please contact Deanna OBrien at 773 594 9302 or marsakita@sbcglobal.net.

 

WINSTON
Osage, IA

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Winston
Winston
Winston

Winston is a very attractive 6 year old male Akita who was given up by his owner due an altercation with a neighbor's cat. He has been through obedience classes and is housebroken and an excellent example of the breed. He is good with people and thus far in his foster home he is playing well with another male dog without incident. The county where he previously lived had harsh rules against any hostility shown to other animals and cats so Winston was forced to find a new place to hang his leash. Akitas as most of us are aware have a hunting background and when encountering other critters outside of the home, they normally will chase and/or pursue much to Winston's demise. If you are interested in learning more about our Winston please contact Deanna OBrien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773 594 9302.

 

AKIRA
St. Louis, MO

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Akira
Akira
Akira

Akira was named after a Japanese saga about a mystic powerful male ruler in future Japan history. Our Akita is a stunning female Akita with a gentle elegant personality and temperament. Akira was purchased as a pup by a family for their young daughter and when the daughter left home the she also left her Akita with her parents. They felt that this dog was just too big for their empty nest lives now and contacted MARS to possibly find a new residence for Akira.

Akira is five years of age, house broken and trained in basic obedience. She has lovely manners and her basic white coat is very stunning. She charms her way around all who meet her although has the very typical Akita aloofness until she decides that you can be a part of her entourage. She is a gentle diva who is looking for a new home and one that will be her forever home. If you are interested in meeting or learning more about our Akira, please contact Deanna OBrien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

TOMOKO
Cleveland, OH

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Tom
Tom
Tosca

Tomoko means "child of wisdom" and our Tomoko (Tom for short) is a young male Akita approximately two years of age who we feel is wise and of a gentle nature. Tomoko came from a shelter in Ohio and was picked up as a stray. He charmed the staff at the shelter just as he has charmed our evaluator and our foster care givers. Comments from his foster care giver..."Tom walks well on lead and is not overly aggressive to other dogs in his kennel. He is on the small side for a male. Has a beautiful face and coat. Very easy to walk, and seems fine with walking with Tadao (a bit bigger male) and would be interested in interaction, but we don't allow it yet."

Tom was not given any obedience training so we are working on the basics and he is showing himself to be a fast learner and very eager to please. If you would like to learn more about our Tomoko, please contact Deanna OBrien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594- 9302

 

NEFFIE
South Bend, IN

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Neffie
Neffie
Neffie

On a late evening a man walked into a shelter in Indianapolis with a young female Akita stating that he had to give her up as he could no longer afford to feed her or care for her. The next morning the same man walked into the shelter with a box of six new born pups that he said he found in his garage......The pups were immediately taken to Neffie who eagerly accepted them and began feeding them. MARS was contacted and we urgently tried to find a foster spot for mom and pups. They will be placed for adoption when they attain eight weeks of age and we are looking for some good caring homes for our rolly polly pups as well as their mom Neffie who will be spayed prior to placement. Mom is definitely a pure bred Akita however the heritage of the pups sire is not known. If you would like to brighten up your life and your days and inhale some puppy breath with one of the members of Neffie's family, please contact Deanna OBrien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773 594 9302.

Neffie is sending special thanks to the Ogresovich family for being her sponsor and also for adopting and providing a wonderful forever and ever home her pup Kenji.

 

ADDIE
Gratitude for Addie-tude
Menomonie, WI

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Addie
Addie
Addie

Addie's VideoOur little Miss from Mississippi is ready to join a loving forever family. Addie is full of life and love—we’re not sure which she has in greater supply but she is very willing to share both with anyone she meets.

Being born with only a partially formed right front leg hasn’t stopped Addie—she has used her ever working mind to figure out ways to do things. and do them well. She recently visited a wonderful surgeon in Missouri and he recommended not operating. Her body and mind have adjusted and it is best to not tinker with what is working. The Vets call it compensatory remodeling—we call it Akita Addie-tude!

Addie is a young adult full of energy, eagerness, and enthusiasm for just about anything involving people. Everyone she has met has willingly given Addie a little piece of their heart. You cannot spend time with this spitfire without falling in love. Not out of pity for her physical condition, but because of her spirit and determination. She would do best with a family that is able to lend a little assistance here and there—like getting in and out of cars or dealing with lots of stairs. Addie will also need a fenced yard. Most of all, Addie’s forever family will need to have boundless love to share with her as she continues her life’s journey. For further information on Addie please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

UPDATE: Addie continues to blossom. She enjoys spending time in the grooming room, carefully watching her foster Mom at work. A non-stop ball of energy, it's not often you will see Addie without a ball or toy in her mouth--including when she is laying upside down on her back.

The Montgomery family of Salt Lake City is supporting Addie and she is wiggling all over in appreciation!

 

TADAO
Cleveland, OH

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Tadao
Tadao
Tadao

Tadao & Makto both came from a hording situation in Virginia. After the all legalities were processed they were released to rescue and thanks to a MARS volunteer in the area were safely transported to Cleveland, Ohio were they reside in a private kennel. They are both very nice boys and are fully vetted; neutered and up to date on all of their shots.

Tadao means "Loyal Man" and he is waiting to prove himself of that with his forever home. Tadao is 3 years old and a very happy boy. He has a mink colored coat and smiles from ear to ear. For more information on "Tadao", please contact Deanna O’Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

PAPOU
Shelbyville, IN

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Papou

PaPou, meaning Grandfather in Greek, is a sweet and loving senior male Akita who is looking for a place to hang his leash once again. PaPou came into the Chicago shelter environment because of his owners death and due to his age was labeled "rescue only". MARS was contacted and immediately upon meeting this sweet gentlemen, we decided that he needed to become one of our orphans. His check up at the vet deemed Papou extremely healthy and he is learning that happiness is just a short journey from the shelter to foster care. If you would like to learn the joys of sharing heart, home and possibly some Saganaki with a senior well behaved Akita, please contact Deanna OBrien at 773 594 9302 or marsakita@sbcglobal.net

 

COOKIE
Osage, IA

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Cookie
Cookie

Can you believe these silly socks someone put on me? Not even a pair! Hello, my name is Cookie. I am a one-year old female Akita. I am a very sweet, gentle and loving girl. I am housebroken, kennel trained and also know my basic commands. I can sit, lay, come, and kennel all with simple commands. I came from a home with small children and did very well them, and don't have a bite record. However, I don't get along with "some" dogs. Sadly, my humans were moving and unable to take me with them to their small apartment. A lovely couple came in and spent two hours with me and their neutered male boxer. We did great together, and I was adopted. But unfortunately, four days later I was returned. I guess I got too protective in the home environment. So I will need to be worked with in the home with sharing the space, or if at all possible, be the only dog in a home. . If you visit me, you'll instantly just fall in love with my honey brown eyes. Just call me over and I'll sit by your side. You can't go wrong with this amazing beautiful sweetheart that is me. For more information, contact Deanna OBrien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773 594 9302.

 

KOJI
Darien, IL

ADOPTION PENDING!

Koji
Koji

Koji, meaning "little one", is a young male Akita from the inner city shelter in St. Louis and is now residing in Illinois after charming many along his transport route. Koji has passed and excelled in his Safer Testing and continues to show everyone he meets what a great Akita he is growing into. He is just over two, walks great on lead and knows some basics. Koji is just a happy boy who is not other dog reactive and with a little more work and a lot of love would fit into anyone's home like a charm. He may not always conform to his name meaning "Little One" but he certainly would conform to a forever home and forever hearts to love him. If you are interested in knowing more about Koji, just ask Deanna OBrien at 773-594-9302 or marsakita@sbcglobal.net


View Other Akita Rescue, Shelter and Owner Placements

Akitas are wonderful, but they are not for everyone.  If you are thinking of getting an Akita, we strongly urge you to research the breed thoroughly. Education and preparation are the foundations to a long, loving relationship. Finding a reputable rescue organization or breeder is the first step. For further information on the breed please read the literature under "Akita Information" at the top of this screen or visit the Akita Club of America website at http://www.akitaclub.org

 


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