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.

MARS has akitas available for fostering and adoption at several midwest locations. Additional information on the breed and our application, which is required, are located under the
Welcome Menu above.

 

China & Coco
Cleveland, OH area

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China
Coco
Coco

China and Coco's VideoDivorce, Sickness, Financial Troubles all spell negative happenings for our four-footed friends. China and Coco are a mother (age 7) and daughter (age 2) who were brought into a shelter due to their owner's ill health and, unbenownst to MARS, separated at the kennel. MARS was called to see if we would be a better placement for China. We evaluated her and pulled her and, on the day of her freedom, someone mentioned that China had a daughter that was also at the shelter. We bow to never breaking up a family, so we pulled Coco too. When Coco and China saw each other there was an abundance of Akita wooing and play bowing and their happiness at being back together was a joy to behold. We then called upon our Akita angel squad to transport from St. Louis, Missouri to Ohio where space was available.

Both girls have passed their temperament tests with flying colors. They both walk well on leash and seem to know basics. Coco does everything her mom does and gives her mom the Akita bump insuring that mom is next to her. These two are a wonderful pair and although they can be separated, it would be wonderful to see them in their forever home together. Family counts for everything according to Coco and we think they would be an exceptional addition to a forever home. If you are interested in adopting or learning more about our girls, please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302

 

Rutger (Rudy)
Cleveland, OH area

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Rudy
Rudy
Rudy

Rutger's VideoRutger is German and is taken from the name Roger. Our Akita was saved from certain death in a shelter by a care giving MARS volunteer who fell for his charm. Our Rutger is called by those who care and love him Rudy. The following is from one of his care givers:

"I just finished hosting Rudy at my house for 5 days as he recovered from a neuter and benign testicular tumor removal operation. Rudy is about 7 years old according to the vet, but looks older, perhaps because he was a stray for some time and has lost a lot of weight."

"He's down to 80 lbs and could stand to gain 10-15 lbs. Rudy is a sweet adult dog, very calm, gentle, slow moving, very friendly, and so far at least is not dog aggressive as so many Akitas are. He house-trained himself here in about an hour and had no accidents after the first half day (although it's true I took him out every hour or so the first day here). I would walk to the kitchen door, let him out in the backyard, and he would do his business, smell a few things and then come right back inside like he'd done it a hundred times. I'm pretty sure he has been a house dog, because he is not fazed by furniture, stairs, or hallways. His favorite activity seems to be chilling on the floor near wherever I am and napping. He followed me everywhere inside and out."

If you would like to meet and greet our Rudy, contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

Sammy
Oregon, WI

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Sammy
Sammy
Sammy

Sammy, born 11/13/2013 as Savage Bear Hamus, is a very handsome black and white Pinto male Akita who came under MARS' care and into our program for adoption recently. He lived with a young man and two other Akitas and the young man found himself in love and getting married to someone who had three dogs also. Thus, it was decided that Sammy and another female would be placed elsewhere to comply with the number of dogs allowed to be maintained by one family. Sammy was loved and his owner felt that Akita rescue would find him the best new home. Sammy is as sweet as they come and is learning that all new humans are okay and the experience of new people and new places is positive. His personality is charming and! he is looking for a new home now and hearts to care for him. If you would like to meet and greet our Sammy, contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773 594-9302.

 

Bella & Tank
St. Louis, MO area

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Bella & Tank
Bella & Tank
Bella & Tank

Bella and Tank's VideoMeet Bella, a three year old female Akita and her best bud Tank, a four year old male. They are a bonded pair of the sweetest and most wonderful Akitas who are looking for a new home. Their previous owner who loved them very much fell upon hard times and lost their home so he wanted this pair to have a chance at a forever home. Bella and Tank are house trained and know basic commands and are the perfect lady and gentlemen duo. They are not other dog aggressive and love meeting new people. If you would like to share your home and heart with this pair, please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302. They are just waiting for you!

 

Dally
Milwaukee, WI

ADOPTION PENDING!

Dally
Dally
Dally

Dally's sisters have been adopted and now it's her time to find a forever home! This sweet female Akita pup, around 4 months of age, was recently acquired from a breeder auction going out of business in Iowa. Through the assistance of "ZACS Mission - No More Akitas in Puppy Mills" MARS was fortunate to acquire Dally and two other lovely lady puppies. They all have exceptional personalities once allowed to venture in the great soft world of puppydom and allowed to run free and play like all puppies should. Rue and Sada have gone to their new homes and Dally is being fostered in Wisconsin. Dalla has a loving and sweet personality and would love to meet you. If you're interested in Dally, contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

Cooper
St. Louis, MO

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Cooper
Cooper
Cooper

MARS Cooper is not a mini Cooper by any means and this ten month old male Akita puppy is 80 lbs. of love and joy for the world he has finally found himself in. Cooper was turned into an auction in Iowa by his "breeders" who were going out of business along with six other puppies. With the help of a great organization called "ZACS Mission - No Akitas in Puppy Mills", MARS acquired Cooper. He has not been exposed to too much of the softer side of life however he preservers with his outgoing sweet personality and temperament. Everyone he encounters thus far he loves and his foster mom is teaching him some basics so that when he grows to a maxi, he will have the house manners required. If you would like to meet up and give this great boy a test ride, contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

Haven
Wisconsin

ADOPTION PENDING!

Haven
Haven
Haven

Hello my name is Haven, short for Safe Haven. I am a 2 year old male Akita. I am neutered, housebroke and crate trained, currently fostered in Wisconsin. I love people, going for walks, and I don’t mind some dogs.

I spent a year and a half of my life on a USDA puppy mill farm. I spent my nights and days never seeing daylight. The people fed me through a plastic tube; they never came in and touched me. It was a lonely life. Then one day a man and his son came to rescue me and my other Akita friends. They had to carry me out because I was so-o-o scared of him, and the sunlight hurt my eyes. He laid me down on this green stuff called grass, and wow I had never seen, touched or smelt anything like it. I was scared! My new life started that day.

Today I am a new dog! I love everyone and everything. I am very curious and playful. Everyone tells me I deserve a loving family a “Second Chance”, I believe I do to. If you are interested in me for the rest of my new life please give me a call at 651-246-8167. Oh, that is right. I can’t answer the phone! So just ask for Sherry. You may also contact Deanna O’Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

dAKOTA
Menomoninee, WI

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Dakota
Dakota
Dakota

Dakota is one very beautiful female Akita who finds herself a victim of a divorced family and sadly like many victims of divorce, she is looking for love and a new home in all the right places. Dakota is good with other dogs upon proper introduction like any typical Akita and her love of being in a home and belonging to a stable family is her main objective and also MARS objective for her. She is housebroken of course and would love to meet a new family. Dakota is four year of age and if you feel she would fit within your home and hearts, please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

GYPSY
Osage, IA

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Gypsy
Gypsy

Just like a gypsy that dances and sings her way her way into hearts, our young female Akita Gypsy will steal your heart. Gypsy had a home however her owners fell upon hard times so she was made to wander into the arms of MARS and we will find her a new forever home where she can live out her life and be cared for and loved. Gypsy is house broken and may do well with a gentle loving male and of course a loving family that she can call her own. She gives her foster mom Kita kisses and knows many basic commands. If you would like to meet, or dance with our Gypsy, please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

tORI
Cleveland, OH

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Tori
Tori
Tori

Tori's VideoNote: As of 6/22, Tori is recuperating from knee surgery and will not be available for adoption for six weeks.

Tori was a stray from southern Ohio. The kindness of strangers and several rescue volunteers brought her from Cincinnati to MARS in Cleveland. Tori is a stout, medium-size female who we estimate is about two years old. The woman who found her said that Tori was great with her grandkids, and she is a favorite of all who have met her. She was quite quiet and reserved her first days in Cleveland. That's over now. She has lots of energy and loves her walks on nearby trails.

She is easy to walk, anxious to please, and seeks affectionate contact with people. She tolerates other dogs in kennel, but will assert herself if challenged by unfamiliar dogs, so careful introductions will be required if she becomes a member of a multi-dog family. For more information please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

TONY
They’re Grrrreat!
South Bend, IN

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Tony
Tony
Tony

When recently asked what he thought about the rescuers who saved him, Tony the 'Keeter WOOED—“they’re Grrrrreat!” Hailing from just North of Detroit, MI our Tony is a year or two old male with lots and lots of brindle stripes—hence the name. Tony is a compact boy and a typical teenager who is debating whether being a young lad or refined gentleman is more fun. He has been a good boy for the kennel staff, loves to investigate everything and enjoys the company of people. And while he thinks being a teenager with unlimited interest in life and a short attention span is Grrrrreat, Tony is responding to his obedience lessons.

Tony is being kenneled in South Bend, IN while he awaits his neuter and rear dew claw removal surgeries. Tony enjoys going for walks, and whether in the jungle or woods, roaring or wooing, he attracts a lot of attention. If you would like to take MARS’ version of Tony the Tiger on a walk through the wild side (one can always pretend!), please contact Deanna O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302.

 

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 9 - 10 years young 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 O'Brien at 773-594-9302 or marsakita@sbcglobal.net.

 

TOMOKO
Cleveland, OH

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Tom
Tom
Tosca

Tomoko's VideoTomoko 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 O'Brien at marsakita@sbcglobal.net or 773-594-9302

 

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!


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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