Midwest Akita Rescue Society
Serving the Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota Areas
Available By Shelter or Owner
The following Akitas are being listed as a free service to Rescues, Shelters and Owners. We make every effort to post timely, accurate, and reliable information. However, these dogs have not been evaluated for temperament or health by a MARS Representative and MARS accepts no responsibility for their direct placement. We are available for assistance and consultation to help insure the best placement and transition.
White Cloud, MI
"If you're looking for pure muscle in a
dog, that me - Django! I am a 3-year old male Akita mix. I
am a friendly dog with a large play drive and a lot of strength.
I am very strong and can be hard to handle at times. But I'm
slowly learning to behave on leash. I have a ways to go on the
obedience side. I'm currently living in a
shelter. I was an owner surrender after being adopted out.
My previous owners didn't like when I tried to sail through a
window to get at their chickens. I guess they weren't my
dinner. I am very healthy, neutered and current on shots.
With the right obedience training and a large fenced in dog yard, I
could become a wonderful pet for you.
No chickens preferred."
For more information
Mellissam@co.newaygo.mi.us or call
her at 231-689-1867.
Oak Park, MI
"Hello there! My name is Tazz.
I'm a 7 1/2 year-old Akita/German Shepherd mix. And although
my name means whirling dervish, I have a pretty calm personality. I
am very obedient and easy to train. I respond well to a large variety of commands.
I don't do well with children, however I work well with other dogs.
I'm very passive with them because I'm not aware of my own large stature/strength.
I have no documented medical conditions but due to my size, weight and age,
I may have leg or joint issues. It's nothing major now, however
I can't do long walks like I used to. I'm neutered, but not
current with my rabies. I don't have a bite record. Why do I
need a new home? My dad is moving and can't take me with him.
So I'd really love to find a home with no children. I would
be okay with a dog if you have one already. In fact, that
would be good for me because I love having someone to play with.
Do you have the ideal home for me?"
For more information
email Santo Plummer at
SantoPlummer@gmail.com or call him
"Pretty as a summer flower. Hello! My name
is Daisy. I am a 3 year old female Akita, and I'm as sweet as I
look. I am very likeable and a great part of my family. I was
raised with a little boy and we get along great. I am calm
and obedient around familiar people. With visitors, I submit and
lay down to "allow" then into the home. I know basic commands
and am leash trained. I am very protective of my family,
though, and bit mom's Mother-in-law. She walked between me
and the little boy. I was just trying to protect him.
It's part of my nature. Otherwise, I am healthy and up to
date on shots. I need a new home now because I don't get
along with the other pets where I live. So I can't have other
animals or young children in my new home either. I need a
strong alpha owner who is also very loving and will make me a part
of their home. Do you have that home for me? "
For more information
email Angela Simpson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call her
"Who is this masked crusader? My name is
Kenai. I am a purebred American Akita. I am a baby still at six months old,
born approximately January 13, 2016. I'm going to be a big boy.
I already weigh approximately 55lbs. Mom says I am highly intelligent,
and my stubborness and willfulness are part of my personality.
So while I can learn easily, I make it a challenge for my owner. I attended puppy school for 6 weeks
at K-9 Obedience training and just started my first Step Class at Full Circle Obedience in Oklahoma City.
I am not an excessive barker. I love to be around other people and
dogs - mom and dad have socialized me. I am very affectionate and love to sit in your lap.
I am a big baby, but very strong. I do have a habit of mouthing,
and that might include your wrist. It is not an act of aggression, but
simply a way of communicating with those I love. If I gets the proper amount of daily mental and physical exercise and firm training,
I will make a fine pet. According to mom, I have not
exhibited any aggressive behavior thus far. In fact, I even get
along with the family cat. I chase her, but I don't hurt her.
But even though I get along with cats and children, I should definitely be supervised
when with them. Although my breed may tolerate and be good with children from
their own families, if you do not teach me that I am below all humans in the pack order,
because of my breed, I may not accept other children. And if teased,
I may bite.
I need plenty of time with my family, so I will not do well as a backyard dog.
I have had all my shots, and I'm microchipped. I even come with
papers that can be filed with the AKC. So why do I need a new home
if I'm so wonderful? Mom's daughter has been ill and she
needs to focus on getting her well. But not just any house
will do. I am not a breed for the timid! I need a firm and
confident leader and continued firm training. At times I will
listen. And other times I will ignore you even when I hear you.
It’s just part of my breed's stubbornness that makes training a
challenge and requires lots of patience. So it may take a while,
but I'll be the best dog you ever owned. "
For more information
call Jennifer Meier at 405-651-8264 or
email her at
"Who is this big boy? My name is
King. I am a 5-year old Akita. I have the typical Akita
personality. I am head strong, but I listen well to commands.
I need a lot of space to run and play. But give me the indoors
to relax with my people after a long afternoon of exercise. I adore
the older child in my human's family because I grew up with her,
but I don't really like to be around the new baby.I don't get along
with other dogs either, especially the neighbor's dog whom I
attacked. I am neutered and healthy, with no medical conditions.
While I love my humans, and they love me, I need a new home because
they are moving. So if you have a house without small
children, but with a fenced yard, that's ideal for me. Oh and
no other dogs either. We probably wouldn't get along.
I'm ready to run and play with you!"
For more information
call Kirsten Cole at 312-731-1688 or
email her at
Terre Haute, IN
"If there ever was a champion, it's me!
My name is Kida. I'm a pure-bred 1-yr old Akita with papers
to prove it. I am a very good and loyal dog with a sweet personality.
I love long walks, love to play with other dogs, and I'm very
friendly with people both inside and away from home. I don't
live with children, so I don't know how I'd react to them. I
am an inside dog - humans make me happy. I also love my dog toys.
Mom has a whole box of toys just for me! My only medical condition
is that I am allergic to grains. So you'll need to feed me grain-free dog food
and treats. I am spayed and up to date on shots. If you have any question please feel free to call at any time.
So why does a perfect dog like me need a new home? My human
had had some health issues come up, and it's difficult for her to
care for me now. If you like long walks and a loving, loyal
companion, then maybe you have the perfect new home for me. "
For more information
call Iryna Khudayev at 812-230-5487 or email
East Troy, WI
"Hello there! This charming face belongs
to me! My name is Dakota. I am a 1 1/2 year old female
Akita. Don't let this napping pose fool you, though. I
am a very active and playful dog. I like to play with hard plastic
toys. And I love my human's attention even more! When they
leave, I really miss them. So they put me in a cage.
Otherwise, I tend to tear things up. I think it's something
my human calls "anxiety". I get along with the small dog in
my home, but I don't like the male Akita who lives with me.
As for my humans, I'm a very good protector. I let them know
when someone is coming. But when our guest comes in, I jump on
them. Mom doesn't like that. And it might be too much for
little kids, too. I live with older kids (10 and up) and do
well with them. I know how to sit and give paws. I'm spayed, but
not current with my rabies shot. So why do I need a new home?
Because I can't get along with the other Akita in the house.
It makes my humans sad, but we all know it's best for me to find a
new home. So they took me to a shelter where I will stay only
until I find my fur-ever home! If you're looking for an only dog who loves people,
then I'm the dog for you."
For more information
Arrow (Akita Rescue and
Rehabilitation of Wisconsin) on
"Something is amiss in Amissville.
How can a handsome boy like me not have a forever home?
Hello, my name is Kei. I am a three-year-old easy going Akita
for the most part. I am a very sweet boy. I am well-mannered and
know stay and sit. And I have an easy mouth when taking treats or
food. I have never shown aggression to any person or child, or
bitten a human, but I did bite the female Akita who lives with me.
Oh, and I don't like cats either. I am current on rabies, and
generally healthy except for a genetic left hip issue. Mom gives me
glucosamine in my food and that really helps. So why do I need a
new home? Well, ever since mom and dad separated, I haven't
gotten along with my four-legged sister. Perhaps it's because
there isn't a man of the house to keep me in line. I used to
behave for him, so I'm sure I'll behave in a household with a
strong male presence. I relate well to men and obey them.
So is your house one that can give me the love and TLC I need?"
For more information email Melissa
email@example.com, or call her
Daisy May Duke
"Who is this Akita wannabe? My name is Daisy May Duke. I am an American pit, about two years old. I’m sweet as honey-glazed caramel apple pie. I love to cuddle and lounge with my humans. Sit down on a couch, and I’ll just melt beside you. I’m very laid back. I can sit, stay, lay down and speak when told to inside. Outside is another issue. I just want to run and play, so I choose to ignore my humans most of the time. Who wouldn’t, when the whole world awaits? My feistiness is also because I’m still a pup and still learning. The right human can teach me some manners,
though because I'm very smart.
I get along well with other dogs. I know my place and mind my manners within my pack, but also have a great time playing with them. Dad says I’m respectful, but curious. If another dog starts barking when we’re walking, I obey dad and stay true and just keep on walking. I need a dad like the one I have now – strict but loving. I’ve been around children, too, though not raised with them. Dad has a big family, and when they all get together, I’m a princess with children of all ages.
I’m spayed and up to date on rabies. But I do have a regurgitation problem. My throat muscles are too big for me to swallow effectively. So I sometimes regurgitate my food. My condition is curable, but dad can’t afford the cure. That’s one of the reasons he can’t keep me. He also wants a better home for me. We live in a duplex with barely a yard, and he works nine hours a day. He wants better for me because I’m such a sweet girl and deserve better. He wasn’t my first dad. My first owners abandoned me in the cold of winter, chained to a garage door. Some nice lady brought me to my dad. He really loves me and hates to see me go, but I need a home where I can get the treatment I need, and have a large yard to run and play with you.
Do you have the ideal home for me?"
For more information, contact Patricio
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 414-899-5926.
"Who is this pretty little lady? My name is Kimber.
I'm a 3-yr old Akita who LOVES people. I really
love being outside, too. When I'm not outside, I just
want to be at your side, even when you are sleeping.
I know good from bad, but sometimes I choose not to care about being bad.
I get along with other male dogs, but not so much with female dogs.
I wasn't raised with children, but I've always had positive interactions with them.
I'm healthy, current on rabies, with no bite record.
So why do I need a new home? As I said, I don't get
along with other females, especially the ones I live
with. My ideal home is one where I am frequently with
my humans, I have a large yard to run in, and a home without other female dogs.
Does that sound like your home? If so, I'd like to
make it mine."
For more information, contact Spencer
email@example.com, or call him at
Bella and Rotten
"Bella means beautiful, and that's
what I am. That's me on the left. I am a 4-yr
old AKC registered Akita. This is Rotten, my
mate. He's also four years old.
We've been together since we were puppies.
I've been with my human mom for 16 months. Rotten
joined me four months later. We used to live with
someone else, but they didn't want us any more. I
was getting food aggressive toward Rotten, so I needed a
new home. My mom took me in without knowing
that I don't like small dogs or cats. She had three
Yorkies. Sadly, I killed one of them, as well as
the neighbor's cat. My new family wasn't happy with
me and tried to give me back, but my first mom couldn't
take me back, and they also had to get rid of Rotten,
which is when he joined me. Rotten isn't anything
like me. He's a gentle giant. The cats
are gone now. The small dogs go outside in the
front yard. Rotten and I use the back yard.
But he doesn't like to stay there. He jumped the
4-ft fence one day and pinned down the neighbor's dog,
but didn't kill him. The neighbors are scared now,
and want us out of the neighborhood. Rotten has to
stay on a leash in the yard. It's not much fun for
him. I'm not spayed, but I'm current on rabies.
Small dogs and cats aren't for me. And I tend to
get food aggressive around large dogs. I can be
really sweet as the only dog in the house, though!
We may have our problems, but with lots of love and
patience as the only dog in the house, we can be
wonderful and loyal."
For more information, call Melissa
Diedrick at 574-721-3773 or email her at
"Hello! Don't let the fence
distract from my beauty. My name is Abbigial.
I'm a five-year old Akita. I'm a loving dog and a
big cuddler. My favorite cuddler and playmate is my
human brother. He can come by me anytime he wants
and I wouldn't complain, even though he's five and a
handful. I'm spayed, but not current on rabies.
I don't have a bite record. So why do I need a new
home? It's just that I don't get along with other animals. I like being
the only animal in the house. And I would love to be in a
house where I could be up on the couch with you and be
your best friend. Right now I'm outside in the garage
because of my attitude toward the other dogs in the
house. If you would want to make me a part of your family please contact my mom.
It's important that you know and understand the unique
qualities of the Akita breed."
For more information, call Nicole
Montgomery at 573-330-9043 or email her at
"URGENT HELP NEEDED FOR THESE DOGS. I came across these 2 dogs lying on
a street corner. So I spoke to an employee at a business across the street.
He was about to call the pound. He believed they were dumped, as he had never seen them before and they weren't there the day before. They do look like they were well taken care of (the larger one more so than the younger one). Both came to me
when I called, but showed extremely submissive behavior, as though waiting to be hit.
Yet, they are super sweet. A bit on the fearful side, especially so for the young girl, but both have really come out of their shells
while in temporary foster care. They are playful and the young one likes to give kisses.
And as you can see, they are gorgeous! The older one looks
like Shepherd/Akita mix. The younger one, perhaps Shepherd/Retriever. These 2 were found in an area known for drop-offs. I can't say that is the case, but no one reported any
dogs matching their description to the pound and their stray hold was just up yesterday.
They are now in temporary housing to keep them out of the
overcrowded local pound. They aren't spayed, and we're
not sure of their age or medical background. CAN YOU HELP
For more information, visit the
shelter's web site at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Youngstown-Dogs-Surviving-the-Streets/172569426236079
or contact Tanja Lynn at
Grant Park, IL
"Available for adoption: Large & energetic
three-year old female Akita "Pure". We prefer no other dogs or children due to her large size and energetic nature,
we're looking for a home with a fenced
in yard, no dogs and no children. To arrange a "meet & greet"
contact Cecilia at:
For more information, please email
"Hi, my name is Daisy - a sweet name for a sweet girl. I am a 4-year old Akita mix and I weigh about 50 lbs. I am a very gentle girl, and I take treats gently from your hand. I am full of energy, needing a firm hand on the leash. But I listen well and will come when called. My favorite treat? A good belly rub! I travel well in the car too, and love car rides. I am not particularly fond of other dogs or cats. So if I’m your only four-legged friend, that would be great! I am spayed, current on shots, and I take my preventative heartworm medicine like
a good girl. I wish I could stay with my humans, but right now I’m living in a boarding kennel because they can’t take care of me like they wish they could. My human dad has terminal cancer, so it’s not feasible for them to take care of me. All my humans want for me is proper care and exercise, and to finally know the love of my own family in my own home. Being in the boarding kennel here isn’t quite the same. Do you have the perfect home for me? Do you have a heart full of love for a beautiful girl?"
For more information, please call Judy Welbourne at (815) 590-2218 or email her
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