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.
"Hi, I'm Vigo (like from Ghost Busters!)! I'm a 2-3 year old Akita mix, but my body type says all Akita. My coloring may be from a German Shepherd is the best guess. I was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control, where big dogs don't always have the best fate. I was originally confiscated from my owner for neglect. I hadn't been fed and was living with him on the street, sometimes in a car. Since I was rescued, I've been gaining weight and I'm up to 60lbs. I could stand to gain another 10-15 though! I am a beautiful regal looking boy, and learned "sit" "down" and "off" and am working on "stay." I'm really smart! I'm good on a leash even though I'm very strong, not food aggressive, don't guard my bones, and LOVE to roll in the snow. I am tolerant of dogs in public - I can walk by without caring much, or be in a room with other leashed dogs, but I shouldn't live with other pets. I was not very nice to my doggy friend where I live now. But it's not my fault, I just love, love, love my humans too much and want to be able to snuggle and play with the attention all on me! I am crate trained and house trained, neutered, microchipped,
UTD on all vaccines, and would love to find a place to
call my final home. It's best if there aren't any other
pets there. I live in Naperville, IL but will travel for
the right family!"
For more information, please contact
"HHello, my name is Saint, and I live
up to my name. I am a 5 year old Akita who was rescued from a homeless woman in Youngstown
by the city's homeless care nurse. I
am fully vaccinated, and recovering
nicely from being neutered. I will be microchipped
before I leave the local "no kill shelter,"
so I'll soon be ready for my forever
home. I am very friendly and a big
boy who weighs a healthy 87 lbs.. I am
house trained, and social.
I'm very active, and need a home with active individual/s
too. Are you the one who will take
in a saint?"
information, please contact Nicole Beckner-Litz at
"This gorgeous girl, Kahlua, was
found as a stray. She appears to be a
young Shepherd/Akita mix. Not much more
is known about her. Visit the
Wishbone Pet Rescue web site if you
have a place in your heart and home for
For more information, please contact the
Wishbone Pet Rescue Alliance.
Grant Park, IL
"Available for adoption: 12 month old
spayed female Akita "Pure". Large & full
of energy. 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
Grand Ledge, MI
"Who is this serious fellow? My
name is Chuck. I am a 7-year old
male Akita in need of a new home.
Don't let these photos fool you, though.
I'm really a big, goofy boy, I'm
independent and loving. I'm good
with dogs that have low activity levels
and I ignore those other four-legged
creatures you humans call cats. I
am neutered and up-to-date on my rabies.
My best environment would be with a
single adult. I live with mom and
dad right now, but they are expecting a
wee one, and will be moving soon.
Sadly, I can't go with them. If
you can take me home soon, that would
make me happy."
For more information, please call Adam
Horrocks at 517-202-6207 or email him at
"Hello, Niki here. I don't have to
tell you what a beauty I am, because you
can see that in my pictures. I am a
seven-year old female Akita looking for a
new home. My human has owned me since
I was a pup at five weeks. I was with
other dogs a lot my first year, but not
socialized much after that. I love
being exercised, and need to get out on a
regular basis. I like people and
children, but not so much other dogs.
It depends on the dog. Sometimes I'm
really sweet, and other times aggressive,
especially with females. But I
don't have a bite record. I've been
spayed and I'm current on rabies.
Sadly, though, I'm looking for a new home
because my human is moving and can't take
me with him. I would probably do best
in a home without other pets. If you
can take me before the end of October, I'd
be a really happy girl!"
For more information, please contact Tim
Hensley at: 859-426-0441 or
BOOMER & SADIE
"Siblings Boomer and Sadie here! But there is no
rivalry between us. That's me, Boomer,
in the top two photos. I have been an outdoor dog all of
my life. I am in a pen next to my sister- Sadie.
That's her in the bottom two photos.
I don't like cats or other small animals. I
am more of a hunter and I will kill cats, squirrels and raccoons
if I catch them. I do better with humans.
I am friendly and always excited to see people, but
I don't have much training. I am about 100 lbs and brindle. And
a big lover. I am neutered, and I
don't have a bite record. I am not
current on rabies, but my owner will take
care of that before he re-homes me. I
am 8 1/2 years old.
Sadie speaking! I've been an outdoor dog all of my life,
too. I am in a pen next to my brother, Boomer.
We are penned separately because I am
protective of my food and will show aggression.
I am friendly and always excited to see people,
though, but I don't have much training.
I am about 70 lbs. I am not
spayed, have no bite record and not
current on rabies. My owner will
get me my rabies shot before I'm
re-homed. I am 8 1/2 years old.
So why do we need a new home? Our owner
is on the move! He is no longer
living in our home and we need a lot
more attention then we are being
provided. We would love to stay
together, but understand if we have to
go to separate homes."
For more information, please contact
Park Rapids, MN
"Good day to you.
My name is Taja - a beautiful name for a
beautiful girl. I can't tell you
much about myself. I wandered away
from home, and these lovely people at
Headwaters Animal Shelter found me and
took me in. They think I am about
two years old. They did learn,
though, that I am very friendly with people and
have never shown any aggression towards
them. I have never bitten anyone here
either. They haven't put me with any
four-legged friends yet, so they do not know how
I am around other dogs or cats. I am very good on
my leash and walk well. I am not a jumper,
but I love to run when put in my kennel.
The humans here tell me I will be spayed and UTD on
my shots prior to adoption. I will make a great pet for anyone
who knows about the Akita breed and has a large area for
me to exercise. Is that your home?"
For more details, please call Rochelle
Hamp at 218-237-7100 or email her at
"My name is Bear, I am a mix of Pinto Akita and Shepherd. My birthday is 2/24/2010. I am 3 years old and weigh about 60 pounds. I have been spayed and micro chipped. I have had all shots and heartworm medicine. My mom had a stroke and has to move into a home for disabled people. My breed is not allowed at her new home. Mom wants me to have a home for the rest of my life. I play well with other dogs and have been with other dogs forever. I am an excellent watch dog and friend . I don't tolerate cats and am not for a home with small children. I am house trained and crate trained I was used to my owners working long hours and am ok with that. I will bring with me my own crate and some toys. Sometimes I like to just sit in my crate and rest. I am sometimes skittish due to having been mistreated before my mom got me. I have had a loving home and if it weren't for my mom's medical condition and need for new living arrangements would not be looking for a new owner.
If you can provide a forever home for me and regular veterinary care please call my Mom!"
For more details, please contact Ann at
or call 219-363-2051.
"Who is this handsome
boy, you ask? My name is Hero.
I am almost 3 yrs old, and weigh 91 lbs.
If you're wondering where I get my regal
airs from, it's because I am an AKC
registered Akita. I am also a great
watch dog. I listen well and know basic
obedience commands. I am up to date on
all my shots, including rabies.
I'm neutered, and I have the pet tracker implant.
As wonderful as I am, you may be
wondering why I need a new home.
It's because I don't get along well with
children. I nipped one in the past
when I got spooked. I do get
nervous sometimes and I am very
particular about who I like, especially
kids. So of course it stands to
reason that my new owner can't have
children. As my new owner, you will be interviewed,
as I am selective who I take to.
Are you that special person for me?"
For more details, please contact Zeke at
"After adopting Bella
from the Harrison Co. Dog pound, the new
owner found out that Bella does not like
children, men or other dogs & she has a
4 yr. old child that Bella has growled
at. The child loves Bella, Bella loved child, but one day when the child held up his plastic glass to show mom he drank all his milk, Bella put out a low growl that accelerated into a loud growl. That warranted the caution the mom is taking now to re-home
Her breed is a guess, but
very possibly an Akita/Shep mix or Akita/Husky
She might be spayed, and is estimated under 2 years old. She weighs 50-60#.
Bella's behavior has
dramatically improved over the last few
months while waiting for her new home.
She gets along very well with the other
male dogs in the house, but isn't always
tolerant of the female Italian
Greyhound. She has also become
best friends with her human dad.
Bella takes off if she escapes
and tries to wiggle out of her
martingale collar, but walks calmly by
your side in a fenced yard. She
loves being groomed and getting bathed.
The family is working with her begging
during meal time.
Bella's favorite place
in the house is in front of the window,
even with the freedom of a doggie door.
Despite her improvement, she would do
best in a home without other dogs, or
only with a male dog.
You can find out more
about her antics on her Facebook page:
The owner doesn't want her to have to go back to the pound but
she wants her son to be safe and her
health is not good. Bella's need is fairly URGENT. "
For more details, please contact Robin at
Spring Grove, IL
"Hey there! I'm
Archie, a sweet 4-month old Akita mix
male puppy. I am fully vetted but not
neutered. I am trained and I get along
well with other dogs, although I'm a
little shy. I'm currently with an
all-breed rescue, but I would rather
live in a home where the owners have
experience with an Akita. Would
that be yours?"
more details, please contact Connie
McDonald at 815-675-6544 or 815-342-4250
am a handsome one-year old fully vetted
Akita mix. I'm good with other
dogs, neutered, heartworm negative and
up to date on shots. But what I
want the most are a forever home and a
name. Will you take me home?"
more details, please contact Sally at
J.J. And Deogie
This is J.J. And Deogie. They were born in
June 2010. They are both very beautiful and loving pups and are great with all people, young and old alike. These wonderful babies desperately need a loving home a.s.a.p. They are housebroken, love to fetch, play and run and love attention! Please help.
Contact Robin at 740-689-7548
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