Ben - Akita (long coat) Dog For Adoption
Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA

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Organization Name: Akita Angels, Inc.
Location: Santa Clarita, CA 91322
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(818) 925-4822


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Breed: Akita
Gender: Male Male
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Ben

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with Black
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 04/01/2017
Location: Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Long
Behavioral Characteristics
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  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Akita (long coat). Ben is a magnificent long coat Akita who was rescued by his family when he was just a baby. They love Ben dearly and have spoiled him for the last 3 years, but sadly, they recently hit hard times and have no choice but to rehome him. Ben is selective with other dogs and seems to be tolerant of well-behaved cats. He is temporarily in boarding out of the area while we help his family, but he will be with us soon. We'd like to see Ben go into an Akita-experienced home where he will be cherished and loved forever. For more information, please visit our website at: www.akitaangels.org and download our Adoption Application under "Adoption Process."

Akita

A.K.A. : Akita Inu, Japanese Akita, American Akita, Great Japanese Dog
Overview: The Akita was developed to hunt bears in Japan and, as such, is a great guard dog. They're strong and loyal, often employed by police for active duty.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male:85-130, female:65-110
Height (in): male:25-28, female:23-26
Colors: Any color, including white, pinto, or brindle.
Coat: The hair is straight and coarse, and the undercoat is soft and dense.
Character: Akitas are intelligent and calm. Though great watch dogs, they bark infrequently.
Temperament: This breed prefers not to have other dogs in the family. There may be problems if they do not become acquainted with cats and other household pets early in life. They get along with children that are respectful of their space.
Care: The Akita is a shedder. At least twice a year, groom it with a metal-toothed comb.
Training: A good deal of patience and persistence is required when training this breed.
Activity: Akitas are able to adjust to your schedule. Daily walks are good, but they seem to handle foregoing a walk, if needed.
Country of Origin: Japan
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip dysplasia, thyroid problems, immune diseases, skin problems, eye, and knee problems.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

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    • Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA

      Honey

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Santa Clarita, CA
      Posted Breed: Akita (long coat). Honey is a stunning purebred long-coated Japanese Akita. Like most long-coated Akitas "Woolies", she is a little shy in new situations but very sweet with a loving, affable personality. We think that Honey would do well in a home with another dog or children (over age 8) who have manners. Honey is being fostered in Escondido, California (Northern San Diego County). If you're captivated by Honey's beauty, please visit our website at www.akitaangels.org to learn more about our Adoption Process and if you'd like to know more about her and explore whether you and she would make a great pair, please email us at: angels@akitaangels.org or adoptanakita@gmail.com
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      Pacas

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Santa Clarita, CA
      Posted Breed: Akita (medium coat). "Papa" is one of the sweetest Akitas we have ever had in rescue and has had a full health check up. Despite his being a senior, he is in excellent health, is at a healthy weight, and despite all the poking and prodding that goes on at the vet's office, he never once complained or had to be muzzled. He was neutered years ago and is UTD with all vaccinations, has a current rabies certificate, and is microchipped. Papa has an excellent disposition and is good around people of all ages. Since entering rescue, he was immediately and easily integrated with other dogs (males and females) and we think he would greatly enjoy the company of another dog who is of a similar age group or is mellow, and always, preferably female. Papa is an old, gentle soul and we think he'd prefer the company of a human who is retired, semi-retired, works from home, works part time, etc. If you'd like more information on this lovely boy, please email us at: angels@akitaangels.org
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      Ninka

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Santa Clarita, CA
      Posted Breed: Akita (medium coat). Ninka is a beautiful 4 year old, fawn colored American Akita who is happy, lively, and in true female Akita form, "Elegant." Ninka found herself in a high-intake/high-kill shelter after having a litter of pups. See, her former owner took the puppies, sold them, and having no more need for Nina, dumped her like garbage. Thanks to some dedicated folks, Ninka was taken into rescue and, underweight, started building up her weight. Ninka has been spending time with childen (aged 10+) and is happy, waggy, and gentle with them. She loves to cuddle on her doggie bed and of course, is house broken. She does not do well with other dogs and has not been cat tested. Ninka is living with a super-generous and loving Foster Mama who can't stop smiling when she talks about Ninka. She would make a lovely companion to a lucky family. If you'd like to learn more about Ninka and see if she might be a fit for you and your family, please contact us.
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      Lola

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Santa Clarita, CA
      Posted Breed: Akita (medium coat). My name is Lola and I was given up by my family yesterday because they are moving. Yeah, what kind of place doesn't allow dogs? I am a very happy and secure 3 year old female, I was well socialized and like meeting new people. Dogs? I don't mind them much but I am sort of dog-selective. I have all my vaccinations and will be spayed on Saturday. I'm in a foster home in Ventura, California. If you'd like to meet me, please email: angels@akitaangels.org
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      Leigh

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Santa Clarita, CA
      Posted Breed: Akita (medium coat). Hi, my name is Leigh, and I am a 6-year-old purebred Akita. I am very friendly and well mannered, but like most Akitas, I'm not always a fan of new situations. So, when I first meet new people, I might act a bit shy, but give me just a few minutes, and I'll be friendly and waggy. I also have a medical condition called "VKH" which is a fancy name for an auto-immune disease. Like many autoimmune diseases, they can be managed with a healthy lifestyle. I'm not taking any special medications and I don't require special food, just, of course, a good, high-quality food. I might look a little different, but I'm truly a special soul. I'd love to be able to show you just how special I am. If you have a big heart and would like to learn more about me, please email: angels@akitaangels.org
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