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Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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Organization Name: Akita Angels, Inc.
Location: Santa Clarita, CA
USA
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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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Tags: Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

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, USA

      Jasmine

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Akita (medium coat). Jasmine is a super sweet female who was surrendered to a veterinarian after her family decided they were unable to care for her any longer Jasmine had been diagnosed with IBS/Irritable Bowel Syndrome and after a change in food and diet, she's been steadily improving. Jasmine is a petite Akita, and has a very gentle and playful personality. If you'd like to learn more about this dog or our adoption process, please visit our website at: www.akitaangels.org
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    • Alaskan Malamute-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Kona

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      Breed: Alaskan Malamute-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Alaskan Malamute / Mixed (long coat). To Experienced and Loving Home Only: Kona is a long-haired Alaskan Malamute mix, approximately 5,years old, and 115 pounds of pure lovebug who wants to be petted and sit by your side all day. He loves to go on long walks and needs to have regular exercise. He will be your most loyal companion, and despite his size, is extremely gentle with all humans. Like many male dogs of any breed, Kona will not do well with other male dogs, so he must be the only dog in the home or the only male. He seems to appreciate companionship of a female dog as long as she is not dominant. He has been trained through obedience, is UTD on all shots, is neutered and is microchipped. Home checks are required. A large yard would be great but he also needs to be an indoor dog. He has been outdoors for the last several months and may need to be gently reminded about house training. Want to learn more about Kona? please visit our Adoption Process on www.akitaangels.org/adoptionprocess and download/submit an application.
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    • Mick - Husky Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/14/2017

      Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Mick

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      Breed: Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Husky. *** 10/9/2017 Adoption Pending *** Mick is a typical Husky, happy, playful, high energy. He is about 2 years old, and has an excellent disposition. He is neutered, microchipped and fully vaccinated.
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    • German Shepherd Dog Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Diesel

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog (medium coat). Diesel is an handsome boy! He has lots of energy and a sweet spirit. Loves to hike!
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    • Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Leigh

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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 or the adoption process, please visit: https://www.akitaangels.org/adoption-process.html
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    • Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Chopper

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Akita / German Shepherd Dog. Chopper is a 1 year, 9 month old male Akita/German Shepherd mix, who is happy, playful, with an abundance of energy. He has shown to do well with other dogs with proper introduction and monitoring at first. Chopper is a good boy who will do best with an experienced adopter and he will reward them with a lifetime of loyalty.
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    • Akita-Siberian Husky Mix Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Maya

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      Breed: Akita-Siberian Husky Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Akita / Siberian Husky / Mixed (medium coat). Maya is a gorgeous all-white female Akita-Husky. She is a big girl - close to 95lbs - and yet as gentle as a puppy. Maya is playful, happy, housebroken, walks nicely on a leash, and knows basic commands. Maya is in great health, altered, up to date with her vaccinations, and is microchipped. She is located in Southern California on the Kern County/Ventura County border in the small town of Pine Mountain Club (just 45 minutes North of Santa Clarita). If you'd like to learn more about Maya or our adopting her, please visit: https://www.akitaangels.org/adoption-process.html
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    • Akita Dog For Adoption in Santa Clarita, CA, USA

      Ninka

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      Breed: Akita
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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