Akitas Available for Adoption

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HOKU

Meet Hoku!  Our newest orphan comes from the Southern Central Valley, approximately 3 ½ hours south of us.

 

He was found stray on the street.  His microchip steered Animal Control back to his original owner, who stated he had given him away.  Sadly, that person didn’t want him either.  Well, we wanted him.  And after being with us only a short time, we can’t imagine how anyone could abandon this incredibly wonderful boy! 

 

Hoku is Hawaiian for Star.  And he is truly a bright shining star!  He loves to be on the receiving end of affection and touch, but also is eager to shower you with love in return.  He is a hugger, a leaner and a snuggler.  And an all around goofy love bug!

 

Hoku is approximately 3 ½ years old.  He’s in the prime of his life and deserves to enjoy all the finer things in life.  He is in a foster home with a social, well balanced female Akita and could be appropriate with a similar tempered female dog in his future home.

 

Check back for updates on our rising star!

 

Interested in adopting?

Click on the link below for our adoption application and information about our adoption process.

https://www.namasteakitarescue.com/how-do-i-adopt

**PLEASE NOTE, our adoption process requires an application, phone interview and home visit before a meeting with a dog can be arranged.

Contact us for more information: info@namasteakitarescue.com

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MISA - ADOPTED!!

 

Tragically, domestic violence not only affects people, but often the animals who live with them.

 

Darling Misa just turned one last month.  I wish I could say she “celebrated” her birthday, but sadly this milestone will be marred with abuse of the worst kind.  The violence and suffering she’s endured in the first 12 months of her life was vicious.

 

From an anonymous email sent to the shelter, details emerged stating Misa and her mom were living in an abusive situation.  In her words, Misa was being “beaten” and she could not stop the abuser.  Often victims of abuse face further violence if they protect animals or children from their abuser.  They also are unable to leave the home for fear the animals will be killed. 

 

Sadly, Misa’s trust in men has been crushed.  She suffered some sort of head trauma this time, and her mom knew she had to find a way to get Misa out immediately.  Misa found herself at the shelter.

 

The email was heart wrenching as it detailed Misa’s personality in happier times when she loved her toys, enjoyed doggy play dates and was loving and affectionate.  

 

When we evaluated Misa, she was shut down, flinched at every quick movement, loud noise or a raised voice.  On leash, she darted from side to side, front to back, attempting to run.  Her tail was clamped tightly against her body, she would crouch, duck and tremble.  But when she gave a few quick kisses, she was signaling to us that she had not given up on humans.

Upon arriving at our foster home, she ran looking for the furthest, darkest, confined area to hide in.  She found the corner book shelf and curled up and made herself as small as possible hoping we couldn’t see her.  Misa would venture out when no one was around to grab a quick few bites and a drink of water, then quickly duck back into her cave.  It’s been 4 days and she’s made great strides.  We are seeing her puppy behaviors and her intelligence.  She explores and plays with toys, and has come to trust her foster mom, and follows her everywhere.  No doubt we have a very long road ahead but we’ll take it one day at a time. 

 

Her name means beautiful bud/blossom.  It epitomizes her beautiful spirit.  Cultivating a thing of beauty takes nurturing and care before it can blossom.

 

We hope and pray that Misa’s guardian has been able to flee the abuse and violence, and has found refuge, support and care for herself.

 

 

Click on the link below for our adoption application and information about our adoption process.

https://www.namasteakitarescue.com/how-do-i-adopt

**PLEASE NOTE, our adoption process requires an application, phone interview and home visit before a meeting with a dog can be arranged.

Contact us for more information: info@namasteakitarescue.com

 

 

                                                                                                       

 





 

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PLEASE NOTE: The dogs posted below are Courtesy Listings. These dogs are not in the Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance organization .  The information regarding these pets has been provided by the owner, shelter or another rescue organization.  Please contact them directly.  Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance has not met or evaluated dogs that are courtesy listed on our site, nor is the information provided to us verified for accuracy or legitimacy.  Any animal adopted from these Courtesy Listings is the sole responsibility of the adopter, and we urge anyone interested in adopting to verify the information listed.  By using this service the adopter releases Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance from any and all liability that may arise out of an adoption of the animal listed on this site.