About Us

Akita Angels was founded after spending several years volunteering for an Akita rescue. During that time, we helped hundreds of people who had given up on their Akita and wanted to surrender it to rescue or a public shelter. We soon realized that when we had the opportunity to intervene, we significantly reduced the number of Akitas that were surrendered to rescue or a public shelter. By providing unlimited, breed-experienced, 100% no-cost support to anyone in need of our help, we gave these folks a better understanding of the breed and its unique temperament and traits. This assistance provided a better understanding of the dog and helped forge a stronger level of commitment from the owners, and, created better relationships between the dog and the family. Quite simply, each dog that we help help keep in the home is one less dog that ends up in a public animal shelter, rescue, or, is unnecessarily euthanized.


The Mission of Akita Angels is to Save the Lives of Akitas and other Large, Dominant-Breed and/or High-Risk dogs through Education, Intervention, Advocacy, and Rescue.


Akita Angels provide unlimited, 100% No-Cost Support to Families with Akitas in the areas of:


  • Education about the breed and promotion of responsible Akita ownership
  • Intervention through behavior modification/training
  • Integration with human family members and other family pets
  • Breed-specific advice in the areas of Diet/Nutrition
  • Referrals to Breed-Experienced Resources
  • Support other rescues and animal advocacy organizations in their efforts to save Akitas in public shelters
  • Transportation from shelters to temporary safe-havens: foster homes, rescues, either local or long distance
  • Promote adoption and fostering and effective networking of adoptable Akitas
  • Spay/neuter/vaccinate/microchip and re-home
  • Support animal control/law enforcement with investigation & prosecution of people committing abuse of animals;
  • Organize Food and Supply drives for Akitas in need, Akita Rescues, or, Sanctuary dogs;

Akita Angels, Inc. is an IRS-approved, 501(c)(3) Charitable, Non-Profit,
Animal-Welfare Organization that is dedicated to Saving The Lives
of Akitas and other Large, Dominant Breed and/or High-Risk Dogs.

Akita Angels is funded entirely through your voluntary donations.

For more information on how the many ways you can help,

please visit the "Donate" link at the top of the page.


Together, We Are Making a Difference.