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Last Updated:
7/29/2022 3:10 PM

 

 

 

Services we offer.....

 

Rescue...

      Our primary mission is finding good homes for abandoned Akitas. Most of our dogs come from local animal shelters after being found as strays or turned in by their owners.
     When ARMAC is notified of an Akita in a shelter, an ARMAC volunteer will evaluate the dog. If the volunteer determines that the dog is a good candidate for adoption and ARMAC has room to foster another Akita, we will purchase the dog from the shelter. The rescued dog is then immediately taken to an approved veterinarian to be wormed, vaccinated, spayed or neutered, and microchipped. After being released from the vet, the lucky Akita will live in a foster home until a suitable "forever home" can be found.

Educate...

      Although Akitas are extraordinarily cute as puppies, they grow up to be powerful, willful dogs. Once the puppy is grown, an owner may not want or be able to face the challenge of living with an Akita. In addition, casual and unintentional breeding of Akitas can lead to large numbers who need homes.
     We make information available to help potential owners understand the characteristics of the breed so that they can be prepared for the challenges (or choose a different breed). We also spread the all-important message to spay or neuter all pets to prevent unintentional litters.
     We will also consult with any Akita owner or potential Akita owner with advice on raising and training an Akita. With proper care, most Akita problems can be easily prevented.

Support...

     We offer consultation for Akita owners suffering from problem behaviors. Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call to understand and solve a problem. In other cases, problem behaviors may arise not because either the home or the Akita is "bad", but rather because they are mismatched. Our experienced volunteers will help an owner minimize the impact of such a mismatch.
     We also refer owners to animal care providers who are familiar with the Akita breed and its characteristics, and can help owners find the right vet, kennel, or pet store for their circumstances.
     If an owner absolutely cannot keep an Akita, we will assist the owner in finding a good home for the dog. The owner will be responsible for finding prospective new homes, and ARMAC will help evaluate the homes to be sure a good one is found. After the dog enters the new home, ARMAC will continue to be available as a resource to the new owner.




 
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