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Our Featured Chicago, IL Partner:

Midwest Akita Rescue Society

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky (north west), Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, St. Louis MO

About Our Rescue Group:

In 1976, the Akita Rescue Society of America was founded by a small group of concerned Akita owners. In the early years, only a few Akitas required the services provided by ARSA, but as the breed grew in popularity, so has the number of Akitas arriving in rescue kennels and foster homes. Midwest Akita Rescue Society (MARS) is a member of Akita Owners Rescue Foundation, Inc. (AORF) which is a national rescue organization with various Akita Rescue groups across the United States. The purpose of MARS is to rescue, medically treat, rehabilitate and re-home abandoned, relinquished or otherwise homeless Akita dogs.

Come Meet our Pets:

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Our Adoption Process:

Would you like adopt a dog from MARS? You can call us and talk it over, read our information package, then fill out an adoption application form. Our representatives will check out your references, getting as much information as possible in order to decide if you will provide an environment compatible with any dog we may have waiting for a new home. One or two MARS volunteers will visit you in your home in order to ask specific questions about what you want in a dog and to talk about the dogs we have available. Any potential problems we see at that time will be fully discussed and resolved.

When you have been approved for adoption, you will be introduced to the Akitas. Each will have been spayed or neutered, and will be up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, AVID microchipped and receiving monthly preventative medication, and in general good health. The Akita will have been evaluated on its response to male and female adults, children, cats, other Akita, small dogs and various other stimuli. As a result, there is a $300.00 required donation when you adopt.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.