My name is Noire!

Akita Dog for adoption in Hayward, California - Noire
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I'm being cared for by:
TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA)

Facts about Noire

  • Breed: Akita
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Noire is now 100 pounds, his fungus is gone, his hair is back and he gets along with just about every dog he meets. He is very loving and just wants to hang out with his pack.

He is currently in San Jose. Folks interested in seeing him may meet him during the holidays!

Everyone who sees him mentions that A) he is very handsome and B) He looks like a Dog in a Cow Pattern Coat!

Noire is an approximately 5-year old Akita that was found wandering near a hospital. He’s a big boy, down to about 79-pounds and needs to gain back about 15 to 20 pounds. His coat is now recovering from the awful shape it was in (it looked like birds had nested in him). 

So here is Noire’s story. He was born about 5 years ago and for the first year or so, he was loved. You can tell because he does not hate humans. He had some one giving him love and attention. His teeth are solid and clean — perhaps the only part of him that was.

So what happened after that? Someone who barely paid attention to him got a hold of him. His nails were so long, they looked like shark teeth. He was left outside. We know this because he has fly strikes all over his ears. He had fleas — we know this because about a quarter of his hair towards the rear is gone. I know at some point, someone stopped caring for him at all. His ears were so full of puss and waste that he is surely deaf in his left ear. He can still hear with his right ear.

I know he still loves people, even though it takes some time for him to warm up. Some people hurt him before in his life. When I go to pet his head, he winces, like I am going to smack him.

He is friendly with other dogs and wants to play. His teeth are in great shape and he is now clean and receiving needed medical treatment.

The original plan was to send him south to a sanctuary, but the sanctuary had 3 Akitas in really bad shape show up unexpectedly. 

If you have the ability and room to be a foster home for this boy or are able to give him a new home, please send email to:

(This listing is to help assist direct placements of rescues that are currently with other rescue groups, shelters or their current owners. TARA has no affiliation with the placement of these dogs, nor do we have any knowledge of or guarantee their temperament, training, socialization or health condition. By using this listing, the adopting party releases TARA from any and all liability arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption of the pet listed)

About TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA)

About Our Rescue Group...

TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, animal welfare and education organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of orphaned Akitas and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California.

Our group is comprised of volunteers, enthusiasts and foster homes. The members in our organization have come together because of the passion we share for the Akita breed. Our breed is respected and treated as royalty in their native Japan, but here in this country, so many of them sit alone in the local shelters, waiting to die. Each of our members (and their families), work tirelessly to save the many Akitas that end up in these shelters.

In addition to finding new homes and families for these wonderful dogs, we also dedicate our efforts to educating the public about the breed, including but not limited to, the importance of spaying and neutering, proper nutrition, behavior and training information and the genetic issues plaguing our breed.

Each Akita we bring into our program undergoes a thorough health exam, is spayed or neutered, brought up to date medically, and is worked with for basic obedience and socialization. We crate train all our pups and put them through basic puppy classes. All our dogs are microchipped before they are adopted.

The Akitas we take in come from all walks of life. Some have been abused and neglected and some have come from well known breeders. It is a huge misconception that all dogs that come from rescue are all problem dogs. We have seen some of the most wonderfully tempered Akitas come out of these shelters and we hope we can give many more a second chance at the life they never had.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

If you would like to make a donation to the TikiKids or towards specific TARA causes, you can send your contributions either via Paypal by clicking on the "Make a Donation" button below or by mailing your donation check to:

P.O. Box 337
Hayward, CA 94543-0311

Thank you for your support!

Our Adoption Process...

Information about the adoption process and and our adoption application can be downloaded at