My name is Snowbelle!

Akita Dog for adoption in Silver Spring, Maryland - Snowbelle
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I'm being cared for by:
Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc.

Facts about Snowbelle

  • Breed: Akita
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9150341

Bred by Nathan Fenby of New Oxford, Pa.    

Snow Bell - 3-4 y.o., white Import female.  Snow Bell (fka Snow Ball) is a petite pixie'ish female, that epitomizes Japanese femininity.  She is playful and flirty, friendly and curious about all going on around her, a real charmer.  She walks well on leash.  Will alert when other dogs in yards bark at her and will arouse quickly.  This can be cut short by a verbal correction.  She will remain on alert but will continue walking well.  We then practiced sitting (which she did very well), but would need some practice on staying 'put'.  When she settled down, she was very kissy and quite the cuddler.  She leaned into me and loved to have her chest scratched and tummy rubbed.  Her tail reminded me of a huge Spider Chrysanthemum corsage attached to her hip, combined with the pink lead, all she needed was a parasol to be Tokyo's best girl.  


I believe this girl has been in several  homes and it is apparent that she has learned to be skillful in her efforts to pick and choose what she wishes to do.  I think she will do fine in an Akita savvy home, with stability and boundaries,  who won't fall victim to her charming efforts to have things her way.   Snowbelle would be best as an only dog in a home with no small children.  She has had some issues with anxiety while being crated and left alone.  Her ideal home would have someone home most of the day. 

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About Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc. (ARMAC), founded in 1984, is one of the oldest Akita rescues in the United States. ARMAC is run solely by volunteers and all funding comes from private donations for the general public. ARMAC fulfills a wide variety of Akita needs in the greater Washington DC area. It educates and offers support to Akita owners, not only those who adopt from ARMAC, but all Akita owners regardless of where they got their Akita. But most importantly, ARMAC saves the lives of Akitas that would otherwise be euthanized in area shelters. All of ARMAC's fostered Akitas are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, micro chipped, tattooed and temperament evaluated prior to adoption. Potential adopters are screened carefully and thoroughly to ensure there is a perfect match between family and Akita. ARMAC's assistance doesn't stop at adoption. ARMAC offers support to its adoptive families throughout the lifetime of their Akita. ARMAC's goal is to avoid Akitas ever being given-up in the first place by educating the public about the breed, its history, and the many challenges that Akita ownership brings with it.

Our Adoption Process...

* ARMAC normally will not place an Akita into a home that is more than 5 hours driving distance from the DC metro area.
* Prior experience with a large dominant breed is preferred, but not required.
* ARMAC normally will not place an Akita into a home with children under the age of 12 unless we are positive that the Akita adores children.
* A securely fenced yard or kennel run is preferred, but many adopted orphans have been excellent apartment dwellers.
* If you rent your home, ARMAC will require a copy of your lease to ensure that it allows for large dogs.
* Personal references are required and will be contacted.
* A vet reference is required if currently own pets or have owned pets in the past, please contact your vet and give them permission to speak with one of the ARMAC representatives.
* Please make sure you answer all questions on the adoption application, incomplete applications will not be processed.
* A home visit is required, all family members must be present.
* It is mandatory that all prospective adopters read our Information Package prior to adoption.
* The application process can take anywhere from one week to six weeks depending upon reference checks, etc.
* Adoption fee is required.