My name is Naoki!

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

Facts about Naoki

  • Breed: Akita
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8760143
IF YOU SEE ADOPTION PENDING ON A DOG, THEY ARE IN THEIR ADJUSTMENT PERIOD IN THEIR NEW HOME.  Once we hear from th new owners at the end of that period, the adoption is permanent.

Naoki (formely known as Neeko) was surrended to a local animal shelter by his owners.  Naoki, and his two doggie companions, escaped the owners backyard a few times.  We don't know for certain how they escaped, but the owner said Naoki dug under the fence.  And while the trio were intimidating running at large, they did not hard any person or animal.  The owners decided that Naoki was the mastermind behind the escapes, they were sick of being fined by AC, so they gave him up.

Naoki is a BIG boy, he came to ARMAC in early March 2015 weighing about 86 lbs., but at a healthy weight he would be around 105 lbs.  He's very friendly, enjoys interacting with people, loves going for car rides and overall is a very nice dog.  He lived with children ages 17 and 3, so we belive he is good with kids.  But given his size, and his active nature, he may be better suited for a home with children over the age of 7.  He walks very well on leash (which is a big plus given his size).

Naoki was adopted, but exhibited some separation anxiety issues as an only dog.  We believe that he would be better placed in a home with a female dog. 

If your interested in possibly adopting Naoki, please see for complete details on how our adoption process, including meet and greets, works.

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

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.