My name is Makita!

Akita Dog for adoption in Hayward, California - Makita
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TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA)

Facts about Makita

  • Breed: Akita
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Makita was originally adopted by her current owners from a shelter in Northern California. She had been living a wonderful life with her best friend, another resident female in the home. Unfortunately, in recent years Makita has become aggressive with her and they can no longer be together in the same home. Sadly, this has resulted in serious altercations. Her current owners are heartbroken to have to re-home her but they want only the best for her. They want to be sure she goes to a great, but appropriate home where she will be the only dog. Please read more about Makita, as told by her owners.

Makita is a gorgeous treasure of a dog! She is a healthy, 5-year old, female Akita with a thousand positive attributes. Makita is gentle with people, loves and gives affection, is loyal, clean, mellow, only barks when necessary, likes toys and play, is funny, gentle with food, well trained and easy on a leash. She is also a happy traveler in the car. “Kita” is super intelligent, wants to please and has gone through obedience training.

Makita is spayed, micro chipped, up to date on vaccines, housebroken and on heartworm and flea prevention. She likes being with her family but can successfully be left in the house or backyard for a reasonable span of time. She thrives on daily walks on a leash.

Makita will be a gift to anyone who is lucky enough to have her. Her perfect new person or family would be able to provide her with a stable and forever home as the ONLY dog/animal. She has always been friendly with children when we are walking her on leash or if friends bring their children to visit. She would be happiest in a living environment with a backyard where her family members are around to give her the attention she deserves. Makita presently resides in Orland, Northern California.

(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