My name is Sumo!

Akita Mix Dog for adoption in Mississauga, Ontario - Sumo
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Facts about Sumo

  • Breed: Akita Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Sumo / M / 2 yrs / 50lbs / Akita mix

Meet Sumo! Sumo is the perfect balance of happy, playful pup and couch potato. If you’re looking for an active buddy to go on hikes with followed by cuddles and Netflix, Sumo is the boy for you. He loves belly rubs and head scratches, hugs and cuddles. He is affectionate towards his humans and will plant little kisses on you as a reminder of how grateful he is for his new life in Canada.

Sumo doesn’t like to be left alone for long and would do best in a home with family that’s home more often than not, and a family that’s willing to teach him it’s okay to be alone. He loves most other dogs, but can be VERY excitable when introduced to new pups so proper introductions are key. Sometimes this excitement can escalate in intensity to the point where Sumo becomes reactive. For this reason, we currently recommend that Sumo avoids the dog park – he would instead prefer to have a home with a fenced yard to run around in. While out on walks, he can also become fixated on the other dogs. Although we know this is Sumo’s way of saying “HEY! YOU! I want to play!”, this behavior needs to be corrected.

As a condition of the adoption contract, his new family needs to be committed to working with our trainer. A family experienced with larger breeds is also preferred.

Sumo’s high energy and playful personality would best be suited in a home with older (8+) children. He loves meeting new people. He is very smart, responds to “sit” and “stay” and is eager to please his humans. He is 100% house trained and a joy to have around.

His foster mum says “He truly is a lovable, snuggly boy, who will jump in bed and plop on top of me to be loved. Sometimes, before bed, he gets in between us (in bed) and looks for cuddles before sleep. He is just adorable!”

Sumo was treated for Heartworm in South Carolina, and given vet clearance to travel to Canada to find his furever home. The treatment Sumo received has a very high success rate, but it recommended that he receives a monthly Heartworm preventative medicine for the next 6-12 months.

If you are interested in adopting Sumo, please fill out an application at

About Fetch & Releash

About Our Rescue Group...

We at Fetch & Releash believe every dog deserves a second chance regardless of age, breed, background, health and/or behavioural issues. Through our network of volunteers, foster homes, trainers, and veterinarians, we work hard to find our dogs the loving forever home they deserve.

Fetch & Releash was established in 2016 with a mission of saving homeless dogs. We are 100% volunteer run.

Our dogs come from a variety of different situations and locations such as pounds/shelters, strays, and surrendered pets - both locally and abroad. We provide our dogs with the best care and a chance to find their forever homes by placing them with loving and caring volunteer foster parents. In order to prevent further over-population, all pets are spayed or neutered, age and health permitting.

As a completely volunteer-based organization, we are only able to find our pets their forever homes with the help of our volunteers and donors. Visit to learn more about volunteering, fostering or donating.

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt one of our dogs, please fill out an application at Although we do our best to reply to all inquiries within 48 hours, please remember we are a 100% volunteer based organization, and many of us have full time jobs outside of rescue. We appreciate your patience.

Once your application has been received, a Fetch & Releash volunteer will contact you to set up a time to speak over the phone. The phone call usually takes about 30-45 minutes. Our priority is to ensure the fit is right for both you and the dog, so ask as many questions as you would like! After the phone interview, we will reach out to your personal and veterinarian references (if applicable), and your landlord (if applicable).

If we determine that you are a potential fit for the dog you applied for, you will then be granted a private meet and greet with the dog. If after the meet and greet, you would like to proceed with adoption, a Fetch & Releash volunteer will then contact you to arrange a home visit.

The adoption committee will then review your completed application and make a final decision.

Our adoption fees are as follows:

The adoption fees for our dogs are as follows:

- A puppy 12 months of age and younger is $600.

- A dog 13 mos and up is $450.

- A bonded pair is $650.