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 a stay at home mom/dad or another active and playful dog to keep him company. His new family must also be willing to work with him on desensitizing training to teach him it’s okay to be alone. Sumo currently lives with 2 other canine pals. When he is left home alone with his more active foster sister, he’s a quiet boy. When left alone with his more laid back foster brother, he barks for his humans.

He LOVES to play with his foster siblings, and it really brings out the fun “pup” in him. He is good with cats and dogs when proper introductions are made, but dog parks can be intimidating for him. He would prefer a home with a fenced yard instead to chase his new fur sibling around.

Sumo’s high energy and playful personality would best be suited in a home with older (8+) children. He loves meeting new people and dogs while on walks, and he walks great on leash. 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 6 months and younger that has NOT been spayed or neutered is $700 with a return of $100 once proof of spay/neuter is shown.

- A puppy under 12 months of age that has been spayed or neutered is $600.

- A dog over 1 year of age is $450.

- A bonded pair is $650.