I'm being cared for by: Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast, Inc.
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Champ
Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.
I am housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.
Champ ran away from his owner back to his BYB, who called animal control on him. Champ did this on a regular basis because his owner did not feed him and abused him. When the officers arrived, the next door neighbor who had already called rescue on his sister agreed to take him in. She called rescue back to let us know that now we had another dog to take. He is very sweet, rides well in a car and even after lots of good food for several weeks is still thin as a bone. He got along well with his mom and sister. Stay tuned for more info. looking for a foster home
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.
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