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My name is Winter!

Akita Dog for adoption in East Amherst, New York - Winter
Photo 1 - Akita Dog for adoption in East Amherst, New York - Winter
Photo 2 - Akita Dog for adoption in East Amherst, New York - Winter

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Winter's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, and up to date with shots.

Winter's Story...
This gorgeous pair of older Akitas was referred to us when they were found to be living huddled together on the frozen ground with no cover from the harsh winter in New England. Their owner fell on hard times so left them in a neighbor's pen where they had no dog house, no roof, nothing but frozen mud covering the ground around them; being cleaned up once a week & getting no vet care. Poor Winter suffers from arthritis in his hips so had trouble getting around, and Lovey never left his side, caring for her beloved companion, trying to shield him from the cold as best she could. With the help of our friend Kim Holmes, Winter & Lovey are now safe and warm, vetted after not seeing the inside of a vet's office since 2001, and are safe now under ARWNY's care. At one time both dogs were house dogs, and are easy keepers; they so deserve a home to live out their days now. Lovey is 9.5 yrs, Winter is 11.5 yrs, both have love to give and would be happy to be in a home again for the Holidays. Kim says their personalities are wonderful and both dogs are bright, alert and sweet with adults. If you have no small kids and no other pets, please consider opening your home to this lovely pair of Akitas whose sad state was human error, no fault of their own! We prefer to keep them together as Winter will not survive without his Lovey. If your interested in meeting our seniors, please fill out our online application. Adoption contract required.

MANY other dogs available at our other locations. Click here to see all our dogs available for adoption.




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Facts about Winter

  • Breed: Akita
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Winter, a East Amherst Akita dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Akita for sale in East Amherst, or seeking a Akita dog from a breeder in East Amherst.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in East Amherst already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a East Amherst breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Akita breeders who help with Akita rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in East Amherst paves the way for another one to be saved.