My name is Misty!

Akita Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Misty

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Misty's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Misty's Story...
This very pretty and very affectionate girl is only 20 months old. Unfortunately her short life hasn't been beautiful or loving. Misty was adopted privately from her first family, when they could no longer keep her. Her new owner kept her tied outside for most of the month that he "owned" Misty . He then called MARS giving us only a few days to pick her up or he was going to take her to the shelter. While we were scrambling to find a space, Misty was dumped at the shelter, and her owner authorized the shelter to euthanize her. We will never know why this person wanted to own a dog, or how he could simply authorize her destruction for no apparent reason.

Many times the public sees Animal Control as the bad guys, some might be, but not these folks. They were devastated, Misty was one of the sweetest Akitas they had ever met. But, she had to be moved immediately, they were full and they had no other options. Misty was so sweet that one Officer offered to make arrangements at a local vet to have her spayed and she would personally take her to the clinic at the end of her shift. Three hundred miles away, we had a family that just adopted one of our orphans, when we sent out an SOS about Misty, they agreed to foster her.

Misty has managed to win many fans in her short time with MARS-- the folks at the shelter, the staff at the Vet Clinic, her transport team, the kennel where she stayed while her foster home got things ready for her--all were charmed by this very friendly and affectionate (she loves to give little Kita Kisses) girl. Misty is spayed, microchipped, current on vaccinations, and heartworm negative. This sweetie will do best in an experienced home, where she can settle in and learn to trust that she will not be abandoned again.

While we are certain she will continue to charm people, Misty needs one more fan, a lifetime owner. For more information on Misty please contact Deanna O'Brien at or 773-594-9302

Facts about Misty

  • Breed: Akita
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.