My name is Emiko - ADOPTED!!

Akita Dog for adoption in Hayward, California - Emiko - ADOPTED!
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Emiko - ADOPTED!'s Info...

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

Emiko - ADOPTED!'s Story...
Her name, Emiko, means "Child graced with beauty". That is overwhelmingly evident when you meet her! She is beauty personified, both inside and out.

Emi is blessed with a child like spirit, inquisitive, innocent and eager, with honesty and vivaciousness only a child could possess.

She is also gregarious and impetuous when it suits her! She loves a fast, high spirited game of chase especially when you toss a stuffed toy in her path. She also seems to derive great pleasure from entertaining you with her effervescent personality

Its hard to imagine she was slated to be euthanized at the shelter because she had contracted kennel cough, the equivalent of a bad cold. The shelter was overcrowded and did not have the available space and luxury of time she needed to recover and be placed up for adoption.

A generous financial donation by a dedicated TARA supporter enables us to provide Emi with the care, boarding,spay surgery, a microchip and food needed to give her a chance at a wonderful life.

When the call came from the shelter about Emi they described her as one of the most beautiful Akitas they had seen. They also used words like, "silly", "goofy" and "sweet". We set the wheels in motion and quickly set out to visit her before it was too late.

When I first met Emi at the shelter, she was in isolation with other dogs who also had been exposed to kennel cough. She heard us approaching and in anticipation, the split second I came into her line of sight she honored me with the most endearing sound you will ever know from an Akita. It is both a primal and affectionate vocalization that resonates from deep within. It's an expression of happiness and affection. If you are ever privileged to hear it, consider yourself blessed!

Kneeling in front of her kennel, I pressed my hand against the wire. She did everything in her power to make contact by repeatedly pawing at the palm of my hand. I obliged and rubbed her paw with my fingers, and she returned the gesture by gently licking my hand, her tail wagging the entire time.

I then took her out of the kennel, and realized those words used to describe her, "silly", "goofy" and "sweet", rang true.

Emi solidified her future with us and I promised her I'd be back for her.

We’ve seen her personality emerge and blossom. She’s a young girl, approximately 2 years old and is all things a young teen should be! She’s intelligent, eager to learn yet appropriately cautious about exploring all the world has to offer! She loves to meet new people and approaches playfully with a tail wag and an inquisitive expression.

There’s a whole brave new world out there to conquer. She'll need a human companion to show her the ropes, and give her confidence all young dogs learn over time.

She may have been left in a yard in her past life, as she seems a bit starved for some good exercise and an eagerness to learn all kinds of new exciting things! Her ideal home would be with someone who can provide a fairly high level of daily exercise, and enrollment in an obedience class where no doubt, she will shine! In the beginning she may need some time to adjust to being left alone if you work a full time hours, but she should acclimate nicely once she’s confident she is in her forever home.

She makes a skillful co-pilot in the car, which is amazing considering that was a foreign concept to her until just weeks ago. She loves to play and engage you in anything interactive, but most of all she just enjoys being in your company. She knows how to sit on command and is learning to walk nicely on leash. But that seems to be the scope of what was taught to her. This little girl is waiting to soak up as much as you can offer her so she can reach her full potential. She’s a fabulous ambassador to the breed already.

She will not do well in a home with cats or small dogs, and she appears to be very selective with other large dogs, so we recommend a home without other animals.

For more information about Emi, contact Diane at: adopt1@

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Facts about Emiko - ADOPTED!

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

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