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White - with Black
1 year 7 months old, Young
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

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Duchess, ID # D21-096, was found and brought to the shelter on 9/26/2021 and she is looking for a new loving home.

Duchess is a friendly, quiet, playful, affectionate, smart, spayed and micro-chipped female Akita Mix and she is a little over a year old.

She is black and white, sweet-tempered and she has been seen by our veterinarian to assess the injuries she had when she came to us. It appears she had a broken leg at some point but evidently didn't get care for it and it healed incorrectly, leaving her with a strange walking and running gait. Our vet assures us that it is healed and that Duchess isn't in pain from it.

Now that she's feeling better, she is a happy girl, enjoying the play yard when it's her turn to be out there, running around. Duchess would do best in a home with calm, patient adults and young children should be avoided.

Since she's already spayed and chipped, her fee is only $30 for our special adoption rate.

If you'd like to meet Duchess, please call the Escalon Animal Shelter at 209-838-9908 or send email to to make an appointment to meet her.

Escalon Animal Shelter
25100 E. River Road
Escalon, CA. 95320

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday, 9AM to 1PM
Saturday and Sunday, 8AM to 12PM

(This listing is to help assist direct placements of rescues that are currently with other rescue groups, shelters or their current owners. TARA has no affiliation with the placement of these dogs, nor do we have any knowledge of or guarantee their temperament, training, socialization or health condition. By using this listing, the adopting party releases TARA from any and all liability arising out of or in any way connected with the adoption of the pet listed)


TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA)

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San Francisco, CA 94121

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TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, animal welfare and education organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of orphaned Akitas and is located in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. Our group is comprised of volunteers, enthusiasts and foster homes. The members in our organization have come together because of the passion we share for the Akita breed. Our breed is respected and treated as royalty in their native Japan, but here in this country, so many of them sit alone in the local shelters, waiting to die. Each of our members (and their families), work tirelessly to save the many Akitas that end up in these shelters. In addition to finding new homes and families for these wonderful dogs, we also dedicate our efforts to educating the public about the breed, including but not limited to, the importance of spaying and neutering, proper nutrition, behavior and training information and the genetic issues plaguing our breed. Each Akita we bring into our program undergoes a thorough health exam, is spayed or neutered, brought up to date medically, and is worked with for basic obedience and socialization. We crate train all our pups and put them through basic puppy classes. All our dogs are microchipped before they are adopted. The Akitas we take in come from all walks of life. Some have been abused and neglected and some have come from well known breeders. It is a huge misconception that all dogs that come from rescue are all problem dogs. We have seen some of the most wonderfully tempered Akitas come out of these shelters and we hope we can give many more a second chance at the life they never had.