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Airline Ticket Raffle

Congratulations to AJ Gomez -- his name was drawn in the live Facebook drawing for two Southwest Airlines tickets! Thank you everyone for participating. We raised $1,285 thanks to you!

April Temperament Test in Orange, CA

Want to have your dog's temperament tested? ACAR is hosting an ATTS temperament test in Southern California! Don't wait; only 45 slots available and they will go fast.

April 14, 2018 (Saturday), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA.
Contact Shannon Miller, (949) 400-3887, email
Pre-entries must be received by April 10, 2018. Entry fee is $50. Make checks payable to Akita Club of America Rescue (ACAR). Mail entries in care of Shannon Miller, 10861 Gray Pl, Tustin, CA 92782

Our first issue of Akita Crusader is out now!  

Your support makes a difference. Here's one story about one dog from one rescue. 

Nick's story

In 2016, the Big East Akita Rescue heard about an injured female Akita in Texas. The Akita's owner said the dog had been attacked by other dogs in his home, and he could not afford to take her to a veterinarian for the treatment she needed. Volunteers rushed to the home to investigate. They found the severely wounded female Akita and immediately took her in their care, but they also found "Nick." Tremendously underweight and mangy, Nick was chain up outside, curled tightly to stay warm and sleeping in the dirt. It was clear, he was suffering, too. Volunteers convinced the owner to release Nick along with the injured female. BEAR immediately got Nick into a safe home and he received the care and treatment he needed. Today, Nick is a beautiful boy with a lush fur coat. Full of joy and love, he's a vibrant Akita living a healthy, promising life with a family who loves him. 

In December, ACAR sent $7,000 to hands-on rescues. Each rescue received $1,000.

  • Akita Advocates Relocation Team Arizona
  • Akita Rescue Mid-Atlantic Coast
  • Akita Rescue Society of Florida
  • Big East Akita Rescue
  • Midwest Akita Rescue Society
  • Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance
  • Rakki-Inu Akita Rescue