Please donate today to help all Akitas every day. We support approved Akita rescues operating throughout the United States.

We are thrilled to welcome Georgia Akita Rescue Division as an approved hands-on Akita rescue. GARD is located and operates in Georgia with a mission to assist with the placement, rescue and rehabilitation of Akitas within that state. GARD is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization. When you support ACAR, you also supporting GARD. Welcome GARD!



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Need a PDF version of our newsletter? 2018 Issue 2

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. 

Since December, ACAR sent $29,000 to hands-on rescues. 

ACAR's board recently approved creating an Emergency Rescue Policy. The policy jumps into action when a rescue takes in three or more Akitas at once or a natural disaster occurs and impacts rescues. The policy helped in one situation where someone surrendered multiple Akitas to a rural shelter. ACAR was able to send $500 per dog to the rescue to help offset the cost of medical care and boarding. This is one example of ACAR helping rescues because of your continued support. 

  • 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