Welcome to a unique Akita rescue service – Akita Save Our Seniors!
For years, due to overstretched funds and overflowing kennels, rescuers have often had to choose which one to help. Seniors have waited long and silently for help to come. Too many passed over. There are certainly not enough homes to go around and not enough funds to board these homeless dogs. So what do we do? How can we allow them to die in a shelter just because they have grown older?
We formed Akita-S.O.S. to offer some solutions to the problem. S.O.S. is a small group of seasoned rescuers ready to transition away from physical rescue but still satisfy their need to assist the breed they love. The S.O.S. volunteers are answering the call within their hearts to save our senior Akitas in need!
No longer will rescue personnel have to walk away from a silver-faced Akita whose teeth are worn, who is a tad stiff, who needs a hug—these Akitas can remain in their homes. Most people would never part with their dogs if they had some help keeping them during desperate times. These dogs have paid their dues, we senior rescue folks have paid our dues, and now we are back to help the senior Akitas.
Our veteran rescue volunteers have worked the shelters for decades. Combined, our years of experience earn us entry into the SENIOR CENTURION CLUB!! We are also a little tired, a little old to be out there as much as we have in years past—you could say we are also “seniors!” Having spent so many years rescuing, rehabilitating, caring for, and re-homing young Akitas, we get exhausted just thinking about it! We all have had the same dream of retiring from rescue with the old, mature, calm senior Akitas. We do not want to warehouse these old dogs—what a terrible thought!—we just want them to receive the love and affection they have given us so freely for years.