Welcome to a unique Akita rescue service – Akita Save Our Seniors!

ARWNY Akita-SOS Yearly Fundraiser!!


Thanks so much to all who supported our annual raffle fundraiser! The following are the winners:

#1 Akita Puppy Sculpture = Makalah Burdell

#2 Akita Carved Chest = Keith Venezia

#3 iPad Bundle= Nikki Greer (online)

#4 Dyson Vacuum = Ed Taggart (online)

#5 Akita Family Sculpture = Ed Taggart (online)

#6 Echo Alexa Bundle = Pam Greskowiak

#7 Akita Zen Garden – Ilene Applebaum (online)

#8 Akita Stained Glass = Tammy Chrome

#9 Akita Lantern/Quilt = Tracy West

#10 Grooming Package = Amanda Vickerd

#11 Mommy & Me = Charlie Saccarelli

#12 Akita Barbara Package = Pam Greskowiak

The true winners are the senior Akitas we are able to assist wit the money raised in this fundraiser. THANK YOU ALL for supporting our unique mission!

  All proceeds from this fundraiser will help us to continue our mission of nationally assisting senior Akitas in need!
Thanks for your support!


Senior by Age, Puppy at Heart!!

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 seniors.

Magic-framedOur 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.

Learn more about our Mission and our Vision