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

SOS Yearly Nationals Raffle!!

Once a year we have a special fundraiser with all proceeds helping to keep senior Akitas in their loving home.  It is almost ready now!! Get a sneak peak and buy those tickets early! MANY fabulous items for Akita and non-Akita lovers alike. Start your holiday shopping early and be lucky enough to win one of these one of a kind items AND also help senior Akitas in need!! We appreciate your support!!

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AND don’t miss out on the BIG LIFE-SIZED BRONZE AKITA Raffle!! Yes an ARWNY Akita-SOS exclusive and not sold anywhere else. This big bronze is a true one-of-a-kind. And two other items equally as fabulous! Check out that gorgeous Akita carved bench — this year part of the raffle is a coordinating rocker! Buy a ticket for this raffle as well by clicking the bronze picture.
Tickets are $10 each and entitles you to a chance on all three FABULOUS items!!

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"Rafa in springtime" Courtesy of Harold & Tora at Akitamanstudios.com

“Rafa in springtime”
Courtesy of Harold & Tora at Akitamanstudios.com

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