Gone, But Not Forgotten
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” ~ Helen Keller
Share the memories of your beautiful Akita by posting a photo on this page, which is dedicated to all Akitas that have gone on to wait for us. We extend out heartfelt sympathies to those who feel their loss. Know your love does not go unrecognized! We thank you for sharing your homes and hearts with these wonderful Akitas who left you many memories with which to celebrate their life. Thanks to those who made a donation in memory of their loved one. Until we meet again!!
"SAMMY & SASHI"
Loved by Ilene Applebaum
SAMMY 10-16-00 -- 7-16-14 & SASHI 7-9-98 -- 6-12-14
"RIP my babies. You lived a long and wonderful life. Coming home to you every day was a blessing. Your wagging tails, your paws all over, your happiness! You welcomed granddad into our home and watched over him and stayed by his side. Even when in hospice care, he only wanted to pet you to help him feel better. Sashi loved everyone and Sammy was my protective love bug. I will see you over the Rainbow Bridge one day!"
Take care of Zayda (granddad), Sol, and Sadie!!
Loved by Kathy DeWees & Jennifer Ceschan
"It is with a completely broken heart that I must tell you all my Zeus went "over the Rainbow Bridge" today to be with the rest of my Akitas. He went downhill in 3 days and I had to let him go. I could not let him suffer after the miserable life he had before we rescued him -- he deserved no more sadness or pain, that was my promise to him.
I have never owned an Akita like Zeus, who had not one ounce of aggression in him -- he would not even bite a flea that was bothering him. His gentleness & love for all humans and non-aggression towards any & all pets made him an outstanding example of the breed -- not to mention, he was simply gorgeous in person. My vet cried with me today, my vet techs hugged me & made it all easier for me. It's why I love Willingboro Vet Clinic so very much.
I pray now he is running free and healthy over the Bridge with all my other Akitas -- my beloved Kuma, my silly Tazi, my sweetie Brae, my tough little girl Pook, my heartdog Duke, my lovely Maui and my dear boy BaeBae -- I pray they accept him into their pack over there and teach him the ropes -- he never adjusted to change very well so they must be patient with him -- his blindness made him uneasy in strange situations!
I will suffer this loss for a very long time.....RIP Yuko's Patriot, son of Ch. B-Line's Rita Ballou & Ch. Yuko’s Happy Grizzly. Your crappy SoB breeder may not have loved you, but every human that met you after you were rescued adored you!!"
Zeusy my sweet sweet silly boy!! ♥
Kathy Taggert DeWees
Loved by Nancy Almann & MANY others!
Adopted from ARWNY 12/16/02
Contribution made in memory of Nikka and Willow Creek's Tsuki Ao (Zuki), CGC, TT, and with abiding thanks to Susan R. Yanoff, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons & Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners for her compassion, care and concern for these ARWNY family members.
Loved by Nancy Almann & MANY others!
Joined the ARWNY family in 2008
Contribution made in memory of Nikka and Willow Creek's Tsuki Ao (Zuki), CGC. TT, and with abiding thanks to Susan R. Yanoff, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons & Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners for her compassion, care and concern for these ARWNY family members.
Loved by Barb Griswold & Graham Howard
Joined ARWNY rescue 5/7/11
Departed in Barb's arms 9/27/11 as Barb sang her across to the rainbow bridge!
"She was the absolute best I could have hoped for and I would not trade these last 4 months of joy for anything!"
Loved by Janine Penney, Troy Eatman,
Hannabee, & Hachi
Kazan means: “Volcano, something lies beneath.”
D.O.B. 2000-2001 (est.)
Adopted from ARWNY May 22, 2004
He left us July 2, 2011
"Kazan the quiet one, very typical aloof Akita. He came into our lives in NY on May 22, 2004.
He was always a gentle dog. He never complained or wanted much. Just being with us was all he wanted. He loved his girl Hannabee that we adopted from ARWNY at the same time. They were inseparable from the beginning. He would howl like a wolf in a trap if you took her away. Really it was the only time he said much. He wasn’t a big kisser, but when he gave you one he meant it from his heart. A very quiet soul, and he knew when you were helping him.
This dog taught us so much about life. He took great pleasure in the small things. His bond to us was for life. You could tell the first few years weren’t so kind. To all who loved him and saw his gentle soul, thank you. Thank you for taking him in when you were probably already full. Thank you for all the caring emails and support over the years."
RIP our sweet Kazan, you are missed
Love, Mom and Dad