Click here for a list of Akitas available from Big East Akita Rescue.


Please visit the official BEAR website to find a wonderful Akita in need of a new loving home.


BIG EAST AKITA RESCUE (BEAR) is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit, hands-on Akita rescue organization covering the NY, NJ, and PA metropolitan north east region helping unwanted, abused, and neglected Akitas in need. BEAR depends on your loving tax-deductible donations so we may continue to help these loyal, dignified Akitas find loving homes.
Please, no donation is too small: consider helping an Akita in need today.


Please read the following procedures carefully. Following these steps will enable us to match you with the right Akita for your family.

1. Please fill out an Akita adoption application form on the BEAR website.
2. Upon receipt of your application, BEAR will process your application and contact you. This may take up to one week, depending on the volume of applications. NOTE: BEAR reserves the right to reject an applicant at any time.
3. Upon preliminary approval of your application, we will review the available dogs with you and provide you with the information you need to meet the dogs you are considering bringing into your home.
4. Our Adoption fee is $350.00 for adult dogs and $500.00 for puppies 6 months and under . All of our dogs come spayed/neutered (if age permits), current on vaccinations, heartworm tested, and microchipped. They are fully evaluated by our volunteers so we are better able to match you with the right dog for your household.

Thank you for your interest in adopting an Akita!

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Big East Akita Rescue
1001 Fisher Blvd.
PMB #136
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 609-388-7004

Go to the official BEAR homepage.


To find other Akita rescue groups near you, go to the Akita Club of America site.

For more information on Akitas and adopting Akitas, please check out these sites:
Akita Rescue Society of America
Akita Network
Akitas 4 U?

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