Hello! I very recently rescued an American Akita, who I call Juneau, from a neglectful foster who got her from another abusive/neglectful owner. I am looking to get her accepted into a rescue that can assist with finding a responsible, loving home for her, and hopefully assisting with her spay. Here are some things to know about Juneau:
-currently weighs 103lbs
-about four years old
-intact, but looking to get her spayed unless a rescue is able to take her in and get her spayed
-fully potty trained, but does mark when first in new places due to being unspayed (this marking stops very quickly, she marked the first night in my house and hasn’t since then)
-will be up-to-date on all vaccines (she has just received half of her vaccines and has another vaccination appointment coming up)
-my vet said she has a few worn down teeth, three little front teeth missing, and one little front tooth that is chipped (that will eventually need to be removed as this can cause nerve pain)
-gets along well with both male and female dogs (has been around a small, intact, male dachshund puppy, and a fifty-pound, spayed, adult, female mixed breed)
-not the best around cats and should probably not be homed in a house with them (I currently have an eleven month old kitten and have to keep them separated for my cat’s safety unless they are under constant, very close supervision - they’re interacting together peaceably is improving, but I am being very cautious). Juneau does not growl, bark, nip, bite… at my cat, she chases my cat and has once tried to pin my cat down. My cat is very used to being around my dog and does not know how to defend herself, so for her and Juneau’s safety, I have to keep them separated unless I am supervising very closely.
Juneau is truly a wonderful dog that seems to defy every breed trait commonly associated with Akitas. She’s very loving toward people and has bonded with me extremely fast. She’s the biggest shadow dog I’ve ever seen and will follow me from room to room all day. She is very sweet, loves giving kisses and licking my face. She also loves having her face, neck, back, and butt scratched any time you’re willing to give her attention. She is very submissive and very responsive to corrections and is overall a wonderful, impressive dog. She gets along well with my dog and seems curious about other dogs. She has never shown any signs of aggression, growling, biting, resource guarding, or even barking! She’s very quite and friendly and is very surprising and impressive given her rough start to life. I was told that her original owner had three other large breed dogs that would fight with her regularly and that he was going to have her euthanized. Another foster took her in but unfortunately seems to have neglected her further by not taking care of her medical needs, allowing her regular exercise, allowing her coat to become compacted (which I am also actively taking care of), and posting her on social media stating that she needed Juneau “gone ASAP” and was willing to give her to anyone that would take her.
I am currently struggling to find the means to get her up-to-date on her vaccines, and I’m not sure that I’ll be able to cover the full cost of her spay. Also, due to her interest in my cat, I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be able to foster her, so I am actively reaching out to any and all rescues I can, in the hopes that I can find a place for her. I am committed to doing right by Juneau and ending the list of irresponsible, neglectful owners/fosters she’s been with, and look forward to hearing back from you! Thank you for your time!
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