|Barked: Sun Jun 8, '08 8:48pm PST |
|There are several akita rescues in the united states. Unfortuantely its hard to find foster homes so they can only save so many. Few people want to foster a large dog that can sometimes be aggressive with other dogs... especially when they already have another akita in the house- which most akita fosters do have their own akitas.
There are some mixed breed akitas in the shelter/rescue system, but there are MORE pure bred akitas. Its not crazy like lab and pit populations in the shelters, but there are still some. Akitas are also harder to adopt because they are akitas. I love them, don't get me wrong, but this is just a fact of rescue.
I would recommend getting her spayed. Its more likely she will be ok with other dogs and you don't have to worry about a stray male dog trying to break into your yard to get to your female when she's in heat.
And I would recommend against breeding her. If you want more akitas there are lots of pure breds in the rescue system and they really need akita lovers. Or if you just want a litter of akita puppies, they need foster homes to save akita puppies from kill shelters.
Best of luck to you and your pup
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