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TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA), is located in Northern California. We are a small organization run solely by volunteers, dedicated to rehoming and rehabilitating Akitas. Sadly, we are in business because we live in a throw-away society where people's obsession with material things include their companion animals. Many dogs end up in the shelters because they were picked up as strays or turned in by their owners. The reasons are many, but the outcome for the animals is the same unless a rescue group such as ours, steps in to intervene.
Thousands of animals are euthanized daily in the state of California alone, due to overcrowding. TARA is made up of only a handful of volunteers and foster homes. With the sheer number of Akitas in the shelters here in Northern California, it is impossible for us to rescue each and every one of them. Those we can take in are fostered in the homes of our members. Some of those we cannot take, are often times listed on this site as a Courtesy Listing. These are Akitas that are still in the shelters waiting to be adopted, or in private homes, with owners that are needing to rehome them. One of our goals is to help educate the public about this majestic breed. It is our hope the more knowledge we can impart to the public about the breed, the fewer will be surrendered to our local shelters.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit our "Available" page to see some of the Akitas available for adoption. Many other Akitas are not posted to the site, so if you are looking for particular qualities, age range, gender, etc., in a new addition but don't see a candidate here, please let us know.
We hope to offer valuable information here for those of you that are new to the breed and are considering adopting, or perhaps you are already familiar with Akitas and are looking to add a second one to your family. In either case, please enjoy browsing our site.
Before you begin your journey here, please know that we are recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and your donations to TARA are tax deductible. We do not receive any support from county agencies or humane societies and rely on support and financial contributions from the public to help keep our program going. If you would like to make a donation toward Akita Rescue today, you can simply click on the "Make a Donation" button conveniently located below, and throughout these pages.
TikiHut Akita Rescue Association (TARA)
You can help support our Akita friends at Namaste Akita Rescue by getting an Advent Calendar!
Greetings from Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance,
The holidays are just around the corner. It’s a time for making wonderful, lasting memories.
Sadly, there are thousands of animals in the shelters who will never know the joy of being part of a family. We can only put a small dent in those numbers, but we are committed to those we can take. Please support our mission this holiday by purchasing our Advent Calendar for Dogs!
During the month of December, you'll see one of our adopted Akitas and find a treat just for dogs. These photos represent their individual journey from abandonment and neglect to the incredible transformation that love and adoption brings. Every calendar you purchase helps more dogs find loving homes.
• 24 days of treat filled anticipation!
• Each day showcases an inspiring “After” photo of one of our adopted rescues.
• Meet our heroes. Once opened, each window will reveal the name of the rescued Akita for that day.
• Each window uncovers a delicious quality treat your pup is sure to love!
Every purchase helps us to provide care, medical attention and loving homes for Akitas so they too can know love, inclusion and joy. Our Advent Calendar is for dogs of ALL sizes, ALL breeds and ages!
For ordering information, prices and images, please visit our store site at:
Thank you for your support!
Namaste Akita Rescue Alliance, Inc.
If you would like to make a donation to the TikiKids or towards specific TARA causes, you can send your contributions via Paypal by clicking on the "Make a Donation" button below. If you have questions regarding other choices for making donations, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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