Lost & Found Akitas
If you have lost or found an Akita, you should first contact the local animal shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, vet offices, pet stores, dog parks and grooming salons in your area (or the surrounding areas where the Akita was last seen).
If the Akita is not wearing any identification tags, you can try taking the Akita to a vet office, animal shelter or humane society that has a microchip scanner to see if the Akita has a microchip containing his owner's contact information. They also may be able to check if the Akita has any identification stamps or markings on the underside or inside leg region of its body.
You can also place information flyers locally in the area where your Akita was last seen and on the internet for more coverage.
You can find additional information for lost and found Akitas here: www.akitarescue.com/Lost and Found.htm
To have the lost or found Akita's information and pictures listed on this website, please email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Location Akita was Lost/Found
- Date Akita was Lost/Found
- Gender of Akita (male or female)
- Estimate of Akita's age
- Name of Akita- Description of appearance, colors, markings, etc.
- Wearing collar or not?
FOUND - Female Brindle Akita in Moreno Valley, California
Scout (name given to her by her finders) is a nice, female Akita that was found as a lost stray in Moreno Valley, California. She weighs about 80-pounds, has brindle markings and has white fur on her chest and paws. She appears to be house trained, does not have any obedience training, but likes to give you her paw and her finders have been trying to teach her some basic obedience commands. She is a really good, energetic girl that likes to go on walks.
She is a bit wary of strangers, but has let some of them pet her when they let her smell them first. She has not met any cats, but Scout has behaved well around dogs or ignored them. She does bark if she sees strangers or hears strange noises around the house.
Scout has been taken to their vet who said that she looks healthy, but has no microchip for finding her owners. When she was found, she had a wound on her muzzle, but the vet says that it will heal and looks good. When she was taken to the vet, Scout also received her rabies, DHPP and bordetella vaccinations and a dewormer.
Her finders have tried to find her family, but have had no luck. They would love to keep her, but their family already has four dogs. If you recognize Scout and know where her family is or if you are able to provide a new home for Scout, please send email to email@example.com for more information.
URGENT! - Bonded Akita Pair found on August 17, 2022, in Fremont, California, near Harvey Community Park
- Akita female and neutered Akita male
- They seem healthy and not very old
- Both are cream-colored, male's right ear is folded down
- Male knows how to play fetch!
- No collars, identification or microchips
- These two cannot be separated, super bonded
If you recognize them or know where their home is, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Chocolate Akita Mix found on November 19, 2021, Sacramento, California, at North Natomas Heritage Park gated community, Rockaway Lane and Ingleton Lane
He is a chocolate mixed Akita. We think he is about 5 years old and is not neutered. He had no collar and could not find a microchip. He is pretty scruffy and might have been out on the street for awhile.
He is a sweet dog and would love to see him adopted or at least in a foster home.
He stayed with us for two nights and then was taken to:
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
2127 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
His Animal ID # is: A631484 and he is located in Kennel 116
Unaltered Male Akita found on February 13, 2020, Folsom, California, between Carpenter Hill and Caversham Way
Approximately 2-years old, beautiful white, brown coloring with black mask
No collar, no microchip
Found wandering with black female German Shepherd
Both are currently at the Sacramento SPCA at
6201 Florin Perkins Road, Sacramento, California 95828, 916-504-2809
Annubis, 4-month old Male Akita
Was taken from his home in City of Industry, California, March 29, 2019
Annubis has a black face, distinct fawn markings on shoulder blade area, silver and fawn undercoat. Chest markings resemble a shovel head. He is microchipped and was wearing a choker with leash.
If you have seen him, please call 626-677-7316 or send email to email@example.com
Male Akita found in Montebello, California
June 4, 2018
Update June 6, 2018: Reunited with Family!
This calm and gentle, cream-colored, male Akita was found in Montebello, California 90640
If you recognize him or know where his home is, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tetsu - Lost in Tracy, California
April 8, 2017
Tetsu was lost in Tracy, California. He is brown with a black mask and white legs. He is microchipped and has a collar on, but there is no name tag.
If you see or have seen him, please send email to email@example.com
Female Akita found in Sacramento
January 23, 2017
This young, brown and black, female Akita was found in Sacramento, California, near Pell Drive and Main Street.
If you recognize her or know where her home is, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Male Akita found in Oakland
June 25, 2016
This handsome, male Akita was found in Oakland, California, near International Blvd and 35th Avenue.
If you recognize him or know where his home is, please send email to email@example.com
Male Akita found in Tehachapi, California
April 24, 2016
This well-mannered, friendly, male Akita was found in Tehachapi, California.
If you recognize him or know where his home is, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Male Akita found in Oakland, California
March 18, 2016
Update March 21, 2016: Reunited with owner!
This male Akita was found in East Oakland (Jefferson neighborhood near Brookdale Park off High Street).
If you recognize him or know where his home is, please send email to email@example.com
Male Akita found in Fenton, Michigan
February 17, 2016
This young, male Akita was found injured off Route 23, Fenton, Genesee County, Michigan. Now being cared for at vet.
If you recognize him and know where his home is, please call 313-575-0811.
Female Akita - Found in Antioch, California
December 12, 2015
This Akita girl was found wandering in Antioch, California.
If you recognize her and know where her home is, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Samson - Lost in Detroit, Michigan, October 26, 2015
Samson either wandered off or was taken from his home in the Cruse /Lyndon / Schaefer / Hubbell / Greenfield area in Detroit, Michigan
Please call Stephania Brown at 313-658-2194 or 313-808-3393 with ANY information!
Female Akita Mix - Found in the desert, Victorville, California
If you know this Akita or where her home is, please contact: email@example.com
Male Akita - Found in Sacramento, California
October 4, 2015
Male Akita found in Sacramento, California, Arden Area at Keith & Rockbridge, behind Arden Fair Mall.
If you know this Akita or where his home is, please contact:
City of Sacramento Animal Care Services
Ask for information about Animal ID Number A482409
Kena - Lost in Gardena, California
September 8, 2015
If you have any information or have seen Kena, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mogli - Missing in San Jose, California
July 12, 2015
Roxy - Lost in Antelope Acres, Lancaster, California
January 22, 2015
If you have any information or have seen her, please send email to email@example.com
Goliath - Lost/Stolen from his home in French Lick, Indiana
Christmas Eve 2012
Goliath has a black mask with a white stripe on his muzzle on the right side, behind nose. His body is white with brown patches. His tail looks like its tied in a knot. His weight at the time was between 85-90 pounds. He is not neutered, no microchip ID. He is almost 4 years old by now.
He was lost/stolen Christmas eve 2012 but we are stil looking and hoping. This is one of his last pictures. He could be anywhere but was lost from home which is French Lick, Indiana.
Any information about him can be texted or called to 812-844-1047
The "found" reports give us hope. He is a part of our family and we miss him terribly.
Missing Akita Puppy in Santa Rosa
November 17, 2013
Akita found in Berkeley, California
September 28, 2013
I found a very young male Akita on September 28, 2013 at about 6pm.
The dog was found in Berkeley, California on Claremont Avenue between Alcatraz Avenue and Brookside Avenue
The dog has no collar and Berkeley Animal Care and Shelter could not detect a chip.
I have called the the dog TITUS.
Titus is Black, White and Tan.
Titus weighs about 60 pounds. He is 24 inches tall at the shoulder.
Titus is an intact male. Titus's tail has been removed.
There are bite scars in Titus's face. His age is most likely about 6 months
Titus is a very gentle dog, showing no signs of dog aggression. He is not hand shy, and he likes my cat.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you recognize him or know where he lives.
Akita found in Pacifica, California
May 16, 2013
(no pictures yet)
We are fostering a sweet, female Akita our friend found wandering a residential neighborhood in Pacifica, California.
Our friend visited a few local vets, walked the neighborhood several times, the dog beach, the local PetSmart.
No one recognized this dog. A FOUND notice has been posted with the SPCA.
She gets along with our male Akita, male Golden Retreiver and male Shih Tzu so she is staying with us for the time being. She is approximately 4 to 6 years old, weighs 77 pounds and is brown with black ears and mask.
Please help find her owners. If you recognize this dog, please e-mail: email@example.com
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you recognize or know where she lives.
Akita found on Main Street in Oakley, California
February 23, 2013
Update: Owner found!
If you lost this beautiful dog, we have found him and would like to find you.
Found on Main Street in Oakley, CA on Saturday, February 23rd.
Gaiden - Lost in Northville Section of New Milford, Connecticut
February 8, 2013
UPDATE: Gaiden is now back at her home!
Gaiden, our two-year old, female Akita broke out of her fenced yard on Friday, 2/8. She is up to date on her vaccinations and has a New Milford dog tag on her collar. If anyone sees her please, call 203-417-5258. Thank you!
Arashi - Lost in South San Jose, August 23, 2012
Arashi is a 6-year old, male Akita,120 pounds, black with tan legs and a white stripe running up the backside of his tail.
He is microchipped with AVID, went missing from South San Jose, August 23, 2012.
$1000.00 REWARD for information leading to the safe return of Arashi.
Please call Dave 408-234-4640 or Morgan 408-483-6895
Facebook: ARASHI MISSING AKITA
Chow Chow/German Shepard Mix found in San Leandro, California
September 5, 2012
If you recognize him or know where his home is, please contact email@example.com
Cleo - Lost in Beverly Hills, between Doheny and Wilshire
August 5, 2012
Update: Cleo has a new home!
Female, spayed Akita Mix, 2 to 3 years old. No collar, but is microchipped.
Very shy and scared... please let us know if you see her... do not chase.
She is newly adopted and may not know how to get home.
Contact Kelli at firstname.lastname@example.org or 818-422-0432
Hero - Found On Highway Between Dixon and Vacaville, California
May 10, 2012
We found this dog on Thursday, May 10, around dusk. He was wandering on a busy rural highway between Dixon and Vacaville, and was in imminent danger of being run over. We have named him "Hero" because of his noble and stalwart character.
We think that he is at least part Akita. He had a collar, but no ID. He was accompanied by an unlikely friend, a female bassett hound. We got them off the highway and brought them to our home in Sacramento. We don't think Hero is going to be able to thrive in a small house full of cats. He would be a wonderful dog for the right family. He seems to be in good health.
If you recognize Hero or are able to give him a new home, please email: email@example.com
Tumiko - Lost in Los Angeles, California
March 20, 2012
Update: Tumiko was found and brought back home to his family!
Tumiko is a friendly, 3-year old, male Akita that is lost. He was not wearing a collar, but has a microchip.
Please call 323-228-5962 or 323-759-2063 if you see or find him. I will provide a reward.
Akita Brothers found in Rosamond, California
January 18, 2012
Update: Reunited with their owner!
The finder cannot hold them for much longer, so if you are interested in adopting a fantastic Akita pair, please contact Kyle.
Lost - Black & White, Female Akita in Livermore, California
November 27, 2011
Lost big, fuzzy, black and white, female Akita. She could have been stolen or might have run away. No collar, but has a microchip,
If found please call:
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Found - Momma Bear and Little Bear in Arroyo Grande, California
November 25, 2011
They are both very sweet and sensitive dogs. The mother is house trained and well behaved. They are very much in need of approval and love. They both have great loving personalities.
If you recognize Momma Bear and Little Bear or are able to give them a new home, please email: email@example.com.
Found - Maggie in Los Angeles
November 18, 2011 - Found a new home!
We found her roaming the streets near Dodger Stadium, dirty and hungry, darting in front of traffic. Maggie is a 1 1/2-2 year old female Akita mix who weighs about 57 lbs.
We had to follow Maggie for almost an hour, bribing her with treats until she trusted us. Once we were able to put a leash on her, she magically became a sweet, gentle, docile dog who loves people, other dogs, being petted, walking on a leash, and riding in the car. We took her to the pound to make sure her owners were not looking for her. Sadly, they were not, so we bailed her out to put her up for adoption.
Maggie likes other dogs and plays beautifully at the dog park. She definitely needs someone who can exercise her so she does not become bored and get into trouble.
Maggie has shown zero aggression during the chase to nab her, walking around on a leash, being handled by us, and the trauma of being turned in at the pound. No growling, no snarling. She LOVES people so much. She is always all over me trying to put her head in my lap and snuggle on me. Very affectionate,loyal, and protecting. I have done a fair amount of touching/poking/prodding/messing with her, ears/eyes/paws etc. and she does not mind one bit. i am starting to think she would be very good with children.
She has not been around cats but she does not bother my small chihuahua. She is very gentle with him.
Maggie is friendly, VERY SMART and trusting of everyone. She is SO eager to please. This is helping us immensely with the training we have started.
She knows how to sit, comes to you when called, knows what "NO!" means, knows how to use a doggie door, has not had an accident in the house, and sleeps the whole night in her crate without a peep. We have begun crate training to ensure that no poor behavior patterns develop, as she has been bounced around a bit in her short life. She is responding well to the crate.
Also-Maggie is a pretty amazing watchdog!
Maggie is looking for someone with a place in their home and heart for her. She is fixed, microchipped, up to date on her shots, bathed, had flea medication, had a fecal test done, and is ready to mingle.
Big Guy - Now safe with his family after being lost for over 3 years!
A really beautiful Akita came to my house over two weeks ago. He has a mark on his neck from being chained up and was unkept. There wasn't a microchip or any ID, and no one has claimed him. I've gotten him all his shots, neutered him, had blood work done, microchipped and bathed. He is the sweetest gentle giant imaginable and I love him and want to help him.
He is about 5 years old, 81 pounds, house trained and obeys commands. He is unknown with cats and he appears fine with other dogs, but some dogs don't respond to him well and if provoked, he will growl. He has stayed at the vet and I just took him to a no-kill shelter where they take care of him. I have been visiting him each day at the shelter and was able to get him together with a male black lab. What fun they had! They chased each other all around the yard and both leaped up in the air together and touched paws. They played together twice now for about a 1/2 hour each time. I think he'd be very happy with the right companion. Big Guy is a sweet gentle giant who aims to please. He loves to go for walks and have people company.
Found - Los Angeles, CA / Update: Sweetie has found her home!
Sweetie is about a year old and has an old wound on her left hindleg; a possible fracture or a break at some point but it has healed nicely and has a little bit of scar tissue surrounding it. She walks, plays and runs just like a normal dog. She was spayed/microchipped and had all of her shots on September 30th. She has such sweet eyes and an amazingly peaceful temperament but is still a puppy and needs training. We've already taught her how to sit. A must for any dog lover.
Found - Berkeley Marine Center near dog park, Berkeley, CA
September 11, 2010
Update: now home!
Koji - Lost in Rancho Cordova / Sacramento, California
June 28, 2010
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you or somone you know may have seen him. Thanks!
Found in Elk Grove, California
June 13, 2010
Here's the information received from the person that found this Akita:
"We just found this handsome akita, if it is an akita, at sitting at our front yard today. He seemed to have a bad gait as if he had been injured; palpated his whole body no wincing noted. No collar. Gets along with my four dogs. Really friendly and mellow. Follows some commands too. I have called our the county shelter, but due to cutbacks are going to be closed tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. I will I also take him to Banfield to be scanned. Have posted posters around the neighborhood - no reply yet. Fingers crossed."
If you recognize this Akita and/or may know where his home is, please send email to: email@example.com. Thanks!
Molly - Lost in Aptos, California
January 29, 2010
Lost Beautiful grey Akita - Flume Road, Aptos, California
Hi... we just lost our beautiful 9 year old, 80 pound, female Akita.
'Molly' was with us on the trail at the top of Flume Road when we decided to let her off the leash for just a second... well she got excited and ran a little too far away and then freaked and got lost. Molly is a complete house dog and is probably freaking out right now. She looks scary but loves people... she'll come to a female calling her. She is a little afraid of men.
She is grayish white, kinda wolfish with real tall legs. She is wearing a purple collar with our phone number on it (702-496-1976).
Thanks so much,
Marty and Laurie
Cheyenne - Lost in Menifee, California
December 22, 2009
Reward for Safe Return
Color: Red, White and Black
Age: 18 months old
Last Seen: Shoreline Drive and La Piedra Drive by Menifee Lake and Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC) campus
Details: Cheyenne has a black mask is red and white spotted with four white feet and a double curled white tail. She weighs approximately 80 pounds.
Bay - Lost in Berkeley, California
December 14, 2009
Female Brindle Akita, Found in Van Nuys, California
(near Los Angeles), September 22nd, 2009
If you recognize this Akita and/or may know where her home is,
please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!