Owner Surrender

Sometimes, despite everyone’s best intentions, it becomes necessary for an Akita owner to relinquish their best friend to rescue. Family illness, financial hardship, military reassignments and other unavoidable events cause a family to need our help and support. We understand that our help is the best or only option for the dog, and we support dogs who need us when we have available space and funding to help.

If you are facing a crisis like this, please contact us via our Owner Assistance form. We will discuss the options available to you. Please note that due to liability and safety for all concerned, MARS is unable to accept any animal into our rescue program who has bitten a human.

If you need help with a behavioral issue, you might find some helpful information in our Training and Care section and on our Resources page.

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