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As you read through this information, we know that the process sounds quite difficult and complicated. Most of our dogs come from shelters and some have had horrendous lives prior to coming to us. Our organization, the individual foster homes, and kennels we use invest a lot of time, money and most importantly, emotion in these dogs. Sometimes they are literally brought back from the brink of death. Our goal is to ensure that their new home is the best home for them. Your application will be considered very carefully to find a dog that will be a good fit for your home, family and lifestyle. In spite of what seems to be an arduous process many people have gone through it and adopted Akitas from us, often becoming repeat adopters as well as friends, and their children have even become our second generation adopters.

***NOTE***: ARMAC does not consider electric or "invisible" fencing sufficient to contain an Akita. There are many Akitas who with sufficient motivation will go through the electric fence. This type of fence also does not keep other animals out of your yard. There have been cases of owners shaving their Akitas neck to provide better contact for the collar. The result has been open wounds in the dog’s neck. If you have this type fencing and you wish to adopt, you may have to enclose an area of your property with either chain link or wooden/vinyl fencing for the Akita, or walk the Akita on leash.

You must be 18 years of age to adopt. The person who is going to be the owner must complete and sign the adoption application. gas kansas city We do not place Akitas as gifts or surprises. We do not place dogs to individuals in a family home: the entire family must be in favor of the adoption. All family members must come to meet the orphans. If you send in an application, make sure to call your vet and give permission to them to release information to us. Not doing so will only prolong the adoption process

Mandatory reading and adoption application: After you have read all required reading material stated above, and you decide you would like to adopt an Akita, please fill out an adoption application in its entirety, and mail it back to us. If you are renting, please attach a copy of the lease stating that large dogs including Akitas are permitted. If we do not get a copy of the lease or a notarized letter from your landlord with the application, we will not process it until we receive that info.

Personal Information: We do not sell information given to us. Your SSN is not a requirement on the application although we do ask for it if you adopt. ag gaston birmingham All information given in the application or on the adoption contract will be used for adoption purposes only, and will not be released for any other purpose without your permission. This information is not stored in any computer files for those of you worried about privacy concerns. In the 30 plus years we have been operating as a rescue group, we have had no leaks of personal information, nor any complaints about information being released without permission. We will be happy to give the names of previous adopters as references.

Verification of Application contents, home visit and meet/greet: We will check all references and arrange for a house check to be done. Our volunteers have other jobs and familial responsibilities, so it can take as little as 2 weeks or as long as 4-6 weeks to process an application depending on where you live and how responsive your references are. Please contact your personal references and vet (s) to let them know they have permission to release information to us. Only when this is completed and everything is verified, can you come and meet the available orphans.

The Akitas: Our orphans are not located in a central facility. Because they are in foster homes and private kennels throughout the Maryland, Virginia, Washington, DC area, appointments must be made to view the orphans. Most of our available orphans are listed on the webpage, but not necessarily all. They are all spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, and up to date on their shots; most are crate trained, some obedience trained, and all have been maintained on heartworm medication. If any Akita has a health issue, we will tell you upfront. z gas ensenada We try to be as transparent as possible about any health issues, behavioral issues, background. Prior to us taking any dog, it is tested for food and toy aggression and re-tested periodically while under our care. They are kept in their foster homes for at least one month prior to being put up for adoption, but the average stay is generally 3 months or longer. We can get to know them and their little quirks quite well. Some do well with other dogs; some don’t…the same for cats and children. While the people who own the kennels where we board our dogs do their best to observe and let us know about any issues with our dogs, it is not the same as being in a foster home. If you take one of the kennel dogs, you may experience behaviors we have not yet seen. If there are issues, we will try to assist in solving them. gas zyklon b We rarely place same sex dogs, i.e., male with male or female with female. None of our dogs are adopted as outdoor dogs, but as HOUSE PETS only. Because some Akitas are not small child tolerant, please note that we prefer to adopt only to families with children over the age of 12 unless the Akita in question absolutely adores children. ARMAC will always be available to you as a support group for the life of your dog. Fee’s for adoption are as follows: $350 for dogs up to 1 year; $300 for dogs 1-5 years; $250 for dogs over 5 years.

Final Steps: We will try matching up our current orphans to you and your lifestyle, and will introduce you to the ones who seem to fit best. We are not trying to control your choices. Our obligation to the dogs requires we place them in the home that best matches their personalities. For instance, if we have a dog who does not like cats and you have cats, we will not introduce you to that dog. If you are a novice Akita owner, we will introduce to dogs whose personalities we feel fit best with a novice owner. If you have another dog, we will arrange for your dog and the Akita to meet on neutral territory prior to adoption to make sure they will be compatible. If for whatever reason during the Akita’s lifetime the adopter cannot keep the Akita, it must be returned to ARMAC.

The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-$250 in total costs, and many people will want to adopt it. One sick puppy can easily cost us $2000 or more. We would never expect to charge an adoption fee of $2000.00 or more, therefore we need to off-set their costs through our total program. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption donations. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible."

VET BILLS – Our biggest expense. DPR pays for boarding at vet offices for a minimum of two weeks on transports out of state. All animals are thoroughly examined by a certified vet prior to release for adoption. All puppies are wormed and given their first set of shots and all adult dogs are altered, up to date on shots, given heartworm and flea control, heartworm and lyme tested.

Many rescue groups will not deal with puppies. They have good reason. Puppies who have been placed in shelters, or not properly taken care of in their early weeks, often need vet care. We rarely receive a litter of pups that does not need antibiotics or more when they arrive into our care. One puppy who needs a two or three day hospitalization easily runs us $1000. electricity in costa rica voltage If one puppy in the litter is sick, they all will require treatment. We have had virus’s go through litters that have run us up to $8,0000. Once we commit to saving a dog, we commit to the well being of that life and will treat and care for them as one of our own but the costs are high – both emotionally and financially.

The answer is because we need adopters who are willing to support all rescue pets, not just the dog they adopt. A young, healthy dog might cost us $150-$250 in total costs, and many people will want to adopt it. One sick puppy can easily cost us $2000 or more. We would never expect to charge an adoption fee of $2000.00 or more, therefore we need to off-set their costs through our total program. We hope that you too are willing to give an opportunity for a better life to ALL of our dogs by supporting them through adoption donations. Without these funds, our rescue efforts would not be possible."

VET BILLS – Our biggest expense. DPR pays for boarding at vet offices for a minimum of two weeks on transports out of state. All animals are thoroughly examined by a certified vet prior to release for adoption. All puppies are wormed and given their first set of shots and all adult dogs are altered, up to date on shots, given heartworm and flea control, heartworm and lyme tested.

Many rescue groups will not deal with puppies. They have good reason. Puppies who have been placed in shelters, or not properly taken care of in their early weeks, often need vet care. 7 cases movie We rarely receive a litter of pups that does not need antibiotics or more when they arrive into our care. One puppy who needs a two or three day hospitalization easily runs us $1000. If one puppy in the litter is sick, they all will require treatment. We have had virus’s go through litters that have run us up to $8,0000. Once we commit to saving a dog, we commit to the well being of that life and will treat and care for them as one of our own but the costs are high – both emotionally and financially.