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As it's Mothers Day, we thought we would introduce our six Akita puppies who are looking for their new mummy in their forever home. These babies were hand-reared as they did not have a mother. They are now around 7 weeks old, and will be ready to go in the next week or so. As cute as they look, we would strongly recommend that you research this breed before applying to adopt. The breed is prone to dominant, and sometimes aggressive behaviour to both humans and other animals as they get older. Socialisation is key for these little pups and we would want them to attend puppy classes in their new home.
We would advise that you take a look at the Akita rescue website for more information about their personality and temperament - www.akitarescue.org.uk and also their facebook page has help, support and advice -
Akita Rescue & Welfare (UK)
We have been advised by the rescue, that Akita's tend to be same-sex aggressive, so we would recommend that if you have a male dog, you chose a female pup, and if you have a female dog, you chose a male pup.
Please, please read the following criteria, and only apply if you meet ALL requirements.
1) children in the household must be of secondary school age. No exceptions will be considered, and there should be no visiting young children.
2) any existing dog in the household must be neutered. No exceptions or allowances will be made or considered. Please also take into account the advice from Akita rescue ... do not apply to adopt a puppy the same sex of your existing dog.
3) applicants must live in a property with a securely fenced and private garden attached.
4) an adult in the household must be at home for the majority of the day to care for this young baby. Puppy training and toilet training is time consuming and must be consistent. We would strongly recommend that you attend puppy classes.
5) if you live in rented accommodation we will need to see written permission to have pets in the property, before a reservation and viewing can take place.
6) the adoption fee is £180 and your puppy will need to be taken back to our vets for second vaccination and neutering. If you live outside of Northamptonshire and are not able to return to our vet for neutering, then we will give you a voucher equaling the same as we would pay, and you would need to contribute to the additional cost. As part of your adoption contract, you MUST get your puppy neutered.
Please download an application form from our website: www.rspca-northamptonshire.org.uk/find-pet/adoption-process , and email to our adoptions email address. We will only respond to email (on Monday), and will not respond to private facebook messages, texts, or whatsapp messages. Puppies will not be reserved on a first come, first serve basis - we always look at the application forms and contact the best match for the puppy.
- You'll need to take me to training classes
- I could live with children of primary school age
- I need someone with me most of the time
- I may be able to live with another dog
- I may be able to live with a friendly cat
- I'm always on the go
- I love fuss and attention
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