About Us

The Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (UK) was founded in 2004 and became a registered charity (number 1112054) in 2006. It is staffed entirely by volunteers so all moneys raised are used directly to help Akitas in care and to further the aims of the Trust. It already has many Akitas on the books awaiting assessment and new homes.

The Trust needs your help to support its work. The ARW is a charity dedicated to all aspects of the welfare of both the American and Japanese type of Akita. We not only rescue and re-home Akitas, but work to provide advice and information on many facets of ownership, including behaviour, training, diet and health. To this end we also support other organisations that are similarly motivated, for instance the research into canine diseases to which Akitas, amongst other breeds, may be prone.

We have as yet to set up a scheme where people can sponsor an Akita, though this is a venture we have planned for the not too distant future. If anyone would like to become an Akita Angel and sponsor a dog - perhaps in memory of a lost beloved pet - please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that appropriate steps can be taken.

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Akita Rescue & Welfare Trust (UK)

Registered Charity Number 1112054

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Telephone 0345 260 2206 - calls charged at local rate.
Applications to adopt or rehome MUST be sent in writing via the forms provided.

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