Akita rescued and finds
new home (learn more about this
dog breed) submitted by Carol Sams, MN
I just want to say that no
dog should be judged by their breed alone. Two years ago I
rescued a horribly abused female Akita. She was tied to a tree
and beaten for one year. Her collar was ingrown into her neck.
She had never been inside a house and knew no commands. The word
"no" terrified her. I could look in her eyes and see pure love
even after all she had been through.
I called every dog school
around me, nobody would let us into class. Most told me "An
abused Akita is a ticking time bomb, have her put down".
I didn't listen. I taught
her myself at home. I never said "no" I used a noise instead.
She would do anything to please me. I now have THE perfect dog.
She has wonderful manners and although she's 110 lbs she is a
Please, please, please, do
not listen to the "experts". All dogs deserve a chance. They
understand that you saved them and they are eternally grateful!
If you liked
Sam's inspiring story above you might also like this movie based
on a true story,
Hachiko, starring Richard Gere. The movie
captures the essence of a dog's faith, devotion and undying love for his owner.