Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nikita the Akita Needs A Loving Home

Meet Nikita - the Akita with attitude!

Nikita is a 4 ½ year old Akita. She is a very special dog and has been with us for quite some time. Nikita was pulled off of the euthanasia list from the Humane Society after spending her time there with no adopters in sight. When Nikita first came to us, she was a bit stand-off-ish for the first little bit. Once she warmed up to us, we saw she was such a sweetheart.

Nikita is a typical Akita who displays all of the Akita traits. She is very independent, protective of her owner and stubborn at times but has so much love to offer. Nikita bonds very closely with people, but true to her breed, she is a one person dog. Akitas like to take charge - an inherited trait from their wolf ancestry - and may at some time challenge you for the dominant position. She is very smart, almost too smart for her own good. She loves to play with people as they are a member of her pack. Nikita wants to be the only animal in the house, once again, a trait true to her breed. She is a great companion, for the right person. She needs a strong handler who can be the leader of the pack, someone who is familiar with Akitas and no kids under 14.

The adoptions team and many volunteers have grown very close to Nikita and enjoy our time with her, but we are so excited for her to find her forever home! She is an amazing dog who deserves a second chance in a loving home.

If you or someone you know can offer her a home, please email adopt@utahpets.org or call 801-577-5616.

-Amber Randall
Adoption Coordinator

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