Washington Akita Group, Inc. (WAG) is a small group of concerned Akita people dedicated to the rescue and placement of orphaned Akitas in Eastern and Central Washington State (other areas in the Pacific Northwest as foster or kennel space allows). Our primary mission is to find good homes for abandoned Akitas, most coming from local animal shelters after being found as strays or given up to shelters by their owners. We DO NOT take dogs directly from an owner except under extraordinary conditions. We help transition the dogs into their new homes by providing proper nutrition, veterinary care, grooming, socialization and love before placement. We offer support for Akita owners and education for our communities about the Akita as a breed and the need for responsible dog ownership.
WAG is now an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations are tax deductible.
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Thank you for your generosity!
5/2/13 - Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support WAG at the Yuppy Puppy Dog Wash in Spokane, WA on April 27th! And thank you to Yuppy Puppy for providing the space and support for our cause. We were able to raise $581 that will go to aiding our Akita orphans in need of extra care.
3/11/13 Thank you so much for all of the volunteers and supporters who came out to the Seattle Kennel Club Dog show this past weekend. The booth was a success and they were able to raise $400 for WAG!
2/11/13 Some exciting news from one of our volunteers: Capital Pacific Bank in Portland, OR has gifted WAG with their January 2013 Community Choice Award. This program allows employees of the bank to raise funds for their favorite non-profit. One bank employee visited our Shop for a Cause event at Macy's last summer and was impressed enough to nominate WAG for the award. Thank you so much, Linda Lindsey, for reaching out to the community and promoting our rescue! And thank you to Staci Henrichsen and all her fellow employees at Capital Pacific for supporting these wonderful dogs in need!
Please say "NO" breed specific legislation! Take a look at this video to find out more.
Read the story of Zeus. What a happy ending! Thanks to Francee Hamblet of Minda Akitas.
The Washington Akita Group Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund is dedicated to the needs of our orphans needing extra attention. Some of our foster dogs have expenses that go above and beyond regular dog care. Consider donating in memory of a pet. Or perhaps as a representative of a kennel or dog club. Many companies will even match what their employees pledge to donate. Please specify "scholarship fund" on your donation as well as your name, pet name, club, or company to be acknowledged below. Unspecified donations will go towards our regular costs of transport, veterinary care, and other general needs. All donations are tax deductible.