Star is a 2-year-old female Akita.

Star is a petite Akita who came to us as an unclaimed young stray saved from the pound over Xmas 2023 with her sidekick Misty who is very similar in personality.

Star was lucky to find a foster home and is settling in nicely, it is however clear to see that Star has had a troubled past due to the way she behaves, it appears that Star has just been left to ‘get on with it’ in her short life so far and hasn’t known much in the terms of love and affection.

Star was given a new name for her new start which she is learning her name and her basic commands are a work in progress. Her housetraining is almost there from when she first arrived and she is a quick learner. Star is a sweet and active youngster but she can be clumsy.

Sadly Star is head shy, skittish, and worried by basic household noises. She can jump and flinch at small movements. She is starting to be more curious but is still apprehensive. She is learning that strokes and fuss are a good thing but she can sometimes get a little bit giddy and is partial to the Akita zoomies.

Star is learning to walk on a lead with a headcollar and is starting to learn how to control herself more and not just race around at full speed.

She loves chasing the birds outside in the garden but also on a lead so this is a work in progress also. Due to her prey drive she cannot live with cats or small furries in her new home. She is currently relatively untested with other dogs apart from Misty.

She loves her food and treats but doesn’t really bother with toys as she is not sure what to do with them.

Star can be aloof and indifferent towards people but this is starting to change towards her foster Mum as she trusts her more and learns commands. Star can be wary of men, especially on walks and takes a wide berth when she can, and her tail goes down. There is no aggression shown it is just more nervous and fear.

We are sure in time and in the correct home this is something that she will overcome, she just needs a family who will take things slowly. We feel because of her nervousness an adult-only home would be better suited to her.

Star is a wriggle bum when it is grooming time and isn’t too sure what the brush is but she does enjoy it. She travels well in the van and will happily get in or out unaided.

Star is a lovely young Akita who just needs direction, guidance, kindness, love and security and she will blossom in a new home. If you feel that could be with you we would love to hear from you.

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Friends of Akitas Trust UK
Friends of Akitas Trust UK

For further details regarding dogs available for adoption from Friends of Akitas Trust (UK), please contact Shirley Snape 07922665152, or email nicola@friendsofakitas.co.uk or Julie by emailing: julie@friendsofakitas.co.uk or telephoning 07738638091.

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