Thursday, February 5, 2015


Mira is a young, one year, old spayed female Akbash dog. Mira is in foster in Montana and needs an adopter and forever home!

To read more about Mira click the "READ MORE" link below

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Boss has gone to his new home on a horse ranch in Nevada! Here he is exercising in the horse ring. What a happy dog smile this is! So nice to see.

There will be many months of learning for Boss and his new person. People often think a dog will just settle in right away in a new environment. Not true! Dogs are unsettled after relocation and much care needs to be taken to get a dog adjusted. They are in an elevated stress state with high levels of adrenaline at first. They do not know what to expect from the new environment.
I work with an adopter or foster, to set up a secure place for a dog that is entirely escape proof. The dog needs to learn the perimeter and they can be a flight risk at first so safety is key. You cannot just turn a new dog loose on a property!

The dog needs time to bond to the new owner and learn the routines and inhabitants in the new location. Setting up a consistent routine for the new dog is very important so the dog feels secure and begins to think of the new place as his or her territory.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Boss for adoption

Here is Boss Man a young, approx one and a half year old neutered male Akbash dog.

Boss is in boarding in Northern California and awaits a foster or adoptive home. If you are interested in Boss contact Akbash Dog Rescue person Janet Davis at or call 510 523-6161

Boss will be placed on acreage in a quiet rural setting only. He was most likely an abandoned working livestock guardian dog.

Boss was quite down on his luck and due to be euthanized in a very overcrowded high kill California shelter a few weeks ago.

    to read about how he was rescued click the "read more" link below

Saturday, April 5, 2014


This entire litter of purebred Akbash pups ended up in rescue! This is not an uncommon occurrence unfortunately. Rescue often gets entire litters of pups! People often think it will be easy and a quick money maker to have a litter of pups and sell them, however this is not true. If one is interested at all in proper care of the pups and proper placement! Veterinary care for the mother dog and pups is quite expensive and properly advertising and screening homes for pups is a very expensive and time consuming proposition. These pups did not have decent living conditions and ended up in the house. Soon as they grew they became to much to manage and ended up in rescue. Much public donation money has been spent to get them all the health care they needed and now they are all healthy and vaccinated and spayed and neutered. 

Amir is in foster with a very experienced working dog owner and he is available for adoption through Akbash Dog Rescue. He is six months old and neutered and up to date on shots. He has a very nice temperament and is getting acquainted with the resident livestock. 

To inquire about adoption contact Janet Davis e-mail
click the "READ MORE" link below for more information on adopting Amir:


Gus has a wonderful home on a 35 acre horse ranch! Keeping the residents safe from the surrounding coyotes and mountain lions that can be heard in the distance. I personally met Gus and spent a fair bit of time with him and was determined to find him a home where he was truly loved! He is such a special fellow! He found his place in the sun so to speak and is valued and loved. He also gets to run and cavort on plenty of acreage!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Gus is in Oregon and needs a forever home!

  Here is Gus a two and a half year old male Akbash dog. Gus is a fantastic fellow. He has had working experience but will do fine as a companion dog on acreage also. He is eager to please and is a very personable fellow.

Here is Gus and his sister Molly. They were quite a pair but I sadly had to split them as Molly was a bit of a trouble maker and took Gus along for the ride!  Molly is now guarding Alpaca and doing great. However Gus is lonely and needs another female dog buddy and a forever home of his own.

I cannot tell you how handsome and wonderful this dog is! I met him personally when he was in California. Myself and another dog trainer friend of mine were amazed at how quickly and easily he took to leash work. In his foster home his foster says he is the only one of her working livestock guardian dogs that comes when called! He also is contained by adequate fencing, he is not a fence climber or jumper.

Here is Gus with his sister Molly being "trained" by the family's grandchild to have some patience around food! What good dogs!

  If you are interested in Gus contact Akbash Dog Rescue Coordinator Janet Davis by e-mail or phone 510 523-6161

To read more about adopting Gus click the "read more link " below

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Marley adopted

Finally Marley has found a forever home!

   A wonderful couple that have had four Akbash dogs over their lifetime adopted her. They are used to the protective ways of the Akbash dog.

     They report she is settling in nicely. Since Marley loves kids she is very happy the grandchildren come over frequently.

    A happy ending for Marley.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Marley needs a home of her own! ADOPTED!!!

    My name is Marley and I need a home. Read my story to find out why I am homeless! It follows along the same lines as so many dogs.
    A couple years ago (I am a two year old gal), a family from Texas got me as a pup. There are lots of Livestock Guardian dogs in Texas so people often bring us cute white pups home to their families. Unfortunately the family that took me was like so many, they like you as a pup but are not in it for the long haul! I slept in the bed every night with my best pal, a little eight year old girl!
    The family moved to North Carolina and brought me along. However, shortly thereafter life got difficult for them and more difficult for me! They put me in a very high kill shelter where I promptly got kennel cough and was about to be euthanized!

   Someone sent this pretty picture of me at the shelter to Janet Davis of Akbash Dog Rescue. She decided I was just too lovely and must be saved! I went to stay with a very nice lady in North Carolina that has a boarding kennel and helps rescues by taking foster dogs for a reasonable rate until they find homes. All the foster dogs get to play together and get lots of love and good food.
   Very quickly another family decided I was right for them. They had two small children and acreage in the country. They promised they had had a wolf hybrid and could deal with any behavior issues an Akbash dog might present. Seemed like a great match and they drove to meet me and I jumped right in that car and rode home with my new family!!!

  Wow a new kid even, all my own! I so love kids!
   However once again my family decided they did not want me! Or the adults in the home did (not the kids I am sure)!

    You see I am an Akbash dog, which means I am a serious girl. Here I am trying to keep the family safe! If I hear a noise I will bark and attempt to protect the home and family. I take that responsibility seriously.
     If that bothers you , I can be (with patience), trained to relax and go "off duty". I was crate trained also and would not have been too much for a more experienced dog handler. Turns out my family was not very experienced at all with dogs and that combined with two small kids....well you know the story. If someone wants to lighten the load the easiest thing is to get rid of the dog!
    A very nice man that is a previous adopter of two Akbash rescue dogs, came to get me and took me back to foster care boarding with the nice lady I stayed with after the shelter. At least I know where I am now!
    I mind my manners very well with all the other dogs. Since I am an Akbash dog once I settle in I will be the dominant dog so please do not pair me with a bossy female dog. I would do best with a male dog and submissive dogs. However, I have been with dozens and dozens of dogs so really what I need is an owner that has some dog skills and all will be fine!


I have matured into a beautiful girl. I am a country girl having always lived in rural areas, so don't think I'd like the city. All that noise would stimulate me too much. I would just love a quiet country home...

If I look a little sad, I am! Want a FOREVER home this time, so please only inquire about me if you are devoted dedicated dog owners!!!
  Thank you!

click here for adoption details

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Montana pups -for adoption

These three Akbash Pyrenees cross girls range in age from 9-11 months. They came into rescue six months ago, part of a big rescue in Montana. 

Here is Abby who is 9 months old, what a cutie. She spends most of her time playing with her sisters.

Fleurie is 11 months old. All three girls are spayed and up to date on vaccinations.

Sweet Madeline is 9 months  old.

These girls would love to find homes of their own. They will continue their learning process and would love a quiet rural setting, as that is what they have always known.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Garth-Not Available

Garth is a two year old neutered male Akbash dog registered with Akbash Dogs International.
He is current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative.

Hub two year old male Akbash-ADOPTED!

Hub is a two year old neutered male Akbash, he is a registered dog with Akbash Dogs International. Current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


This stunningly beautiful Akbash Pyrenees cross is for adoption as a companion dog. She came into a shelter in Utah as a stray and is now being fostered in Colorado. Her fantastic foster has taught her house and leash manners and she now struts around Denver and is often the center of attention. People offer to trade their own dogs when they meet the fabulous Bella! Hee Hee, but don't think the attention goes to her head! Bella wants all dogs to have a fantastic forever home!
In fact she needs one now! She does not want to take another dogs home away, just wants one of her own! She gets on great with the two dogs in her foster home, loves people and kids and cats even. This is one fantastic dog.
Thank you to HeART photography for setting up professional photographers with rescue groups. Allison Mae graciously photographed Bella, with the help of her foster, at a Colo park. The result of the photo shoot are these incredible photos of Bella the beautiful. This is one dog whose spirit matches her beauty. She is a show stopper in personality and looks.
She has come a long way from the down on her luck shelter days!

Sweet Bella smiles for Allison's camera!

If you are interested in Bella please contact Akbash Rescue Coordinator Janet Davis 510 410-0149 or e-mail her at