Friday, January 19, 2024

WINDSOR young male Akbash dog going to foster northern CA


This young male was in an overcrowded shelter awaiting euthanasia! A current Akbash dog owner agreed to foster him! So Akbash Dog Rescue, inc. is taking him into rescue! Saved! 

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Luca 18 month old spayed female Akbash in Northern California (adopted)


Luca is a beautiful young spayed female Akbash dog available for adoption through lab rescue. She was a companion dog that lived on acreage in the country, before ending up in rescue needing a new home. This is a courtesy listing for Lab rescue.

Luca is very energetic and playful and is doing great on two fenced acres in a foster home. That would be an ideal placement, a fenced acreage with a large breed dog to play with. 

If you are interested in Luca please contact Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc (Janet Davis) at 510 523-6161 Pacific coast time. Or e-mail her at

Saturday, October 16, 2021


 Axel is a young neutered male Akbash dog or Akbash mix. He is three years old and will be adopted as a companion dog. 

 Axel is in board and train in northern California. He is crate trained and brushing up on leash manners.

This young fellow is really athletic and energetic! He loves to play with other dogs, so would be good in a home with another dog that needs to play! He is very people friendly and wants to be around his human. He came from a neglect situation so needs attention and care. He would be a great hiking running partner.

If you are interested in learning more about Axel please contact Akbash Dog Rescue, INC. Janet Davis  at e-mail or phone (Pacific time) 510 523-6161

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Bonded pair of Akbash dogs for adoption (Bucky and Anna)(They are Currently living in California)


  Bucky and Anna are a bonded pair of Akbash dogs currently living in San Jose California as companion dogs. They are nine and ten year old senior dogs. This lovely gentle pair needs a new home. Their owner can no longer care for them due to an injury! These beautiful dogs need a loving home for their final years. The rescue (Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc) will pay their expenses, medical and food costs. 


 Sweet Anna

Sweet Bucky


    This beautiful pair must be adopted together! If interested please contact:

 Janet Davis (Akbash Dog Rescue, INC.)

e-mail is 

Phone number is 510 523-6161 (Pacific time)

Thank you!

Monday, May 11, 2020


     Piper is a beautiful 17 month old spayed female Great Pyrenees for adoption. Piper has a fabulous temperament! She is friendly and calm with all other dogs, she likes cats and tries to befriend them. Piper is great with children and has never met anyone she does not like. She is a companion dog whose owners are relocating to a climate that does not suit Great Pyrenees. Due to their very thick coat, they are not fond of excessive heat.
     Piper has some basic obedience training and walks on a leash quite well. She does not pull and will sit at corners if asked. She will come when called,  sit, and lay down when asked on leash. Around the house, or off leash, she is a typical Pyrenees and independent minded enough to come only when she feels like it!
     Please read up on the Great Pyrenees breed as they are not a typical desperate to please you type of breed. They do bark!  Piper gets out her youthful energy by enjoying a good dig, and she likes to chew on plants. So if your yard is  pristine, this is not the breed for you!
     The ideal home for a Great Pyrenees is some decent amount of space, at least a couple fenced acres to run.
      The Pyrenees coat is very high maintenance. They do shed all year and need grooming so they do not matt up. Regular grooming is required for this breed.
      If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful girl please contact Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc. Janet Davis 510 523-6161 or e-mail

Monday, February 3, 2020

Gracie ADOPTED! Feb-2020

Gracie is officially adopted by her foster people and living the dream in Colorado!

Friday, August 9, 2019

GRACIE-For adoption. Currently in Colorado

   Gracie is a ten month old Akbash dog rescued from Texas and available for adoption through Summit dog rescue in Colorado.
     If you are interested in Gracie, please contact summit dog rescue at
Or contact Janet Davis with Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc. at e-mail or call 510 523-6161.
     Gracie is a sweet and shy gal, up to date on vaccinations, spayed and microchipped.

      She is being fostered in Boulder Colorado in a companion dog home, and is keeping the yard free of squirrels!
      Gracie really likes other dogs, and cats, and sleeping the day away on the soft furniture in the house. This gal would make a great companion dog for someone with a nice big yard, a quiet environment, and a nice loving home!
     Gracie is a really special sweet girl and deserves a wonderful forever home!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Biggs Adopted! April 2019

    Meet Biggs! He is a big ole sweet Texas boy in need of some real help! He is down on his luck in a Boarding facility in Texas! He is in urgent need of foster or an adoptive forever home!
   Akbash rescue will help get him transported out of state for a foster or adoptive home!

   This loyal boy was rescued from a Texas shelter and fostered out in Texas. His foster wanted to keep this tremendous boy and did so for a number of years. Having fallen on hard times Biggs needs a new home. He has fallen on hard times just like the humans around him, so vulnerable to the ups and downs of life....

    Thank you to Marc of pet photography in Dallas Texas who volunteered to go photograph Biggs in boarding!

    Akbash Rescue has known Biggs a long time and has all his vet records. He is healthy and up to date on all his shots and a neutered seven year old male. He is quite healthy and active and has been on acreage guarding horses, chickens, and his foster mom and her property.

    He is a sweet boy who likes to guard his property and also needs some tender loving care! He deserves a great home with forever humans that appreciate him!

    Please contact Akbash Dog Rescue, INC. Director Janet Davis 510 523-6161

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Akbash pups from Texas-FOR ADOPTION-August 2018-ADOPTED!!!

    These four male Akbash puppies ended up in a shelter in Texas! They were a ranch litter born to working livestock guardian parents. Far to often the unfixed working dogs breed constantly and there is no proper plan in place for placing the puppies in good homes. They ended up locked in a too hot barn in the Texas summer heat, and ill cared for. The rancher called animal control to come take just the males!

   Here they are in a Texas shelter that had no knowledge of Akbash dogs! A good friend and foster with Akbash Rescue found out about them and we worked to get them out to rescue. The shelter does free adoption events with no screening whatsoever of adopters. Not a good plan for an Akbash puppy!

   For a successful adoption, meaning for the life of the dog, good placement is key. Akbash rescue works with potential adopters to determine if this is the right breed for the environment and dog skill level of the potential adopter. All adopters will speak to Akbash Rescue, fill out an adoption application, and have a home check. Unfortunately most shelters cannot do this level of screening so direct from shelter adoptions of Akbash dogs are often unsuccessful. This is a breed that needs proper placement for sure!

 Lucky for these pups they ended up in rescue!

Akbash Rescues friend and representative in Nebraska found excellent foster in Texas!
  Due to vaccination requirements the pups needed local temporary foster before they could travel to their foster home in Colorado.

   Then our intrepid rescue pal, got the puppies a ride to Colorado via "Pilots N Paws"! An organization that pairs volunteer pilots with rescues to transport dogs around the US.

Huge Thank You to everyone that helped these pups! From the shelter workers, to the Texas foster, to the Pilot and the Akbash Rescue pal that arranged it all! These rescues require so much help and effort and money from many many people!

   Here are the pups safely arrived at their beautiful foster home in Colorado! Thank you thank you to their Colorado fosters! They are long time Akbash owners and fans!

   Our good friends at Colorado's Summit Dog Rescue even arranged for a volunteer professional photographer to come take photos of the puppies!



Here are the four pups ....below is Bear

Then Huggie....


and Sparky....

If you are interested in adopting one of boys in this Turkish gang please contact Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc at e-mail address or phone number 510 523-6161 (California time). Thank you!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016



         This sweet young dog came in as a stray to a very overcrowded high kill shelter in Los Angeles California. She has been the victim of a botched home ear cropping job!!! Someone cut her ears off! At home with no proper anethesia and follow up veterinary care!
         She came to my attention as the shelter listed her as an Akbash mix, so shelter volunteers contacted me to get her out of the shelter and take her into Akbash rescue. The shelter falsely aged her at five years old.
         I sent her picture around, and we got some video which showed her to be a very young dog approximately 7-8 months old! She is also most likely a Ovcharka shepherd dog, and Armenian Gampr dog. These dogs are very similar to Akbash dogs, but more often companion dogs whose ears are often cropped at 3-5 days old. Hers were cropped at her current age, in an awful painful manner, a botched home job! She had little to no chance of a proper adoption from the shelter she was in, which does no screening at all. She was in real danger so a plan was formed to save sweet Misha!
 After recovering on a medical hold for a week, she was ready to play with anyone that walked by her kennel run at the shelter! Misha quickly became a shelter favorite, with her sweet temperament and her very bad history! Myself and a couple volunteers formed a plan to rescue her. She is currently out of the shelter and safe in boarding. However, her medical care and boarding costs are quickly mounting! Please help us rescue Misha and care for her until a suitable forever home is found! You can help with Misha's rescue by donating to Akbash Dog Rescue, Inc. which is a 501c3 rescue organization so donations are 100% tax deductible. There is a paypal donation button to the right or contact me for other ways to donate (Janet Davis National Director at e-mail or 510 410-0149).
Here is our sweet girl all happy awaiting her forever home or foster. She is currently still in boarding awaiting a caring foster home!