| The Akita originates from the mountainous regions of northern Japan, The Akita dates back centuries and its origin is an island called Honshu in the Akita region of Japan. Akitas can pull sleds and hunt in deep snow. Akitas symbolize health and small figurines of the dog are sent to people in the hospital in Japan. Helen Keller owned the first U.S. Akita.
D.C. Animal Rescue
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District of Columbia - Washington 20002
D.C. Animal Shelter 202-576-6664
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20011
Washington Animal Rescue League 202-726-2273
District of Columbia - Washington, DC 20012
Washington Humane Society 202-882-5837
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