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Young Dog Desperately Seeks Home

ONE Year old Akita-cross Akira has been waiting for a new home for more than 10 months

A beautiful akita-cross has been waiting for her forever home for almost a year – most of her short life.

One-year-old Akira arrived at the RSPCA’s Brighton Animal Centre in March 2019.

Jenny Wells, from the Sussex, Brighton & East Grinstead branch – which runs the centre – said: “Akira was rescued by an inspector and was extremely malnourished when she arrived. After a lot of veterinary investigation we’ve discovered that Akira has digestive issues linked to her pancreas. She’s now on a special diet and has an enzyme supplement in her food. She’s gained lots of weight and feels much better.”

The sweet girl has now been paw-tiently waiting for her forever home for more than 10 months. At just over a year old, she has spent most of her life in kennels.

Jenny added: “Akira really deserves to wave goodbye to kennel life and go off to a lovely new home. She’s a friendly, boisterous girl who behaves like a pup.

“She’s very clever and knows ‘sit’ and ‘paw’. She’d really benefit from further training and is quick to pick up new tricks.

“Akira loves going for walks and can be quite keen. She’s a very active breed so will need a home with new owners who can keep up with her!”

Akira is looking for a home where she will be the only pet. She has missed out on a lot of socialising so will benefit from further positive socialisation with other dogs.

RSPCA staff think she would be best suited to an adult-only home with people who are experienced with big dogs.

“Akira is bouncy and playful, but she’s also cheeky and likes to push the boundaries so needs an owner who can control her and help her settle into a calm, relaxed dog,” Jenny added.

“Ideally we’d like her to be rehomed near to the centre so our vet can provide regular check-ups and monitor her health condition.”

Find out more about Akira online or contact Brighton Animal Centre on brightonrspca@gmail.com or 01273 554218.