Dog seeks home after spending most of her life in kennels

The RSPCA launch an appeal after an 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 and has spent most of her life in kennels.

Jenny Wells from Sussex, Brighton and 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 with her pancreas. She’s now on a special diet and has an enzyme supplement in her food. She has gained lots of weight and feels much better.

“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.

“She loves going on 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.

Jenny added: “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.

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

If you’d like to find out more about Akira, you can contact Brighton Animal Centre on or call 01273 554218.