Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted an Akita. Growing up, my family always had dogs, but they were terriers. Something immediately just drew me into the big bead heads of the Akita breed.
After being in Colorado for 2 years, I finally decided to try and volunteer at a local Akita rescue in Aurora. I figured this would be the perfect way for me to get a better introduction to the breed. On my first day as a volunteer and on my 3rd dog walk, I fell in love. His name was Tomagatchi and he was a 5 year old Akita who had been surrendered by his previous family. Tommie as I now call him, is the best thing that has ever happened to me. We have definitely had our growing pains, but they have all been worth it. Now instead of just me, it’s Tommie and me.