Welcome to the website of the Columbia River Akita Alliance.
Whether you already know what an Akita is or you are looking for more information about this beautiful breed from Japan, we are here for the dogs and for you! If you live in Oregon or Washington and are looking for other Akita owners, you have come to the right website.
Founding members Wendy Sorrell and Linda Lapossa had often talked about the need for a group that anyone with an Akita could choose to be a part of on any level on which they were comfortable. They felt it was important to be open-minded and accepting of anyone that reached out for guidance, information, and friendship.
CRAA is not just a group of folks with a single-minded goal for our Akitas. We are a group of Akita owners that share our experiences, appreciate the experiences of other Akita owners, and respect and support each other. We truly believe that it's all about the dogs.
We are now a proud member club of the Akita Club of America.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the CRAA please review the following documents. Complete the membership application and mail in the application and membership fee.
If you would like to join our email list please send a request to:
We would enjoy hearing from you and adding you to our email list! We are 40+ members strong.
Wendy Sorrell - President
Amber Appleton - Vice President
Cindy Leathers - Treasurer
Rebecca Scobee - Secretary
Francee Hamblet - Corresponding Secretary
Amber Appleton & Nick Foster
Francee Hamblet & Hollie Walker
Edward & Kristi Holterman
Cindy & Lowell Leathers
Linda & Roger Lopossa
David & Kelly Malcom
Wendy & Mark Sorrell
Steven & Marilyn Walker
We are avid supporters of SOS Akita Save Our Seniors, a National Akita Rescue of WNY, Inc. program. Click the banner below to learn more and help keep senior akitas in their homes.
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Bonnie & David Jensen
Annette Waters-Gomez & AJ Gomez