First featured here in March, Mav, now rechristened Buddy, has found a home with Flemming and Margaret Christensen and their 10-year-old daughter, Sophie (pictured with Buddy above). Originally from Australia, the Christensens’ Tokyo home is both haven and heaven to Buddy, who was believed to have been abused. Sophie says, “We loved him from first sight and think maybe he loved us too.” Buddy is adjusting to life with the family’s two cats, Muji and Domino, and the hamster, Brownie. He has become a lot calmer, but “still has a lot of puppy Buddy moments. He is getting better at letting us know what he wants to do and when,” says Sophie, who also notes that Buddy was initially frightened of other dogs. “We have been trying hard to gently introduce him to dogs we meet and he is much better now. Now the issue is he gets excited at meeting them.” Buddy has warmed to several local dogs, especially “one very friendly terrier.” Here’s to new friends and fun times!

Many other cats and dogs are available for adoption. Email ARK at Tokyoark@arkbark.net or call 050-1557-2763 Monday to Saturday (bilingual). Tokyo ARK is an NPO founded by Elizabeth Oliver that is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. Prospective owners are requested to undergo a screening process.

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