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Three dogs that are true champions

First featured in June, Champion has found a couple who will keep on fighting ’til the end — Denise and Paul Tange of Tokyo. The Tanges are shown here with their other ARK rescues. Denise holds Tequila, while Champion poses in the foreground with Maggie behind him. Champion initially came to the Tange household on what was to be a temporary basis. Once there, however, Denise says, “not only did he get on well with my other two dogs, he actually was a calming influence on Maggie.” Denise describes the newest family member as “intuitive, smart, gentle and affectionate.” He also is a bit of a taskmaster. Although he loves to sit nearby when his owner is busy doing something, he has no time for losers. “If I sit down on the sofa to watch TV, for some reason, he doesn’t like it and will bark at me. He wants me either to keep busy or to play with him.”

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