OK, so he’s got a goofy mug because his teeth stick out, and he looks like a real tough guy who’s been around the block a few times. But Buruta’s no toughie, and he is only about 1½ years old. He’s affectionate and quiet and warms to people quite easily, though he may hold back a bit in the beginning when he’s still sussing you out. And though he has the looks of a bulldog, he only weighs about 8 kg, which means he’s easy to pick up and he won’t knock you flat if he jumps on you. That said, Buruta is no pushover. He’ll let you know if he’s not feeling it, and he’s not about to let other pups push him around, either. He’s a dog who knows his space. He’s smart, food-motivated, a quick study and loves walks. Those who know him see the face but they see a whole lot more too. One ARK staff member says, “He has quite the personality. There’s something about him that is extremely comical and not sad at all. I think it has as much to do with his character as his physical features.”

If you are interested in adopting Buruta, 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.

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