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Dog 101: a dachshund named Kukuru

DOG 101The silver dapple dachshund Kukuru came to ARK in January when her owner realized she was in for a lengthy hospital stay. Kukuru lost not only her home but her human and canine companions as well. She’s taking it all in stride, however, as is characteristic for this laidback 8-year-old. Unlike other dachshunds, Kukuru is not one to test her owner, but is content with being lovably low-maintenance. Her foster family in Tokyo says, “She’s happy just padding around the house behind people.” Kukuru is a dog with heart, which is what her name means in Okinawan. She weighs only 5 kg, less than many cats, and her age doesn’t stop her from playing like a youngster. She loves toys, but loves people who care for her more. She is flexible and easygoing. The only thing that excites her are cats. She is house-trained, sweet, tolerant and quiet, and would be a great dog for anyone just starting out as an owner.

If you are interested in adopting Kukuru, 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.