Jerry, first featured here in December last year, has found a new home far from Japan, where he had been rescued as a stray. He now lives in Sweden with his new family, Pernilla Johansson (far right), husband Miki Rancic and daughters Amanda and Olivia. Jerry met his new family when they visited his foster parent in Japan, Pernilla’s sister Veronica Johansson.

“We fell head over heels for him,” says Pernilla. “He was friendly, just lovely.” Now, less than two months later, Jerry has settled in just fine. “He is a very happy dog and he fit right in to our routines from day 1,” says Pernilla. “He is eating, growing and playing with his new friends and family members. He loves his backyard and the big dog playground a couple of minutes’ walk away.”

It’s a big change all around, and the changes are on both sides.

“Jerry has changed our lives in a positive way,” says Pernilla. “It’s the small things every day that make us happy together. He makes us see things in a different way.”

The language isn’t posing any problems either, not in a country where the usual greeting is “God dag!” Jerry feels right at home. He is indeed a very good dog, and a very lucky one!

Many more dogs and cats are available for adoption. Please 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 re-homing abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. All prospective owners are requested to undergo a screening process.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.