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This lovable mutt came to ARK last summer along with a number of other dogs. They were all named after the former owner, who had died, and then had numbers added on. Thus, “Pondi Two” was born.

Not content with his being a number, the staff at ARK nicknamed him “Hyotan,” which is a type of gourd — though, there’s nothing gourd-like about him. Hyotan weighs about 14 kilograms and is 11 years old. When he came in, he and the other dogs were all fearful and timid, though there were moments where they were quite friendly.

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