Built for comfort: Kyoro, an 8-year-old Chihuahua, only weighs in at 4 kg, which is less than many cats, but he can still pack a punch. Kyoro landed at ARK earlier this summer when his owner was hospitalized. The shelter was a crazy nightmare for Kyoro. The blur of activity, the racket, the lack of attention and all the unknowns were too much for him. He barked furiously, snapped at workers and was a tightly wound, desperately unhappy nervous wreck. Luckily, Kyoro was put into a foster home in Tokyo, where he was given the calm, comfortable, safe environment he needs. He mellowed immediately and now even falls asleep during his bath. Kyoro needs a real home, not a temporary one. He needs a companion who understands what it’s like to be a little fellow in a big world and who can set his mind at ease.

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