Ran is ready to find a place to settle down

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Aug 31, 2020

Ran is ready to find a place to settle down

Ran, likely born to a stray, came to ARK as a kitten three years ago along with her two siblings. Timid — or perhaps more accurately, wary — Ran is still not sure about people. Though she’ll show her charming, happy side to the shelter ...

There's more than one way to a cat's heart

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Aug 10, 2020

There's more than one way to a cat's heart

This gorgeous green-eyed fellow’s name is Mitsuo. He was rescued as one of eight kittens back in 2017 and though his kind rescuer was able to find homes for his seven siblings, Mitsuo was the odd one out. He came to ARK, which is, or ...

A purrr-fect lesson in caring

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Aug 3, 2020

A purrr-fect lesson in caring

Morty is a black cat that was first featured in this space in September 2018. At the time, the Adopt Me! entry also made mention of his equally beautiful sister, Ursula. Meanwhile, Sayo Kamakura of Osaka and her two children had lost their own cats ...

Anzu is a sweet dog looking for the simple life

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jul 26, 2020

Anzu is a sweet dog looking for the simple life

It takes a special person to look past the superficial and see through to the essence, whatever the situation may be. In this case, it’s a 15-year-old beagle named Anzu. "Nice-natured, exuberant, a bit noisy," is how Anzu is known at the shelter, but we ...

Odairi is hoping for a pal to hang with

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jun 29, 2020

Odairi is hoping for a pal to hang with

Odairi is a lovable tabby who had to be given up when his owner became ill. A "dignified and mature cat" at 12 years old, Odairi is currently in foster care and, after losing his best feline friend, is in serious need of some ...

Here's hoping this Seven can find some luck

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jun 7, 2020

Here's hoping this Seven can find some luck

Seven is another of the shy animals that has languished for years at ARK. Barely past puppyhood, she came to the shelter with her mother (also still at ARK) after being given up by their homeless owner. That was 11 long years ago. Tail-wagging, excitable, ...

A dog that's keen to share his joy

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! May 24, 2020

A dog that's keen to share his joy

Keane is a Shiba mix who came to ARK four years ago, and though you would never guess it from seeing him in action, he is a senior dog. He’s the epitome of the expression “cute as a button” and his habit of skipping with ...

A shy cat who's worth getting to know

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! May 18, 2020

A shy cat who's worth getting to know

Ten-year-old Namuru came to ARK many years ago as one of six cats taken in when their owner became ill. Namuru is much like the shy girl at a school dance, a flower, but, yes, standing by the wall. Even after all these years, or ...

Rapi gets the conversation started in her new home

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! May 11, 2020

Rapi gets the conversation started in her new home

The gorgeous black-and-white Rapide was first featured in Adopt Me! in December 2017, and she has now found a home with the Sugiura family of Yokohama. The Sugiuras had initially fostered Rapi (who has also had a name change) and then decided to adopt her. “My ...