Zorro is looking for his own hero

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Feb 17, 2019

Zorro is looking for his own hero

Six-year-old Zorro got his name because of the mask pattern on his fur and his dashing good looks, similar to the beloved vigilante character created by Johnston McCulley who protected the oppressed. The resemblance ends there, though, except for the fact that a Shiba ...

Patra's mysterious past has led her to you

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Feb 10, 2019

Patra's mysterious past has led her to you

The beautiful green-eyed Patra came to ARK after her owner was hospitalized last year and she lost her home. As to what happened before all that, her story remains a mystery. Being an older cat, Patra had a very difficult time at the shelter in ...

This Vindaloo is a real treat for everyone

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Feb 3, 2019

This Vindaloo is a real treat for everyone

'Fiery" and "spicy" are words that may come to mind when you hear the word "vindaloo," but this 5-year-old handsome fellow with the same name as the South Indian dish is far easier to swallow. Vindaloo was rescued along with several other dogs from the ...

A peppy pooch finds a pack to run with

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 27, 2019

A peppy pooch finds a pack to run with

Cockle, a tiny shih tzu mix, was originally rescued from the horrid conditions of a breeder and was first featured in The Japan Times' Adopt Me section in May 2017. He has now been rechristened Shishimaru (after the cartoon character from "Ninja Hattori-kun"), and ...

Bronze gets first place when it comes to affection

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 20, 2019

Bronze gets first place when it comes to affection

This exquisitely marked gray tabby was rescued in May of last year when, as a 2-month-old kitten, she bravely wandered into a garage for shelter. Intelligence shines bright in this girl's gorgeous eyes and it surely played a part in her knowing where to ...

Tyson is just the Tosa to help you keep fit

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 13, 2019

Tyson is just the Tosa to help you keep fit

Looking to whip yourself into shape? Crossfit, high-intensity interval training, Tabata? You won't need any of these, nor any gym or expensive equipment, if you have a Tosa like Tyson around. Saved from certain death at a pound in Kumamoto, the now 1-year-old Tyson came ...

Herb will make a sweet addition to any family

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 6, 2019

Herb will make a sweet addition to any family

The exotic-looking Herb is friendliness embodied and, despite her name, she's all girl — think angelica, rosemary and lavender rather than basil. Now 3 years old, Herb came to ARK as a kitten after she was found abandoned in a box and she has been ...

Charming Rivas is ready to play

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Dec 30, 2018

Charming Rivas is ready to play

Rivas, a German shepherd mix, came to ARK after he was found wandering the streets. He's a "fluffy, bright-eyed ball of exuberance," about 4 years old and 25 kilograms. He's strong and fast and can be excitable, and he needs someone who loves big, ...

Bonds that heal: Minorca helps a family move on

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Dec 25, 2018

Bonds that heal: Minorca helps a family move on

It's the time of year for heart-warming stories and Minorca, a canine cutie who was first featured here in January, is one of them. Minorca has now found a home in Tokyo with Hiroyuki Tamakoshi and his wife, Michiko. Hiroyuki says he and his wife ...