A port of call for a new friendship

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Mar 30, 2020

A port of call for a new friendship

"Peaches and cream" is how one would describe Kenzo, a stunning beauty with eyes that are a rare pale green. Kenzo had been found wandering the streets alone as a wee kitten and was brought to ARK. He’s now 5-years-old and really wants — ...

An old dog makes for a solid companion

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Mar 25, 2020

An old dog makes for a solid companion

Chibikoro arrived at ARK some 13 years ago when he was just a young pup. He’d been rescued from a place in Tokushima where dogs lived and bred at will with no real human contact. Sadly, this quiet, gentle dog is still at the ...

A port of call for a new friendship

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Mar 30, 2020

A port of call for a new friendship

"Peaches and cream" is how one would describe Kenzo, a stunning beauty with eyes that are a rare pale green. Kenzo had been found wandering the streets alone as a wee kitten and was brought to ARK. He’s now 5-years-old and really wants — ...

Only you can light up Beacon the dog's life

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Feb 13, 2020

Only you can light up Beacon the dog's life

Beacon came to ARK in March 2017 after losing his home and owner to a deadly fire. It surely had to have been a traumatic experience for the dog, as he trembled constantly during his early days at the shelter. Slowly, however, Beacon has been ...

The shyest cats will always offer an open heart

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Feb 3, 2020

The shyest cats will always offer an open heart

Frostini is a pretty fellow who came to ARK when he was still tiny, almost seven long years ago. He was extremely timid at first, a trait that can have dire consequences at a shelter. "Frosty," as staff affectionately calls him, had friends that fought ...

Happiness is a new friend with a wagging tail

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 27, 2020

Happiness is a new friend with a wagging tail

Pondi Two, or Hyotan, as he was nicknamed, was rescued from a hoarder and first featured here in Adopt Me! last August. Since then he's been adopted by Tomomi and Soshi Eto of Kawasaki and rechristened Gigi. Their meeting had come about largely because Tomomi ...

Pele is one pup you'll want on your team

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 20, 2020

Pele is one pup you'll want on your team

Regular readers of The Japan Times may remember Pele. This handsome dog was featured here more than three years ago when he was just a pup at 1 year old. Sadly, he's still sitting in the shelter waiting for the right person to come ...

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a super dog!

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Jan 6, 2020

Is it a bird? A plane? No, it's a super dog!

This handsome fellow is William and he's all dog! He's been described as a "big, boisterous ball of fun and energy." However, "super" is the word most often used to describe him. William is super-friendly, super-lively and super-affectionate — over all, he's just plain super! ...