A pair of cats find love in a new home

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Mar 24, 2019

A pair of cats find love in a new home

Chapuche was featured in The Japan Times Adopt Me! section in May 2017 and her best friend, Chijimi, was spotlighted the following month. The two cats had already spent five lonely years at ARK and hope was growing dim that they would ever be adopted. ...

This dachshund is the toast of the town

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Mar 17, 2019

This dachshund is the toast of the town

Little Kongari has been sitting at ARK for nearly six long years — and that's a long time for a cute little 7-kilogram dachshund not to be swept up and taken home. He's now about 10 years old, but his zest for life and voracious ...

A bundle of joy in need of a hero

Our Lives | ADOPT ME! Mar 10, 2019

A bundle of joy in need of a hero

If it's youth and pep you're looking for, then this little fellow is for you. Still only 7 months old, Aqua is a cheeky boy, an "archetypal kitten" and "a ball of energy." He lives to play, sleep and eat ... and then play some ...

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 ...