Kimiyo Moriwaki and Scallywag (newly christened as just "Wag") have made the most of their new family.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 19, 2024
Scallywag has more than enough reasons to wag his tail
Another success story from one of ARK's rescue dogs and the loving family that took a furry friend in.
Laurier needs an active friend or family who’s not afraid of romping around.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 12, 2024
Laurier is a big girl with a bigger heart
Laurier also has an endearing way of begging with her front paws — if that doesn’t melt your heart, nothing will.
Kazuyuki and Yuki Shimamoto are the executive chef and head patissier chef at Mimi’s Restaurant and Bar in Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Feb 10, 2024
Kazuyuki and Yuki Shimamoto: 'When you make things you love, you naturally just get better at it'
A culinary couple share their thoughts on a career in the kitchen and how they approach life in one of Japan's major tourist towns.
Once a scared little kitten, Iko has warmed up to any and all comers.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Feb 5, 2024
Iko is a scaredy-cat no more
Iko is a gentle girl who will let you clip her claws, brush her, whatever you like — as long as it means she’ll get stroked and fussed over.
Tussock is expected to get scooped up by his next forever family soon.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jan 29, 2024
Tussock is an affectionate rock star
For active people, Tussock is a dream dog. For everyone else, as one ARK staff member says, “He’s a total rock star!”
Ellie Harrell launched her dog seitai practice in late 2023 after seeing first hand how the therapy helped her own injured dog.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives / 20 QUESTIONS
Jan 27, 2024
‘My job is to provide dogs with relief from even the smallest amount of pain’
Does your dog need a back adjustment? Ellie Harrell’s salon is waiting to provide treatment.
Sudki Mansour is the 40-year-old owner of Bisan, one of Tokyo’s only Palestinian-style restaurants.
COMMUNITY / Our Lives
Jan 22, 2024
From restaurant roots, expat dreams up a Palestine in Yamanashi
Sudki Mansour is the owner of Bisan, one of Tokyo’s only Palestinian-style restaurants, and a Palestinian-influenced campsite in Yamanashi Prefecture.

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