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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 ...

Celebrating New Year's the island way

Our Lives | JAPAN LITE Dec 30, 2018

Celebrating New Year's the island way

by Amy Chavez

On the small island where I live in the middle of Japan's Seto Inland Sea, new year celebrations are stalwart traditional. Preparations start a week before when the holiday spirit wafts in on sea breezes tinted with chilling temperatures. The island holds a community ...

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 ...

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