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Sep 2, 2018
Glam girl: a white cat named Sarah
Sarah has a lot going for her. In addition to her beauty, she's full of energy, bubbly, vivacious, loves toys, people and chasing things.
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Aug 26, 2018
Big mikan marvelous: Mackerel tabby Miko finds a home in Tokyo
Miko, a mackerel tabby first featured here two years ago, has found a new home with the Riker family in Tokyo.
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Aug 19, 2018
I am a dog: a Shiba mix named Natsume
Natsume, a 15-kilogram Shiba mix about 7 years old, is typical of the breed, a bit stoic and a bit hard to get to know, but with a heart of gold.
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Aug 16, 2018
Not shy: A tabby cat named Sue
After a year with ARK, Sue has blossomed from something of a wallflower into a charming, friendly young debutante.
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Aug 6, 2018
Always overlooked: a 'lovable mutt' named Carol
Carol is that friendly boy-next-door kind of a fellow with familiar good looks, but he also has an exotic lineage that includes chow chow, spitz, Akita, Shiba and husky.
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Aug 5, 2018
Star material: a cat named Mikio
Mikio was but a kitten when he came to ARK last September, but he's grown into a gorgeous, 'uber-friendly' cat who's about to turn 1 year old.
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Jul 29, 2018
Tickle me pink: a dog named Beaujolais
Beaujolais was first featured here more than a year and a half ago and, unfortunately, he is still in need of a home.
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Jul 22, 2018
I got your back!: Two kittens named Eiswein and Nebbiolo
It's not entirely certain if these two are siblings or cousins, but one thing is sure, they are best buddies!
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Jul 12, 2018
Crazy cat lady: A kitten named Nodame
When Nodame came to ARK, she was a fireball of a kitten prone to hissing and spitting. But time with a foster family has mellowed her.
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Jul 1, 2018
After abandonment twice and years of neglect, toy poodle Manto finds a home in Tokyo
After a close call with the pound, years of neglect and abandonment once again, toy poodle Manto has finally found stability and care in the Tokyo home of the Purbo family.
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Jun 24, 2018
Show some respect: A chow chow named Kikome
Kikome is a 5-month-old black chow chow, an ancient breed of dog that originated in China.
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Jun 17, 2018
A sucker for you: A cat named Tenri
Tenri is a wonderful cat, friendly with other felines, and she enjoys being with people.
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Jun 3, 2018
Oh happy day: a Kishu named Toji
Toji was once 'a real loner' and very difficult to be around, but with love and patience, he has now learned not only to trust but also to show affection.
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May 27, 2018
Once-timid cat Mintan finds a loving home in Tokyo
Mintan — rescued with a badly infected leg that was just saved from amputation — has found a home with the Tatsuokas in Tokyo.
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May 20, 2018
Tiger in your tank: a kitten named Kenzo
Kenzo a 'super-cute cat' that would likely do best in a low-stress environment.
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Apr 29, 2018
Lust for life: A regal kitten with loving personality
Moana the kitten can race up a storm, but she makes up for her exuberance with affection.
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Apr 22, 2018
A lot of love: Blewit, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix, finds a forever home
A lot of love: Blewit, a poodle-Shih Tzu mix, was first featured here in July 2016 after being rescued from severe neglect in a hoarder's hellhole. Those dark days are long gone now, as Blewit, rechristened Itty, finds himself in a virtual paradise with his new owners Machi Ojima (above left) and her...
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Apr 15, 2018
The real thing: A Hokkaido mix named Verity
Verity, a Hokkaido mix about 5 years old, was rescued with other dogs from dire neglect at a temple.
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LIFE / Lifestyle
Apr 14, 2018
Japan's pet detectives
Myriad spiritual and high-tech options are available to help owners find their missing animals, but human trackers are still the best bet.
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Apr 11, 2018
Star light, star bright: a tabby cat named Asari
Besides being gorgeous, Asari is classic cat — aloof when she prefers to be alone, looking for loving when it's company she craves.

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