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Nov 15, 2017
When the snow lay 'round about: A dog named Wenceslas
This Wenceslas is a 6-year-old male rescued from the mountains of Yamaguchi Prefecture along with 33 other dogs, all of which were related.
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Nov 5, 2017
Master communicator: a cat named Natsu
Natsu would make a great companion, for a single person, a couple, or family with older children — just about anyone that will listen up when Natsu has something to say.
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Oct 29, 2017
More than a hound dog: 'Awesome' mixed-breed Pickles still in somewhat of a pickle
Though Pickles looks like an English gun dog, DNA testing points to an unusual mix of Akita, chow chow and coonhound — and he's still at the shelter waiting for a family.
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Oct 22, 2017
Witches' brew: a black cat named Chamomile
Sweet, affectionate, happy and playful, soothing Chamomile is well-named.
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Oct 15, 2017
Hangin' with my buds: 'Dog-cat' Nakamun finds a family in Tokyo
First featured here in April, Nakamun now graces the home of the Boldi family from Italy.
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Oct 8, 2017
Matter of circumstance: a toy poodle named Manto
Circumstances led the toy poodle Manto on a sad circular path that has found him at ARK looking for a home.
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Oct 1, 2017
Wanted: A friend for Panjuro the Chihuahua
Panjuro is pint-size but with big, big energy.
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Sep 25, 2017
Garden party: a kitten named Keukenhof
Keukenhof loves people and is totally fearless. He is also laid-back and happy to play by himself, as well as with humans or dogs.
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Sep 17, 2017
Someone for me: a Shiba Inu named Solar
Little Solar is a picture-perfect, diminutive Shiba inu. She weighs in at only 6 kilograms, a perfect size for apartment dwellers
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Sep 13, 2017
Mischief makers: kittens named Preto and Melas
If it's fun and games you like, this is the pair for you. These two boys have been described as 'somewhere between puppies and kittens.'
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Sep 3, 2017
Japanese Chin named Chipie finds a home in Tokyo
The dog formerly known as Parasol, a Japanese Chin mix, was first featured here in August of last year, when she was searching for a home. She has now found one with the Matsumotos of Tokyo.
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Aug 27, 2017
Aerodynamic: a Doberman mix named Aero
He's 'big, shiny and full of life' and incredibly playful and affectionate. If you like the outdoors and an energetic companion, then Aero is the dog for you.
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Aug 9, 2017
Rescue in the park: Kittens named Majorelle and Kirstenbosch
These two youngsters were part of a rescue operation that brought together complete strangers with the common goal of helping an animal in need.
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Jul 30, 2017
Dreams come true: Cats Dyna and Kohnan find a home in Saitama
Dyna and Kohnan, first featured here in January, have now found a home together.
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Jul 26, 2017
Up, up and away: a Pomeranian named Balloon
Balloon came to ARK in bad shape, rundown and very poorly cared for. That was three months ago, and the transformation is astounding.
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Jul 16, 2017
A tasteful choice: a cat named Toro
Toro can be both charming and aloof, a very fetching feline when she switches on her beguiling ways, and then cool and a bit distant when she's not in the mood.
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Jul 12, 2017
Joie de viva!: A Hokkaido cross named Viva
Viva is highly intelligent, affectionate, loves other dogs, and would be an excellent companion when she gets to know you and learns to trust you.
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Jul 5, 2017
Mark of distinction: a cat named Totem
Totem has grown into a beautiful healthy, young cat who absolutely adores people.
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Jun 28, 2017
Chock-full of fun: a dog named Chucker
Eight-month-old Chucker came to ARK at the end of last year after being taken in off the streets.
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Jun 18, 2017
Angels in our midst: a cat named Mizukiri
Mizukiri owes his life to one of those rare gems among us who refuse to turn a blind eye when they encounter a creature in need.

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