2011年06月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2011年08月


Adoption event Report @Greendog on 24th Jul.

This is a report from an adoption event @Greendog on 24th Jul. (Sun).

We were so ready and looked forward to this adoption event (as usual!), but not so many people came this time.
It seems not many people visited the ARK shelter either. Maybe because it was the first Sunday after school summer holidays began? People went out somewhere?

For dogs and cats, anyone is welcomed as long as they can get spoiled♪ They do not care whether visitors are future parents or regular comers.

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A shy dog, Anko, seemed to get some confidence after being held and praised.
And a couple of days later, she met a wonderful married couple and left ARK together with her sister, Kinako!

Bannie also seemed enjoying getting spoiled like a puppy, but sometimes his big black body caused a bit of trouble. Some visitor was scared of this big body..
He dressed up with a green tie, but it did not work.. He could not meet his future parent that day.

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This is a Shiba dog, Tonton.
When he was brought to ARK, he did not come out much. He was just under his bed, pretending he was not there…
But now he can enjoy walking even with a person he meets for the first time. He is calm, not picky about food, not super fat anymore and does not bark much. He has become a dog who is easy to be take care of.

We were worried if he could go through the event without trouble. This is the first time for him to go out from ARK, and he refused to play with other participant dogs at the pre-meeting.
But you can see we did not need to worry about it at all from this picture.
We are looking forward to having the offer for quiet and calm Tonton since this event.

Spiv a.k.a. Butchan is becoming a Regular for this event. Someone started calling him “a poster dog for the event”. (Meaning, he did not find his new home yet…)
Shop clerks at Greendog remember him and talked to him like, “Spiv!”, “Spiv here again!” or “bad mood today?”
He can take a nap anywhere.. yes, he is going his way…

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Limbo loves “Tiny things”.
Today’s target was Chinese crested, hairless Center.
He tried to play with Anko or the small dogs visiting the event persistently, but he did not chase the ones who can say “No”. Center is a little bit shy and likes to joke around, so he was assigned as the toy of Limbo during the event.

Planned participants Yoshimune and Tsunayoshi were rehomed a day before the event. Then, Nene and Oshin were in as pinch hitters.
It might be a bit difficult for them on that day as it was just several days after their rescue. Now they both are so friendly, but were nervous back then.

Nene had been in a toilet.
Someone patiently gave her massage to relieve her tension. Thanks to that, she could eat some though she was still hiding.

Oshin could not move at all during the whole event. She had been trying to disappear in the end of her cage.

They are originally friendly and active. We will recommend them to future adopters after this event.

This time, we found one clear fact.
Girls team, Anko, Tonton, Nene and Oshin were quiet and gentle. By contrast, Boys team were so focused on the treats!

Not so many visitors, but we could have good relaxing day.

Bannie “I had a good time! I was popular☺ “

Limbo “I saved my luck today. I will use it slowly until the day I will be rehomed.”

Photo Exhibition, “Dog Life, Cat Life and Human Life” in Sendai
Date: Aug. 5th (Fri) to 10th (Wed) 2011
Place: Sendai Mediatheque
(I (KK) will join this exhibit on 9th&10th !)


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Popo goes to her foster family

Popo from Rescuing Animal-Hoarding Maltese Dogs got the offer to stay with a foster family (temporary family).

The family who was kindly willing to help is the adopter of Komugi.
They found the phrase “stressed out living in a shelter” in Popo’s profile and applied to help.

We have been trying to let the ones whose stress behavior is getting worse due to life in a shelter get out from the shelter first.
However, if the one looking for a new family lives in foster family’s house, sometimes he/she looses their chance to meet a future adopter visiting the shelter. The situation is different from the ones who are looking for the original guardians such as being rescued from affected area.

But Komugi’s family lives within 30 min. driving distance from ARK. They kindly agreed to the idea to bring Popo to ARK if a future adopter informs us of their visit in advance.

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At ARK, popo’s stress behavior became worse such as barking or tearing up the newspapers/pet sheets in her cage. At her foster family’s home, she is still a bit nervous, but doesn’t bark, eats well and enjoys being held by the family members.
Her toilet business is almost perfectly done in a house after a couple of failures. She now can do it on a pet sheet wherever she is. Toilet manner would probably be okay even after she is adopted.

On the 3rd day, Popo’s weak point was found. Her stubborn character.
When a boy in the family went to bed with his parents, she barked a lot.
Popo showed that kind of behavior several times after that, but now she beginning to understand her position and is more stable. This is because of the boy’s resolute attitude. We really appreciated it.

This kind of study from a life at home is really a good experience for Popo. It is also great information when we introduce her to a future adopter.

They all are small and adorable Maltese dogs, but are not being adopted that fast these days.
They all are gradually relaxed. They can take walks and sometimes climb up on the laps to get spoiled.
Dogs tend to bark a lot when they are in a big group of dogs. We hope they will find their new homes as early as possible and leave ARK.

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ARK staff members wear Laundry T-shirts

One-Coin Charity T-shirt from Laudry is now on-sale! Laundry (in JP only) made a cool hoodie for ARK before, and this time, they made charity T-shirts. A 50 yen donation goes to ARK for each T-shirt sold.

And Laundry gave all the staff members this cool T-shirt! Thank you so much!!
This T-shirt is tough enough for hard work at ARK. And look at a Paw mark on the sleeve, so cool!
In the picture, the women are wearing size SS, and the man is wearing an L.

Some volunteer already came to ARK wearing this T-shirt.
Let’s wear this T-shirt to spread the word about animal welfare!

Homepage of Laundry (in JP only)

Link for Laundry One coin Charity T-shirt (in JP only)

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Cracker Goes to England

Actually, Cracker already found his new home 6 months ago.
But this rehoming needed a lot of time, money and preparation because his new home is in England!
Going through various preparations such as health check up, document application, obtaining pet-passport, he finally left ARK the other day 6 months after the preparation started.

Cracker is one of the many dogs who lived with a homeless man. They were rescued by ARK because some mindless people abused them.
In the beginning, we thought he is not good for adoption due to his bad behavior such as breaking a cage or things in his kennel. However, he became a real gentleman after 3 years at ARK.

Cracker’s adopter is Japanese, but working for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in England.
ARK sent 8 dogs to Battersea 5 years ago for seeking new chances for these dogs. One of them was adopted by this woman. That dog passed away and she wants to adopt another one from ARK again.

We received the mail about Cracker’s new life in England and would like to share his story here.
Hope it will make you feel happy too♡

“Cracker can relax at home, but once he goes out, he gets nervous a little bit and wants to go home soon.,
My neighborhood is not that busy of an area, no heavy traffic nor busy streets. Even so, compared to the walking course in a quiet mountain area in Nose, it may be a little bit too lively for him.
Yesterday, my colleagues at Battersea kindly took two calm dogs who do not care about other dogs and we took a walk together.
Cracker seemed still not relaxed, but did not get panicked either. After the walk, we all had meal at a garden of the pub.
Cracker looked calm and could greet the waiter by himself. Battersea staff members were impressed.”

Congratulations, Cracker!
You can have your mom all for yourself from now on. Get spoiled and enjoy life in England!!

*These pictures are all taken at ARK.

*Here’s the link to the adoption event Cracker joined.

※ *Knit and Santa are still looking for their new homes!

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2011年06月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2011年08月