2012年08月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2012年10月


Various updates

Sorry for being quiet here for a while! We had so many events going on recently!
In September, several important events were held.

First, there was a Photo Exhibit in Omotesando from 11th to 16th. This was our third time.
The gallery owner has been a kind supporter of this photo exhibit for ARK.
The gallery is along the big Omotesando Street, and a lot of people who did not know about ARK could come in. More than 3000 people visited the exhibit in 6 days!

This year’s theme was “Shelter animals (love) you more”.
We chose this theme because we wanted everybody to know about the animals in the shelter.
It seemed people were really touched by the pictures of ARK animals. All the pictures were taken by Kyoko Harada. Some people cried after seeing the pictures and reading the captions. These pictures are all very touching.


We would like to show these wonderful pictures in as many places as possible. If you have any contacts with galleries, please let us know! (ark@arkbark.net)

And On 19th of September we had a Celebratory Dinner party for ARK’s founder Ms. Oliver. She was Awarded an MBE at the British Embassy.
Around 190 people gathered to celebrate. Thank you very much for your participation.
We also had hearing dogs originally from ARK. We were so proud of them.


For 4 days from the 20th to 23rd of September we had a small photo exhibit and ARK goods for sale with a donation box at the theater lobby of the performance『Dogs 7days (JP only)』.
This performance is about the last 7 days of dogs who were brought to the animal control center (called Hokenjyo in Japan). The actors expressed the feelings/emotions of dogs during their last days. It is a tough theme, but it also had entertaining moments. It was a wonderful 80 minute performance.
The theater was bigger than last year’s, but the seats were sold out for each performance. We hope we can see this again on an even bigger stage in other areas next year.


But but...
Our rescue activity never stopped even with all the events going on.
We rescued 14 dogs (Chihuahua x Yorkshire Terrier mix) on September 10th.
The owner kept the dogs in a place where pets are not allowed. Then the landlord asked Hokenjyo to take all the dogs. It’s not the first time for us to face this kind of story.
We feel anger towards the owner every time we have this same kind of rescue. Of course it is not dogs’ fault. We agreed to take the dogs, but the owner has to give up all of them.

These Chihuahua x Yorkshire terrier mixes will join the adoption event on 30th Sep (Sun)!
We are waiting for you at GREENDOG Kobe from 12:00 to 16:00 on that day♪

“Looking forward to seeing you☆”


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Foster family’s diary [Cronos ]

There is no ARK shelter in Tokyo. So Tokyo ARK asks foster families to keep our animals temporarily.
Today, we share the diary from the foster family of Cronos. Cronos was the most timid one in his siblings and moved to Tokyo from Osaka on 27Aug.

★“Cronos” on 27th Aug

New comer, Cronos(^v^)

We were told that he was super timid. So we left him alone in a room first to get used to the new environment. He must be tired after a flight from Osaka.

..Ah? a cat?
Carla found Cronos first and growled.
Cronos came to her but was growled again.
He was growled a couple of times, but tried to get closer
Then, 2 dogs appeared!! (Imagine, how he felt about this!)
Two dogs greeted Cronos and he got along with them so soon.
These days even Carla got interested in Cronos’s tail…
Now they all became good buddies.

Back to the first day’s story, Crono started playing with a cushion. I gave him a toy and together a bit, but stopped as he must be tired. Let him find a comfortable place to take a nap.
We walked in a garden a little bit in the evening, and slept after the evening meal.
The first day closed after the toilet training. Without problems!

That cat growled at me.. is this a scary place here?

Is it okay to play? No harm?

★“Socializing training” on 28th Aug

Today, he explored the outside of the house.
To get him used to the sounds, I brought him out to the entrance during the time elementary school kids going through.
Probably he liked glasses more than kids. But peeked from the fence to see kids and motorcycles.

Okay..run a bit?

Oh, that is so.. many…

★“Keep studying” on 29 Aug

I feel like Cronos got bigger since he came to our house? Yeah, of course not but…

It’s good to see him playing with others a lot. But the puppy does not know how to control his energy during playing with other dogs.
Warned his Play-bitting. He understands the command “No!”.
He attacks other dogs with his full-power, but tried to see how Carla feels when he wants to play with her.
To play with Shelly (male, Schnauzer), he has to show the respect first.
But Shizuku (dachshund, adopted from ARK) is not easy.
She is usually generous, but got mad as Cronos tried to ride on her and bit her back hard…
She was mad at him, saying “I don’t like the one who is rude to the lady!!!”
Shizuku is small so maybe Cronos thought he could win… I sometimes stops them.

Gradually studying not to bite during playing together. Shizuku will be calm down soon..?

He also tries to use the toilet sheet most of the time.
He can sit perfectly following the command “Sit!” with a finger♪

I just wanna play, you know..

Pull time♪ I’m gonna beat you!

His siblings were stronger than Cronos. He was afraid of adult dogs in Osaka shelter and pretended “I’m okay only with people, not dogs”
We were worried about him and asked the experienced foster family.
His foster family already has dogs and children too. It will be a great experience for Cronos to spend time in this wonderful environment.

What kind of family would adopt him in the future?

Thanks for the foster families!
Would you like to start “Fostering”?

Cronos’s sblings,Gucci, Kojak, Vegas, Taitan, Teia, Orbit are also ready for adoption!

★ARK Calendar 2013 Pre-Order Now !!!

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2012年08月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2012年10月