2013年02月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2013年04月


Brown Puppies!

Five brown puppies came to ARK on Feb. 17, 2013. There are 3 boys and 2 girls.
The all look fit and their faces are all…funny (in a good way !)


The rescuer told us that the puppies seemed to be just a few days old when they were rescued with their mother on Dec 6, 2012.
This is the picture taken back then.
Their eyes were not open yet.

Since then, these puppies have been well taken care of by people and their mother. The 5 puppies are bright and super friendly to humans and dogs.
When somebody comes to their kennel they are overjoyed.

When the photographer, Kyoko Harada, came into their kennel they went crazy!…
Kyoko was welcomed a little too much..!

They are growing and the male dog’s play-fighting is getting stronger.
So we asked our “DOG” trainer to start training and socializing them.
Let’s see how the training is going!

First, the biggest puppy is Primo.
”Me, me me----

Primo looks like a Shar Pei. His loose skin prevents him from injury even if he is pulled hard by the others.
When he looks down you can see why we say he looks like a Shar Pei…
He looks like this!

Now he is being trained by our famous puppy trainer Astro and a human lover, Yoshirin.
Primo is very sociable. Astro, who is really good with puppies, likes calm Primo already.
Primo is not afraid of children and can walk with anybody. His body is a bit big but he is easy to take care of♪

The next one is timid Alto.
“Who? Me?”

Timid Alto is living with model-like Guiness and handsome Menphis.
Well, he may still hesitate a bit… There seems to be some distance between him and his big brothers…
When he is with his siblings, he would try new things, but tended to fail.
Sometimes he does not want to walk with people he met for the first time.
We hope he will find his own home soon and settle down.

Tempo is living with the girls, Dorce and Poko, peacefully.
(From the left, Poko, Dorce, Tempo)

Tempo is the strongest boy of the siblings when they fight, but he is also the most spoiled one.
He likes climbing up on laps.
“Because I have never been alone"

Poko is a smart girl and easily learned to follow commands like ‘Sit’.
She spontaneously reaches her paw out for treats and also did a “give me some” performance today☆
”Come one, give me sooooome"

Dorce is easygoing and does not join the fights.
She loves people and climbs up on laps to lick the staff member’s faces.
Look at the difference between her usual face and her smile, So cute☆

These 5 brown puppies are adorable and bright. But we did not have any offer for them yet!! Why not? Is it because their body color is so simple and brown only? Or because of their funny faces..? Please come see them and play with them♪ You will see how adorable they are!

“Looking forward to seeing you

From 2nd Mar to 28th Apr.: ARK photo exhibit at Harmonic House in Hirakata Kagu Danchi☆


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Foster’s diary [calico rabbit, Patty]

There is no shelter for Tokyo ARK. Rescued animals stay with foster families.
Today’s report is from the foster family of a calico rabbit, Patty. She was taken into Tokyo ARK in December last year. Her first owner couldn’t take her when leaving Japan and the second owner had an allergy.

★December 18th “Patty”
A female rabbit, Patty (3 years old), will stay with me from today.
Her body is beige and her face is mix of white and beige. Her back has some bits of black fur. Her eyes are blue. Just after she arrived at my house, she started eating some grass…
She could lie down, stretch her legs, close her eyes and sleep… from the first day.
When I rubbed her forehead, she closed her eyes and let me keep on rubbing her.
Even though she looks relaxed, she must be still nervous. I will give her some time.


I love being rubbed.

This is her right side… how does her left side look?☆

★December 29th “The left part of Patty”
She has been doing well since the first day.
Her left side is… a mix of white, beige and black. Just like a calico cat☆

The left

From above…

★December 31st “when being rubbed…”
Patty did not eat much at first but she ate a bit more the past couple of days.
I hope she will eat more and put some weight back on.
She is such a cheeky girl. Once the door of her cage was open and she jumped out and ran around. When she got tired, she just stopped. She can sleep by my side already and enjoys being rubbed.

She is okay with eye drops and can drink liquid medicine. Well, she snorted to express her “dislike” for liquid meds, but no aggressiveness at all.
I was wondering if she did not want to be touched after taking liquid meds, but she was completely fine. She came to me to get attention.

I hope you will get your own family next year.

When being rubbed..


And she does not care about being stared at by other rabbits.

★January 6th “Putting on some weight & fake sleeping?”
Patty has been eating so well and has almost returned to her normal weight.
I took her to a vet for suture removal after she was spayed. The vet was surprised at her weight gain! Even so, she is still under 2 kilos. She can still put on some more weight.

Later that day, I opened the door of her cage for play-time. But she did not come out…
I knew she was eating, but suddenly she stopped and closed her eyes. As if to say, “Do not disturb me. I’m sleeping.” Maybe she thought she had to go back to the vet again. I let her be alone for a while. Later she came out and asked to be rubbed as usual.

“Pretending to sleep…”

★January 14th
It’s been 4 weeks since I started fostering Patty.
She has been friendly but still a bit nervous. I keep being patient to let her adjust to life here.
You may not be able to see from the pictures, but she has gorgeous blue eyes.

While sleeping, her face is so adorable, like a… rice cake..

Ah, you are taking a picture of me?…

★January 17th
Her long ears and round tail are really adorable.
I think when I was in elementary school my teacher told me herbivores can see 360-degrees… Does Patty know I am taking her picture from behind???

Yum yum…

★February 11th
A few days ago, when Patty was playing in her cage, my rabbit Lapin stuck her head into her empty bowl and made some noise with her rear leg.
It is said that a rabbit does this behavior when they warn “danger” or “anger”.
It seems Lapin wanted to complain about her recent food; her food includes more pasture grass than food as she seems a bit fat. She is on a diet.
BUT, Patty seemed to take it as complaint against her. Lapin might be saying “don’t mess up my territory!” Patty ran back to her cage and did not come out as often since then.

But again, from yesterday, Patty came out from her cage to play.
It seems that she sees and thinks before she moves. She has never been interested in other rabbits after greetings. She likes people more than rabbits. Whenever she feels like it, she comes to me and touches my hand to get rubbed. When I get tired of rubbing her and I stop, she licks my knee. Then, she asks me to rub anther part, like “next, on my forehead, please”. One hour can pass quickly like this!
She is such a cutie when being rubbed.

Licking my knee, saying“next,on the forehead!☆”

★February 18th
She is now eating better than before. She still has no interest in other rabbits and keeps coming to me to say, “rub me---“

Looks serious while trying to break a “hay sofa”…

”Okay, I’m ready!” She lies down to get rubbed…

Patty was outside and super skinny when she was rescued.
We really thank her foster parent. She is not skinny anymore. Such a beauty!
Patty is looking for her new family♪

Would you like to start “『Fostering』?

From 2nd Mar to 28th Apr.: ARK photo exhibit at Harmonic house in Hirakata Kagu Danchi☆

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Two years have passed…

Hello all,
It’s Clover here.
I came to ARK all the way from Fukushima in Dec. 2011.


I panicked when the ground shook back in March 2011. I had another shock when I arrived at ARK. There are many dogs here…. And I hate them!

Back in Fukushima I lived in a house with a big yard. It was big enough for me to run around, so I never had to go out for walks on the street. Due to that, I never met other dogs. I was happy just living with my human Grandpa. He used to throw the ball for me in the yard. I loved that game so much.


After I arrived at ARK I had to learn to wear a harness and how to go on walks. I spent most of my time barking at other dogs and pulling on the leash. It took time for me to learn not to pull.
I look young, but I am 9 years old. People say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Not true! The staff members praise me for my leash walking now. I have improved a lot.


I really love to play with my toy along with the volunteers and staff members. I really hate to give it up when it is time for the game to end. But, if you really want it, I will let you have it. I don’t get mad.

I might feel a bit sad though…

I have mastered all the basic commands of sit, wait and down. When I do “down” I tend to cross my legs which everyone loves. I do it every time just to entertain everyone!


It’s been two years since that ground shook and a lot of things changed in my life. How is my Grandpa doing? I’ve heard he wants me to find a new family. I have learned a lot here at ARK and maybe now is the time for me to move on and even try life in the city? I think I am ready!

I will definitely let my Grandpa know when I find my new family! Please consider giving me a loving home.

Looking forward to seeing you☆

Please check my buddies who also came to ARK due to the earthquake.

From 2nd Mar to 28th Apr.: ARK photo exhibit at Harmonic house in Hirakata Kagu Danchi☆

Mar. 24th (Sun) Adoption event at GREENDOG Kobe☆

On Mar. 24th (Sun) Adoption event at DOGSIGN in Jingumae, Tokyo☆

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2013年02月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2013年04月