2014年12月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2015年02月


Another side of ... (Part2) "The Handsome Wen"

The impact after Colone’s part one was …minimal…
It would have been nice to hear from potential families, but I guess it is already a great thing if people get to see these boys’ and girls’ great personalities.

Without transition, let’s introduce you to our handsome Wenceslas!
“That’s me!”

Wen is one of the members of the “34 mountain dog team” we have talked about numerous times before.
A year and a half later, out of the 34 dogs, 15 have found a new home, but 19 are still left with us.
When we think about the time when they just got here, we can see how hard they have fought to get used to people, and feel really thankful for all the families who have taken some of them home.

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These are pictures of the first three who found new homes, Ancus Marcius, Birendra and Canute. It helped us believe that all of them would get used to people again, when we saw these photos after their rehoming.

When we ask their new parents, they all say “We were a little worried at first, but what can you do when you see such cuteness?!”
They are shy and easily scared, but become extremely affectionate once they got used to their caretaker. Seeing such a change on a daily basis is also a very lovely thing to witness.

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Pish Tush when he was still a puppy, and the most flexible ladies we had,Aja and Pooka. Pish Tush was temporarily adopted, but then stayed there forever. Nice strategy there Pish!

The ones who got used to people more quickly all went to their new home first, but Wen was probably one of the shiest in the lot.
He got into fights with other dogs in the shared space immediately, and had to go to the vet several times for injuries to his ears… That would scare anyone for sure…
Every time someone walked near his kernel, he would just hide in the narrow spaces, looking like such a pitiful thing.
Even in these situations, these dogs will never bite, and that is probably their biggest strength.


Wen started opening little by little, and the once scared dog is now dashing through the walking course around ARK.
When getting back in his private space, he will always look at you with a grin, showing how hard he has worked in the past, and that again is one of his charms.


Wen might be shy, but he really loves people, and when you get back to his kennel and give him some treats, he will always show you his favorite tricks. He might even give you both of his paws if he is at his best! That is probably his cutest pose, and that’s why we decided to make a short clip about it.
This is Wen, who sometimes pays too much attention to the camera and his audience.
(This video is four and a half minutes long, we first thought of cutting it, but as the relation between these two is so intimate, we decided to upload it in its integrity. Please watch it till the end when you have the time!)


When you forget his shy side, Wen is really easy to take care of.
He will work harder and harder toward socialization and getting rehomed!
Please come see Wen and relax a bit while playing with him!

Lots of cuties are waiting for new home!

Adoption process :

Rehomed buddies of OYM34(34 mountain dog team)
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Tamora, Franz and Leonidas with three legs

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Zainab, Mercilla, Anushka and Ixion.


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Another side of ... (Part1) “The shy guy, Colone”

We have about 300 cats and dogs living with us at ARK at the moment.
When potential new families come to visit us, of course your and friendly kids steal the show.
The shy ones have difficulties finding their new home, and slowly get older living at ARK.

Our “young and friendly idol”, Chaoz, having lot of fun in the snow during the New-Year holidays!
He still has not found his new home and just moved to Tokyo. Please come see him at our adoption events! (Chaoz has now found a new family in Tokyo, thank you for all your support)

Our staff and regular staff know these shy boys and girls really well, and will show you their best side.
Rather than saying that they would have no problem getting used to a new house, we thought that showing short videos would speak to people’s heart more, and as a result we decided to start this “Another side of” series.

For this special first edition, let’s introduce you to Colone. When he came to ARK five and a half years ago with his mother and siblings, he was that small!
His mother Pan and his siblings Melon and Danish found new homes to live in, but now Colone and his sister Roll are still with us.
As some of you may have noticed, all the family was named after types of bread.

Even though he is very beautiful and his profile page said that he loves playing with toys, every time potential families and volunteers come, shy Colone cannot find the courage to show his charms...
Our staff doesn’t have enough time to stay close to him all day, but here is a little example of Colone when he is having fun!

Please also look at our veteran Munch (13y.o.) who can’t resist playing with toys, and the very shy Chira staring from the other room!

Please don’t think that it is “just a random tabby cat playing”.
The usual Colone hides under tables and blankets and looks at you with eyes telling you to stay away.
Any cat can be cute if you take care of them, but you feel even more loves when they show you this other side of them after a long time of effort and confusion.
Aaaaah, how I wish everyone could experience this joy!

Why don’t you pick a toy and become friends with Colone?

His sister Roll is also waiting for you!

ARK Calendar 2015 still available!

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2014年12月 | ARCHIVE-SELECT | 2015年02月