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These dogs are off the hook

This is the story of someone who adopted two dogs from ARK.

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This guy already had a dog in his home.

The dog had been chained in a corner of the garden since he was a puppy. But this doesn’t mean the dog was not taken care of well. The owner was proud of the dog and loved him like his real son. He just had never thought it wrong to tie his dog up because things had been done that way for a long time.

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To adopt a dog from ARK, you have to promise not to keep the dog tied up. When we explained this to him, he seemed unable to agree completely. He had a beautiful house and garden, and he had “never imagined” having a fence around his garden.

“Dogs are supposed to be chained.” “Japanese houses are small, so this makes a lot of sense.” “What’s so wrong with tying up a dog?” These beliefs are still quite common in Japan.

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After his dogs started being allowed to move freely in and out of the house, they played tricks, snitched food, had toilet accidents... certain things the owner had never experienced before happened many times. It was a continuous offensive and defensive battle.

Sometimes the dogs ran away, so fences were set up and reinforced to prevent escape. Compared to before, the number of inconveniences and annoying things increased.

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But the owner now says he has no desire to keep his dogs chained again.

“We are having a lot of difficulties, but seeing their calm and happy faces now, I will never keep them tied up again.”

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This is the old dog the adopter already had at his home. He is over 15 years old.

He once suffered from illness, but he is now enjoying the rest of his life fully, at his own pace.
Maybe the new young dogs from ARK inspired him to snap out of it.

It is not just your imagination that he seems livelier than that same dog in younger years kept on a leash in the corner of the garden.


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