Event report ☆ ARK Support Fair at FIELDNOTE on 27th Oct. (Sun)

We held an adoption event at FIELDNOTE in Nara on 27th Oct. (Sun).
It usually rains when we have adoption events in Nara. But the last two times, and this day too, we had wonderful weather. Thanks to the great weather, a lot of people and dogs came to the event.
All the dogs welcomed them in costumes because Halloween was coming up.

Puppies are always the most popular dogs at events. This time, it was Tenner.
Although he is such a young puppy, he can tell which people he’s met before and which people he hasn’t. He asks people whom he knows for affection while he is shy to strangers when they get into his kennel for the first time.
This event was a great opportunity for him to socialize since many people held him and children petted him constantly.
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About 5 families considered him but they were all surprised that we don’t want dogs to be kept only outside. We may have a long way to go about changing the traditional idea of keeping dogs outside.
There are many advantages to keeping dogs indoors: dogs love to be with their family; it makes it easier for both humans and dogs to communicate with each other; we can notice small changes in the dog which could help us notice if the dog is sick.
Many people who adopted ARK dogs said that it was their first time to keep a dog indoors. They did it because it was one of ARK’s policies and they found that it really is the right thing to do.
Of course, some dogs were used to being kept outside before they joined ARK and still prefer being outside to inside. However, most dogs will love to live in the house.

We spent a lot of time with people and explained the rationale for our policy. One family told us that they would have a family meeting and visit ARK. We appreciate their consideration and will wait for their visit.

Okowa took part in this event again after her first participation at the spring event.
She seemed happy walking around off leash and she played with people.
Her coat shines and she eats as if she were a puppy. Can anyone believe she is a 14-year-old dog?
It’s been about a year since she came to ARK.
It is an exceptional case that a small dog with no physical and behavioral issues like her doesn’t find home for over a year. Potential adopters who want a small dog worry about her age. Other people say she will find a home easily so they give a chance to a dog that is harder to adopt. But it’s been a year! Please don’t hold back! Adopt Okowa!

This is Therapy, a quarter Siberian Husky.
She behaved so nicely that many people believed she was a therapy dog.
She was kept by a homeless person in Osaka City; therefore, she wasn’t afraid of strangers even in city areas. We think she is the type of dog who is likely to find her own home very soon. However, she hasn’t yet. On this day, a family paid attention to her!
They will visit ARK in near future so let’s see if she will win her own home.
Therapy: As the phrase goes, “Good things (may) come to those who wait”.

This was the 2nd time to be in an adoption event for Piano.
Now nobody will believe how skinny she was when she came to ARK (and she’s gone a bit too far to the other side???…).
She showed her “Give me some” to people.
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Piano: “I’m begging you! Please give me a home!”

Representing the 34 dogs from the mountain, a good-looking guy, Khalid, joined the event.
In the kennel, he copies other dogs and barks so much that he keeps failing to give a good impressions to visitors.
However, he is actually a good dog: he loves to receive affection and is absolutely handsome!
He was a little stressed at the event and couldn’t urinate until he got back to ARK!
However, he could eat and behaved well when children petted him.
He would get used to life at home in a short time if his new family understands his character.
Would Khalid be the 4th dog among the 34 dogs from the mountains to be re-homed?

Also, we had a lot of dogs who used to be members of ARK!
Please forgive us that we couldn’t take pictures of all of them.
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It is one of the best moments for the ARK staff when we see how happy and beautiful all our previous dogs have become. We are looking forward to seeing you again!

Last but not least, we would like to extend our appreciation to FIELDNOTE for giving us this opportunity again. Also, we are grateful to the bakery shop and volunteers for their donation and support!
We are looking forward to seeing you next time!

On the 24th Nov, Tokyo ARK Adoption event at DOGSIGN in Jingumae☆

On 10th Nov, Osaka ARK Adoption event at GREENDOG in Kobe☆

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