Jack, have you reached your limit?


I, staff member K.K., used my day off yesterday to be a walk volunteer. On the days that I’m working, I’m so busy that I don’t have time to take the dogs for long walks. But on my days off I can spend some quality time with each dog.

But, as usual, I wanted to go for a walk with so many different dogs, I wanted to take pictures of the cats, I wanted to do this and do that…The day only lasts for so long and in the end, I wasn’t able to take it as easy as I had thought I could.


Among the dogs that I took for walks yesterday were Jack and Atomi.
The two of them don’t get enough exercise so they are stressed and
bored. Today you guys are going to have a great walk!


Recently, Jack began his tail chasing again. We had cut his tail short to prevent him from chasing it but he’s been biting at it and it’s scarred. Without us even realizing it, he spins around biting at his tail and there’s nothing we can do about it because we can’t be with him all the time. Putting an Elizabethan plastic collar or neck collar on him will stop him from biting his tail, but it will also cause him more stress. I think that Jack has reached his limit of being surrounded by the stress and stimulations of living at ARK.

As soon as possible, I’d like to find a permanent or temporary home for him. All I can do for him right now is to get him out of the dog enclosures for a change of scenery and lots of exercise.


During the walk, Jack shows off his friendly smile.

But after coming back from our walk I could hear him barking at all the excitement going on outside of his enclosure and the sound of him turning in circles kicking at the fence.

This situation really stinks. I really wish somebody would give him a loving home… (This is starting to become my catchphrase...)

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