Dog for Adoption: Lan


Lan is a dog that really, really deserves a home. She would make a perfect pet, but because she is older, people don’t adopt her. They walk straight past dogs like her — a dog that would never bite a child, a dog that gets on well with other dogs, a dog that doesn’t pull on the lead. The lists of Lan’s merits is long. If only people could see the simple joy, the calm, mature joy an older dog brings to a home. No stress, no mess, no training. Lan would make any new owner proud. Lan was owned by a homeless person who was forced to give her up. She is a traditional Shiba mix, 10 years old and weights a slight 13kg. She would fit in well with any family, even a busy one. Lan has a heart of gold and does all she can possibly do to please. Please don’t pass her by.

Update: Lan has been adopted!

Interested in Adopting a Pet?

Please email ARK at tokyoark[at] or call 080-6146-3889 (English) or 080-6517-8913 (Japanese). Tokyo ARK is a nonprofit organization founded by Brit Elizabeth Oliver. It is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming abandoned animals. All animals are vaccinated, neutered, and microchipped. Prospective new owners undergo a screening process.


The Japan Times supports stray and abandoned animals by editing and printing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper. (Photo by Kentaro Washi)

See also: Other potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site



  1. Ellisha Reynolds

    Ithink lan is georgas id love another dog but ive already got one and my mum wouldent be to happy but if i saw here i choose here straight away i hope she finds a home soon she deserves oneXxX

  2. Holden

    I just got back from Japan, I was at the Atsugi Naval base trying to film a documentary of how America is helping with the Japanese relief efforts. I had to leave early though because of the radiation threat. Anyways i want to do my part in adopting a dog or pet from japan.

  3. Im lloking for a baby labrador to adopt. I would want to save more dog .

  4. jolie

    if possible i would like adopt shiba but not too big size and too old cos i get sad easily if just too short times wz me

  5. We are looking for adopting black furry yorkshire or similar breed. We just lost our YorkyCHuahua yesterday. Yesterday afternoon our beloved Max had a cremation. My wife and two kids are very much depress because of the lost. Especially my wife who is always with Max day and night, 7 days a week. Max was 3 years old but due to sickness, wasn’t able to survive. We are willing to pick up the dog as long as he/she is in Japan.

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