Success Story: Haru

The Japan Times and Tokyo ARK have given Angels with Fur kind permission to reprint notices regarding pet adoptions (see: potential pets who have been featured on the Angels with Fur site). In addition to requests for adoption, they also publish success stories about pets who find new homes. Here is the latest success story.


Former ARK resident Haru, a wire-haired dachshund, was first featured in the Japan Times on December 29. He used to suffer from separation anxiety while at the shelter, but his anxious days are over now that he has found a boisterous and busy family — the Srirams in Tokyo. Above, Haru gets a double embrace by Gita Sriram and daughter Khushi, 7. Family helper Tutik looks on, while the youngest Sriram, 3-year-old Karishma, sizes up the photographer. It is Karishma who insists on bringing the wonderfully patient Haru to bed with her every night. “It’s hilarious to see their two heads on a pillow, sleeping nose to nose,” says Gita. Khushi “loves to carry him around like a baby and he doesn’t seem to mind.” Every day, Haru walks to Karishma’s school, where he receives lots of hugs and kisses from her classmates. The message from Gita: “Thank you so much for bringing him into our lives. He has been a fabulous addition to our family.” From ARK and the Japan Times with deepest gratitude: Thank you!

(Photo by Kyoko Harada)

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.

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


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