Dog for Adoption: Bolo

Ed’s note: Bolo has found a new home!

Bolo is a 10-year-old golden retriever with a sad history, but one who has pulled through with a love of people that is, in its purity, almost heart-wrenching to see. Like some of the other animals featured here in the past, Bolo has special needs. These needs make him less likely to be adopted, even though he has a heart of gold and a personality to match. When Bolo was first rescued and brought to ARK, he was little more than skin and bone. The years of malnourishment caused him to develop a skin condition that still requires steroids and weekly bathing to keep in check. Still, though 10, Bolo is truly a puppy at heart. He loves to play with toys and run and tumble with people and there is no greater joy for him than being petted and having his tummy tickled. There is no greater joy perhaps other than finding someone to cherish him, someone to cherish him with a love that is more than skin deep.

(Photo by Kentaro Washi)

Interested in Adopting Bolo?

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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