Dog for Adoption: Wishful
This is Wishful, a 5-year-old, 14-kg Shikoku-ken, rescued just one day before she was to be put down by Animal Control. She came right up to the bars of her cage and made a desperate appeal to the staff members: “Please don’t let me be killed!” It worked. Despite her sad past, Wishful loves people, so much that she will rocket around with glee even upon meeting someone for the first time. Young and energetic, she loves to play and go for walks. Still with a tendency to tug on her lead, her training is ongoing. A fast learner, in perfect health, she would likely work best as the sole dog in a household. She does need a bit of time to adjust to new surroundings but does so relatively quickly. Once, at the jaws of death, Wishful’s prayer was heard. Her new plea, though not as desperate, is just as heart-felt: Take me home with you!
(Photo by Kentaro Washi)
Interested in Adopting Wishful?
Please email ARK at tokyoark[at]arkbark.net 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.