Success Story: Bolo

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.


The golden retriever Bolo was first featured in the Japan Times in April. His was a heart-wrenching story of neglect and near starvation. With special needs caused by many traumatic years, Bolo was thought unlikely to find a home. Oddly enough, his faith in people remained unshaken. Miraculously, his wait came to an end and everyone’s prayers were answered when the Mitomi family of Niigata decided to adopt Bolo. Taking to his new environment like a dream (and it is a dream home), the 10-year-old Bolo is as rambunctious as a puppy. ‘‘He races around the house with his favorite stuffed toy and asks to play,’’ says daughter Haruka Mitomi. ‘‘He loves to chase a ball and will run right into the ocean to fetch it. He loves Mother and meets her when she comes home and doesn’t leave her side.’’ He is fussed over by the neighborhood people on his walks and has become ‘‘a member of the family.’’ To the Mitomis, from The Japan Times and ARK, we extend you a huge, heartfelt thank-you!

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, July 26, 2008. Photo by Haruka Mitomi.

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 publishing this photo box every Saturday in the Weekend/People section of the paper. The information is then archived here on the Angels with Fur site one week later, on the following Saturday.

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


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