Dog for Adoption: Keema


Many of the animals placed by ARK have had backgrounds of heartbreak, neglect, even abuse. Some need extra care in order to heal their wounds or to nurture trust. Keema is one such dog, a mixed-breed female, 12 kg and about 4-5 years old, who, born to strays, was rescued as a month-old puppy along with her seven siblings. Keema is initially extremely shy and fearful of people and new things. Because she hides in her house when prospective owners come to the shelter, she has next-to-no chance of getting adopted. Keema needs a place of her own, on her own, with a caring person to allow her the time she needs to come out of her shell, someone who will not push or pressure her. Once she knows she can trust that someone, she will crawl over to him or her, with ears flat back, her entire body quivering, and beg for loving. Time and patience is all she needs. If you have it, won’t you please give Keema a chance?

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, September 6, 2008. Photo by Kentaro Washi.

Interested in Adopting Keema?

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


1 Comment

  1. Deanna

    I recently moved to Japan and i really would love to adopt a dog. Keema is a every beautiful dog and i would be more then willing to work with her and her shyness. I was just wondering if she is still available or if she already found a home.

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