Dog for Adoption: Sakura


Ed’s note: Sakura has found a new home!

One doesn’t often see stray dogs living on their own in the Tokyo area, but Sakura did just that. Homeless, she lived in a park in Saitama and relied on the kindness of passersby to give her food. Some days she would get food, some days she wouldn’t. One dog owner who often walked his dog in the park worried about Sakura as the days grew colder. He tried his best to feed her every day and to find out if anyone was caring for her other than himself. In the end, thanks wholly to the goodness of this man, Sakura was rescued and brought to ARK. A gentle soul, the now 3-year-old Sakura has never shown any aggression. Despite being caught, collared, and bundled into a crate to be taken to the shelter, she remained calm. Charming in her intelligence, she is a very quiet dog, friendly toward other dogs, but not overly submissive, timid, or high-strung. No whimpering, whining, nervous frail pup here, the ginger-color, big-eared Sakura is wise beyond her years. She is what one would call ‘‘a real dog’’ and she needs a real home.

Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, January 17, 2009. Photo by Wendy Mostafa.


Interested in Adopting Sakura?

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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