Success Story: Lan and Beeno
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.
For these two former ARK dogs, both featured in The Japan Times and both adopted at different times into the same family, life has barely just begun. Lan (left), who was adopted at the age of 10 by Denise Tange (right) and her daughter Aya (center) in February last year, had spent many long years at the shelter. To see Lan, renamed Lani now, at the canine equivalent of middle age, is virtual proof that life begins at 40. Beeno (right), adopted in October and also middle-aged, is discovering a new confidence in himself and his shyness has turned into something of a sophisticated air of wisdom. The Tanges, who live a busy life in Tokyo, thought it made good sense to adopt two older dogs, mature dogs that even visit the office. Both Lani and Beeno were adopted while husband and father Paul (left) was away on business trips, so now wife Denise, originally from the U.S., says of Paul, ‘‘He gets a little nervous now after his business trips because he is not sure what will be waiting for him when he gets home. Luckily he loves dogs!’’ The wonderful part of this story is that Beeno and Lani are always together, sleeping on the same bed, the same cushion. They are happy to be out of the shelter and more than happy to share their wonderful new home. To the Tanges, from The Japan Times and ARK, a most heartfelt ‘‘Thank you!’’ for not only adopting two dogs, but two older dogs, the ones so often left behind.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, February 21, 2009. Photo by Paul Noritaka Tange.
Interested in Adopting a Pet?
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 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.