Success Story: Nozomi
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.
Nozomi (foreground, right), featured here in January, has found a new home with Brenda and Darryl Gibson of Yokohama, and Shoga, a dog the Gibsons rescued five years ago. The Gibsons, originally from Canada, accepted Nozomi without a trial period. ‘‘We could tell she was going to work out as soon as she got to our apartment,’’ says Darryl. Nozomi is ‘‘already a member of the family and a great companion for Shoga, who was used to having an older dog around.’’ The Gibsons’ first dog, whom they had found, died at the age of 17 last year. The fact that the 9-year-old Nozomi was an older dog was actually ‘‘a large part of the attraction,’’ according to Darryl. ‘‘I suspect younger dogs and puppies don’t have too much trouble finding homes, but older ones do and we had decided that if we got another dog after our first one died, we would want to make sure she was a dog that was perhaps somewhat unlikely to find a home elsewhere easily.’’ Thank you Darryl and Brenda, from The Japan Times and ARK for thinking of the older animals who are all too often passed over. Thank you for giving Nozomi a home, most surely a home with heart.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, March 7, 2009. Photo by Drew Gibson.
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.