Dog for Adoption: Black Jack
Black Jack spent all nine years of his life with his previous owner before that person fell ill and had to be hospitalized. Black Jack came to ARK, but being an older dog, he is having trouble adjusting to the noisy shelter. To tell the truth, he is not doing well. In fact, his is one of the rare cases where euthanization has been considered. A Siberian husky mix of about 15 kg, Black Jack has one brown eye, one blue, is very friendly, loves to cuddle and loves to go for walks. But, he is sad and visibly stressed at being kept in a confined area. He has some space at the moment but will cry all night long if kept in the kennel. He is in good health now but it is feared the stress and loneliness will take its toll. Black Jack is fine with other dogs and would be good for someone with a garden and a high fence. Even though he is 9, he can jump like a puppy. Older dogs often have difficulty adjusting to change and the move from a loving home to the impersonal shelter can be traumatic. ARK is hoping some kind soul will help give Black Jack back what he so painfully misses, a place he can call his own, a place to call home.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, July 11, 2009. Photo by Kyoko Harada.
Interested in Adopting Black Jack?
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.