Dog for Adoption: Beckham
The 10-year-old beagle Beckham came to ARK after he was found wandering along a major intersection alone about seven years ago. He was fortunate enough to be adopted but returned to ARK when his owner had to be hospitalized. A second adoption resulted in his return to the shelter yet again due to a weight gain and his owners’ unwillingness to either slim him down or deal with the consequences — a need for frequent walks. Beckham loves to beg for food and he’s so cute it’s hard not to be a pushover. Still, what he needs more than tidbits is a loving but intelligent owner who can show him a bit of tough love in order to keep him svelte and healthy. Beckham is good with children and other dogs. His only vice is an appetite that gets him in trouble.
Originally published in the Japan Times on Saturday, August 8, 2009. Photo by Asuka Hirata.
Interested in Adopting Beckham?
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.