All we want for Christmas is a home of our own… DeNiro, Po Chan and Hikaru

Merry Christmas!!   All the best to you and yours this holiday season!!    We don’t have a beautiful Christmas card to post, but we’ve got something even better.  How about 3 furries, safe and sound, who are looking for the perfect home this Christmas?


First up, meet DeNiro.  How could a person not fall in love with this face?  Denny is looking for a home with a family who has some experience with Border Collies.  Maybe that’s you?

I asked Santa for a family who loves and understands me this Christmas.  Do you have room in your heart for me?

I asked Santa for a family who loves and understands me this Christmas. Do you have room in your heart for me?

More of a cat person than a dog person?  Meet Hikaru and Po-Chan.  These two are true BFFs!  Their Christmas wish is to find a family looking to add a double dose of furry cuteness to their family.

Aren't I a beautiful boy?  Po-chan is my best friend and we both love to cuddle and play.  Can we come play at your house?

Aren’t I a beautiful boy? My name is Hikaru which means light.  I’m a pretty sunny cat, so it fits!  Po-chan is my best friend and we both love to cuddle and play. Can we come play at your house?

Kitten punch!  Hi!  I'm Po-chan!  C'mon, let's play!  My best friend Hikaru and I would love to play at your house!  We're dreaming this Christmas of finding a home of our own!  How about your house??

Kitten punch! Hi! I’m Po-chan! C’mon, let’s play! My best friend Hikaru and I would love to play at your house! We’re dreaming this Christmas of finding a home of our own! How about your house??

*Both of the kitties have a cold right now, but it should clear up and their eyes should be fine.

Click on the photos to read more about DeNero, Hikaru, and Po-Chan.  They are ARK animals, so the pictures will take you to their site.

**ARK will ask potential adopters to fill out a detailed adoption survey, which might feel weird if you haven’t done it before, but they’re really, really good at helping families find the perfect match.  It’s worth it to trust the instincts of the staff at ARK on this.  They’re great people and want the best for everyone involved.




















Aomori Area- Two Kittens (Tubs and Stripe) and White Shiba (Yuki) Looking for a Forever Home *UPDATE- all 3 have found homes! Yay!

**Thank you for all your help in sharing the story of these 3!  It’s great to see a happy ending here!

Please contact AngelsWithFur at :  (copy-paste) if you might be able to offer a loving home to any of these animals.  We will forward your information on to their current family and they will contact you directly.


Snacks please!

Age: Just over a year

Size: Medium-small dog (just below knee level)

Sex: Female

Breed: Shiba-Inu

Health: Yuki is in good health and has had all

her shots for both Japanese standards

and Misawa Air Base. We have

documentation for all shots. She has

been spayed.


Named after the snow that was falling when we bought her, she was pure white except for her ears and the tip of her tail. Over the year we have had her, she has gained more orange on her ears, tail, along her back and on her legs. She’s got a lot of energy and would do really well with a yard. She loves to wrestle and play with other dogs, but can get a little rough at times. It would be best not to have her around cats or a dog that is smaller than she is. The same size or a little bigger would be fine though.

Tubs (sister) and Stripe (brother)-

Beautiful brother and sister!

Age: about 4 months old

Size: going to be large cats

Sex: Tubs (female) Stripe (male)

Health: Healthy as far as we can tell,

but they have not had  an opportunity

to go to the vet yet.


Tubs-  She is a mix of white, grey and just a little bit of orange. She has no problems with people at all and is more than willing to cuddle at all times. She has been ok with our two shiba dogs, but she might not do as well with a larger dog.

Stripe- This guy is an adventurer. I don’t think he’s afraid of anything. He’s always the first one out of the cage, out of the room, in the dog’s face or climbing to the highest point he can find. He’s very personable and friendly, though a little hardheaded at times. He has gotten along great with our two dogs. He’s a beautiful grey and black striped color.

*Backstory- All 3 have been much loved and well cared for by their current owners. Due to unfortunate circumstances, the owners will soon not be in a position to be able to keep them any longer.  They are doing their best to reach out and find loving homes for Tubs, Stripe, and Yuki as soon as possible.  Please spread the word if you can about these 3!!

TOKYO! ARK Adoption Event from 1pm!

Come play! 遊ぼう!

 ARK Adoption Event at Dog Life Design in Komizawa (Today!!)

From ARK’s Facebook site:

Dog Life Design has made its spacious salon available for adoption events since April 2007.
Come and enjoy meeting both dogs and cats.

This is a great opportunity to come and not just see, but pat and play with our animals in a relaxed environment. Come and meet our animals or support ARK by purchasing books or original items.
Please keep an eye on our website and let us know if there are any animals you would especially like to meet.

Date : Saturday, November 10
Time : 13:00-16:00
Place : 5-24-5 Komazawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Dog Life Design (near Komazawa Park)
Phone & Fax : 03-5433-2988ACCESS
By train : 17 minutes walk from Komazawa Daigaku Station on the Tokyu Denentoshi Line
By bus : 2 minutes walk from the Komazawa Koen Nishi Guchi bus stop (Tokyu Bus No. 82 for Todoroki from Shibuya)

Click the photo for map and additional details!

OAARS (Okinawan American Animal Rescue Society) is looking for Foster Families!

Look at that  face!  I’m kind of in love with this poster from OAARS.  They have recently put a call out for some additional foster families to help them keep doing what they do!

They say:
Foster families are always needed and the rewards are endless. If interested, please email Cats Becky at or Dogs Amy

Clicking on the image will take you to their homepage too!

Are you and your pets disaster ready?

(Photo: By Mehdi Taamallah, AFP/Getty Images)

New York City has taught us some great lessons so far in Hurricane Sandy.  By law, all city shelters were required to be pet friendly and all taxi drivers had to accept customers with pets during evacuation.   **Hooray for  New York!**

Even the New York shelters though have certain stipulations for incoming pets.  All pets must be in carriers or must be on a lead.  They asked also that the owner bring their own food for their pet as well…  so even in the best case scenario, we still have to think… are we prepared?  Will we and our pets be ready if we ever need to evacuate?

Even more so in Japan, we need to be ready.  The regulations are not uniform.  Some areas have pet friendly shelters…others do not.  Do you know what the situation is for your community?  Can you talk to your local government about making a plan for pets if they don’t already have one in place?

I think most of the pet lovers on Angels with Fur would agree that we wouldn’t leave our pets behind, but are we ready with a plan for where we will go and what we will need to have with us when a disaster occurs?

All of this made me think about a friend who is a jietai (Self-Defense Force) nurse here in Japan…she is required to have a “go bag” in her entryway for  emergency.  Everything she needs to leave at a moment’s notice is in there.

We need pet “go bags”!!!
(Maybe you already have something like that, but if, like me, you don’t…)

The two sites below have some excellent advice to get us started with what to put in it.  The first is a wonderful veterinarian’s blog and the other I think everyone knows.  tsukurimasho!

Misawa Folks! Tyson the boxer- looking for a dog-sitter (Found!)

**Update- Tyson has found not 1, but 2 wonderful people to help take care of him!  Fantastic!

Tyson’s solder will be new to Japan and he needs some help finding a place for Tyson when he has to leave the base once per quarter.  Can we help him out?

(This was originally posted on DogsOnDeployment.)

Location: Misawa Air Base, Japan
Boarding Dates: Weekly once a quarter
Name: Tyson
Breed: Boxer
Gender: Neutered Male
Age: Adult (4-9 years)
Size: Large (46-65 lbs)
Tyson is well known by Dogs on Deployment’s President and Vice President, and we can vouch that he is an awesome dog! He’s dog, kid, cat and even bird-friendly. Very gentle but loves to play the “boxer” way. He’s a cuddler, a couch potato and very sweet. He loves the company of other dogs. His owner is a friend to Dogs on Deployment and has just been stationed overseas in Japan. His job requires him to be away from Tyson at least one week out of the quarter. His owner would like to find a dog-loving family to help care for Tyson during these periods of absence. If you can help, please email so that we can forward your information to the owner. Thank you!

Okinawa Folks! OAARS has lots of great events this month!

Fun runs, bake sales, Halloween fright nights, and of course great adoption events!  Okinawan American Animal Rescue Society has a lot going on this month!

Click on the image to go to their page!  You can find out more about their events and activities in Japan!


Meet Kanta! (Lop Eared Bunny) Update- Adopted! Yay Kanta!

So cute!   This little boy is called Kanta and he’s looking for a new home!   He’s an ARK bunny, so if you click on the image it will take you to their page!  He’s going to make a wonderful friend for somebody soon!

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Biscuits

Need something fun to do for your dog on a rainy day? My family sent over this dog biscuit recipe that they say is really good. (Looks like it might be people good too!)
*Hope you and the dogs enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Biscuits
sent by: C.B. Indiana, USA

2 eggs
2 Tbsp. dry milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (promotes healthy digestion)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups organic flour
3 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
1 tsp. dried parsely

Preheat oven 350 degrees. In large bowl, mix eggs, pumpkin and peanut butter. Stir in dry milk, salt and parsely. Add flour gradually, using spatula or hands to form stiff, dry dough. Turn onto lightly floured wax paper and kneed to combine. Roll dough between 1/4 to 1/2-inch thickness and use cookie cutters to punch shapes into dough. Place shapes on ungreased cookie sheet. Jab biscuits with the prongs of a fork before baking. Bake 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

*As always with food/snacks these should be eaten in moderation and owners should be sure their critters aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients!


Tokyo folks, another great event!  Come walk your dog next Sunday, September 23 from 10:00-16:00 and have some fun.  It looks really nice and only 500 yen to participate.   Click on the picture to see the full flyer!

Here is their information:

ONE LOVE WALK in TOKYO 2012 (donation rally)Walk with your dog or come to an adoption booth
ONE LOVE WALK in Tokyo 2012
〜 spreading the word about shelter animals 〜

〜 making dogs and people happy 〜

Brought to you by the free magazine for dog lovers「ONE BRAND」
– raising donations to give more dogs a second chance – is back again this year.

Date: Sunday, 23 September 10:00~16:00
Place:Daikanyama T-SITE GARDEN
16-15 Sarugakucho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Fee:500 yen per person

※book in advance by internet or phone or just come on the day