The adoption process

The First Steps

The first step in the process is to complete the online adoption questionnaire. We will contact you by email or phone and ask you to send photographs of your home and, if you are renting or living in an apartment, to also send us documentation showing that your home is pet friendly.

Once we have your application form, photographs and any other relevant documentation, we will arrange a time with you for a family interview and discuss the following steps.

Adoption Fees

The ¥20,000 (per animal) adoption fee covers the following:

● vaccinations
● blood test
● spaying/neutering
● microchipping

(Taken together these could cost in excess of ¥50,000 yen at your local vet.)

Transport Fees

You will be asked to pay the airline fees for animals traveling between Osaka and Tokyo. Cost is calculated by weight. (A kitten costs approx. ¥3000 and a German Shepherd approx. ¥25,000). Within central Tokyo, animals can be delivered to your home for an extra fee as listed below.

Within 10 km of the Tokyo ARK office / 3,000 yen
Over 10 km / 3,000 yen plus 1,000 yen per every 3 km
Over 15 km / Above plus highway toll

*The distance is measured using navitime.

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