It is our wish that these dogs be able to run around to their hearts content.
This project was started for dogs that were sheltered and taken care of by an animal protection group. Many of these dogs will not be adopted by potential families because of their size, breed, or temperament. In other words, they will spend the rest of their lives here. From the beginning we wanted to make sure every dog was able to find a family, so we tried to design with this in mind. This circuit is composed of knitted plywood, which stand in the copse and gives the space a lively aura.
There are about 20 million dogs and cats that live as pets in Japan, however about 170,000 of them are brought to shelters or animal protection groups, many of them by their original owners. More than 120,000 animals die every year. That means 300 animals are euthanized per day.