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Happy House is a shelter for lost and/or unwanted animals.

"Happy House (HH)" is an animal shelter located up in the mountain of Nose-cho, Toyono-gun, Osaka.
In 1990, Ms. Kai, our representative, self-started the first shelter,
and opened an animal clinic later on.
With the increasing number of animals in need, new kennels and other facilities were additionally built on the premise,
and we are currently taking care of more than 550 rescued dogs and cats.
≫ Happy House Map
We are always short and in need of necessities.
We would be very much grateful for your support.
≫ What We Lack. (Sorry Japanese only)

Animal Protection System

How the animals find their new owners and its flow.
(PDF)(Sorry Japanese Only)

Animals arrive at Happy House
  • They check in.
    (We make a file stating where they are from, why they are here and other circumstances)
  • We report them to agencies like the police and the health care center.
  • If they seem to be lost, we look for their owner.
  • Dogs will be registered at a public office.
They will be examined at
the Happy House Animal Clinic
by a veterinary.
  • We check whether a microchip is implanted or not.
  • Dogs and cats will get a health-check.
  • Then, the dogs will be tested for filaria.
  • Cats will be tested for FeLV and FIV after 8 weeks of observation.
  • We vaccinate them with combined vaccine (rabies vaccine as well for the dogs).
  • They will be treated if they are ill, and all of them will be spayed or neutered.
  • Carefully watching their aptitude, dogs will be trained by our dog trainer.
  • They will be placed in their new rooms according to their character.
  • They wait for their new owner.

What the Staffs Do and How They Work

(Left)     He is making a meal for 500 animals.
             Those meals differ according to the age and conditions of the eater.
(Middle) Our morning starts by everyone cleaning up around the precinct.
(Right)   Visitors will check in at the reception. We do all kinds of consultations here as well.
(Left)      We clean with utmost care so our cats will feel comfortable.
(Middle)  Brushing and nail clipping are important as well.
(Right)    While we play with them, we also check their health
              (look how pretty he is with his serious expression!)
(Left)      Making cat litter out of newspapers is also a great time to play with them.
(Middle)  This guy here is doing everything he can to play with the staff.
(Right)    Health check. You can't say you know them well until you could identify all the black cats."
(Left)     All the dogs and cats are examined by our vet once they are brought in.
             (Dogs will also be registered)
(Middle) We clean 500 dishes per day, which is quite a work....
(Right)   Accounting and office work are done here in order to keep this place running.

This is how the training takes place.

Not only we train our dogs but we also have training classes and tutoring.
We want to help so instead of getting rid of,the dogs can stay with their families when they misbehave.
≫ About Happy Dog Training Club

Information on Visiting Tour

Every Day 14:00
※Tours are completely appointment based.
   If you would like to ask for a ride from the Myoken-guchi station,
   feel free to contact us beforehand.
※Our staff will take you around the tour. Please make sure that you arrive before 14:00.
※The road to the location is very complicated!
   If you could call us beforehand, we would be happy to send you a map by FAX.
   You could also call us and we would guide you though.
≫ Location

"We would like to know about vaccinations and neutering."
"Can we take them straight home if we find a cat or a dog we like?"
・・Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions
(Sorry Japanese Only)
Japan Animal Trust Happy House Animal Shelter
117 Noma-ohara Nose Toyono, Osaka 563-0131 JAPAN
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