of the joyful, true story of the loyal Akita dog Hachikō.
Vicki Wong & Hachi is for passionate Dog Lovers. Learn about Hachi’s heart-full movie, surprising insights on how our canine friends look at life (and us!)...increase Joy, Purpose & Passion with bite-size, actionable tips in "The Hachi Life Blog".
GLOBAL Hachi Community
We are bonded by the friendship, loyalty and forever love with our Furry Friends. Share your pup's stories, learn how your "best friend" thinks and find support through pet loss and more... Plus, get our FREE "Be Hachi. Be Happy." guide: 7 Ways You Can (And Should) Be More Like Your Dog.
Be Hachi. Be Happy.
I’m Vicki, the creator-producer of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. My mission is simple: Share Hachi’s tale with the world to increase compassion and respect for our animal friends, all while learning from them too.
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Hachi’s story is one of inspiration, one that teaches us all about the importance of loyalty, faith and undying love.
A lost puppy, Hachi is warmly embraced by a small community and, in return, his faith and loyalty inspires the entire town. The wide appeal of Hachi’s story is in its universal inclusiveness, the potent, radiant energy that speaks to the very core of us.
Deeply emotional animals, our dogs feel experiences, making it more important than ever to bring them into our day-to-day life. And the reward for doing so is that our furry friends make us better, kinder, and more emotionally in tune with the world around us.
Animals don't speak our language - they have no “voice". But they speak to us in a more profound way than humans do. When you listen, you will receive powerful lessons that could change your life.
You may think that one person can’t make a difference...
And his spirit lives on every time his story is told around the world.
How do your personality traits align with Hachi?
Do you have The Hachi Spirit? Take this fun quiz to discover how much you're like Hachi - the legendary, loyal Akita dog who waited almost 10 years for his owner's return.
Hachi a dog's tale
A profoundly moving film about a dog’s simple act of devotion that has spurred a global community of inspired believers.
Everyone who sees the film, young or old, man or woman, from any background, shares an unshakable response to Hachi’s story - an awakening to what truly stirs their soul.
"This is an amazing story showing the unconditional love and loyalty of a dog for his master."
"This movie tells me what true love is."
"The most touching and heartwarming movie I have ever seen."
"This is a wakeup call movie that inspires you to do more with your loved ones and love them with unconditional love."
Then & Now: The Legacy, The Film, The Community
The unforgettable saga of Hachi, the film and the community that lives on today.
Open Your Heart To Hachi’s Simple Yet Profound Lessons
Enjoy a healthy dose of Hachi Life posts - filled with fun, clarity, smiles and feel-it-in-your-bones wisdom. On top of this, you’ll receive:
- What your “best friend” really thinks about you.
- How to understand your pup’s “dog talk”.
- How to live The Hachi Life – starting today!
- Support on your pet loss journey.
- And more we can’t express, but you’ll feel...
Enjoy posts from the original Vicki Wong & Hachi blog! See how he’s grown and flourished, and join us on his continuing journey.
You won’t want to miss another moment with Hachi!
For Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, we used Shiba Inu puppies, instead of the larger Akitas to play the younger Hachi in the film. They grew so fast that we needed to use many during the shoot. My own Hachi was a Shiba Inu. The most popular breed of dog in Japan,...September 18, 2018/No comment
Our dogs are our reflections. I think we all have seen people who act just like their dogs — and vice versa. But why is that so? How do our dogs seem to be just like us? Do you remember that animated movie, 101 Dalmatians? It was such a unique movie...September 4, 2018/No comment
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Since I was little, I’ve been called to chase adventure. Rather than spending time playing with dolls, I preferred to arm wrestle the boys. I craved action and wasn’t afraid to test the limits. One time, when I was six, I was determined to get Easter...August 31, 2018/2 Comments
In the film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, we show Hachi, the main character, seeing the world through his eyes. While we feel closely attuned with our canine friends – they see and think of the world a bit differently from us; through a dog’s...August 24, 2018/No comment
Chico “Clapton” Harden July 31, 2005 – August 4, 2018 To our dear Hachi friends around the world – we have lost our beloved Chico, the remaining of our three magnificent Hachi stars. I recall the first time I saw Chico at Boone’s Animals for...August 8, 2018/4 Comments
Many fans ask about how the Hachi dogs are doing today - Here is an update from Forrest, one of the dogs who played Hachi in Hachi: A Dog's Tale....January 12, 2018/No comment
Many fans ask about how the Hachi dogs are doing today - Here is an update from Layla, one of the dogs who played Hachi in Hachi: A Dog's Tale....January 12, 2018/1 comment
Many fans ask about how the Hachi dogs are doing today - Here is an update from Chico, one of the dogs who played Hachi in Hachi: A Dog's Tale....January 12, 2018/1 comment
Our Rhode Island Hachi experience was something I could never have imagined! There were so many highlights with making Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. From my remote island life in the South Pacific, suddenly- I was in the middle of a film production. Rhode...December 28, 2017/No comment
Hachi-Themed Gifts to Celebrate Love and Friendship
Keep Hachi close to your heart. Whether you’re looking for your own memorabilia or a special gift for a friend, Hachi treasures serve as lasting reminders of his loyalty and forever love.