Spreading Joy to the World, The Hachi Way

No matter how you’re spending your holidays this year, one thing’s for sure: LOVE is everywhere — and it’s growing!

Yes, 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. But, in the midst of all of its trials, so many of us have had the realization that now is the time to really start living the life we’ve always dreamt of. By slowing down and turning inward, we’ve been able to use this year as an opportunity to reevaluate our priorities. And, in doing so, we’ve been able to refocus our attention on what really matters…


Love comes in so many forms and it’s at the heart of everything that matters in life. From our family to our four-legged friends, the way we love others is so often the way we are loved ourselves.

And the more we love, the more joyful everything in our lives can be.

Even in the thick of difficulties, loving others is the fastest way to reclaim our joy — and help others reclaim that same spark, too.

As 2020 comes to a close, it’s amazing to look around and see just how much has changed in the world of Hachi. Not only has the number of Hachi friends around the world grown with abundance, but more and more people are feeling called to spread his message of loyalty and forever love.

Once you’re touched by Hachi, you’ll never be the same.

And the same is true for the love you feel — and have felt — from your own dog.

Dogs have the most amazing capacity for love. So much so that it can be easy to take it for granted from time to time. But when you really sit in that endless love your dog offers you, appreciating all of it, you quickly learn just how powerful simple expressions of love are.

When you are reminded by your dog of just how much you are loved, you can’t help but to feel JOYFUL!

So, as we enjoy the holidays and prepare for a new year, let us all remember the power of love — and the joy it’s capable of spreading if you, like our dogs, don’t hold anything back.

Here are 3 simple things you can do to add even more joy to your world…

1. Rewatch “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” on Netflix! No matter how many times you’ve seen the film, there’s always a new detail you notice. And, even more importantly, a new emotion you feel.

2. Take time to really feel loved by your dog. This unconditional love has the power to be life-changing if you let it. And, the more you appreciate how your dog loves you, the more you can love those around you — and with the same loyalty and enthusiasm as your best canine friend!

3. Share with our community how “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” changed your life. You can post your comments below so that everyone can be inspired. Our favorite stories will be highlighted on our website in the future. And, of course, be sure to share a picture of your pup, too!

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2 months ago

Love this!! Perfect read to ring in the new year!

1 month ago
Reply to  Leslie

Thank you! May 2021 be your most joyous year yet! 🎉

Ann Blank
Ann Blank
1 month ago

I met Vicki Wong and her Hachi when I was with my dog Cassie 20 years ago in a dog park. I impulsively got Cassie as a puppy and I couldn’t believe I could love a being so much like I loved my Cassie which led to my life “going to the dogs”.I rescued 4 more dogs at one time from the streets and moved from an exclusive area condo in Santa Monica to buy a home for the 5 dogs. Vicki came with me and said “this is the perfect doghouse “ so I bought it! Cassie, Chance, Cody,… Read more »

1 month ago
Reply to  Ann Blank

You are a dog’s (and cat’s) best friend! Yet, besides your life mission of helping & rescuing animals- you are a supportive angel to your friends as well. 😍


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