- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Poodle
- Age: 4 years, 2 months
- Gender: Male
- Spay/Neuter: Yes
- Size: Small
- Weight: 2.8 kg (6 lbs)
- Location: Korea
- Destination: Toronto
Update: Pepe has found a forever home in Toronto. Yay!
*Note: Pepe will arrive in Toronto on Aug. 22, 2022.
Pepe was found abandoned at a high kill shelter earlier this summer. Due to his small size, non shedding coat, and friendly and affectionate personality, he got adopted right away in Korea. However, not long afterwards the adopter surrendered him back to the shelter, complaining one of his legs seemed wrong.
It turned out Pepe was suffering from a patella luxation and was in severe pain. Rather than provide him any sort of relief, he was simply left in a cage waiting to be euthanized while bearing the pain. Luckily, some of the shelter volunteers saw his pain and suffering and reached out. Pepe was rescued and underwent surgery in June. The surgery was successful and his recovery is going well, but it will take a bit more time to reach a full recovery.
Pepe is very submissive, quiet, and sweet. His easy going nature helps him get along with everyone, including people, other dogs, and cats. His favorite thing to do is simply hangout, snuggle, and cuddle. He has a quiet personality indoors and does not currently show signs of separation anxiety. Pepe uses pee pads indoors.
We are looking for the following in Pepe’s future home:
- a home where someone is home for the majority of the day, as Pepe’s favorite thing is to hang out with his human.
- a home with an understanding or willingness to learn about patella luxation and commitment to take proper steps to maintain joint health.
- a home committed to continuing his rehab therapy. He has come a long way already post surgery, but improvements can still be made.
- a home with 1 or 2 doggy siblings is most ideal.
DHPPL, Canine Influenza, Kennel Cough, Rabies, Corona, Heartworm test, Giardia test, Flea & tick & heartworm prevention are all done.
Disclaimer: Free Korean Dogs cannot guarantee the temperament of our animals, as temperament is often an effect of environment and circumstance.