- Status: Available
- Breed: Jindo mix
- Age: 4 years, 8 months
- Gender: Male
- Spay/Neuter: Yes
- Size: Large
- Weight: 24 kg (51 lbs)
- Location: Korea
- Destination: Unknown
* NOTE: Due to recent flight/travel restrictions resulting from Covid-19, it will take longer for your adopted dogs to get to you. Please only submit an application if you are able to wait until a flight volunteer can be secured. Please note we currently do not have a definitive timeline.
Our regular method of transporting dogs using flight volunteers has drastically decreased due to current flight/travel restrictions. An alternative, quicker option of flying via cargo can be made available, although at a greater financial cost. The cost can range from $1,000 CAD to $4,500 CAD depending on the size and weight of the dog, airline, and destination city. Dogs traveling via cargo will be able to arrive sooner as they are not dependent on travelers to bring them.
Samshik was one of the fourteen puppies rescued from a man who raised dogs to sell to the meat trade in Spring 2017. He was a small puppy at that time, and has been waiting to find his forever home ever since.
This handsome boy lives in the mountain regions of Korea, in a small and humble shelter run by a Buddhist nun who has saved and cares for many dogs rescued from the dog meat trade. Growing up in the shelter, Samshik is well socialized with other dogs; he is friendly and calm around them.
Although growing up in a rural environment means he wasn’t afforded many life experiences, Samshik is very smart and learns things quickly. He is always happy to see the shelter volunteers when they come by, and has recently been leash training, something he has taken very well to. He is not fearful of his harness and getting used to walking politely on a leash.
Samshik’s ideal home is one with experienced, patient, and understanding owners who will slowly introduce him to the world outside of the humble shelter he has known his whole life. Although he has a lot to learn about the outside world, we see a lot of potential in this beautiful boy and feel he would do great with a confident leader who will help him grow and thrive. Unfortunately, limited resources at his shelter mean his opportunities to blossom and learn about the world are also limited.
His ideal adopter would live in a calm, quiet, low activity house (no condo or apt, please) with a secure fenced yard in a quiet suburban or rural neighborhood. He would need an experienced person/people to allow him to settle in at his own pace while he embarks on his new journey out in the world, which we understand may be scary in some ways. Active humans who enjoy outdoors and hikes (where he would most likely feel the most at home once he has settled) would be beneficial, as would having another friendly and balanced dog to mirror, although not required.
Samshik has waited a long time for his forever home, and we know his family is out there. With a bit of patience and understanding, Samshik would make a wonderful companion.
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.