- Status: Available
- Breed: Jindo mix
- Age: 1 years, 3 months
- Gender: Male
- Spay/Neuter: Yes
- Size: Medium
- Weight: 10 kg (21 lbs)
- Location: Korea
- Destination: Unknown
Meet Sangchoo, the Brave
Sangchoo was rescued from a dog-meat farm in Paju, Korea last August. He was about 5 month old at that time. The dog farm owner gave Sangchoo to the rescuer because he was too skinny and was disabled.
Fast forward to summer 2018, Sangchoo lives with his foster family and gets along with everyone so well. When Sangchoo is in an unfamiliar place/environment, he will immediately look for a place to hide. The foster family realized Sangchoo warms up in about 3 days. After the short adjustment time, he would feel comfortable and confident to go out for a walk with the foster parents. He still can be a bit skittish around men while he is walking with his trusted foster mom & dad.
Sangchoo is playful and friendly with other dogs. The only time that he gets a little bit senstivie and excited is when there are yummy snacks, bones, or Kong’s.
Sangchoo’s leg is genetically deformed; his leg was not fully grown when he was born. Fear not! There is no negative impact from the leg which would cause other health concerns! The vet recommended to keep the leg, rather than performing unnecessary amputation surgery. The vet recommended that Sangchoo wears this cool robo-dog looking brace to support his ‘good’ legs for better stability and mobility. He seems to strut evenly with his brace when going out for a walk. When he’s wearing his brace at home, some additional attention is required to make sure he is not chewing on the brace.
The brace on his ‘good’ leg is to ensure the good leg doesn’t over-work. Because his leg deformity was genetic, he was always putting all of his front weight to the good leg. He can still walk and run without the cool brace, but the brace will help reduce the weight and stress on the good leg and help with his bow-leggedness. His hind legs are oh-so strong, he can do anything if he puts his mind to it!
The foster family says Sangchoo is a very witty and smart boy. The ideal home for Sangchoo would be a home with an existing, nice dog for Sangchoo to make friends with and outside of a busy city. Adopters with previous experience in developing canine friendship, who can commit to showing Sangchoo the life and the world he is about to discover.
DHPPL, Canine Influenza, Kennel Cough, Rabies, Corona, Heartworm test, Giardia test, Flea & tick & heatworm prevention are all done.