- Status: Adopted
- Breed: Shiba Inu mix
- Age: 8 years, 5 months
- Gender: Male
- Spay/Neuter: Yes
- Size: Medium
- Weight: 22 kg (47 lbs)
- Location: Korea
- Destination: Toronto
Update: Youngho has found a forever home in Toronto. Yay!
Youngho was found roaming the streets of Paju, Korea in 2015. At the time of his rescue he was covered in dirt, emancipated, and was suffering from severe skin diseases. It took several months to get him healthy. Since then, he has been living in a shelter which cares for over 400 dogs.
This lovely boy has been living in the shelter for the past 6 years without any prospects of adoption. It has been an endless cycle of making new doggy friends only to have them get adopted and being the one left behind. Each time it happens, Youngho becomes very sad and withdrawn. The shelter he lives in is very humble; there are few resources to afford him enrichment. He has to stay in his kennel most of the time, which is outdoors. We hope we can find his home in Canada soon so he does not have to endure his 7th cold winter where he only has straw from bedding/warmth, and plastic tarp to guard his kennel from the wind.
Youngho is very sweet and obedient to the shelter staff and volunteers: he is so happy when he gets attention.
His ideal family is with one who lives in a quiet neighborhood and has experience with dogs. Youngho is ok with other dogs as long as they are gentle and quiet, but generally he is not interested in other dogs. In fact, he seems most happy when he is alone in a quiet environment with people only. He becomes like a little baby; peaceful and happy.
We don’t want Youngho to stay in the shelter any longer than he has been, wondering why all his friends have left him. No one in Korea wanted to give Youngho a chance, but we know the perfect family is out there for him, waiting to shower him with warmth and love.
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.