• Yorkshire Terrier mix
  • Female, 3.6 kg (8 lbs)
  • Born May 2016
  • Located in Vancouver

Traits: Friendly, Gentle, House-trained, Low-energy, Timid

Health: Spayed/Neutered, Vaccinated, Dewormed, Heartworm-Tested


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Sanghwa is one of 16 lucky dogs rescued from a distressing hoarding situation. They were kept confined in a home by an elderly individual who, due to a severe illness, could no longer provide adequate care. As a result, these dogs faced challenging living conditions. All the rescued dogs, including Sanghwa, have undergone comprehensive veterinary checks. They have been vaccinated, dewormed, and either spayed or neutered.

Currently, Sanghwa lives in a foster home alongside another dog. Initially, she is reserved around new faces, requiring patience and time to come out of her shell. However, once she feels comfortable, Sanghwa displays her sweet and affectionate nature. She is quiet indoors and has quickly adapted to house-training. While she tends to be timid and may get nervous when handled by strangers, Sanghwa has never shown any signs of aggression like growling or biting. Instead, she remains quiet and submissive.

In the company of other dogs, Sanghwa generally exhibits indifference. However, when she encounters a dog she’s fond of, her playful side emerges. She’s in the process of learning leash-walking. It is a slow process but we know someday she will go out and enjoy outdoor time. For tasks like nail-clipping, bathing, and car rides, Sanghwa was initially nervous. With a few repetitions, however, she has adjusted well.

The ideal home for Sanghwa would be with an individual experienced in handling dogs of her temperament—someone patient, adept at connecting with reserved dogs, and possibly having another gentle dog for Sanghwa to bond with. The perfect fit would be someone who works from home or is retired, with plenty of time to engage and play. A residence with a fenced-in backyard would be especially suitable for this delightful canine.