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Note: Youngshik is currently in a foster home in Vancouver.
Youngshik and his brother, Wooshik, were rescued from a restaurant near our partner shelter in Choocheon, Korea. They were tied to a pole outside on a hot summer day with no shelter or water. After being rescued, they lived with other dogs at our partner boarding house before flying to Canada to find their forever homes. Wooshik has since found his forever family, and now it’s Youngshik’s turn. He is currently living with a foster and another dog in Vancouver.
Youngshik is a very adorable and gentle boy. While he was a bit shy when he first arrived, it didn’t take him long to settle in and get familiar in his new surroundings. Once he has settled in, he is very generous with kisses. That being said, he is still a little shy when first meeting strangers until he has the opportunity to warm up.
Having grown up in a boarding house, and currently living with another dog in his foster home, Youngshik does well with other dogs. He is playful, social, and submissive with the other dogs in the home. While initially shy about meeting new people, Youngshik warms up to new dogs almost immediately.
He walks well on a leash. Although he does get startled by loud cars and trucks that pass by, he is generally quite comfortable and confident outdoors. Youngshik is learning not to get overly excited when passing other dogs and people. He is also very interested in squirrels.
Indoors, Youngshik enjoys playing with his foster siblings, having a nap, and chewing on his toys. He does bark on occasion to alert of an unknown sound outside. However, what gets Youngshik’s attention the most is food and treats. He is very food motivated (in fact, a little too motivated. He eats too quickly and needs a slow feeder bowl), which makes training easier. He is mostly house-trained.
Youngshik is seeking a forever home where his family is present for most of the day to provide him with companionship. A home with someone experienced in dog care, situated in a tranquil residential area rather than a bustling downtown condo, would be ideal. As a young dog, Youngshik needs a family dedicated to furthering his socialization with both people and other dogs. He would thrive equally well as an only pet or alongside a friendly canine companion for play. The perfect match for Youngshik would be someone patient, who relishes an active lifestyle and enjoys sharing adventures with their furry baby.