Gavin has survived a lot in his two short years of life. He was found roaming the streets of Busan, Korea, skinny and covered with dirt. He had clearly been abandoned—he was friendly and even knew some basic commands. He waited in a local shelter for months, but no one came to claim him. So the shelter decided to euthanize him.
After a long journey, Gavin is searching for his forever family
That’s when a local animal lover stepped in and offered to foster him. After three months, Gavin’s foster mom was confident he was ready for an adoptive family: sure, he was a bossy little Pomeranian, but he was so smart and affectionate. His foster mom hoped that Gavin’s luck would change in Canada.
Gavin made the long journey to Canada earlier this year. Since he exhibited some fear-based resource guarding behaviors, Gavin was enrolled in a behavioral rehabilitation and training course at Doggytime Canine Care & Rescue and was recenlty graduated.
We’re pleased to announce that, in a short amount of time, Gavin has become much less fearful and is learning to trust. He’s a quiet, medium-energy boy who loves playing with toys, listening to music, belly rubs, and lots of snuggles. He is also house and crate trained.
The ideal home for Gavin is calm (no young children), with clear rules and boundaries and lots of time for training and bonding. Gavin is good with cats and other well-balanced dogs. The adopter needs to be willing to incorporate Gavin’s daily physiotherapy exercises and specific dietary. He is well on-leash and doesn’t react to other dogs or people.
Written by Caley Skinner