Minki was rescued from a highkill shelter last July in Korea. At first, the rescuer hesitated to resucue Minki because she was so skinny, small, and seemed sick.
The rescuer thought that she would probably die soon. But the rescuer couldn’t turn her way; Minki’s eyes were so deep and filled with sorrow and desperation. The rescuer decided to take her out of the highkill shelter. She told Minki, ‘Oh poor baby… if you die, you will die in my arms, not in the cold, filthy cage.’
We don’t know how she ended up in the highkill shelter, but from the way she communicated and behaved, we could guess that she was once someone’s dog. Unfortunately, she had no microchip and no one showed up to claim her.
Minki was a very sweet and loving girl that the rescuer thought that she would be adopted quick. But it turned out that she had valvular heart disease. This little poor baby has to take medications for the rest of her life. There were many people in Korea who showed an interest in adopting her. But when they knew about her heart disease, they all just walked away.
Minki is a little bit shy around strangers, but after spending some time, she usually becomes friendly and sweet. She has typical characteristics of Maltese; playful, affectionate, fearless, responsive, and intelligent. Minki gets along well with other dogs and loves people especially people that she sees often.
The ideal family would be someone with experiences with Maltese or at least with similar small breeds. People retired or working from home are always great. Since she will need medications for the rest of her life, financial stability is also very important.
Minki had no luck in Korea, but we believe that she will find her forever loving home in Canada.
The before and after pictures bring tears to my eyes!