• Female
  • Adult
  • Medium
  • South Korea
Dawn in 3 words

Paving the way

Dawn Story
Dawn is our first dog to be rescued out of South Korea, after escaping a dog meat farm earlier this year. She's currently in foster care, in South Korea, until she travels to the... more

Dawn is our first dog to be rescued out of South Korea, after escaping a dog meat farm earlier this year. She’s currently in foster care, in South Korea, until she travels to the UK in November.

Despite all she’s been through, Dawn has a goofy, playful character. She relies heavily on other dogs to lead the way and show her that humans can be trusted. She’s recently been initiating playtime with the other dogs, showing real growth in confidence.

Sadly, she’s had little training in how to behave with other dogs and can get overly excitable. It’s likely that on the farm, her default was to run away. Now rescued, she’s learning all the appropriate behaviours and etiquette that go with living in a home with other dogs.

As such, we’ll be looking at applications on a case by case basis to see whether Dawn could live with another dog.

Due to her time on the meat farm, Dawn has some nervousness of people and loud noises, and tends to be more fearful at night. As such, she’s looking for a quiet, rural home with limited comings and goings, at least until Dawn has settled in and learned to trust her new family.

Dawn is also fearful of pressure around her neck or getting caught up in her lead, likely because the farm used a noose when capturing and moving dogs. It is recommended that Dawn wears a harness whilst on walks and will need prolonged, positive-reinforcement based training to help her grow accustomed to her lead. 

Medically, Dawn has some spinal fusing, which she has received pain medication for in the past. This is due to spending long periods of time crouched over in tiny cages. It’s possible she will need further treatment in the future but, in the meantime, veterinary advice recommends low-level activity, loose-lead walking and gentle play with other dogs.

Please note that as this is a particularly special case, we are looking for a foster home in the first instance with the view to adopt at a later date.

Dawn is just 1 of several dogs we’re rescuing from the South Korean dog meat trade. We’ll be sharing more updates in the coming weeks, which will be communicated through our South Korea project page and via socials.

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Full Bio

Age ............................................................. DOB 20/04/17

Height to top of head ............................................................. 64cm

Weight ............................................................. around 20kg

Breed ............................................................. Jindo Mix

Neutered? ............................................................. Yes

Mixing with dogs? ............................................................. Yes - needs another dog in the home

Mixing with children? ............................................................. Not tested

Mixing with cats? ............................................................. Not tested

Character
  • Gentle-natured
  • Nervous
  • Medical needs
  • Lazy bones
  • Experienced owner preferred
  • Rural home needed
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