• Male
  • Puppy
  • Small
  • South Korea
Poly in 3 words

Small but mighty

Poly Story
Introducing Poly, one of our dog meat survivors, who was found in a filthy cage with a number of other dogs, puppies & even chickens. Our incredible partner shelter in South Korea rescued both... more

Introducing Poly, one of our dog meat survivors, who was found in a filthy cage with a number of other dogs, puppies & even chickens. Our incredible partner shelter in South Korea rescued both him and his sister Roly & now it’s their turn to finally have a chance at a happy life.

Poly may be small but he is certainly mighty & likes to rule the roost. He doesn’t let his size get in the way & has tonnes of charisma & energy. He has bursts of excitement followed by a long nap to recover from all the energy released! He’d love a big garden where he can play some tug of war &  run around in as fast as he wants as he likes to go at full speed.

Similar to his sister Poly is a very clever little pup & has learnt lots of tricks since being in a foster home. He already knows sit, stay, lay down, paw & high five! Poly has also been walked on a lead but is a puller so he’ll need some training in this area. It’s important to note that the long journey over to the UK can set dogs back, so it’s best to assume you are starting from scratch when he arrives.

Poly has been introduced to lots of other dogs & he is always very interested & wanting to play. He likes to show off & even tried to outrun a collie! When out walking he will pull towards dogs & bark with excitement, so he’s going to need to be taught some manners here. He can also be a bully to his sister so we will not be looking to keep them together. On occasions where another dogs has shown aggression towards him he will bark in response whilst also showing some submissive behaviours. As such, we would consider a home with a calm older dog, who might be able to teach Poly the ropes.

Poly is unsure of unknown sounds and will bark when he hears noises outside his foster home. He uses his bark to get attention, so again he will need to be taught some manners here! He really dislikes having a bath, as well as having his ears cleaned so he will need lots of desensitisation to this process as well as positive reinforcement to show him it’s not so bad after all. Along with this Poly hates to be picked up & held under his armpits, but will be held around his belly. Due to his sound sensitivity we are only considering at least a semi-rural home for Poly.

Poly has had an issue with itchy skin but his allergy tests results came back negative. Since being on a special diet with no beef included he has not had any issues so this will need to be continued.

We are looking for someone who can provide Poly with patience & understanding to help him overcome his fears. He had an unimaginable start to life but has been given a second chance & we cannot wait to find him a home where he can thrive.

Please note, Poly won’t be travelling until at least the end of January.  As a result, it may take us longer to reply to applications, as we need to prioritise those arriving sooner – thank you for your patience, and rest assured we’ll be in touch to discuss your interest in Poly as soon as possible! Please also note that the adoption fee for all South Korean dogs is £950.

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Full Bio

Age ............................................................. Estimated D.O.B 12/06/2020

Height to top of head ............................................................. 53cm

Weight ............................................................. 5.8kg

Expected adult size ............................................................. Small

Breed ............................................................. Chihuahua Terrier Mix

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

Mixing with dogs? ............................................................. Yes

Mixing with children? ............................................................. Not Tested

Mixing with cats? ............................................................. No

Character
  • Food motivated
  • Small but mighty
  • Experienced owner preferred
  • Full of beans
  • Attention seeker
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