Originally a stray, Tom found refuge in the city shelter of a rural village in Donghae, South Korea. We aren't sure about his age, but given the grey muzzle and some missing teeth, we are thinking 8+ years. He might be an older boy, but he has a lot of life in him. He loves to snuggle and snooze on the couch with you. This calm boy will make a great companion for an adopter with a quiet, low-key lifestyle. He is doing well with other small dogs as well.
Tom weighs about 15 lbs and is neutered and up to date on his shots.
Prior to rescue, many of our dogs have experienced minimal socialization. As a result, there is often an adjustment period as the dog learns about life as a family pet. We typically do not adopt to homes with children under 8 years old; homes with older children will be considered on an individual basis. Common skills such as house training and leash walking may often take a little extra time. Patience, understanding and a gentle hand are a must. The great news is, most of these dogs come around rather quickly and being a part of their rehabilitation is an extremely rewarding experience.
If you are interested in Tom, please email us with a little info about you: your family, your other pets, your experience as a dog owner (which breed, etc.), where you live (which city? home or apt?), etc. including a telephone number where we can contact you. Thank you very much, and we hope that Donghae Paws can help you bring a furry family member into your life.
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