My name is Max!

Cairn Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Fairfax, Virginia - Max
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Hope for Donghae Paws(VIRGINIA)

Facts about Max

  • Breed: Cairn Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Max is 2-year-old, 20 lb boy who just got rescued from a kill-shelter in South Korea.

Max came to the shelter as a stray puppy with his sister Ruby. They were as cute as buttons, but nobody was interested in them in Korea, where only tiny pure-breed dogs are considered "adoptable". As the shelter became overcrowded, Max and Ruby's days were numbered, and they were soon put on the list to be euthanized. Fortunately, that's when Max and Ruby were rescued.

Max's fur was shaved down due to severe matting at the shelter, but it will grow back to a beautiful cream colored coat. He is nervous and fearful since he has never lived outside of the shelter. He will need to learn how to be a household pet, including skills like walking on a leash and going potty outside, but if you are up for it, he will give back mountains more!

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.

*Max will be coming from South Korea to the Fairfax, VA area to find his forever home. If you are interested in Max, 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 reach you. Thank you very much, and we hope that Donghae Paws can help you bring a furry family member into your life.

About Hope for Donghae Paws(VIRGINIA)

About Our Rescue Group...

Hope For Donghae Paws(HDP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to bringing rescue dogs from Korea to the US and finding permanent homes for them. It is true there are many animal lovers in Korea, but still many dogs suffer and are killed for food.

We are an all volunteer run rescue with no paid members and NO FACILITY. We rely solely on foster homes provided by our generous Volunteers who keep the dogs in their homes until adopted.

Our mission is to find US homes for mixed, handicapped, senior, and large-breed dogs whose chances of being adopted in their native Korea are very low.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please contact us ( for available adoption events.

Our Adoption Process...

01.Adoption Requirements:
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Have a valid ID with current address
- All adults in your household must consent on
- If you rent, you must verify that you’re allowed to
have a dog where you live (the landlord’s name
and phone number)

02. Adoption Application: Please complete the adoption application form thoroughly.

03. Home Check: Our volunteers will visit your home to provide necessary information, as well as to inspect whether your home is a good environment for the adoptive dog.

04. Adoption Fees: $300
(The adoption fee will be regarded as a partial reimbursement paid by the adopter to HDP for the overall expenses being spent for the dog, including, but not limited to medical examination, vaccinations, custom, and transportation charges. In reality, such adoption fees will be spent to bring the next dog from Korea.)