Kimchi was rescued from a rural South Carolina shelter after being hit by a car, so it's not too surprising that this 3-year-old didn't want to be touched and would hide when she first came into rescue. Soon thereafter, it was discovered that Kimchi had heart worms, and during her months of treatment, her foster mom worked to gently desensitize her to being touched and to accept affection. Today Kimchi is completely healthy and ready for her forever home. While she's still a little nervous and not immediately comfortable with affection, she's coming around nicely. So far she has progressed to the point where if you have treats, she'll come to you, take the treats, lick your hand, and stand in your lap. In just a little time, she'll be a loyal pet to you if you're patient and continue working with her. She likes to sit on the couch and soon will most likely become an awesome bed snuggler. Kimchi is a well-mannered young lady, who's crate trained and house trained and who walks nicely on a leash. She's good with other dogs, big and small, and doesn't seem to care about cats one way or the other. Children, on the other hand, confuse her and might have a hard time being gentle with their hands, so she should not be around young kids, especially while she's still learning to be comfortable with being touched. While Kimchi was on rest throughout her heart worm treatment, she put on a little weight. Currently 16 lbs., she'll most likely shed a pound or two now that she has full exercise privileges. You can see more photos of Kimchi in her online photo album at http://imageevent.com/newrattitude/kimchi .
Our adoption fee is $175 for adult dogs or $225 for puppies under 6 months old.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, PLEASE READ THE DETAILED ADOPTION PROCESS information on our website at NewRattitude.org/adopt.htm. From there, you can access our adoption application or contact our Adoption Team for more info.
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