My name is AKIN!

Jack Russell Terrier/Corgi Mix Dog for adoption in Wonder Lake, Illinois - AKIN
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International Street Dog Foundation

Facts about AKIN

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Corgi Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Akin is an approximately 4 year old male. He is current on vaccinations and neutered.

Akin was rescued from the Dog Meat Trade in Thailand by the Elfesworld Rescue. Akin is a very loving dog. He is very affectionate and playful. He has a lovely personality and will engage with anyone who comes his way. He will put his paw on you and try to kiss you - yes on the first date.. :) He looks like an adorable mix of Jack Russell and Corgi. Founder, Dawn Trimmel met him on a visit to Elfes World in 2014 and he captured her heart right away.

Akin was rescued in 2013 from the brutal dog meat trade in Thailand. After his smugglers truck was seized by the Royal Thai Police he was taken to the Thai Government Shelter Khemmerat where he would not have survived long. Luckily his good looks most likely saved his life as a kind sponsor saw his picture and paid to have him medically treated and flow to ElfesWorld on the island Koh Samui. There he has lived outdoors with over 600 other dogs for over 3 years. Elfe gives as much love and attention as she can to the dogs in her care but there simply isn't enough time in a day...... The reality most dogs are starved for human attention. It breaks Elfe's heart to not be able to provide more to them. Some dogs like Akin are especially human orientated and will whine when you leave her kennel run which is even more heartbreaking. In addition, small dogs like Akin sometimes are picked on by the larger dogs since it's still a survival of the fittest; environment. Elfe would like nothing more than to see sweet Akin have a home of his own with lots of love and attention - a fulfilled life. Luckily we had a flight volunteer traveling to Chicago on October 21st who was willing to act as a flight volunteer. Akin he should have no trouble finding a loving home here as he is so adorable and corgi mixes are very popular. I mean really - how could anyone resist his sweet little face?

Although Akin gets along with other dogs he can be ;untrusting; at first as he has had many bad encounters with other dogs. It may take time for him to become friends with another dog. But as usual time and patience are the key to success.

If you are interested in adopting AKIN, please contact Dawn at 414-426-4148 or email @

About International Street Dog Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

The International Street Dog Foundation aims to aid dogs in need all around the world. From victims of the Southeast Asian dog meat trade, to street dogs from Cancun to Kuala Lampur, to the garbage dump desi dogs of India, we help wherever we can, as much as we can.

Although our primary focus is on prevention—supporting accredited international spay, neuter, and vaccinate programs wherever street dog populations are abundant—we also work with partners around the globe to adopt dogs in the most urgent need into loving new homes here in the USA.

Many steps must be taken along the way for each of our prevention missions and miraculous adoptions to occur. It is you—our wonderful and concerned ISDF supporters, no matter your current location—and it is your dedication that enable us to pursue our cause, day in and day out. Help is needed at each and every level. Please see what you can do to help.


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Petsmart in Niles IL every 2nd Saturday of every month we have an Adoption Event. 12 noon -4pm

Our Adoption Process...

Thank you for your interest in adopting a former street dog from International Street Dog Foundation (“ISDF”). ISDF rescues make wonderful companion pets and will give you many years of love and devotion. This application has been designed to evaluate potential adopters to ensure that each person who adopts an ISDF rescue is not only aware of that responsibility, but also to address the compatibility of the home in which each ISDF rescue is placed.

If interested in adopting an ISDF rescue, please go to to download and fill out an adoption application.

We require that all adopted ISDF rescues go through obedience training with their new owners. The training is as much for the adopters as it is for the dogs. It is critical that the owners use consistent effective methods for communicating and training their dog. Even the best trained dog will develop bad habits if training is not practiced regularly and applied consistently.

As you can imagine the cost of international rescue is quite expensive anywhere from $500 to $1500 per dog depending on many variables. ISDF raises money to cover the majority of the rescue cost to make the cost of adoption comparable to what you would pay for a local rescue.

Our minimum NON-REFUNDABLE adoption fee is $300, however if you are willing and able to donate more it will enable us to help more dogs in desperate need. We are a non-for-profit 501(c)3 organization and therefore your adoption fee is tax deductible. The more ISDF must pay out per dog, the less we are able to help the many others awaiting homes of their own.