(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Aberdeen Scottish Terrier Rescue is a registered 501(c)3
Web Site: www.aberdeenstr.com
***MUST SUBMIT APPLICATION before we will respond to email or phone inquiries. Thank You for your cooperation***
Please read listings fully to the end before applying for one of our beloved rescues.
WE ARE NOT A SHELTER; WE ARE AN ALL-VOLUNTEER RESCUE WITH FULL-TIME JOBS.
Please do not contact us to look at a dog. We will contact you once we have reviewed your completed application if we think your home might be a good fit. A reference check, phone interview, and home visit will be completed before meeting an adoptable dog.
We work quickly. Please do not submit an application until you are ready to bring a new furry family member home. Expect your references to be contacted shortly after submitting your application. We adopt out to homes around the US and Canada, but require that you are present for the meet and greet in Newcastle, WA.
Our adoption fee is non-negotiable. The adoption fee is due on the day of adoption in the form of a check, Chase Quick Pay, PayPal, or cash.
Beautiful Jiyong was born at Kong Kong shelter in Korea. He was lively & full of joy & happiness as a puppy, but sadly life at the shelter rendered him timid & scared. He spent all of the beginning of his life/time confined to a cage in the shelter which is extremely sad & heartbreaking, but alive. Unfortunately he was living in filth & a mass group setting where everyone was fed together. Another situation of survival of the fittest to eat.
But thankfully he was rescued out of the shelter by a truly amazing rescuer & was put into a foster home in Korea where the real work began. It took his foster mum in Korea roughly 2 months to get Jiyong feeling comfortable with her & then started bonding with her. His foster mum did such a big turn around for Jiyong while in Korea but as it happens so often no one was willing to open their homes & hearts to Jiyong be his forever family & we were asked could we help him find his devoted forever home.
Jiyong was rescued by the amazing Korean rescue & just as always we are beyond grateful to the Korean rescue & we are so extremely grateful for what they do day in & day out for these babies & there is also such a great financial responsibility when rescuing these babies so we cannot begin to thank them enough.
Jiyong was bought back to the USA where he is now a US citizen & is so happy to be here & can’t wait to find his new loving devoted forever home.
What an absolutely brutal way for a puppy to start out his precious life in a shelter & start growing up there. Sometimes it’s just not fair. But that’s where that horrible story ends for him.
His foster mum & dad said, we have been fostering Jiyong for nearly a year. He is a sweet, shy soul, and it's taken a long time for his personality to start to come out. He needs a forever home that is willing to be patient, loving, and consistent as he continues to become comfortable with family life. He absolutely loves to be outside, & will likely bond with his family on walks more than hanging out at home. He also loves to go the dog park, he's friendly & sociable with other dogs, & he loves the excuse to run his little heart out. He would do great in a home with other dogs, he's not been exposed to cats in his current foster home.
In Korea he was exposed to cats & would chase them at first but once he knew the cat he would lose interest & just exist together.
He's still shy and cautious at home. Sudden movements will send him scurrying, small children may be tricky for him in this regard. He also really does not like to be picked up, his family will have to build trust before he’ll accept being corralled like that. Despite his nervousness, he's not shown an ounce of aggression, either with dogs or people. He will timidly investigate friends when they visit, & receive a little pet, but any sharp movement and he's off to whatever space he deems safe. The shyness & anxiety have improved quite a bit over time, & will continue to improve, but he may always be something of a reserved dog.
He really likes having his own safe space. He uses a dog bed in the living room and sleeps under our bed at night. He would likely do well with a cozy crate in the bedroom.
Outside of his exuberance when getting ready for a walk, he is relatively quiet, rarely showing signs of barking, though that may change as he gets more confident. He also has no trouble going in a crate, for example on car rides we use a crate for safety.
His health is great. He does have some sort of allergy which causes mostly his left eye to water a bit, however he does not mind receiving eye drops at all, and we've recently shifted his food to see if helps. He has a good appetite for meals, though he's still cautious about taking treats from our hands (unless it's steak or cheese!). Having seen him through one winter, his coat became thick and luxurious during the cold months, and he shed quite a bit for a few weeks in early spring. His coat is lovely.
More than anything, Jiyong just wants to be safe. He clearly wants to hang out with our pack. As he gets more confident, your reward will be a happy, gentle, and inquisitive companion.
Jiyong has been around many breeds of dogs all shapes & sizes & he is currently with other dogs & does well. Jiyong needs to go to a forever home with another dog or dogs in the home, he really enjoys the company of other dogs & we currently have him with other dogs in his loving devoted foster home. Please do not apply saying your neighbors have a dog or family members or you will take him to places where there are other dogs. That will not work, another dog or dogs is mandatory along with a fully fenced backyard.
Jiyong is roughly 25 lbs & is 4 years old & perhaps a jindo mix, what he is mixed with we are not sure. He is male, neutered, he had a dental/scale & polish along with 2 baby molars removed. He had a schirmer tear test, Intraocular Pressure - Tonometry test for his eye watering & was given antibiotics for his eye.
He is microchipped, up to date on his shots, including DHLPP, Bordatella, CIV, rabies & dewormed.
We have spent far more on Jiyong with bringing him to the US with his travel costs, his cargo fees, his medical, his dental scale & polish, his eye meds, eye test, boarding fees, food etc & bringing him to WA than his adoption fee covers.
Jiyong has not been around cats since being in the rescue, but was tested with cats in Korea but it’s always up to the new family to be responsible with their animals together & we have not had him around small children so we do not recommend small children nor cats & it’s always up to the family to be responsible with their children & cats.
We were not there when Jiyong was conceived so we do not know who his parents were & it’s always up to the new potential family to look at the pictures & decide what they think his breed is.
As with all of our rescues & Jiyong friends he will need work on potty training & training, so this should be something the new family would be willing to work on & commit to. Please do not submit an application if you are not willing to commit to one of our rescues care for their whole life & that includes if they need training. Please do not email us asking is Jiyong potty trained or available, nor do we ship dogs anywhere as we will not respond.
We would never say anyone of our rescues are potty trained. Our rescues need homes where the people are understanding of their past & what they have been through & what they will need in their daily lives & not willing to give up on them & if they do need training in their new home will in fact take them to training & not just say they will when applying.
Please only submit an application if you are truly interested in adopting Jiyong & going through our process and have read his listing fully to the end & are wanting to adopt. If you are not responsive to our calls, emails or your references do not respond we will move on & remove your application from our system. You must be willing to go through our screening process which includes your references being checked, a phone interview & a virtual home visit via WebEx due to covid & followed by a meet and greet & if it’s a good fit, up to our discretion. We will only be accepting applications for Jiyong who understands his needs & that meet all the requirements for this special sweet little man.
Once we find the right home for each little soul we work fast, within days so the dogs can go to their forever homes in quite a timely manner. We do not hold onto dogs for people as our goal is to save lives & please do not submit an application if you are not ready to adopt. We also cannot respond to every application unfortunately.
Jiyong has an adoption fee of $850 & is ready for his truly loving forever home & compassion & understanding of what he has been through.