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Age: 10 months / unneutered
Breed: Lab / Jindo mix
Size: Medium sized
Location: Foster in Farnborough / Available Now
Live with children: Afraid of younger children so over 15 years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Yes
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANOTHER DOG IN THE HOME. WE WILL NOT PLACE OSCAR IN A HOME WITHOUT ANOTHER DOG AND CHILDREN HAVE TO BE OVER 15 YEARS.
Oscar is one of the victims of the meat trade farms in Korea who thanks to the Humane Society Int UK was rescued from there when they closed down the farm. They asked us to help find Oscar and 5 others homes and they arrived from Korea and into our care on 28th November 2019.
Oscar and his sister Pumpkin were born at the meat farm, only ever knowing their cage until joining us so as to be expected they are now having to learn everything about the outside world and all the creature comforts that come with no longer being in a metal cage.
Everyday Oscar gets braver and braver, he is enjoying his walks and has relaxed into home life really well. Still a little nervous of new people to begin with and things that he is encountering for the first time but this is all new to him so understandable that somethings will take a bit longer for him to realise that he doesn't have to be scared.
We will need a confident owner who can appreciate what Oscar has endured but also implement boundaries and give him the training to be able to become braver each day.
Oscar will blossom into an amazing dog, he just need a little time.
Oscar is not neutered an only has one testicle at present, the vets said it may drop but if not then he would need a bit more detailed neutering surgery. We would be happy to contribute towards the neutering costs if needs a bigger operation. It is too soon to do it at present as need him to gain confidence and settle into a home first.
We are hoping Oscar can find a home with a family who have experience with shy dogs, he does like the company and guidance from another dog so another friendly dog in the home will help Oscar. No children under 15 years old.
All our Korean dogs have had full blood profiles and been tested for Leishmania, Heartworm, ehrlicia and Oscar is healthy and clear of all.
We asked his foster mum to answer the following questions about him;
Dogs name: Oscar
Where does Oscar sleep at night?
Oscar likes to sleep on a pile of blankets on the floor, he also had the option of his dog bed but prefers the blankets
How is Oscar current dogs/animals?
Oscar is in foster with another dog patch and he gets on well with him, he like to watch patch and learn from him.
Oscar is also in foster with a cat, he likes to watch the cat but hasn’t chased him.
Is Oscar clean indoors?
Oscar only accident was on the first night after that he has been clean indoors.
Can Oscar be left alone?
Oscar has been left to 3 hours on his own and seems to sleep while I’m out. I also leave him with a chew and toys to keep him entertained.
Is Oscar out on walks?
Oscar has got better when going out for walks and his confidence is growing by the day.
How does Oscar walk on the lead?
Oscar can sometimes pull a little but with a slight correction he listens. He can get nervous if someone is walking past but this has massively improved as his confidence has grown. Oscar looks at you for confidence and reassurance so if you confidently walk he feels more at ease.
Has Oscar met with other dogs?
Oscar comes to work with his foster mum who is a dog walker so has met lots of different breeds of dogs and he has gotten on well with them all. He can be nervous at first especially if they approach quickly but once he learns they are nice he settles down.
How is Oscar with humans?
At first Oscar was so scared of people but within a couple of days when he realised we weren’t going to hurt him, he slowly relaxed when walking past people and now he will happily have a head tickle and be stroked.
Have you noticed if Oscar is afraid of any particular things?
Oscar can be nervous when getting into the car but has learned from other dogs that it’s ok and he like to follow their lead.
He can also be jumpy to loud bangs but is easily comforted with a cuddle and Reassurance.
While in the garden Oscar is great at going to the toilet but can be nervous coming into the house and can hide in a corner or bushes outside. So when I first took on Oscar I kept him on a lead and he was relaxed and followed my lead. Once I’d built his trust he learned to follow me into the house while off lead. So once he builds a bond with his new family and trusts them he will happily follow you into the house.
Oscar ideal home would be someone has experience and confidence dealing with nervous dogs and is prepared to give him time to settle and trust those who he will be living with. I think Oscar will benefit from living with a fur brother or sister of which he could learn from and play with when his confidence grows.
The dogs have lived in some horrible conditions without proper care, no human affection, lead walking, they have never lived in homes and they may take some time to adapt to family life. Dogs which have been confined for nearly all their lives, can come with some issues, they can be overcome with some time and patience but adopters really do need to be prepared. Likely when they move to their forever homes they can revert, the dogs may not eat straight away, not wish to mix with current dogs straight away, they will not have been around cats. They will adapt quickly, they have been in the UK for a week now and are doing so well.
As you can appreciate all the meat farm dogs have endured much suffering and therefor will need patient homes with families who can give them the guidance and time they need.