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Sex: Female - not neutered
Age: 8 months
Type: Jindo cross
Size: Medium (currently 17kg)
Location: Foster home - Chertsey, Surrey
Live with children: over 12 years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: Lumi will need an experienced home to help show her how fun life in the UK can be. Lumi would prefer a sociable dog under 10 years in the home. So please only apply if you have another dog in the home under aged 10 years and are experienced as she will need guidance and time.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
Meet Lumi, one of our wonderful South Korean meat farm rescue dogs.
Humane Society are doing such wonderful work in South Korea closing dog meat farms and we are delighted to be their UK partner in helping some of the Farm 17 dogs.
70 dogs were kept in horrifically cruel conditions, on metal bars, waiting for their age of slaughter, watching other dogs being slaughtered. Mothers having babies. Such a cruel life for these sweet sentient souls.
We welcomed 10 of the Farm 17 dogs into the UK Saturday 9th April and they all went to live with our wonderful foster families to help them learn to live in homes with families, adapt to normal home noises, teaching them to walk and enjoy human company.
All the dogs are adapting so well and we are always surprised how amazing dogs are and how they forgive and are able to move past their pasts.
Lumi is a sweet little lady, but she is still shy and needs some confidence building and guidance. Lumi needs another dog under aged 10 years who will enjoy a sister, like to play and snuggle.
She is fully vaccinated and microchipped, but is too young to be neutered so adopters will be asked to commit to doing this as soon as she is old enough.
IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE CRITERIA OR ARE NOT ABLE TO HAVE A HOME CHECK AND MEET SOON PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE A REPLY.
Our foster home has provided the feedback below:
Dogs name: Lumi
Where does Lumi sleep at night? We’ve struggled to get Lumi into a comfortable bed so is currently residing on the wooden floor under a desk in the kitchen. The resident dogs sleep in the same room – one of them has been keen to be closer to her than the other, but we’ve had no problems leaving her downstairs – she has a nightlight – we don’t hear a peep from her. Dream dog!
How is Lumi with current pets? She spent a few days basically facing away from everyone and everything, but has slowly started coming out of her shell. She’s super keen to be friends with my two, but they are less so and have been quite snappy with her – I think it’s the size difference – she’s three times bigger than them. She’s been very submissive with them and shown no aggression in return. She just wants to be friends. We haven’t introduced the cats as she saw one and went in to pounce mode.
Is Lumi clean indoors? Yes! She tends to hold on to it for literally hours. She’s just started to walk freely in and out of the house (rather than being dragged) so gets the idea, she just needs to know that it’s ok. I’m not sure if the dogs were told off in Korea, but we’ve been praising every wee and poo for reassurance.
Can Lumi be left alone? We’ve left her alone with our dogs for up to two hours at a time and she’s been perfectly happy. We’ve watched her on the camera and she’s wondered around, having a sniff. She’s just started to greet us with a waggy tail, so she’s definitely making progress.
Is Lumi out on walks? She is – less dragging, more walking now. She tends to bush surf and will happily plant herself in the undergrowth. She’s very wary of passing people and will actively give them a wide berth but she’s beginning to get a decent trot on her and will walk more than being tugged now. If you’re walking with other people/dogs, she likes you to be in front of her so she can see everything that’s going on. Anyone taking Lumi on will need to persist with her confidence – she is beginning to realise that walks are fun and gets excited when she sees her lead (still not massively keen to put it on) and will get in and out of the car on her own now.
How does Lumi walk on the lead? She did not like the slip and lead at all, but we put her into a harness and she visibly relaxed. There’s still an amount of dragging involved in any walk, but she’s getting so much better.
Has Lumi met with other dogs? It’s fair to say Lumi is a much bigger fan of dogs than humans. She’s happy to sniff and be sniffed and is very submissive with other dogs. She seems more comfortable with dogs of similar size but is happy to meet and greet.
How is Lumi with humans? We’re slowly winning her over with treats. She spent a good few days cowering away from us, but will now happily walk towards us. She likes to lick so be prepared to have your hand licked to bits. We’ve been for walks with friends and was initially wary, but soon warmed to them. She’s been ok with the kids but is still definitely trying to figure them out – so would recommend she’s homed with older kids.
Have you noticed if Lumi is afraid of any particular things? She’s gone from not being keen on anything or anyone to being quite accepting of most things. She’s happy with the hoover, washing machine, radio etc – gives the TV a few strange looks. She really doesn’t like being bathed – we had two failed bathroom attempts before doing it in the garden (thanks to the warmer weather) she didn’t mind the drying and grooming part – literally the water.
Any other useful information? Lumi has been sporadic in her eating, for us it was purely gauging what she actually liked. She’s swung between raw, naturediet and forthglade. She’s happy to be won over with treats – she wasn’t keen on chewing when she first arrived – but will now happily take a biscuit or cube of cheese. She loves “sticky cheese” (primula) and realises if she sits with my boys she’s almost certainly going to get a treat.
She’s coming out as a really loving girl – she’s affectionate (on her terms) and is an absolute joy. She’s so very beautiful – like a big polar bear.
What is Lumi's ideal home: I think she will learn to love her walks so will need an active home. Someone who’s had experience of this kind of rescue would be beneficial – but anyone with the time and patience to show this girl that she’s loved and humans can be kind would suffice. I think she’d benefit from another dog in the home of equal size (or one that’s not intimidated by her size) to teach her how to dog. She watches my two intently and wants to play, so would probably prefer company. She’s going to be a project for anyone as she has so much to learn about the world, but she will be so very worth it. We love her!