Ready to adopt?
Sex: Male - neutered
Age: 8 months
Type: Jindo cross
Size: Medium approx 20kg
Location: Foster home - Andover, Hants
Live with children: Yes - 10+ years
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: No
Special Requirements: An experienced home who will help Moby adapt and become braver. Moby can live as an only dog but will need to meet other dogs daily on walks etc.
OUR ADOPTION FEE IS £550
This is Moby, one of our wonderful South Korean meat farm rescue dogs.
Humane Society is 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.
Moby is a sweet boy who is adapting well, he is clean indoors, he can be left for up to 3 hours. He took a few days to bond with dogs in foster, but can live as an only dog but with socialisation continued.
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:
Dog's name: Moby
Arrival date: 9th April 2022
Where does Moby sleep at night?
Downstairs in the dining room by himself. He likes to sleep on the carpet rather than on a bed. From the first night onwards he has been quiet all night and settles himself. He did not like being shut in a smaller room. I leave a light on for him.
How is Moby with current pets?
Moby is currently living with two other dogs, one male (relaxed and friendly), one female (nervous and bossy), both neutered. At first there was some squabbling as Moby tried to work out his position in the pack. It got a bit heated in the first couple of days. However, within a week he was good friends with the two resident dogs and walking them together has definitely helped them to bond.
Moby is not good with cats or other smaller animals.
Is Moby clean indoors?
Moby has not had a single accident inside the house. He can hold on all night and waits to be let out in the morning to do his business.
Can Moby be left alone?
Moby is fine to be left alone. I have left him for up to 3 hours indoors with the other dogs. There’s no sign of any distress and he is always so happy to see you when you return.
Is Moby out on walks?
Moby adores walks and is happy to walk for miles. It has been a great way for him to bond with humans and the other resident dogs. He is beside himself with joy when he sees the lead, and comes running to have his harness put on.
How does Moby walk on the lead?
Very nicely, considering the lead is a new experience. A harness works very well for Moby. His measurements are: neck 45cm ; chest 64cm approx.
Has Moby met with other dogs?
On walks Moby is interested in other dogs and slightly wary, but he copes. There’s no barking, just a low growl if the other dog comes on a bit strong. This will improve with socialisation.
How is Moby with humans?
Moby will sniff the hands of strangers and accept a fuss, although he is a little shy. Once he gets to know you he is the most affectionate, loving dog, happy to have full body cuddles and lots of stroking. He may be a bit shy with his new owners for a couple of days, but he soon comes round.
Have you noticed if Moby is afraid of any particular things?
He doesn’t like the hoover, but he copes. He just runs around a bit until the ordeal is over. He’s not worried by load noises, cars driving past or other household appliances. He did get very scared by motorbike boots/helmet and so it might be that he associates that with a bad experience. We are currently working on making him more comfortable with car trips. He has to be lifted into the car as he is afraid, but as soon as he realises car = walkies he will be fine.
Any other useful information?
He is happy to be brushed, he tolerates a bath and having his muddy feet wiped. He is learning to fetch a ball and to play with toys. He is a bit picky with food although that now appears to be getting better. He is eating Forthglade wet food twice a day. He loves dried sprats for a treat.
Moby’s ideal home:
With careful introductions Moby could live with other dogs, a settling in period should be expected. I also think he would be fine as an only dog, but more effort would need to be made to socialise him with dogs outside of the house.
He is still a little timid and so young, noisy children would be likely to frighten him.
An active home is needed as walks are what he lives for.
I do not recommend that he is homed with cats.
Moby is going to make a fantastic dog for his lucky owners. He is intelligent, sweet natured and so affectionate.
He has been a pleasure to foster and I will miss how he greets me like a long lost friend every morning.