Name Rover
Gender Male
Weight Small (9.3kg)
Date of Birth April 24, 2022
Breed Mixed
Neutered O
Vaccinated In progress
Rescue Location #NeglectedDogsInAShed
Characteristics Active, natural leader, likes people, loves treats
Likes Treats, dog friends, his guardian
Dislikes Strangers, being touched suddenly
Possessiveness None

Rescue Story
WEACT headed to a rural village in Mungyeong after receiving a report about dogs being neglected in a shed. Their former owner had been ignorant of the importance of spay/neuter and of how dogs should be cared for in general, leading to the dogs suffering neglect that bordered on abuse. It took three separate trips to rescue the 48 dogs, who had been living in a filthy environment for a long time. #weact_rover was one of the precious souls who managed to survive in this harsh environment, and he has finally started to get to know the big, beautiful world outside the shed.

“I’m the king of the hill!” Despite living in a shed all his life, Rover is a really outgoing and friendly young dog, and a leader among his puppy friends! Rover loves to eat and play, and with his bold personality, he adapts quickly wherever he goes. Rover loves it when people visit him at The Home, and he gets along super well with his canine friends. His favorite thing in the world is treats! :-)

With humans
Rover gets along well with everyone, but if he sees a stranger he goes into a kennel so he can observe what they’re like first. But when people he’s already familiar with approach him, he greets them with a wagging tail and oodles of affection! He’ll sometimes even playfully tap them with his front paws. Anyone, regardless of age or gender, should be able to befriend Rover if they take things slow!

With dogs
Rover is a social butterfly who quickly becomes friends even with dogs he’s meeting for the first time. He’ll most likely get along well with dogs who are a similar size to him. Because of his leadership among fellow puppies, his aunties and uncles at The Home have given him the nickname “Head Teacher”!

With cats
Rover has never met a cat.

Energy Level
Rover is very high energy. He needs at least two walks a day.

Rover doesn’t shed much and almost never barks.

Needs help with
Because Rover is currently living at The Home, he hasn’t had a chance to be indoor potty trained. If you put a potty pad down in his pen, he rips it up — he seems to think it’s a toy — so he’ll need to be housetrained. Rover usually goes into his kennel when he’s scared. If you teach him the command word “kennel,” he’ll get even better use out of his crate. Rover is still a little uncomfortable with strangers touching him. If you can show him how nice and warm the human touch can be, he’ll enjoy a much nicer, anxiety-free life!

Health Specifics
Rover is healthy.

Ideal family
Because Rover was born in a shed and only lived with other dogs there, he hasn’t experienced much of the world and is still uncomfortable being around people. He needs to be slowly exposed to new experiences, such as meeting strangers, city noise, and noises that can occur in everyday life, all while forming positive memories. Rover likes people, but he still gets a bit nervous when they touch him. Instead of approaching or touching him suddenly, you’ll need to wait for him to approach people first. Rover needs a bit of time to get to know people, but once you become friends, he'll thank you for your patience by showering you with affection! Since Rover is so energetic and loves other dogs, you would ideally make regular visits to the dog park with him. Once you get to know him and pick him up to hold him, he might get a little flustered, but you can tell he secretly enjoys it! Rover is waiting for a forever family who wants to be greeted with his wagging tail and affection each morning.

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