Name Millin
Gender Male
Weight Small (9.65kg)
Date of Birth
Breed Mixed
Neutered O
Vaccinated Complete
Rescue Location #NeglectedDogsInAShed
Characteristics Curious, scaredy-cat, sweetest, smart
Training Indoor and outdoor potty-trained
Likes Treats, bed, foster parents, looking at the mirror, kennel
Dislikes Loud noises, sudden movements, motorcycles, eager dog friends
Possessiveness None


Rescue story
WEACT received a report that dogs were being neglected in a shed in Mungyeong. The previous owner was ignorant of the importance of sterilization and failed to provide proper care. Due to uncontrolled breeding, there was overpopulation. The dogs were standing in their own feces, barely surviving on contaminated water and food. It took three separate trips to rescue a total of 48 dogs, and #weact_millin was one of the survivors to finally take a step outside the dreadful shed.


Personality
Millin is incredibly sweet. Our teddy bear-like pup doesn’t growl or nip even when he doesn’t like wiping his feet after a walk. However, if it becomes unbearable, he shows his disapproval by licking your hand. He’s very timid but also curious. During walks, he’s eager to sniff out new scents and takes a moment to check out himself and his foster family in the elevator mirror. We can’t help but wonder what’s going through his mind whenever he does that! When Millin first arrived at the foster family’s home, he seemed to keep his distance, but now, he actively enjoys getting involved in whatever they do. Whenever someone approaches the snack pantry, he can’t resist sneaking up for a treat. Millin excels at nose work and has mastered potty training with ease. He prefers to poop outdoors.


With humans
Millin’s still scared of people and displays a behavior of apparent indifference towards their touch or gaze during walks, even in the presence of well-intentioned individuals. Previously, he would get easily startled and run away at any sudden noise, but now he calmly waits as people pass by and even sniffs them without being too frightened. While Millin’s become comfortable enough to mark during walks, he may still be scared around children if they are too loud or make sudden movements. He may prefer approaching people who are indifferent to him. It’s important to give him enough time to adapt to the world and those around him.


With dogs
During walks, Millin tends to ignore well-mannered dog friends who patiently wait next to their owners at first, but he’ll often turn back to show interest once they have passed by. He can be fearful of those who approach him too eagerly.


With cats
Millin didn’t show much interest in cats during walks.


Energy level
Although Millin is not particularly active, we suspect that he may not have fully revealed his personality due to his fear of the world. We hope to introduce him to the world by taking him on daily walks in the morning and evening. We believe that, in time, he’ll feel comfortable enough to play and run around with other dogs without any fear.


Shedding/Barking
Because Millin sheds a lot, you’ll find his hair sticking to clothes and bedding, as well as clumps on the ground. He’s generally a quiet dog and doesn’t bark.


Needs help with
Millin still gets scared in crowded places and may walk as though fleeing. It’s important to gradually expose him to people and everyday noises in places like parks or streets to demonstrate that they don’t pose a treat to him. In a tense outdoor situation, he doesn’t have the luxury of coming back even when his name is called. It would be helpful to start establishing a reliable form of communication with Millin in a comfortable place.


Health specifics
None.


Ideal family
Millin is afraid of strangers, but he readily approaches and accepts physical touch from those who have been with him for a long time. When sleeping, he enjoys snuggling up to his foster family and may even rest his chin on their legs. Although Millin’s no longer a puppy, his outlook on the world remains youthful and innocent. We hope to find a family who can guide him patiently, even in the smallest things, while taking walks together in the morning and evening. By doing so, Millin, who is as gentle as a teddy bear, could become more confident. His fear can be heightened in uncontrollable situations, so someone who can tend to him with the care and attention typically given to a child would be most appropriate. He would greatly benefit from a caring family who can provide him with a comfortable home environment, allowing him to gradually overcome the memories of being neglected in a shed.


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