Name Love
Gender Female
Weight Small (7.9kg)
Date of Birth January 25, 2022
Breed Mixed
Neutered O
Vaccinated Complete
Rescue Location #NeglectedDogsInAShed
Characteristics Introverted, reserved, curious, brave, timid
Training Leash-trained, crate-trained, potty pad-trained, outdoor potty-trained, knows "down," "walk"
Likes Playing with balls, the resident dog at her foster home, dark and secluded areas, thin pillows, meat
Dislikes Sudden and thudding sounds, barking dogs, middle-aged men (age 50-60)

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. Despite the harsh conditions, #weact_love managed to survive and was found to be pregnant. After being rescued, Love gave birth to eight puppies, but only one of them survived.

Love adores her foster family and their resident dog, and she always sticks by her side during walks. Whenever the family members pick her dog friend up, Love rushes over and becomes vocal. She rarely barks and might make you forget she’s there, but she’s always on alert for any sign of trouble. She even acts as a bodyguard for her foster family’s dog when they’re outside. Love is very shy and tends to keep her distance from unfamiliar people or objects, but once she acclimates to them, she becomes quite playful and mischievous. If you wait for her to approach you, she will come. But keep in mind that she doesn’t approach everyone and every dog, so it’s crucial to respect her wishes.

Love is quite the foodie and prefers freshly cooked meat for snacks. However, she will also consume small portions of fruits and vegetables if they are finely chopped. She has become so comfortable around people that she willingly enters her crate upon hearing the command “house” (with a treat as a reward) and is successful at lying down about 50% of the time. If you give Love a firm “no” when she is misbehaving, she will express her displeasure with a unique sound and then go to her crate. Despite her sensitive nature, Love is a bright and curious dog who loves to play. Love likes to relax in a quiet, dimly-lit area and prefers blankets over cushions. She is looking for a patient and understanding family.

With humans
It is important to wait for Love to approach you first. She may find loud noises or crying from children as a threat. While Love is friendly enough to approach young men with curiosity, she is very cautious towards men over the age of 50.

With dogs
Love doesn’t show interest in unfamiliar objects. She’s playful around familiar dog friends, but with those that bark, she’ll run away even if they don’t show any signs of aggression.

With cats
Love doesn't show much interest in cats.

Energy level
It would be great if Love could be walked at least twice a day. If there is too much stimulation during the walk, she may get tired. Taking her to familiar places with fewer surprising sounds can help her enjoy the walk more. Love is both indoor and outdoor potty-trained and will go potty during walks.

Because Love sheds a lot of fur, it is necessary to frequently ventilate and clean. She doesn’t bark much but may react to barking sounds on the TV.

Needs help with
Love tends to run towards the road when passing by it, so it is necessary to train her to stay away. However, she is attentive and follows instructions well during walks.

Health specifics

Ideal family
Love would feel more comfortable in a quiet, peaceful environment without young children. Considering her previous owner was a middle-aged animal hoarder who kept her in a shed, a younger guardian may be more suitable for her. Love is getting better at coping with sudden movements, but she is still sensitive to loud sounds, such as trees hitting objects and doors opening and closing. Therefore, it’s important to minimize these triggers until she adjust to her new environment. Having another dog in the household could help Love acclimate to her new home more quickly. While she recognizes her name, additional recall training would benefit her. A family that can invest in communication and training with her would be a great fit. Love may appear introverted and shy, yet her affection for her family knows no bounds. We hope she finds a welcoming family that can offer her a safe haven and protect her from the daunting and unfamiliar world outside.

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