Treasured k9s is a 501(c)(3) Jindo Rescue based in the NYC Tri-State area.
3 Special Dogs need homes
Alex’s life began in South Korea where life for dogs is very difficult. Alex was mistreated from the second he entered into the world. Separated from his mom and siblings at just a few weeks old, Alex was left in a dirty crate outdoors and alone. A U.S. Service member stationed in South Korea discovered Alex when he was only 8 weeks old and on his second abusive owner. Alex was skinny, filthy dirty and scared of everything. The owner didn’t want Alex anymore and was about to sell him to a dog meat trader. Luckily for Alex, the service member intercepted Alex and eventually brought him home to the States to live with his family.
Due to the abuse, Alex was terrified and often would shut down completely in terror: hitting the ground, curling up in a ball and pressing his little eyes closed as tightly as possible. Every little noise startled him. He began to find some comfort in his new home but his abuse haunted him. He became fear aggressive as he matured, deciding that defending himself first was the best way to ensure he would not be harmed. The family eventually realized Alex needed more help than they could give him.
Treasured k9s was able to take Alex and budgeted $6000 a standard 2 month rehabilitation with a professional behaviorist. It soon became clear that Alex would need far more than 2 months. Alex’s rehabilitation costs have exceeded $20,000. The investment has paid off for Alex as he is now ready for adoption. He's transformed into a happy, playful dog who LOVES other dogs and is learning humans aren't going to hurt him. If you are interested in adopting Alex, please submit an adoption application.
* Treasured k9s views behavioral rehabilitation expenses the same as medical expenses. They both are necessary to prepare a dog for adoption. Alex's rehabilitation has cost over $20,000. Please donate so we can continue our work for the many other dog like Alex who need us.
Kathy and PoPo Need a Home
Update as of July 12, 2015: We have found an adopter and if all goes well, the dogs should be adopted in September. Regina Lizik from Bark Pot wrote a touching article about the pair and Mr. Shin.
What a heartbreaking story. Kathy and PoPo are mother and son Korean Jindos, ages 8 and 6 yrs old. Their owner loves them dearly and is heartbroken. He has some health issues and needs to retire to Korea, where the healthcare system is more accessible and less expensive than in the U.S. He has considered taking the dogs but is concerned about what will happen to them, should something happen to him once they are in Korea. No one will care for the dogs and they could end up at the meat market. He feels, as do we, that it is best for the dogs to find a new home here in the U.S. Kathy is super sweet and confident while PoPo is insecure, shy and very dependent on his mom, so they must go together. Both are typical Jindos, needing time to get to know someone new. Once they trust you, they love to give kisses. They have lived outside because other family members would not allow them inside but their owner would sneak in into his room for snuggle time. Kathy and PoPo have been well cared for and know basic commands and eagerly follow them. They must go together and do not get along with other dogs. They have not been around cats. We recommend a dog savvy home experienced with integrating high prey drive dogs with cats if cats are in the home. The dogs are located in Tarrytown, NY and are still with their owner. He is planning to leave at the end of June so time is of the essence in finding a home for Kathy and PoPo. Please help us circulate their story in hopes of finding a new home. These dogs cannot end up at a shelter. They will NOT do well. Please submit a Foster Home Application or Adoption Application if you can provide a home. Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD on vaccines.
After 8 long months in training, Copper was finally adopted! He joins the family of the very first Jindo we rescued - Katie! She's 10 years old now and was getting lonely. She needed just the right companion and Copper was it! The dogs bonded on the first meeting and the rest is history. They spend their days laying next to each other nearly constantly and are inseparable. Copper's adopters are appreciating all of the training he's had and are continuing to work with him on new skills.
Copper is a stunningly handsome, muscular, soulful and reserved 2 year-old male Korean Jindo Dog. Copper was found roaming the city streets without tags or a chip, and was never claimed by an owner.
Treasured k9s has incurred over $15,000 in training and boarding expenses for Copper and the expenses continue to mount every month he's in boarding. If you'd like to help Copper by donating towards his expenses, please click HERE for information on how to donate.
Treasured k9s, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, re-home and reduce the number of homeless Korean Jindo dogs in the United States and other canine breeds when possible, by utilizing all training methods including dog psychology, pack mentality and positive reinforcement to reduce behavioral problems thus, increasing adoptions and owner-retention rates.