Name Polar Bear (Minchul)
Age 21 months (as of 9/28/21)
Breed Jindo mix
Dog Loves all other dogs
Cat No cats, high prey drive
Kids Kids 12+
Crate-trained Good in crate
Leash Will pull when afraid
Behavioral Happy and playful, but afraid of hands
Adoption fee Sponsored
Location Fostered in El Sobrante, CA
Additional Note Korea International program
Sweet Polar Bear has had the roughest life possible. She was found in the mountains of Korea, with a litter of tiny puppies and the puppy-daddy. She probably escaped from a “private meat farm” (which is likely worse than you want to imagine.) She has a scar on her leg from being caught in a snare trap. Once rescuers got her safe, she was diagnosed with heartworm and had to undergo that dangerous and painful treatment for 6 months.
Now Polar Bear is in a foster home, and she’s loving life as a house-dog. She is a happy, sweet, smart, playful girl! She is polite, quiet, clean, gentle and VERY food motivated! She is house-broken and knows how to use the doggy door. She loves the other dogs, and plays constantly! She thrives outdoors, and her favorite activity is sitting outside, underneath the tree, and watching the squirrels.
Polar Bear is a dog for someone who wants the reward of rehabilitating a severely abused dog. She is an awesome girl, and perfect in almost every way – with one caveat. She is afraid of hands. She doesn’t like to be touched. She has finally gotten to the point that her foster mom can pet her while hand-feeding her meals; can get the leash on without too much drama, and is working on touching her feet. She will eagerly take treats from hands, and will go right up to her foster mom to get bits of kibble. She is even starting to do play-chomps to her foster mom’s hands!!!
Polar Bear will thrive in a home with another dog, a yard with squirrels, and a very patient human or family. She might never be a snuggle-dog, but she has the potential to learn to enjoy being touched. It’ll be a long journey, and the rewards along the way will be the most precious thing you’ve ever earned.
She would not do well in an apartment, in a busy area of the city, or with young children. She has a very high hunting drive, and should not be in a home with cats or other small animals.
Polar Bear is being fostered in El Sobrante. If you think you might be the special, patient person who can help this sweet, loving girl recover from her past and learn to trust, Polar Bear is patiently waiting to meet you.