Starsky (now Zeus)

Looking comfy there Zeus!
28 Jan 2014 - Starsky!He LOVES stretching his legs!

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Jindo
Size: Large (over 20 kg)
Colour: White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • House trained
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

March 2014
Whoop! Starsky was adopted and given a nice, new, strong name: Zeus! Thank you to all of his supporters who helped to get him out of the shelter after so long! He has been adopted by a wonderful family and he is doing SO well!! (Have a look at his latest pics and an update in the comments section below.) Congrats Zeus! Thank you Sam and Tee!

***STARSKY'S HEALTH CHECK & TREATMENT WERE COVERED BY THE SEOUL BREW CLUB. P. ROSS KINDLY SPONSORED 5 NIGHTS OF BOARDING FOR STARSKY TO HELP HIM GET WELL. THANK YOU SO MUCH!***

4 Feb 2014
Here is a full health update on the handsome Starsky:

He weighs 20.1kg.
Parvo, Corona & Heartworm NEGATIVE
Has scabies (being treated)
Ehrlichiosis - positive (treatment takes about 3 weeks - thereafter a blood sample/smear needs to be sent to lab to see whether it has been eradicated or needs further treatment.)
Antibody test results:
Hepatitis 4
Parvo 4
Distemper 0
(meaning he needs 3 x DHPPL shots to bring him UTD on DHPPL)
4 Feb: Received scabies treatment injection (needs once a week)
5 Feb: Will receive first of 3 DHPPL shots + Rabies.

**Will still need: 2 x DHPPL, 1 x Corona, 1 x Kennel Cough, 2 x CaniFlu to be 100% UTD on vaccinations.**

28 Jan 2014
Hip hip hooray! Starsky is finally out of the shelter! Mr Park brought Starsky into my vet today for a full health check which was sponsored by the Seoul Brew Club and 5 nights of boarding generously sponsored by P. Ross. Here are the results:

Heartworm - negative! (WHOOP!)
Parvo - negative
Corona - negative
Ehrlichiosis - positive (treatment takes about 3 weeks)
He also has scabies, which we already knew.
Awaiting results of titre test & will update as soon as I know.

Considering Starsky has not left the shelter for about 3 years, I thought his behaviour in the vet was extremely good! He was "indifferent" to Snow, who was also there for a checkup. He did try to mark a few times, but let's give the chap a break, shall we? Neutering will hopefully ease that a little, and I'm sure the scent of hundreds of dogs in the vet was enough to let him forget his manners for a little while after having nearly zero mental stimulation for the past few years of his life. :) He went to his cage in the back and gobbled down a treat - good that he has an appetite! Please have a look at his new photos under the comments section below.

15 Jan 2014
I couldn't sleep last night. It's minus 12 degrees and Starsky has hardly any fur. All I could think of was him sleeping outdoors. PLEASE HELP HIM. I can take him to the vet but my vet doesn't have boarding facilities for bigger dogs. He needs to be treated and go into a home where he can be kept separate from other animals. Do you have a spare room? Please help Starsky!!

01 Jan 2014
Urgent pet-free home needed for Starsky! Poor Starsky has scabies & has lost a lot of fur. He has nothing to defend him from the freezing temperatures. Do you have a spare room in your home where you could let him recover? Scabies is contagious, but after a point in the treatment the risk of someone getting it becomes much, much lower. Please help him!!

18 Dec 2013
Starsky is battling out the subzero temperatures. He would love a foster home for Christmas!

20 Nov 2013
Starsky is still at the shelter and the situation has become extremely dire. The conditions are very unstable because of the shelter move which has taken months longer than expected due to red-tape. Please consider getting him out of there. He needs a place to go. This is urgent.

03 April 2013
My handsome boy has been very lucky the last few weeks... he has been chosen for walks each visit. I love to see him out and I love to see him interacting with more and more people. He can scare people with his size and the scar down his eye... but he really is a beautiful soul.

Starsky is a dog that will need a good amount of exercise. Jindos are famous for training themselves and for being great small apartment dwellers. Please consider giving this VERY HANDSOME and amazing Jindo a home this Spring! Foster or Adopt... we need you!

13 February 2013
Arh! I LOVE this Jindo! To me he is amazing! He looks a bit scary with the scar the goes down his eye, but he just melts me when I spend time time him. Come down to the shelter to meet this beautiful Jindo in person. He bonds pretty quickly when you spend some time with him.

30 December 2012
Starsky was moved two weekends ago to one of the larger outside pens. He will be a bit more suseptable to the elements, but it will be a nice change of venue and he will be able to stretch his legs. Volunteers also packed his house with straw to help with some insulation. Starsky is a very sweet boy who adores people! He walks well with some of the other dogs, but I would not test him in a home with other animals until he has been in foster care and has been trained. Please give Starsky a foster home. He is one of the best Jindos I have ever met! Jindos are VERY smart dogs and train VERY easily... even potty training themselves in 1 day is very normal.

Starsky needs to be neutered. If you would like to sponsor his neuter/vet stay, in any denomination, please email me at Clare Mills, clare_bell_mills@yahoo.co.uk.

12 November 2012
I was really disappointed to see how much weight Starsky had lost at my last visit to the shelter. You can now see all of his ribs. His is kept outside during the winter and during the winter months, outdoor animals will purn more calories to help keep themselves warm. He got some boiled eggs and treats, but I hope that his daily diet will soon be double up before there is nothing left of him.

Please come to the shelter and visit Starsky. We are working really hard to keep him socialized and tolerant of the other dogs in the shelter.

.be

Oct. 2012,
Starsky is still waiting for his forever home.
Come on out to Asan to meet him- he might just be the perfect dog for you!

Sept. 2012
Starsky has been waiting a really long time for his forever home!
He is very handsome, extremely people-friendly, and I would guess that he is fairly young, probably under 5 years.
He has many more years, and it would be great if he could find himself a wonderful home sooner rather than later.
Please consider adopting Starsky!

UPDATE:
Starsky recently received some heartworm prevention, and seems to be doing quite well!
Why don't you come out to the shelter to meet this great guy?

Aug. 2012
I like to think of Starskyas kind of like a class clown- he can be a bit loud, and he certainly isn't the picture of great behaviour, but you just can't help but like the guy!
As much as he can act out sometimes, it's important to remember that he barks because he loves people and wants attention, and he pulls on the leash because he is possibly fairly young and he has great energy. These are both great qualities in a dog, and with the right guardians, Starsky will make a great companion!

UPDATE: July, 2012
Starsky recently tested negative for heartworm, and even more recently received a healthy dose of heartworm preventative donated to the shelter by some very generous volunteers! He is a happy and healthy boy, ready for his forever home!

RANDY
With all the white jindos in shelters these days it can be hard to tell one from another... until you meet them and get to know their lovely personalities, of course!

Although physically ubiquitous, Starsky has a large personality that shines through to his exterior, and he can be easily identified by his explosive barks and a small scar that bisects one of his eyes. This is a dog who actively desires human attention and is not afraid to fight for what he needs.

Starsky is very friendly, and if you happen to be near his enclosure, you will be consistently and loudly beckoned until throwing a few treats and/or pats his way. Once this has happened, he may then encourage you energetically to grab a leash and take him out for a quick jaunt. If you concede to this request, you will then be treated to a very detailed tour of the shelter property leaving few stones unturned, and even fewer bushes unsoiled!

Undeniably, Starsky is a joyous animal with lots affection to give, but he is also a bit of a scrapper and will definitely need some training in order to assimilate to living indoors. Starsky would probably be best for a very active family with no small children or any other animals.

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Cheonan - 천안
Living Situation: Boarding
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

linhorobin's picture

RANDY: Aug. 26, 2012

allisondyoung's picture

Starsky is a striking Jindo.

allisondyoung's picture

This guy is SO handsome and sweet!

matthew4694's picture

Sorry, for the mix up. Previously posted photos belong to Winter!

Hunt's picture

This boy is the best! He LOVES human interaction!

.be

ajiumjiwoongi's picture

One of my school coworkers is instereted in adopting Starsky. Is he still available and how can we get him?

Brown's picture

Please don’t be put off fostering Starsky by mange. I have dealt with sarcoptic mange-infected dogs several times, once in a tiny officetel, and it is not a big deal.

1. Canine sarcoptic mange is caused by a different mite to the one which causes scabies in humans. The scabies mites which infect dogs can bite you, but they cannot breed on you and spread the infection further on your body.
I was only bitten 2-3 times in the officetel – seriously close quarters! - and never in a bigger apartment. Once the mites on the dog and in the environment are dead (they can live up to three weeks off-host, but usually not as long as that), there will be no more to bite you.
(More about scabies here https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/in953)

2. Revolution (selamectin), a topical heartworm preventative, will also treat sarcoptic mange.
Dosing - from http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?A=616
“Selamectin (Revolution®) - Normal monthly use of this product should prevent a sarcoptic mange problem but studies show that to clear an infection, for reliable results an extra dose is usually needed after 2 weeks.”
(More about Revolution and effect on mange here. https://online.zoetis.com/US/EN/Products/Pages/Revolution_Dogs/ticks.aspx Note: these findings are based on a monthly dose, without the extra dose after the first two weeks.)

Other heartworm preventatives (ivermectin, moxidectin and milbemycin oxime) have also been shown to be effective in mange prevention and treatment.

3. It is possible to have a mange dog around other pets, as long as those pets are not especially infirm and as long as they are also on Revolution/another product which prevents or treats mange. If other dogs in the household are on monthly Revolution, the situation will be similar to that in humans – the mange mites can bite, but won’t be able to breed and spread as the selamectin will kill them.

I found the only hassle dealing with mange was washing dog bedding and clothes. This should be done frequently on a hot wash cycle to kill the mites (I just had a cold water twin-tub the first time we had a mange-infected dog). As long as you have a washing machine that’ll run a hot wash, though, it’s pretty straightforward.

Please give Starsky a chance – he’s been there so long and the shelter is so rough in the winter, even with fur.

marlajoy's picture

Poor Starsky. A dog already down on his luck now has to deal with mange. Hoping the right person will find him! :)

jtaylor's picture

Poor Starsky.. he is just a shadow of his former self. It's really heart breaking... Please help him! Please foster!!!

smcarreon's picture

Hello everyone, my wife and I have been looking to adopt a dog for sometime now and we stumbled across this wonderful site last night. We are both animal lovers with a stable home who would love to add a dog to our family and Starsky seems like he would be an amazing dog with a little tlc. Long story short we are interested in adopting him asap and would love to hear back from someone with some sort of contact info and a time when we can come in and see him. Thank you to the users for being strait forward on the conditions and my wife and I are still interested in adding him to our family. If someone could call or text my wifes, (Tee), cell phone (010-465-62097) with information that would be all we need to come in asap. It is wrong to have such a great dog without a home, please help us get him into ours!

marlajoy's picture

Oh man! I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!! :) I'm sure Clare will get back to you really, really soon but if not, let me know. :) I hope it works out!!

clare_bell's picture

Thank you! :) I am writing you an e-mail & will send it via the ARK contact form. You will hear from me shortly.

Amanda24601's picture

Ugh, my heart was breaking as I was scrolling down the page, until the last few posts anyhow! Really, REALLY hope the adoption works our for Starsky! Hope for a happy update soon!!!

clare_bell's picture

28 Jan 2014
Hip hip hooray! Starsky is finally out of the shelter! Mr Park brought Starsky into my vet today for a full health check which was sponsored by the Seoul Brew Club and 5 nights of boarding generously sponsored by P. Ross. Here are the results:

Heartworm - negative! (WHOOP!)
Parvo - negative
Corona - negative
Ehrlichiosis - positive (treatment takes about 3 weeks)
He also has scabies, which we already knew.
Awaiting results of titre test & will update as soon as I know.

Considering Starsky has not left the shelter for about 3 years, I thought his behaviour in the vet was extremely good! He was "indifferent" to Snow, who was also there for a checkup. He did try to mark a few times, but let's give the chap a break, shall we? Neutering will hopefully ease that a little, and I'm sure the scent of hundreds of dogs in the vet was enough to let him forget his manners for a little while after having nearly zero mental stimulation for the past few years of his life. :) He went to his cage in the back and gobbled down a treat - good that he has an appetite!

Scrapings for the scabies test.Some TLC :)28 Jan 201428 Jan 201428 Jan 201428 Jan 201428 Jan 201428 Jan 201428 Jan 201428 Jan 2014
marlajoy's picture

I think he's getting out of there just in time! He looks so worn out, poor boy!

Brown's picture

Fantastic that he is FINALLY out of there!!! And fingers crossed that he has a home to go to after he's boarded too.

Ehrlichiosis, however, is a very serious, and sometimes fatal disease, and three weeks may not be enough to cure it. Some research has shown it cleared at three weeks in experimentally infected dogs, but the standard protocol is four weeks of doxycycline/tetracycline.
A positive test could mean a currently active infection, a sub-clinical or a chronic infection - sub-clinical would be most likely given that it doesn't sound like he's ill with an acute infection (or the resurgence of a chronic one) and it's winter and he wouldn't have been infected recently (ehrlichiosis is transmitted by ticks). Optimistically, the positive test could mean he has had an infection in the past which he overcame, but he absolutely should be treated for it anyway and do make sure it's for the full four weeks. Some people even think it should be longer (for sub-clinical and chronic infections), but that's still being researched. Doxycycline can be hard on the liver, so if he can have his liver values checked during treatment that would be good.
More about ehrlichiosis here
http://www.vetmed.wisc.edu/pbs/zoonoses/Ehrlichia/ehrcanisdogs.html
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18196732

clare_bell's picture

Thanks Brown! I'm going in to see the doctor tomorrow to get a FULL explanation of the treatment plan etc. Will update here accordingly.

smcarreon's picture

Hello again everyone! Sorry for such a long gap between updates, it has been quite an experience getting our new family member integrated. First of all my wife and I decided to give him a new name, something strong and tough just like him! He now goes by the name Zeus, or Z as I usually end up calling him. He was so much different than I thought he would be. He has been amazing at adapting to his new home. He's never had a single accident in the house, never scratched or tore up anything, I can even leave food out and the garbage can uncovered and he doesn't go for it! He now enjoys his days going for walks around town, playing with his favorite chew toys and lounging on his new bed. He has a new vet he is seeing regularly now and his missing fur is growing back great. He has truly been a blessing for us, were so glad to have him in our life. Thanks again to everyone for the love and support all of you gave him.

marlajoy's picture

I literally cried when I saw his new profile picture sleeping on the couch. Oh, I'm so, so happy! I'm happy when any dog finds a home but I'm especially happy for him. He's the sort of dog that could have lived out his whole life at the shelter. THANK YOU for seeing the beauty within! :) Please share pictures and updates any time you feel the urge. I'll always be happy to see how Zeus is doing!! :)

clare_bell's picture

I was lucky enough to visit Zeus in his new home last weekend. He definitely hit the jackpot when his mom and dad decided to adopt him! Thank you Sam and Tee!! You guys are amazing.

Here are some photos of him having a whale of a time with his mom and dad.

(Please note that Asan Shelter does not encourage dogs to be let off the lead and we DO encourage collars and name tags at ALL times. In this case we were on an enclosed rooftop and there had been a problem with Zeus' collar - a new one was in the post. Please always ensure your dogs have visible identification.)

Tug-o-war with dad :)Happy boy!Look at him go!Oh so handsome in the sun. Gorgeous!Gorgeous!Beautiful family <3 22.03.2014Beautiful family <3 22.03.2014Beautiful family <3 22.03.2014
marlajoy's picture

He looks so happy, healthy and proud!! YAY, YAY, YAY!! :)

Karen's picture

That's a mighty big smile on Zeus' face! Congrats!