Jam

Sweet Jammy Jam!

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Mix
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

Guess what Jam got for Christmas???? A FUREVER HOME!!!! His foster mom decided she couldn't part with this sweet boy and has promised to keep him forever. So Jam will be staying with his mom, and sister Joey (also from Asan!), what a great way to end 2013 for Jam. It's been a bumpy ride, but has ended in the best case scenario for Jam, hooray!!! There are so many people who have helped Jam along the way, I'm afraid if I start listing names I might forget someone. So HUGE THANKS to everyone who has helped Jam, I am super grateful and Jam wouldn't have gotten this happily ever after without you CONGRATULATIONS JAMMY BOY!

I am sad to report that after flying to Canada to be with his adoptive family, that family decided immediately that Jam wasn't the dog for them. Now Jam needs a new home ASAP in Welland, Ontario, Canada. Please spread the word!

Calling all couch potatoes! If you are looking for a calm, quiet, cuddly dog who will be loyal to the end and who has very little exercise demands, then look no further than Jam!

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Jam is a champion cuddler and a blanket-diving, dog bone-finding goofy boy who has waited his whole life for YOU! He's a dapper fellow with luscious locks that are so soft your fingers won't be able to stop themselves from petting him for the rest of his life with you! Jam wants nothing more in life than to be your best friend. He will warm your lap as you lounge on the couch. He will be ready to offer you his love when you watch a sad movie or hold you when the scary movie gets a bit too much. He will sleep at your feet or curl up next to your legs to offer you his warmth as you sleep.

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Jam is a very polite fellow, welcoming all your guests with excitement, love, and kisses; his mantra is: a friend of yours is a friend of mine! He loves having company so much that he will happily hop in the shower, get his eyes cleaned, get blow dried, and put on his best outfits in preparation!

Jam is very food motivated. He loves his dog food and he loves treats, so he will be a cinch to train! He is also very smart! He already knows sit and with your help, the sky is the limit for this boy's training! He will also love you forever if you offer him his favorite dog bones. Jam has learned to use the bathroom on either his pee pad or in the human bathroom, but can easily learn to release outside if that's what you'd prefer!

Check out Jam with a SUPER tasty roasted femur bone! https://

****History****
Jam is a survivor! He spent THREE long years at the shelter. He survived three subzero, icy winters and three scorching hot, humid summers, patiently waiting for his turn. He watched dog after dog get their chance at a home. He said hello and goodbye to so many volunteers, he lost count. He heard story after story of the dogs who left who were "doing so well" and "looking so good", but it wasn't until January that he finally got his chance.

Jam won the "From Shelter to Chic" contest because everyone overwhelmingly voted for him! He was moved from the shelter to a vet in Seoul where he was pampered every day and given the gambit of health tests. He was then transferred to the training facility outside Seoul where he spent a week having his behavior evaluated and his temperament tested. Then, on February 11, after such a long wait, Jam took a HUGE step toward in his dream of a fur-ever home: he was moved into foster care in ritzy Bundang!!! He is currently in foster care where he is doing so well after just 3 weeks!!! It took him less than a week to adjust to living in a home, which just goes to show how ready he was! Now there's just one more step for him to make: moving to his fur-ever home!

Jam defeats the octopus that was in the way of his foster home :o) https://

****Medical****
Jam is completely up-to-date with his vaccinations. In fact, his blood titre test showed that he has the highest levels of immunity for everything! He is already neutered, so no baby Jams in your future! He is heartworm NEGATIVE and free from all internal and external parasites. He is currently receiving Advocate each month, so you will never have to worry about any creepy crawlies either in or on Jam!

Jam has one issue that will follow him for the rest of his life. His heart is just a little too big, probably because he has so much love to give! This is a condition that can be easily managed with proper diet and care, but Jam will never be the dog to help you train for a marathon, but have no fear, Jam's will to live is amazing and he has proven time and time again that a slightly bum ticker won't hold him back from the home he deserves!

****Training Needs****
Jam is well on his way to learning how to behave in a home! However, after spending so many years in a cage at Asan, Jam still needs help with basic training and manners. He needs a home that is stable, consistent, and knowledgeable about these demands.

Jam is also fairly quiet, so he's not a big barker. If someone rings the doorbell, he will bark a few times, but gets quiet quickly. If he hears another dog barking, however, he will join in at the chorus, but this has only happened once, so maybe Jam just had the urge to sing at that moment.

Jam does pull on the leash, so he will need some work on this, but this is to be expected after him living in a cage for 3 years. When he's outside, he does get distracted and excited, but this will get better with training, and since he has minimal exercise needs, this isn't much of an issue. Overall, Jam has the training needs of a typical shelter dog: lots of patience, time, and consistency. He does get a little scared of things that are not at all surprisingly scary for dogs (e.g. people wearing masks), but with more socialization, this can be overcome. For only being in his foster home for 3 weeks, he's already making progress!

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One thing to note is that Jam is a bit grumpy with other dogs. Having to struggle to survive every single day for three years where food was simply chucked into the middle of a pen with at least a dozen dogs, this is understandable. As such, Jam would be best in a home with no other animals so he can soak up all the love you have to give for himself!

Jam has waited three long years for you, please don't make him wait any longer! If you are interested in adopting Jam, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda by email ([email protected]).

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Seongnam - 성남
Living Situation: In foster care
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

Sofia's picture

July, 14, 2012

linhorobin's picture

There you are you handsome fella!! So glad to see you looking happy and healthy- now let's get you a home!

allisondyoung's picture

Jam is a nice little guy who really, really loves people. He is really lonely at the shelter, and would love for someone to scoop him up and love him forever. He likes any forms of attention, and REALLY likes extra snacks. :) You should definitely make the trip out to Asan Shelter to meet this wonderful little guy --- you'll fall in love!

clare_bell's picture

Yay Jammy-Jam! I'm so glad you have your own profile cute boy!

Sofia's picture

July 2012

dbis's picture

Lovable Jam! Twas fun spending time together today Jam. What a friendly, obedient dog you are! You sure like your scratches and massages. And you're so well behaved in the company of everyone, including your senior dog companions, as well as all those energetic puppies running around you! Such patience. I hope you find a family soon!

Sofia's picture

Jam is a great guy. He likes other dogs and people.

Sofia's picture

September 2012

Please consider fostering or adopting Jam! Winter will be here soon.

Hunt's picture

This dog is very gentle and quiet and small. Would be perfect for apartment living. Already neutered. Don't let him slip through the cracks - still a very young boy!

allisondyoung's picture

Happy Halloween from Jam the Maltese!~~~

Sofia's picture

Please consider fostering/adopting Jam! This little boy barely survived last winter.
Look how great he is!

(photos by Kate D.)

Amanda's picture

Poor Jam!!! I hope that someone can take him before it gets colder..

allisondyoung's picture

Poor Jam --- spending this Christmas at Asan Shelter.

LunaLove's picture

Can't believe how very similar precious Jam looks to Luna! They could be twins... Hope you'll find your forever home soon, sweet boy!

allisondyoung's picture

Jam got a 'mini makeover' at the shelter yesterday. His eyes were really crusty and full of gunk, so Clare cleaned them out and shaved down his face. Already a huge transformation! Imagine what a loving home and some proper TLC could do for this boy?

clare_bell's picture

Jam was incredible when I was doing this! I was amazed! It was as if he KNEW he'd feel a whole lot better after it was done. I'm sure in his early life he was a well-groomed pet and this seems to show in his relaxed posture. He was so patient and trusting. He let me put the clippers really close to his eyes, and held still the entire time. Hang in there Jam! We'll find someone to make you the man dog you were meant to be!

marlajoy's picture

He's been there 3 years?! Oh, the poor dear! No one deserves that! I hope his family is coming soon!! :) Hang in there, Jam! :)

MichelleBrook's picture

Jam is SUCH a special dog. He's been patiently waiting for his forever home! 2013 is Jam's year! I can't wait to see it all happen for him! :)

Sofia's picture

Great news - Jam is the winner of the complete shelter to chic make-over at Oksu Soo vet clinic in Seoul!
As a winner Jam will receive free health check, bathing and grooming. He also won 1 week of free boarding at the clinic!
So on Saturday Jam was moved from the shelter to the clinic ^^

We would hate to send Jam back to the shelter in 1 week. Please consider fostering/adopting this little guy!
We have 1 week till this coming Saturday to find a new home for him.
Jam deserves the best!

Sofia's picture

Look at this handsome chap!

From Jam:
"The big city is pretty cool! I slept a lot and ate a lot. This hotel is pretty fancy, they gave me this soft bed to sleep on and serve this fancy thing called "kibble" (I think it's French). I got this other thing called a "toy"... it squeaked, so I chewed it til it didn't squeak anymore (I won!). Oh! And I got an awesome new haircut and I smell like a million bucks. Seriously, I can't stop smelling myself. Today some of my human buds came to visit me and they dressed me up in some new clothes from Oops! My Dog, real fancy stuff, so I pulled out my best "Blue Steel" and looked like a boss. The vets at Okso Soo clinic tested me for a bunch of stuff too, and they say so far the results have come out good. I don't have heartworm thank goodness. No idea what that is but it sounds nasty. I really like Seoul so far you guys!"

Jam needs a home ASAP. He needs to leave the clinic TODAY. Please consider fostering/adopting this guy: he is clean, groomed, healthy, likes people. What else to ask!

marlajoy's picture

Ah, so lovely! LOVE the picture with his tongue out! Looking good, Jam!

kmccoll's picture

I sent in a foster application a couple days ago and still haven't received a response.. I'd really like to foster a dog! :)

marlajoy's picture

who did you send it to? If you didn't already, try allisondyoung and clare_bell (click on their links above. :)

kmccoll's picture

I sent it to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] and nothing from anyone :(

marlajoy's picture

Hmm, weird. I just sent a message to Clare on Skype. Maybe everyone is just busy. I'm sure you'll hear back soon. :)

kmccoll's picture

Thank you Marla! :D

Amanda-n-Leeloo's picture

Hey! I'm in the process of reviewing applications. Clare was out of the country with no internet access for a little over 2 weeks and she just got back. I just took over Jam's profile yesterday. Please be patient^^ Just to be sure, you can resend your application to my email: [email protected] Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

kmccoll's picture

Thanks Amanda- I've sent you an email :)

Amanda-n-Leeloo's picture

Hey! I received your email!^^ I'm taking Jam to the training center tomorrow and will redo his profile tomorrow, and post tons of videos. I will try to review your application within the next few days.

Amanda's picture

I hope Jam gets fostered or adopted soon! He has been at the shelter for too long!

kmccoll's picture

I'm Jam's new foster mom and he is just the sweetest little guy ever! He's adapted to my house so quickly, you'd think he'd been living here for months, instead of 6 days! We've taken things slow- I kept him in his little gated house at first, and slowly, over the days have given him more freedom, and now am even letting him sleep with me. He's such a cute little cuddler! He doesn't like sleeping by himself, and either stays by my feet, or if he gets cold, he dives under the blankets and cuddles up against my legs. He's a nice lap warmer too! If I'm sitting at my desk, studying, he is very happy to lay on my lap and rest very calmly. He is super smart too and learns really quickly! I don't know much about training, but whoever ends up adopting him- you will be able to train him in no time! I'm going to be doing my best in the meantime.. :)

MichelleBrook's picture

YAY! Thank you! Pictures please! :D So glad that Jam is in a home being fostered! Finally!!!

annemariew's picture

Thinking about Jam! How is the little guy doing?

kmccoll's picture

Jam is doing well. He definitely has been challenging me a lot however. He is a good dog but has some behaviours and tendencies that are difficult. On the positive side, he has not shown any kind of aggressive behaviour towards me. He is extremely food focused, which is challenging because he is constantly trying to get into food, and eat anything he can get at. This has meant him overturning the garbage, opening bottles of protein powder and chewing through bags of other dry foods. Not only is this a headache to clean up, but then Jam will have MANY bowel movements because of the food he ate, which are also not fun to clean up. I know it is my responsibility to make sure that he isn't able to access these things, but unfortunately sometimes he has the opportunity and always takes it. I am hesitant to post this on here because I don't want to hinder Jam's chances of being adopted, because he is a very sweet and kind dog, but I also think it's important to let it be known.

annemariew's picture

Aw :( Well he was in the shelter for soooo long. It is just a drop in the bucket, his time in a home compared to his time in the shelter, in survival mode. So many dogs have come and gone, including the many who didn't make it thru the summers or winters, and he survived, but I guess he has some things to learn. Thank you for caring for him, and keep us posted.

MichelleBrook's picture

Thank you SO much for helping this sweet little guy! I am sorry the food thing is such an issue. Have you tried changing his food? My dog was like that because the food we were giving him changed and was less nutritious than it had been. He would get into EVERYTHING and it was equally as horrible as you describe! I talked to the pet store and got a different food that was much better and it immediately stopped. Maybe there is a nutrient he's missing? Just a suggestion! Good luck, and thanks for fostering him!

marlajoy's picture

My dog, Chloe, also came from the shelter and was EXTREMELY food focused at first. It took a couple months but now she is great! Yes, I agree with Michelle that changing the diet can help! I started feeding Chloe the best quality food that I possibly could and giving her regular meals (2 times a day) with no snacks in between. It didn't take long for her to realize that she would be eating a meal every day, twice a day and that was it. She adapted quickly to this and then once she hit a healthy weight (she was intially quite over weight) she was MUCH less food focused. She definitely still loves her food and always wants more than she gets but I can leave my food out, I can leave out garbage, I can basically leave anything out and she won't touch it. She knows what her food is and she knows that everything else is not hers. So, get some REALLY top notch food, get Jam on a routine that he can become familiar with and don't deviate. He will hopefully adjust! :)

kmccoll's picture

Hi ladies,
thank you for your insightful feedback! So I'm not sure if his food is the problem- he was like this before I changed the food, and even after he's had a huge pig-out (ie when he has gotten into things) he still wants more again the next day. I'm just going to be much more careful and hope for the best. Otherwise he has been very good, and is behaving much better while walking. I really love him, so don't want that not to get across, and am mostly very happy to have him.
Kayla

marlajoy's picture

How is Jam doing?! :) Why is he in need of an urgent foster?

kmccoll's picture

Jam is fine but he needs a new home. I am moving back to Canada in 2 months and it would be best to start the process of him finding a new placement sooner rather than later.

marlajoy's picture

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kmccoll's picture

Jam is so sweet! It's really cute when you go out walking- he loves children! Whenever he sees little kids he gets really happy and excited and wants to run right over to them and play. He's really nice to kids and I think would make a great pet for a family- I think he would be really patient with kids and nice.

marlajoy's picture

:)

Amanda-n-Leeloo's picture

Jam just needs to go into a new home that will be patient and understand his needs. His "issues" are very normal doggy issues that are easily overcome with the right approach and guidance. I will be looking for a new home that is more experienced and capable of dealing with anything of these normal issues that come from a dog who spent YEARS at a shelter. Thanks for your concern, Marla!

marlajoy's picture

Hope you find someone great! I'll be thinking about you guys!

Amanda-n-Leeloo's picture

His issues are because he is bored and acting out when he's left in a pen, which he can clearly escape. Most of the issues he has are extremely easy to fix and don't require more than just discipline on behalf of the home he's in. His issues with other dogs would require more than a quick one month stay at the training center, and even after that, I'm not sure if we could really trust him to not have disagreements if left alone with another dog for hours on end.

marlajoy's picture

Well, cool! You should be able to find someone no problem then!! :)

kmccoll's picture

No matter what toys I give him, Jam always chooses my dirty socks over ANYTHING! hahaha I think it's the interesting smells...
If you want to foster or adopt this little guy, he is all ready for you! A very sweet guy who needs a new place- I'm leaving the country soon!! I'd hate for him to have to go back to the shelter!!

kmccoll's picture

Jam is doing great these days. His crate training is excellent and he is quiet and happy all the time. I'm leaving Korea shortly and Jam needs a new foster! Please consider fostering this sweet animal :)

marlajoy's picture

Finally!!!! Oh, that is WONDERFUL!! Yay, Jam!! :) This is well-deserved!

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