Osoon

Look at my eyebrows! If I wiggle them, will you pet me?Pet me. I'm right here.Osoon is waiting for cuddles from YOU!After her summer haircut :)

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Female
Breed: Mix
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Brown & White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with cats
  • House trained
  • Crate trained
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

6/19

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Don't be deceived by this teddy bear look, I am a personality plus dog, not just a stuffed animal. My name is Osoon because I am the 5th daughter and the baby of the family.

I am a mature, quiet lady (but NOT old!) who knows how to behave myself in your house. I'm not a silly puppy who piddles on the floor or chews up your slippers or ties you up with the leash. I may look like a teddy bear (is that a bit of Pomeranian in there?) but I cuddle WAY better than any stupid old toy. You know what my favorite thing to do with the human is? Get into her lap, put my paws on her chest, stare into her face with adoration and accept the petting I am due. I don't even get fur all over her black clothing like the other dogs do because I love being brushed, not that I even need it.

I have to be honest, I get along great with other animals, even those weird rodent-things the human has, but I'd like to be a single-pet diva if possible. Also, I'm not that keen on those small, screaming humans. They make me really nervous, trying to poke my eyes and running around making so much noise. I'm a quiet girl, and I prefer a quiet house where I can relax.

I've also been to that mean doctor person and am I very happy I don't need to go back for awhile. I'm "spayed," whatever that is, and have had my shots. I'm also on heartworm preventative pills (yum). I told you, I'm not old, and I'm in good health, so you don't have to worry about that.

Now, I have to be honest. I'm not perfect :( The human is concerned I wasn't well socialized as a baby, and I don't warm up to humans I don't know very quickly. She says this isn't my fault, but it makes me sad and nervous I can't make new friends easily. Sometimes I think new humans are scary! Once I realize they're not scary, I'm fine with them (some treat bribery helps as social lubricant - it's doggie alcohol :D). And when the human has gone out of town, I've gotten used to the petsitters too.

What I really want the most in this world is that human that I can love with all my heart and that will love me back. Is it you?

~*~

The Human here: Osoon has been in foster care for *seven* months now. She's come a long ways from where she was and she just needs a chance. She's such a great leash walker and so pretty people have to stop to compliment. Osoon has also been getting over her fear of strangers and has been willingly approaching people for pats! This is light years away from how she was before when everyone was super scary and out to get her. She's not perfect (at least not in this aspect- I think a lot of things about her are PERFECT - quiet, healthy, cuddly, loyal, well-behaved, etc.) but with the right person who is willing to work with her, she has the potential to be super dog!

She needs someone willing to work past that first shy, rocky few days to see the solid gold underneath!

Plus, you will be endlessly amused trying to describe her "style." Currently she's shed her undercoat and got a bath, so she's a beautiful, sleek chestnut color with buff colored pantaloons on her rearend.

~*~

If you're interested in adding Osoon to your family or have questions about her, please send me an email at tigertrainer_1999@yahoo.com! This little girl has been waiting a long time to have her own family and home again.

Vetting done:
spayed
heartworm preventative
bloodwork
antibodies test
corona vaccination
bordatella vaccination
DHPPL booster
Rabies
Canine Influenza vaccination

Needed:
Dental scaling

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

Comments

megs's picture

Haha, that's great news!

eveliens's picture

Osoon loooooooooves the park. She even got her slightly - chunky fuzzbutt running a few times. She and I have an agreed idea about running - there is a time and place for it; like when you're being chased by a bear.

marlajoy's picture

My dog, Chloe, shares your idea! :) Alexis and I have a different idea - to run is to have fun!!!! ;)

eveliens's picture

Still waiting patiently for a family of her own.

eveliens's picture

Doing well with more strangers. Sadly, none of the potential adopters were there to visit HER :(

eveliens's picture

My friend came over last night to help me with some computer woes. To both of our amazement, Osoon came up to her and nudged her for attention! Osoon has met her a few times before and has allowed pats and treats, but soliciting affection is so awesome! Clearly she's realized that not all people are bad.

eveliens's picture

Osoon got a bath today and I think she could model for a shampoo commerical. She looks amazing. And she let another stranger pet her!

marlajoy's picture

No picture of the model-ready Osoon?! :)

eveliens's picture

Recently I've started fostering another kitten (yay for spring; kittens kittens everywhere!) and Osoon spent last night playing a weird game of hide and seek with him. Despite being a terrier, she does so well with other animals! Rats, kittens and other dogs.

megs's picture

CUTEST PICTURE EVER!

eveliens's picture

Osoon spent the evening cuddled up with my friend begging him for attention and trying to make sure she was touching both of us as much as possible. Surely someone out there is wanting a cuddly, devoted, well-behaved dog to love them! She's been at the shelter for so long and now in foster care. She needs that special someone to be her own!

eveliens's picture
marlajoy's picture

Great video! It reminds me so much of how Alexis and Gray used to play! :)

marlajoy's picture

Adoption pending?! That's great news!! :)

eveliens's picture

Things look like they're going in a good direction for the little fluffbutt.

eveliens's picture

Osoon had a great day yesterday. My friend came over and she convinced everyone she should be petted, then we went to the park where she got a chance to play in the clover and smell everything in reach.

marlajoy's picture

Adoption fell through?!

eveliens's picture

Not officially, but :( I changed her status back just incase. And uploaded some new pics with her at the park :) Because all dogs love the park and she's no exception!

eveliens's picture

Osoon had an amazing day at the park. She loves to go to the park so she can spend her time sniffing and waddling around in the clovers. Today a little girl and her mom and grandma came up to the dogs. Osoon actually went up to them on her own! She let the mom pet her but got spooked by the little girl and came back to me. She also let the halmoni down the street scratch her under the chin. Amazing. This is the dog that used to let no one touch her. She's come so far!

eveliens's picture

Found this old vid on the SD card :)

matthew4694's picture

We are updating the Asan Shelter list and would love to know the latest on cute Osoon!

eveliens's picture

Same as yesterday when the profile was updated :) Other than the fact that the landlord is trying to evict her, all is well.

matthew4694's picture

Doh! My bad. I see where it says that, now. Thanks! Can you put the date in with the update, too? Sorry to hear about the landlord : (

eveliens's picture

Put up the date Matthew. Sorry it's under the urgent notice but if I put it above people might be confused. Osoon might have (another) potential adopter. I'm being optimistic this time it's her special person. She's been passed over at least half a dozen times that I know of :(

matthew4694's picture

Thank you so much and good luck. I hope this time is the charm for her!

TeacherTam's picture

To Osoon's foster mom: I've sent you an email! I`m a little bit in love with that face! I would love to learn more about Osoon, so I hope you received my message :)

Odessa's picture

Hello everyone! I am Osoon's adoptive mom.

It's been almost a week now since I've had her in my life and she has been absolutely darling and so well-mannered. It feels like I have had her for much longer than a few days. Everyone says how cute she is and she's always following me around the apartment and asking for pats. I renamed her Odessa to reference Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin" and to have something close to her original name. I realized yesterday that she doesn't warm up to people quickly until they have taken a walk with her. She seemed very wary of a friend of mine until we took a long two hour walk together along the riverbed and she soon started running up behind my friend and planting kisses on her legs...which only served to freak out my friend. She has recently gotten used to her new food and finishes it all before our daily walk. After our walk, she sits and waits politely for me to finish wiping her paws clean before trotting into the apartment. She never barks unless a stranger is at the door and I'm not at home with her. I only know this because I got a call from a deliveryman this morning while I was on my way to work and I could hear her barking in the background. Tomorrow I'll be taking her outside the city to the rural countryside to explore a temple area with some friends. I've asked several people and they all told me it would be okay as long as I make sure to clean up after her if she goes to the bathroom while we are there. I'm looking forward to seeing how she will do tomorrow. ^_^ In the meantime, I will leave you all with some pictures from the past few days.

Odessa on the first night in my apartment after a bath.
megs's picture

Odessa/Osoon hit doggy adoption jackpot! Yay!

clare_bell's picture

L.O.V.E.!!!

Thank you for the WONDERFUL update and the photos!! I am SO glad she finally got her happy ending. Thank you Erinn for taking such good foster care of her too. :)

marlajoy's picture

Oh gosh!! I somehow missed that she had been adopted!!!! Sounds like she is doing great! Thanks so much for giving her a home! And, don't ever be afraid of giving too many updates. No such thing!! :)

eveliens's picture

I'm so glad to hear this. I'm sure she's loving only-dog status and all the chances to explore something other than concrete!

Odessa's picture

Here are some photos I took of Odessa/Osoon yesterday on our little trip to a secluded river area in Hadong near Ssanggyesa Temple. It was an isolated area so I took the leash off and to everyone's surprise, she hopped into the shallow water. She stood there for a few seconds, looking around, and then climbed out to explore the rocks. We had to cut the trip short because we all had work to return to but it was the most athletic I've ever seen her. She was hopping from rock to rock like a pro and she's a pretty good climber.

Odessa's picture

Odessa is doing very well after heartworm treatment. Since the weather is still very hot and she seems to get very warm at night (and she had a bald spot on her back from where they shaved her for the injection), I trimmed her fur down. Now she gets a little chilly every time I turn on the air conditioner, so I got her a little outfit and a squeaky banana toy. She takes medicine twice everyday with her meal and she's not allowed to be active for two months. I only take her out briefly to relieve herself. The vet told me to keep her cool and he gave me some healthy treats to give her. They're like green biscuit pellets and Odessa loves them. The vet's assistants also love her because according to them, while she was with them for treatment, she was a "kind dog."

marlajoy's picture

Great to hear she is doing well in spite of what she is going through!! :) Thanks for the update; she is looking adorable!!

Odessa's picture

Hi everyone!

Thanks for all your past replies and well wishes for Odessa/Osoon.

She received another heartworm injection, her last one, and has just about finished up her post-medication. She has to go back to the vet tomorrow for a checkup. The first two days after she came back was very hard on her. The first time she had the injection she was fine but this time the injections were definitely having an effect on her. She was sluggish, short of breath, lost her appetite, and couldn't keep her food down so I went to the vet the next day and he gave me some pills to give her. She regained her appetite the next day and has gotten a lot better since. No more vomiting, hacking, and wheezing. I can't wait until I can take her on normal long walks. I think the boredom is causing her to lose her mind a little.

marlajoy's picture

Poor little thing! Heartworm treatments are so hard on their bodies! Glad to hear she is doing better though! It'll be over soon! :)

megs's picture

That's not fun at all. :/ I'm sure that Osoon will really appreciate it, though! You're a really good momma.

eveliens's picture

I'm glad the vet had some meds to combat the side effects; they can be nasty! Feel better little girl.

Odessa's picture

Odessa had her check up! She's not 100% heartworm free yet. The vet told me we won't know for sure until I bring her in to be tested in December. He said she only has antigens in her blood but only her blood and gave her a shot. She's started on Heartgard and being treated for a bad ear infection. Her dental scaling has been pushed back again due to all this. The vet wants to make sure she is completely heartworm free for dental scaling. In the meantime, I have to brush her teeth with an oral hygiene gel twice a day. She hates all this but she's gotten used to it. When I administer ear medication or brush her teeth, she comes over slowly and goes limp so I have to hold her up and do all the work. lol
I finally uploaded videos of Odessa. Just two for now. One is from a while back before the heartworm treatments and before I cut her fur down and the other is more recent.

marlajoy's picture

She is so unbelievably lovely! Thank you so much for the update! I will never grow tired of them if you ever want to upload more!! :)

eveliens's picture

Odessa is such a love sponge. She used to do that to me too! Cuddle, cuddle, cuddle - they, don't stop petting me. But the passive aggressive flop... haha. I hope her treatment tests come back negative. It can take up to 4 months after treatment to be clear, so you're vet is on the ball.

Odessa's picture

Hi, everyone! So Odessa finally got tested for heartworms again. Good news! The test was negative and the heartworms are gone. We also recently moved into our new apartment (the pet-friendly one) so she's been able to get walks daily without the stress of dodging the neighbors and landlord. Next on the list is dental scaling and keeping an eye on some infections (ears and recently UTI). Vet told me it's common for dogs to develop other health issues while recovering from heartworms. I wanted to ask what kind of dog food you all feed your dogs? I've been feeding Odessa Natural Core kibbles (Duck and Lamb) and sometimes mix in wet food but she's gotten so picky with her food I wanted to try something else. She'll eat up the canned wet food but spit out and avoid the kibbles. Maybe I should try soft kibbles? I think she isn't eating her dry food because her teeth are starting to bother her. Thanks and here are some pictures of Odessa.

In our old apt when I was babysitting hamsters.Odessa at her sitter'sWe can go on walks everyday now!
marlajoy's picture

Thanks for the happy update! :) Odessa is such a gorgeous girl!! :) Regarding food, I'm a big fan of Ziwipeak food (http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/link/2208). It's all natural with no grains so it works well on any dogs with allergies or sensitivities and there are different flavors to choose from. All my animals (all 5) love it and the strays do too. The dry stuff is moist enough that you can bend it so it might be a little easier on Odessa's mouth. My dogs are senior and one has a broken jaw but she chews it up no problem. Hope that helps. :)

eveliens's picture

I'm so glad you can live in a place where you don't have to be on high alert all the time! It's really an awful situation to be in. My pup is having similar issues to Odessa with the teeth (since I had to take care of her legs and blood problem first). I've tried mixing in the wet and she just picks it out. Have you tried soaking the dry kibble with a little low or no-salt chicken broth, raw egg or some tuna juice? I've tried ziwipeak but it doesn't have enough carbs for my dog (she's underweight and the vet is having me feed puppy food); I don't think that's a problem for Odessa though, so you could give it a try.

marlajoy's picture

Eveliens, I'm interested to hear more about your comment - was your dog not gaining weight on it? I haven't had any problem at all getting dogs to gain weight on Ziwipeak. Juniper was emaciated when I found her and she gained weight quickly on it. Animals don't tend to get fat on it because they stop eating it when they are full but weight gain has never bren an issue.

eveliens's picture

I'm pretty sure my dog has an eating disorder. She will only eat a food for two weeks, then she doesn't want it anymore. So I don't know how well ziwipeak would do because she stopped eating it. The vet is having me feed puppy food (with eggs and wet food) because it has a high calorie content. I'm sure for a normal dog this wouldn't be an issue.

marlajoy's picture

just sent you a private message

Odessa's picture

Odessa/Osoon got her dental scaling done. She's all healthy for now. We recently went to Namhae and she got to experience the beach. Waded in the waves a little bit, got chased by a toddler, and fell asleep on the sand. ^^

She got her dental scaling and treatment for some infections on her paws, hence the cone.At the park. This was actually a day before the dental scaling procedure.Before dental scaling. Her teeth were so bad. Vet had to pull one.At Namhae. Put her in a pen while on the patio because we were preparing barbecue. She jumped over every once in a while to run over and beg for scraps.At a beach in Namhae. It was chilly at first. Then it got really hot.She seemed to like the feel of the sand.
marlajoy's picture

She's is looking great! Glad to hear she's out and about and livin' large!! :) Thanks for the update! :)

Odessa's picture

Thanks for following the updates and the support. I feel bad for Wilde though...he's still at the shelter? I wish I could afford to care for him too. I heard her other siblings were all adopted. Not sure about Charlie though as the listing has expired.

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