Nuri the Great xoxo

Cozy Nuri.

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Maltese
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

Amanda wrote me the most touching message about why she decided to keep him forever: "I decided to keep Nuri BECAUSE we fell in love. I couldn't imagine giving him to another person. He is not like other dogs. Nuri has eyes like a human... as weird as that sounds but when he looks at me, I feel like he isn't a dog. He is definitely full of personality and most of all full of love! I found that hard to beleive after the hell and heartbreak that he had been through. But I know that Nuri is my soulmate. He gets me and I get him. Nuri is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love Nuri with all my heart. Thank you for helping me meet my soul mate! Nuri will finally get to live the life he deserves...which is happily ever after."
xoxoxoxo Congratulations Nuri! You did it!!

By the way, don't let his cheerful personality and sparkly eyes fool you, folks. Nuri has had a hard knock life until now. He spent last winter fighting a skin infection outdoors, freezing in his cage. Before landing at Asan Shelter he suffered under conditions that no dog should have to endure. He was pulled from one of the nastiest hoarding situations I've ever seen.
http://blog.daum.net/_blog/BlogTypeView.do?blogid=0OnW9&articleno=557&ca...
He survived hell, basically, and now, only good things will come his way. What a tough cookie, this little one!

UPDATE Nov. 13:
Great news, folks. Mr. Nuri xoxo is OUT of the shelter and IN to a warm, loving, albeit temporary foster home in Daegu. Sorry if there was some confusion about his adoption status. Nuri's new human Amanda has decided that fostering, not adopting, Nuri would be best for her, given her schedule and commitments, and we totally understand. This means that we are still on the lookout for Nuri's perfect forever companion. We'll be blogging about Nuri's progress in the meantime, so please read on!

Day 1- Nuri was excited when I brought him home. I gave him a warm bath and he seemed enjoy some of it. After his bath, he sniffed around and marked on a few things in the house. He devoured the two bowls of dried food and treats that I gave him. I was worried because he didn't go number two after eating all that food! I got ready for bed and put him in his crate to sleep and he kept making the strange crying noises that I think ONLY Nuri can make haha. He didn't like to be in his crate but I think he enjoyed his bed because he went straight to it. He panted alot in his crate through the night. I was worried that something might be wrong or he was used to being outside so my house may have been hot for him.

Day 2- I took Nuri out in the morning for an hour and a half. After that, I took him to the clinic to get checked for heartworms, fleas and mites. Good news! Nuri is heart worm free! He had ear mites though so that explained all that ear scratching. His eyes were a little red and his teeth were wore down from biting the metal cages and eating raw chicken and chicken bones so the vet thought that he was 7-8 years old. But, he is not. He is less than 5 years old. Nuri didn't like the vet very much and refused to sit still unless I held him. I took Nuri home and got ready to go to work. I put him back in his crate and he began to cry. I told him to hang on for a few hours. When I returned home.....LOL.... Nuri had gotten out of his cage and the house was a mess and smelt like dung haha. I put him in the bathroom and cleaned up. After I let him out of the bathroom he decideto pee on the peepad and I praised him for it! I went to eat out with the bf and rushed back home. This time, Nuri was in his crate nice and quiet. I gave him dinner and took him out for an hour with kkikki. When we returned home, Nuri relaxed outside of his crate for a while. Before he was put back in his crate he peed and pooped on the peepad and I was shocked! I praised him some more. He hasn't had an accident since the first day I brought him home. Instead of lifting his leg to pee he started to squat. I am very proud of him! He didn't make strange noises in his crate this time. He was patient and waited for me to wake up.

Day 3- TO BE CONTINUED!

Hey y'all!

I'm Nuri. My name means "the world" in Korean and I've been told that I'm pretty great. I am a small, loving, and energetic maltese in search of my new home. Could you be my new human?

A bit about myself:
They say I'm around 2 years old. I weigh less than 4 kg so I'm pretty skinny, but I have a lot of energy and I love to go out on walks with the volunteers. I also love cuddling and sitting on human laps when they let me. I have no problems with my furry neighbors, but for some reason, they seem to get more attention than I do. I hope my luck will change soon! I would be perfect for your apartment, house, or officetel. Not only am I well behaved, I can't make a lot of noise. You see, my old humans had my vocal cords silenced, which totally sucked, but I've come to terms with it. Why? Because I'm a trooper : )

I've been at Asan Shelter for more than a year and a half. I must say, it's not been easy. Last fall, I contracted a yucky skin mite that made me feel awful. It got better slowly as volunteers bathed me with special shampoo every week but afterwards, I had to return to my cold, windy cage. It's amazing that I survived one brutal winter, but I'm not sure if I can do it again. Will someone reading this please open up their warm home to me? It's only October but I'm feeling the chill already I've recovered from my skin condition, I'm heartworm free, up to date on all vaccinations, and ready to go!

If you open up your home and your hearts to me, I will be forever grateful. Please, it may even save my life. xoxo.

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Asan - 아산
Living Situation: In a shelter
Adopted From: Asan Shelter

Comments

jenn718's picture

Happy Halloween from Nuri!! He was so happy to be out of his cage last Saturday!!

Hunt's picture

Great profile! Hope he can get out soon!!! Cold weather is a matter of life and death for the wee pups at the shelter! Please consider fostering or adopting.

jenn718's picture

Thanks! Nuri has the cuuuuutest little underbite. I'm extra worried about this guy because his fur is relatively short. It still hasn't grown back fully after his summer shave.

marlajoy's picture

such a cutie! He reminds me of my little Alexis.

jenn718's picture

UPDATE October 27
It was raining and cold today so the volunteers were asked not to bring the dogs out of their cages. Instead, we fed them and cleaned their cages. Nuri ate 2 bowls of food and a few doggie biscuits and appreciated having a fresh bowl of water to wash it all down. As I was getting ready to leave, I couldn't help taking him out for just a few minutes. He was so eager to walk, but I didn't want him to get wet so I instead wrapped him in a blanket and held him for a good 20 minutes. He seemed to appreciate it so much. He stopped shaking, gave me a few timid kisses and then fell asleep in my arms. With tears in my eyes, I promised him that his human would come along soon, and that he just had to be patient for a little bit longer. He seemed to understand when I got up that it was time to return to his dark, wet cage. His eyes were so sad yet his tail was wagging. Someone, please think about fostering, or even better yet, adopting this guy! He has so much to give and he's just the sweetest little dog.

marlajoy's picture

Oh man! Your comment made me REALLY want to choose Nuri as my next foster! I'm just trying to figure out who most needs out of the shelter this winter.

jenn718's picture

Hi marlajoy! I'm sure Nuri would be a great addition to your home, whether or not you have other pets! I can't say who needs out the MOST because there are other small dogs, but I'd say that he's pretty high up there. Nuri is so cuddly, so smart, and so well-behaved! I can see that he used to be someone's beloved pet in the past. His previous humans clipped his ears as a puppy and silenced his vocal cords. But from the sounds of his latest barks, he seems to be regaining some of his speaking abilities! His sounds are hoarse but not completely silent. Breaks my heart to think that he was still abandoned by his parents after all that :( If you decide to choose him, please fill out an application and send it my way!

marlajoy's picture

I adopted two Asan dogs (Alexis http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/dog/489 and Chloe http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/dog/491) and I currently have 4 foster cats (soon to be two). I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for Asan dogs :)

jenn718's picture

Awesome! Isn't it amazing to see how quickly these dogs can transform once they leave the shelter? I adopted my maltese from Asan in June and she is a completely different dog! Nuri has soooooo much potential : ))) C'mon folks, lets put our heads together and get this guy into a safe, loving home asap! He has waited super long.

marlajoy's picture

Did you adopt Molly? (jenn, I sent you a message to your g-mail account :) )

jenn718's picture

Sujin had the chance to visit Nuri and the others yesterday. No rain, which meant the dogs got to come out of their cages! Nuri was happy to be out in the sun, finallly : ))

marlajoy's picture

Is there a problem with his front legs? He is bow-legged like a bull dog.

jenn718's picture

Nope! He runs and walks just fine! Imagine how cute he will look when his fur grows out and he finally gets a bath! He will look like an amazing maltese with funny bulldoggie features!

Amanda's picture

Keeping my fingers crossed!!!! I hope I will be approved to take Nuri home!!!

marlajoy's picture

Oh! Awesome!

Amanda's picture

Day 1- Nuri was excited when I brought him home. I gave him a warm bath and he seemed enjoy some of it. After his bath, he sniffed around and marked on a few things in the house. He devoured the two bowls of dried food and treats that I gave him. I was worried because he didn't go number two after eating all that food! I got ready for bed and put him in his crate to sleep and he kept making the strange crying noises that I think ONLY Nuri can make haha. He didn't like to be in his crate but I think he enjoyed his bed because he went straight to it. He panted alot in his crate through the night. I was worried that something might be wrong or he was used to being outside so my house may have been hot for him.

Day 2- I took Nuri out in the morning for an hour and a half. After that, I took him to the clinic to get checked for heartworms, fleas and mites. Good news! Nuri is heart worm free! He had ear mites though so that explained all that ear scratching. His eyes were a little red and his teeth were wore down from biting the metal cages and eating raw chicken and chicken bones so the vet thought that he was 7-8 years old. But, he is not. He is less than 5 years old. Nuri didn't like the vet very much and refused to sit still unless I held him. I took Nuri home and got ready to go to work. I put him back in his crate and he began to cry. I told him to hang on for a few hours. When I returned home.....LOL.... Nuri had gotten out of his cage and the house was a mess and smelt like dung haha. I put him in the bathroom and cleaned up. After I let him out of the bathroom he decideto pee on the peepad and I praised him for it! I went to eat out with the bf and rushed back home. This time, Nuri was in his crate nice and quiet. I gave him dinner and took him out for an hour with kkikki. When we returned home, Nuri relaxed outside of his crate for a while. Before he was put back in his crate he peed and pooped on the peepad and I was shocked! I praised him some more. He hasn't had an accident since the first day I brought him home. Instead of lifting his leg to pee he started to squat. I am very proud of him! He didn't make strange noises in his crate this time. He was patient and waited for me to wake up.

Day 3- TO BE CONTINUED!

marlajoy's picture

Sounds like things are going well!! Pictures, please!!!! :)

linhorobin's picture

Glad to hear Nuri is in a safe and warm home! Just FYI, his profile still says foster home needed, is that correct?

jenn718's picture

Nuri's new human has decided that she would like to foster Nuri, which is why he is still available! He seems to be adjusting quite well and quickly to house life. He is ADORABLE. Anyone want to take him in forever before the winter starts? : )))

jenn718's picture

I can't believe Nuri is nearly fully pee pad trained and it hasn't even been 48 hrs since he stepped out of that shelter! He must be a freakin' genius : ) I love Nuri. <3

Amanda's picture

Nuri is indeed a genius♥

Amanda's picture

Day 3- Nuri waited quietly in his crate and waited for me to wake up to take him out for a walk. I took Nuri and Kkikki out for a walk and dropped Kkikki off at the groomers. I wanted to get Nuri groomed but they told me to give Nuri some time to adjust to everything first. So in less than a week or so Nuri will be beautiful with fresh cut nails. His nails are extremely long and they seem to bother him because he keeps biting and licking his feet. The vet refused to cut his nails yesterday because he couldn't sit still. He has been gassy since yesterday. He had diarhea. I think it was because his body wasn't use to the dry food. The vet said he should be fine in a few days. His eyes are no longer red and are back to white. He seems to be getting healthier! Nuri is eating well and even leaves left overs for later. When I left the house for work today he cried for maybe 5 seconds and stopped. I know because I stood by the door and waited haha. I came back home an hour later than usual today and when I got home Nuri was completely silent. I fed him and took him out on a walk again. He knows when he is going for a walk when I put my jacket on. He gets SUPER excited! He really enjoys his walks and looks back at me constantly. I guess he needed reassurance every second to make sure that I was still there behind him. He gets alot of attention on his walks at night because of his cute heart knit sweater and cool LED harness that lights up. Nuri is extremely calm outside of his crate now. He likes to lay in his bed outside of his crate and sleep. I put a tanktop that I had worn to bed the night before in his bed for when I leave the house so that he feels that apart of me is still there with him. I think it helps with his separtion anxiety. Nuri is an amazing dog with a great personality. Nuri hasn't had an accident in the house today. Nuri is AWESOME and smart as hell!

jenn718's picture

He's a different dog. Amanda, you're amazing. Nuri has come so far already. Thank you so much for helping him realize his full potential. Let's hope readers out there are mesmerized by his adorable underbite and friendly maltese personality soon!

jenn718's picture

Apparently Nuri loves to pose for the camera! And why not? He's so pretty!

clare_bell's picture

Loooove it!!!!! Yay sweet boy!!! Thank you Amanda!

Amanda's picture

Day 4- I woke up to Nuri whining at 6am but I was so tired that I just kept sleeping. I shouldn't have ignored him. I think that was his way of telling me to take him out. He had chronic diarhea and it didn't look too good at all and the good thing is he went on the pee pad! I woke up and took him to the hospital at 10 and got him checked for parvo, influenza and corona. The results all came back negative =)! He received two shots to help with the diarhea. The doctor said that he may have kennel cough but wasn't sure and there wasn't really a test kit for it. So he was prescribed some medication to help with the sneezing and coughing. Because Nuri eats well and has so much energy it is likely that he is fine and if he does have kennel cough his body was strong enough to fight it. Other than that, Nuri is a healthy boy and for the amount of diarhea that he had, he is being such a champ about it all. The hospital bill for those tests was expensive but definitely worth it!

marlajoy's picture

Poor sweetie! I guess his little body is just adjusting to a different diet and different surroundings. At least now you have some peace of mind knowing that he doesn't have a big problem! And, the lad was polite enough to use the pee pad!!! You could have had a real mess on your hands ;)

jenn718's picture

Thanks so much Amanda. I'm sorry that happened to you. Poor Nuri! He's also probably not used to eating regular meals...his eating pattern has completely changed from raw chicken once a day to 2x/day kibble. Do you think you may want to just put him on a mild diet of boiled chicken/white rice until he recovers? That seems to do the trick for dogs w/ upset tummies.

Amanda's picture

Boiled chicken and rice will do! I hope it helps him feel better!

Amanda's picture

Nuri's poo is back to normal now. yay!!! He seems happier, too! He got out of his cage again while I was at work yesterday and the house was perfectly fine. He didn't destroy anything or have any accidents in the house. Although, he did eat all of Kkikki's food haha. Nuri is now quiet when I leave the house and quiet during bed time in his crate. I trained him to stop jumping onto my bed, too. He is such a fast learner and easy to train. He prefers to go out twice a day rather than going on the pee pad. He doesn't seem to like old korean men because he tends to bark at them and tries to go after them lol. I don't know what it is, but maybe bad memories from the past. Nuri is a good boy!

jenn718's picture

that's great! thanks for the updates amanda. keep them coming! : )))

Amanda's picture

Nuri smiling for the camera♥

Amanda's picture

Nuri went to the groomers today and got a new outfit!

marlajoy's picture

What a doll!! :)

jenn718's picture

Nuri is great with other dogs! Check him out with his foster brother, Kkikki!

Amanda's picture

Nuri just did something that surprised me...TWICE! I came home sat on my bed and looked at my phone. Nuri was doing something in the bathroom. I checked up on him and he going potty! I praised him and fed him a treat. Not even 5minutes later, he goes back to the bathroom and does a number two! I again, was surprised and praised him some more. Nuri is a freaking GENIUS lol. I dont know if he is learning it all from brother Kkikki or if he is...like I said, a genius. This little guy is fully potty trained and all I had to do was praise him. I no longer lock him up when I leave the house. He does great outside of his crate now. No use in putting him in a crate when he can get out of it. He is put in his crate at sleep time and he doesn't try to get out. He just sleeps in there and waits patiently for me to get up and take him out on a walk. Nuri is amazing!

Amanda's picture

This is how Nuri was sleeping lastnight♥

clare_bell's picture

What a happy little boy!!

marlajoy's picture

SOOOOO adorable!!!!! :)

Amanda's picture

Nuri being his lovely self =)

clare_bell's picture

Adorable!! He looks so wonderful!!

jenn718's picture

Update: Amanda fell in love with Nuri and decided to keep him forever. He is her soul mate and she is his (her words not mine!!!). i am so happy for him. He deserves nothing less. No more freezing winters for this sweetheart! Merry Christmas Nuri and Amanda!!!!! Looks like Santa arrived just in time:-)

marlajoy's picture

SO WONDERFUL!! Hearing news of adoptions is always wonderful but it's especially wonderful this time of year!! Congratulations Nuri and Amanda!! :) So happy you found your other half! ;)

Amanda's picture

Nuri is enjoying his new life at home! He loves to sneak into bed with me in the middle of the night while I am asleep. He learned how to sit, stay and shake. He learned so many new things and still hasn't made a potty mistake! Nuri is in love with my boyfriend because he always plays with Nuri and gives him treats. Nuri really enjoys car rides and sticking his head out the window. This guy is so full of life and personality! We love Nuri ♥

jenn718's picture

He looks like a different dog! I don't think I'd recognize him if I saw him on the street. I'd probably think to myself ..."oh another spoiled Maltese that has been pampered his entire life"...can't believe he spent nearly 2 yrs at Asan overcoming a skin mite that left him nearly hairless, freezing cold temps and so much more. Thank you Amanda! Pls continue updating us from time to time xoxo

marlajoy's picture

Agreed! He looks amazing! And yes! Updates are ALWAYS welcome! It always warms my heart to hear about the lucky ones and it gives me hope that ALL the animals can be so lucky! :) THANKS!!

AmeliaandSteve's picture

Wow! He looks so great! Such a happy ending for that sweet little guy! :)

AmeliaandSteve's picture

Wow! He looks so great! Such a happy ending for that sweet little guy! :)