Mr. Steven Wonder

Steve just chillin' out, enjoying the home life
Steve, doing his 'sit' perfectlySteve, ever so happy relaxing on a Sunday afternoon, hoping for cuddles.Steve and the cat, wondering when their human is going to get up and give them food.Steve, taking the opportunity to cuddle up between two pillows.Steve and the cat hanging out together.Steve, relaxing on a Sunday morning after cuddles, but before pancakes.Steve, finally back at home after 3 days at the vet, getting heart worm treatment.  Boy, he was happy to be back!Mr. Jobs, relaxing after a tough day on the job.Steve, being socialized in a variety of different ways - here, he's on the beach!Mr. Steven Jobs, back at the shelter after a week in a foster home.Steve, back in his bipedal days.This is what happens when dogs are neglected.Poor Steve. This is what he looked like when he first came to the shelter.  He's had a tough life.

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Poodle (Miniature)
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: White
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with cats
  • House trained
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted

Temperament: Steve is just downright lovely. He's been living at my home for 2.5 months now. When I got him, he was so anxious that he almost never stopped whining, he wasn't housebroken, and he was painfully skinny. He was terrified of older men, and he'd had no training in English or Korean. He was really afraid to sleep in front of anyone. He'd formed an attachment to one person at the shelter, but he wasn't doing well there. I think he had a lot of emotional scars. And now, only two months later, he's totally transformed. He's happiest sleeping next to me, or on my lap, and he happily goes everywhere with me, whether it's jogging off-leash at the beach, going shopping at Shinsegae, or travelling the subway in search of 10 year old cheddar. He's great hanging out in a backpack, and he's totally relaxed in the subway or the department store. He has a great relationship with my cat, and they sleep and play together. He's put on enough weight that he looks normal, and he is such a handsome fellow with his crimped white hair, which is starting to grow out, shiny and smooth. He doesn't whine at all now, and he's even gotten over his separation anxiety when I leave for work. He loves being petted on the chest (or really anywhere), and he doesn't mind his weekly bath. He doesn't do anything obnoxious like tear open bags or chew cords. He is mostly housebroken (he still pees sometimes on the floor, but never poops). He's pretty good with using puppy pads, but we still have some work to do in this area. Steve mixes the devotedness of the Maltese with the intelligence of the poodle. He learns commands extremely quickly (in under 15 minutes with a food reward) and as he wants to please, he'll do whatever you want as soon as he figures out what this is. Steve is a gem and so resilient. He just needed some love to get him there.

Steve is regaining his confidence and as the heartworms are not affecting his health as much, when we go for a short walk, he's started prancing. He's just happy about life. And that's a wonderful thing to see in a dog who's experienced so much.

History: We don't know much about Steve's history before finding him at the pound. But we do know he was a rather anxious little chap with heart worms, who was desperately skinny with extremely matted fur. No one had taken care of him in a long time. He wasn't house broken and he hadn't been taught any English or Korean commands, and he was really afraid of older men. Steve obviously hadn't had a very happy life, whether he was living with humans or on the street. Steve is currently 4 weeks into his 8 week heart worm treatment. He'll be available for adoption on or about September 23. Given his level of improvement already in 2.5 months, I know that Steve's going to make some family very happy! He'd do best with a calm family who love to give him lots of attention and take him lots of different places. I'll be out of the country for a month, and Steve will be living with a foster dad during that time.

**Please consider adopting Steve, and making him very happy!**

Adoption Information: There are many advantages to adopting from BAPS, including:
Free training with a professional dog trainer
A dedicated support group
Lots of shelter information
There's also the knowledge that you gave a dog hope and much better life.

We do our best at BAPS to make sure that the families are satisfied and the dogs are happy. We sincerely care about the well-being of our dogs and their new families. Therefore, there are a few steps you need to go through to be able to adopt a BAPS dog.
1) Please complete the adoption application at
2) To make sure new families are sincere, we ask you to volunteer one week before taking the dog home. On the second week, after volunteering, you are welcome to take the dog home. Volunteers walk, play with, and pet shelter dogs on Sundays from 11-3.
3) After bringing the dog home, you'll get all the benefits of adoption, but the adoption won't be considered complete until a month long trial has been completed. This is just to make sure that the dog fits in with your family.

*BAPS also has a sponsorship program. Anyone interested can give 200,000 won for a dog to have their full health check, be neutered or spayed, and get any necessary dental work. If you are interested in sponsoring Mr. Steven Jobs, please let me know!

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Busan - 부산
Living Situation: In foster care


marlajoy's picture

You might want to change the profile to "male" rather than "female". He's a sweet little guy - can't wait to see pictures of him with the shaving all finished!! :)

Lois.Mom's picture

Haha. Oh dear. I will change his gender.

Stephan's picture

Steve's a cute little guy. Like many maltese, he's desperate to spend time with people. He wants to be hugged, carried, and loved. He will be the kind of dog that will idolize you. And being a wee lil' bugger, it won't be a problem to bring him around with you if you'd like a sidekick! =]

BAPS-Leo's picture

That's for sure. He's great at walking off leash, but if you can carry him, he just feels totally at ease.

Stephan's picture

CONGRATS ON YOUR ADOPTION STEVE! I still remember the day you came to BAPS and Leo had to shave you down. What a day that must've been for you. But now you're looking adorable and fluffy in your new life. HAVE FUN IN CANADA!!