Buchanan (Buck)

Family
Good Dog

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Greyhound
Size: Large (over 20 kg)
Colour: Brown & Black
  • Good with dogs
  • Walks well on leash
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

UPDATE:
In early September, Buchanan was adopted by a lovely woman in Seoul. He will now go on to spend the rest of his life as every dog should - tasked only with being a friend, surrounded by safety and love. His rescue story is complete! And Sujin and I are so happy to have been a part of it. Many, many thanks to this website, and to all the people out there who care.

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Before Buchanan was Buchanan, he was a nameless creature being regarded and raised only as meat. He was living this way under stacked up pallets, at the the edge of a busy road with heavy trucks and machinery constantly passing by. We found him like this, along with another dog, a malamute, "Marley", on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, in this area there are many dogs being raised as meat. (If there still exists any sentiment among this site's viewers that dog meat comes from dogs that are somehow 'different' from companion dogs, this should instruct otherwise. Buck seems to be a purebred greyhound.) What made us pull over and speak with the owners was that Buck's 'leash' was so short that he could not reach his head to the ground, not even to drink from the disgusting water that had been left in a pan near his shelter.

After speaking with the owners, we decided to buy both Buck and Marley at the price they asked. We brought both dogs home where they received the first walks of their lives. Imagine a greyhound, an animal designed for speed over distance, never having even walked in its first 1.5 years of life! Remarkably, Buck responded to the leash very well, and over 3 days, had been trained to walk, run, and even stop (cautiously off leash!) along it's guardian. He is VERY intelligent and shows huge promise as an amazing friend.

Is there anyone who is able and willing to take responsibility to see just how amazing Buck can become? Please contact us, and we can find a way to get him fixed up and ready for your home. And then, I can see about all the other dogs being farmed out there!

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Chuncheon - 춘천
Living Situation: In foster care
Adopted From: CARE

Comments

marlajoy's picture

Oh, these poor sweet dears! A million thank yous for taking them! Buck is absolutely gorgeous, well, they both are! I'll really be thinking about them and hoping that they get the amazing home that they deserve!! :)

ajiumjiwoongi's picture

Thank you, Marlajoy!

ajiumjiwoongi's picture

For the past 3 weeks Buck and Marley have been cared for by a foster home in Chuncheon. They are both now back with us, and the long walks/leash training resumes! Buck is AMAZING on leash!

tallulahtrouble's picture

I was wondering if you have any updates on Buck? How is he doing with his training?

tallulahtrouble's picture

**see above**