William

William loves playingLoving his ball!Adorable...William's a great walker!He's very patient... OMG William WHY are you still at the shelter?!William loves cuddlesdoesn't mind grooming - just loves the attentionlook at that face!!Such a handsome manOMG he looks like Scrat from Ice Age here!Throw the ball!!Alex playing with WilliamVolunteers Janine and Leah with William

Quick Bio

Age: Senior (over 8 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Corgi (Cardigan Welsh)
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Brown & White
  • Good with dogs
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

William was ADOPTED on Saturday!!!! Congratulations to this little guy, who now knows what it's like to have his own home! Other forgotten dogs like William are desperately waiting for someone special to give them a chance. Might that special person be YOU!? :)

March 27, 2012: ADOPTION PENDING!!! Hopefully, William will be going to his new adoptive home in April. Fingers crossed!!!

William was born at KAPS and has lived there his entire life!

William is just a great little dude. Everyone loves him. His photos speak for themselves ^^

He will need a patient person who is willing to teach him what is expected of him: house training, leash training... but he would just love the chance!!

He is eager to please, loves people & all his buddies at KAPS, really loves playing with his blue squeaky ball...

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Honestly, he's a catch. And he's been just waiting and waiting, and waiting! to be scooped up by the right person.

If you think you're up for a small training challenge with a lot of payback ; ) William's your man! Email us at KAPS.Adoption(at)gmail.com to apply!

If you think William's awesome and you want to train him to be forever home-ready, then please inquire about fostering him by emailing KAPS.Fostering(at)gmail.com ^^

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Daegu - 대구
Living Situation: In a shelter
Adopted From: KAPS: Daegu

Comments

kmwg19's picture

William is still available for adoption.

sonyajin's picture

What kind of special needs does William need? His story IS heartbreaking.

veganofdoom's picture

I selected "special needs" on William's profile because of the special care he will need after living in our shelter for so many years. I just want to be sure that whomever adopts William is aware that although he WILL be the perfect, loving, wonderful pet- he will need some extra love and care to get him to that point.

sonyajin's picture

Yes, with some extra love and training, he would be a wonderful best friend! Corgis are best.

veganofdoom's picture

Are you interested in adopting William? :) He needs an extra special human!

sonyajin's picture

I wish I could! But, I'm not going to be in Korea for several months. I still hope the best for him :)

veganofdoom's picture

Thanks for your good wishes! ^_^ Let others know about William, I really hope to see him adopted soon! :)

dorothy and toto's picture

Sonyajin: would you foster or adopt him if someone were to be able to foster him until you arrive and get settled in Korea?

adoptbullies's picture

We discovered that William has quite the youthful spirit.

Sadly, William has had a couple of interest but no one to come thru for him. He is at least 6+ years old and has lived with the same handful of dogs for years. His home is a concrete floor and a small wood platform.

On initial meeting he is not too affectionate, would you be if you had been overlooked for 6+ years?! Can you imagine how many times he was hopeful that this was his time, just to be passed up by another human? Most dogs when you take them out of their cage to visit, they immediately start smelling everything around them. This doesnt mean there isnt a connection between you and them, it means the animal is catching up on doggie related "news." Additionally, they are going to start peeing immeidately. This is for two reasons, one they want a chance to leave their story behind and they do this by leaving your scent. Another reason is dogs naturally do not want to elimimate where they sleep, of course sometimes they must but many will hold it as long as possible hence going the first minute they are out of the cage.

Sadly, this behavior was misunderstood by two visitors to mean William was uninterested in them.

William will love to go on walks with you, he will love to play fetch, he will cherish a bed as he has never really had one before. But most of all William will enjoy just chilling out being ever so appreciative that you took notice of him, and did something to change his life.

Please consider giving this pup that has lived over 6+years on a concrete slab a chance at a warm home, good food, and bouncy balls to chase this Christmas.

adoptbullies's picture

William may live in a bleak enviroment, but he sure is great at making lemonade of the situation!

dorothy and toto's picture

He's indoors though isn't he so at least it's not as cold as Asan? He looks a little longer in the leg than you'd expect for a corgi. He's got quite a big dog family there it seems.

ClaireO's picture

I really hope he finds someone special soon. He's gorgeous.

dorothy and toto's picture

Nobody out there in Daegu interested in fostering or adopting this little guy?

kmwg19's picture

William is so cute ^^ and sweet... please give him a chance - he's been waiting so long!

ps - doesn't he look like Scrat from Ice Age in the photo where he's got a snaggletooth?

hehehe

Katherine Magnotti's picture

you mean this snaggletooth? :)

clare_bell's picture

Oh my goodness! He does look like Scrat!!

adoptbullies's picture

Its awesome to see William up on ARK again, lets hope this is his special year!

hakuna.matata's picture

William DOES look like Scrat! What a perfect name, would-be adopters! ;)

William is always happy to get out of his pen and meet new friends! Why don't you pay KAPS a visit and check out this special guy?! You won't be sorry! ^^

megs's picture

Ah! William is so great! He's really cute, sweet, and funny.

megs's picture

Sunday, I went to visit William (because I kind of think he's awesome). I decided he needed grooming, and he had no problem with it. I didn't do a thorough job, but I remember my own dogs complaining about it. William didn't - he was focused on other things, and didn't raise a single complaint about his grooming. He's just so wonderful and endearing! He also let me pick him up when I took him out of the cage (he was squirmy and excited) and let me pick him up and put him back in the cage with no resistance (he was worn out by then). Really, he's a catch, and even though it's selfish, I'm hoping no one adopts him before I get my own place.....

kmwg19's picture

megs, YOU are awesome!! Thanks so much for giving William a much deserved grooming - he's such a great lil guy... he just needs a chance to shine ; ) Thank you also for sharing your experience a bit more about his temperament. Isn't he great? Did you happen to take any photos per chance? ^^

adoptbullies's picture

So glad he has captured your eye ;)

megs's picture

adoptbullies, I replied to your email, but it said Mailer Daemon (whatever the spelling is). Not sure why - I only hit reply!

hakuna.matata's picture

Here is a video of William and some of his friends.
Please consider William if you are thinking of fostering or adopting.
He'd be ever so grateful. He'd love to experience a real home.

megs's picture

Spent some time with William on Sunday. Here's a bit more info:

Willy is very spry for an older gent, so don't let his age fool you! I had to alternate throwing the blue ball, green dog bone and red rubber chicken for about 10 min. to get the squirm out of him, so I could put his harness on. He's got sharp ears, and as soon as he brought ball/bone/chicken back, I would squeak another toy, throw it, and he would race after it. 90% of the time, he got to it before the younger shih tzus did. (Like I said, he's very spry.)

He seemed a little confused/reluctant to go out the gate when it was time to go, but got the hang of it right quick. It was very interesting - he never stopped to mark his territory or sniff through garbage. He did really well on the leash. He's very mellow, and isn't as hard to handle as some dogs. There was a boy with a soccer ball at one point, which really got his attention. (He's something of a ball connoisseur.) However, he didn't freak out, or whine, though he might have pulled. (My companion had the leash). It was obvious he wanted it, but he was chill about it.

And, for the first time since I've known William, he was really affectionate. Whenever we stopped to rest on the benches, William would come and put his paws on either my leg or my companion's. We would pick him up and set him on a lap, and he was just as content as could be, and stayed there until we lifted him off.

Towards the end of the walk, while sitting and waiting, he gave my hand a few licks, and when I adjusted his harness, my face was close and both times he gave me a doggie kiss. Personally, I'm not a fan of doggie kisses, but I was excited that he did it. It shows how much affection he has to give, with lots of potential for more.

After the walk, when I tried to put William back in his cage, he was keen to go play with the balls some more. Though I'd jogged with him and gone on a decent sized walk, and though he's a "senior", he was still looking to play with those balls! (A ball budget might be a good idea....It's all he wants for Christmas/Birthday/New Year's/Chusok.)

Other information that might be helpful:
The corgi/jindo (?) mix also means he's a champion shedder, and he seems like a champion nail-grower, too. (He didn't seem too bothered by them on the walk, though.)
As far as training goes, Willy doesn't strike me as a hard one to train, as long as the trainer is patient and understanding.

I looked up Pembroke corgis on AKC, and though Willy is a bit more delicate and fox-like, he seems to take after that side of the family quite a bit.
http://www.akc.org/breeds/pembroke_welsh_corgi/

Alas, I love this little dog quite a bit. The more you get to know him, the more he'll grab at your heart-strings.

kmwg19's picture

Thank you so much for the detailed information megs. I am so happy William has such a dedicated volunteer to help bring out his personality and showcase him here : )

megs's picture

I'm wondering, (not because of Danbi, that's coincidence) how much would William's teeth potentially cost?

kmwg19's picture

I cannot be sure... I think we'd need him to see a vet to see the extent of the damage. If we can fundraise to take him in or find a sponsor then this could be possible : )

megs's picture

I would be willing to sponsor him for his vet check up.

hakuna.matata's picture

Hi Megs,

Thank you for expressing interest in sponsoring a check-up for William!

This check-up will not only make him more adoptable, but it will also let potential adopters know what to expect (in terms of William's health) if they would like to adopt him.

Please email me at kaps.fostering@gmail.com so we can talk specifics and get the ball rolling.

In rescue,

Sara

Foster Program Coordinator
KAPS Daegu

marlajoy's picture

Aw, dogs like William that have NEVER had the chance to experience the love of a family break my heart! Surely someone will step up and give this sweet boy a home before it's too late?!

hakuna.matata's picture

William is still waiting for his forever home. He's been waiting for his whole life. Please don't let KAPS be the only home he knows! He deserves better. Please visit with William if you can, take photos, spread the word, and post comments here. Let's find William a home, preferably with A/C! ^^

megs's picture

I finally got to visit William. I was pretty happy to see him running around in the courtyard when I got there. He seemed very chill and happy to see me, though I think this was due to him being out and about for a while, not necessarily remembering me.
I brought some treats for William. It was kind of heartbreaking. All the shih tzus knew exactly what the bag was, and I had a little flock following me around. William just kind of followed with them. He didn't actually seem to know what the bag meant. I ended up never even opening the treats, because no one was around to ask. (I'm not sure what protocol is with treats at the Daegu shelter.)
It was great to see William again. I hope that his teeth can get fixed sometime in the next month.
I, meanwhile, need to somehow have a conversation with my landlady about having a dog....

kmwg19's picture

Should be fine to give out treats. I know Miss Moon and Korean volunteers often do. William is not much of a foodie (the Shih Tzus however!! haha) William just loves being with you and chasing his blue ball : ) It would be great to get his teeth set, or at least checked. I am sure if you email Sara (oo she already commented! but now she can be reached at KAPS.Adoption at gmail.com), then maybe something can be set up for him... and if you can have a pup at your place... :-D Thanks for giving William so much love and attention! I am sure he knows you and is excited to see you.

megs's picture

William!!!

Just about the greatest dog ever. :)

m.corless's picture

I spent some time with William one day last fall when I went to adopt my Layla, formerly Princess on ARK. He was such a sweetheart then, I can't even imagine the good that a year's worth of even minimal attention has done for his already lovely spirit.
Just as a note, Princess was a "forgotten shih tzu" and had been in the Daegu shelter for at least 8 of her 9/10 years of life. I am completely in love with her. I wouldn't call her a brilliant dog but she trained so easily!! These animals are so appreciative of even the littlest things and they take to routine and care very quickly. She was completely housetrained within the first three months of living in my apartment. The hardest thing for her to figure out was what toys were for!
Adopting her was the best decision I have made in Korea and William could easily be someone else's best decision:)

marlajoy's picture

Thanks so much for posting the comment about your own experiences! It is a clear example of how dramatically (and relatively quickly) dogs can change once they enter a loving home! I'm sure your words will encourage others!

megs's picture

William still needs a foster home. I've saved up a little towards a vet visit and tooth scaling, but it would be dangerous for him to return to the shelter after that. I can't take him right now, because I'm leaving the country for a few months. William has a nice thick coat, but he's over 8 years old. I'm beginning to worry a bit about him, since he's an older gentledog.

megs's picture

Is William fixed? I noticed he was trying to -um- mount Belle. I kind of thought he was, but I just thought I'd check.

Katherine Magnotti's picture

Looking at William's silly face makes me SOOO happy! I love this dog :)

Katherine Magnotti's picture

Some of my favorite pics...

Katherine Magnotti's picture

jumping!!

megs's picture

William's been working on his fetching skills. He's beginning to get the idea that if I throw the ball, he can bring it back....and I'll throw it again!!!!

marlajoy's picture

What an expressive face he has! Great new profile picture!! :)

Katja's picture

William is an awesome little man! I walked him the other day and he was so good walking on the leash. I took him out with two other dogs and he had no problem walking as a pack. He's always so patient and loves to be petted.

emmat191's picture

Video of William playing ball this past Sunday. Enjoy.

marlajoy's picture

Such a lovely spirit he has! I don't understand why he's still there?! He is obviously good with dogs, has a lovely personality, isn't aggressive, is in great shape.... He's been there 11 years! He has paid his dues! Surely someone has a place in their heart and home for William!

megs's picture

Ooh! Ooh! Pick me! Pick me! I <3 William.

megs's picture

William is the cutest, sweetest, most loving dog I've ever met (with the exception of my childhood pups). You'd be crazy not to fall in love with him!

sthill's picture

Aw Reading about William breaks my heart. I was just in Daegu two weekends ago, I don't remember seeing him there. But then again i believe the lady told me that there was another KAPs shelter in daegu.

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