Betsy is an easy-going little gal. She enjoys taking walks and loves getting a chance to play! She has a lot of potential to be a loving and loyal pet, but she needs someone to take the chance on her! She gets along well with other dogs of all sizes, not sure about cats tho. She is leash trained and knows a few basic commands (come, sit, etc).
Betsy's former owners turned her out on the streets, and left her to fend for herself when she was still just a young pup. A well-meaning bystander brought her to the shelter. She's been a resident there for almost 4 years now!
What does it mean to be a forgotten dog? Betsy is a KAPS forgotten K9, which means he has been in the shelter for so long, he probably has forgotten what real care and a real home feels like.
If you are forgotten dog, your chances are stacked against you. You look less than pretty, and it takes a special person to see what you can be. It also means you have alot of minor things wrong with you that will need meds the first month you are adopted in order to get those ears to stop burning, those teeth to stop hurting and that skin to stop itching, and for your eyes to clear up. It doesnt cost much in Korea to treat these things, but again it takes a special someone with a big strong heart to say I want to care for a forgotten dog in order for them to see clearly again, coat to become shining again, teeth to be healthy again and ears to stay clean.
Then your battle still is not thru, you will need patiences, you will need time and you will need love as you learn how to live in an apt. Again, nothing major but again you need a special someone that says I can invest in you. I will invest at least as many months in you as you were forgotten in the shelter in order to learn how to potty in the right spots, and how to walk on a leash again. One thing is for sure though, we know how to love. If you adopt us then we def no that you are special because for 8 years we have not had a soft bed, fire to lay by on cold nights, ac to chill in front of those bot, humid Korean days. And most of all we know how special you are to give us all of your attention; you see for 8 years we have shared the attentiion of one constant caregiver with 70 other dogs every day.
But it doesnt end there, these forgotten K9s like Betsy need someone that is stronger than the average adopter. Because you see, we have only recieved min care for so long that we dont know what internal problems may and may not be there. So you see it takes a very special very strong person to look past their own fear of finding out bad news, and look past saturday night partying to provide and to love me, a forgotten K9.
Every adopter is special, but the forgotten K9 adopter is extra special. Will you help me to live? KAPS has kept me alive for years, but I want to do more than survive I want to live, I want to know what life is like, and what a bed is like and what warnth is like, I want to know what it feels like to have someone that comes home to me everyday, to me and only me (and maybe one other) but someone I dont have to share with 70 other dogs every day. Please...