Mr. Hobble

Back home after surgery...Back home after surgery...Back home after surgery...Just before his surgery, Hobble is hungry!!!What are you doing?Relaxing at the parkPlay with me!Hob's luxating patella-- he will have surgery on April 25th!The vet needs to build this guy a proper groove in his kneecap!

Quick Bio

Age: Young (1-3 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Maltese
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: White
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with kids
  • Good with dogs
  • Good with cats
  • House trained
  • Crate trained
  • Walks well on leash
  • Three legger
Adoption Status: Adopted

Mr Hobble has been ADOPTED!! Congratulations to Hobble and his new family :)

Mr Hobble is an adorable "tripawd"^.^ pup who has fallen on hard times, but you’d never know it! He is incredibly inquisitive, intelligent and active—a true “happy-go-lucky” kind of guy! Ideal for a couple or a person who is often at home, he'd be the perfect companion if you are looking to adopt an energetic, friendly pet.

Mr. Hobble likes nothing more than to stretch his (three!) legs at the park. If you want to play a game of tag, he’d happily chase right after you! He loves hiking and is learning how to go for a run with his fosters on a leash. If you're looking for an outgoing companion, look no further! He also loves to show off his tricks for some treats: his “standup and spin”, sit, stay, come, 'place", lie down, and more.

Mr. Hobble has a clean bill of health and his vaccinations are up to date. He had surgery on Wednesday, April 25th for a luxating patella in his rear leg. He will be good as new and ready for adoption by the end of May!! His surgery was made possible by the generous donations of the animal rescue community. Mr. Hobble has MANY, many fans! You can read the appeal for donations and updates here:

We are not sure why he was surrendered—perhaps someone thought his missing leg was an imperfection. He is just delightful and has no behavioral issues to mention.

If you think you have the perfect home to offer Mr. Hobble, we would love to find out more about you! Please contact [email protected] to receive an application form.

Check out the latest videos of Mr. Hobble in Korea!

Mr. Hobble is truly UNSTOPPABLE! Watch him run around on two legs and a cast! ^.^

Mr. Hobble eats with his cone!

Hobble learns his "place"! Mr. Hobble catches on very quickly with his obedience training. He can even resist a treat that is thrown his way!

Hobble -- the MOVIE

Hobble Goes to School (with his doggie-sitter Emma)!

Hobble Learns to Play "Fetch" with Jason:

Hobble Goes Hiking with Luna and Emma! (1)

Hobble Goes Hiking (2): He is learning the "come" command.

Hobble Goes Hiking (3-4): He can ascend and descend all sorts of different terrain, stairs, hills, etc.

Hobble is STILL Hiking... (5-6):

Introducing Mr. Hobble:

Mr. Hobble plays with Jason:

Getting to Know Mr Hobble (and the annoying voices of his foster parents!!! Sorry all :P ):

Adoption Fee: ₩75,000
Location: Daegu - 대구
Living Situation: In foster care
Adopted From: KAPS: Daegu


adoptbullies's picture

It is so wonderful to know that he can def keep up with his 4-legged friends!

adoptbullies's picture

Love all the new pics! Sounds like he is settling well into foster care, and being so young he will def learn to adapt more and more to his 3 legged life. Thanks for giving him a chance!

linhorobin's picture

Those pictures are wonderful- this guy will find his perfect home in no time!!

linhorobin's picture

He looks awesome, and it sounds like he's learning lots! You're doing a wonderful job with him! I can't wait to see him in the "Adopted" section!

emmat191's picture

Mr Hobble Goes To School!

Hobble is staying with me and my dog Luna for the weekend while his foster parents visit Seoul. He is a very active dog, despite only having 3 legs (don't let that fool you, nothing keeps Hobble down). He also adores people and especially kids. So on Friday Hobble and I went to school.
As you can see he had a really great time. The girls loved him and he was visited every break time! Hobble wanted to say 'hi' to everyone and loved giving kisses and getting hugs.

Hobble with StudentsHobble with StudentsHobble outside at lunch time.Hobble with 1st Grade Middle SchoolersAfter school some girls came to take a picture with him.
emmat191's picture

Check out a video of Mr Hobble at School on the KAPS Facebook page:

linhorobin's picture

WOW!! Hobble looks so great and obviously loves all people and attention!! What a lovely dog!
And that movie trailer is about the coolest thing I've ever seen!! How did you do that??

emmat191's picture

Thanks I didn't do anything though! I just let Hobble go do his thing and taped it on my camera. He is quite photogenic! Hopefully it will help find his forever friend.

emmat191's picture

Hobble Goes Hiking!

My dog Luna and I usually go for a walk in Daegu's Dyuru Park. Yesterday Hobble came along too, but I forgot to take my camera. So today Luna, Hobble, me and my camera went again just for you, and them, and me.
There were lots of people in the park, and of course Hobble wanted to say 'hi' to everyone! But he is having to learn that sometimes people just aren't interested. He also got lots of surprised looks, nobody expects to see a 3-legged dog hurtling towards them up a hill!
He really enjoys the walk though and meeting anyone he can along the way. We met a Golden Retriever, who was very happy to meet Hobble. Unfortunately the size difference was a little much for safe play, but they really tried.
If you would like to see Hobble in action check out the videos on the KAPS Facebook page.

Hobble and Luna hikingHobble meets a Golden RetrieverHobble meets a Golden Retriever
adoptbullies's picture

Wow the videos really highlight his ability! Such a special dog :D

emmat191's picture

Don't Forget Mr Hobble!! He is still very much looking for his Forever Home!
Mr Hobble is such a friendly outgoing guy, would just love to have a person all of his own. Don't let those 3 legs put you off, they certainly don't stop him.
Check out Mr Hobble's life lessons on the KAPS Facebook page:

jejudogs's picture

Congratulations to Mr. Hobble and his new family!

adoptbullies's picture

Yay Mr Hobble!

clare_bell's picture

Such wonderful news!! Congratulations to all :)

kmwg19's picture

An update on Hobble, now known as Swag!

He's got tons of energy but is well behaved, housetrained, walks pretty well on a leash, likes his crate, doesn't bark much (likes to make little huffing/whining noises but full on barks are very rare), and knows sit, lay down, stay, ok, come, down (as in get down off me) and "place" (go to his pillow, if it's out.) He is very nice to other animals, though he can "love them too much" with his energy if theirs is very low.

And on the new 'do...

He seems to love the haircut, he was really strutting home from the groomer. It's like dogs know when they're lookin good.

Hobble finally found his forever home where he's quite doted on. Thank you to all involved in his rescue : )

Swag has a blue 'do!