Samdol <3
Help! Samdol is lost!!Cute little Samdol!How cute is this little man?!Samdol - pre-shave and pre-surgerySamdol - post-shave & pre-surgeryTumour on neck2 tumours visibleSamdol - after his surgerySamdol - after his surgerySamdol <3Samdol <3

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Mix
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Brown
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • House trained
Adoption Status: Adopted

UPDATE: October 30, 2013

Samdol settled forever in his foster home.

UPDATE: June 30, 2013

Samdol was microchipped and moved to a foster home in Seoul in March 28, 2013.
He is still waiting for his forever home.

If you would like to meet Samdol, please contact me at [email protected].

Update 17 March 2013:
Finally, some good news to end the weekend off with. Samdol has been found!! Yaaaay!!! His foster mom did a great job of postering the area where he was lost as well as advertising in the local newspaper and online sites. Samdol was captured by the local city shelter and he is now back in his foster home where he will STAY PUT until his forever home comes along. Interested in this sweet little man? Consider adopting him and making him yours!

Update 11 March 2013:
Help!! Samdol has gone missing from his foster home in Wonju!! Please share his link and help us to find him!! :( "Lost" poster in the comments section below.

Update 8 March 2013:
Sweet Samdol is still waiting for his forever home.

Update 23 Nov 2012:
Samdol's foster mom sent me some cute photos of him after a haircut. :)

Update 22 Oct 2012:
Samdol was moved into temporary foster care on the weekend to get him out of the cold. We are still looking for a long-term solution for this boy - either a new foster home or forever home. I wasn't at the shelter to see him go so I will update more when I hear more.
- He is heartworm negative.
- He has ear mites and an ear fungus. These are being treated.
- He has been vaccinated with the DHPPL & rabies vaccines.

If you would like to meet this special boy, it can easily be arranged!
Contact me at: [email protected].

Update: 15 Oct 2012
Poor Samdol is still waiting in a pen on the hill at the shelter. Two of his 4 siblings have left the shelter in recent weeks yet he is still there...
He must be a tough little guy to have recovered from surgery in the stressful environment of the shelter. Please consider fostering him before winter hits.

Update: 11 Sept 2012
Samdol is still waiting at the shelter. Poor thing...imagine having a big surgery and then having to recover in a shelter! Well that's what he's gone through. :( I will be visiting this weekend and will try get some more photos of him. Please consider fostering Samdol!
Samdol has a very sad story and he needs our help!

Samdol started his life in a happy home with his human mother, biological mother and 4 doggy siblings. Everything was going well and they lived happily together for about 5 years. Then one day, his human mother met & fell in love with a man. He asked her to marry him. She said yes. His parents said "no dogs".

So Samdol and his family remained with his owner's mother, still as a happy little family. Sadly, his owner's mom was diagnosed with cancer, and with her taking immunosuppressants, the doctors advised that she should not have so many dogs.

To cut a long story short, while devastated, Samdol's owner decided to board the 4 dog siblings at the shelter for about 3 months in the hopes that soon she could reunite them with her family.

Recently it was discovered that Samdol had a very nasty tumour on his head, near his ear, and also one on his neck. He was taken for surgery to have these removed and the vet said they didn't look malignant so there was no need for a biopsy.

This whole scenario however, caused Samdol's owner to realise that this really was not the best situation for her beloved dogs. She has thus decided to allow ARK to find Samdol and his siblings forever homes.

Samdol was kept in a temporary foster home for 2 weeks after his surgery to ensure that his wounds were kept clean. Unfortunately though, he is now back at the shelter and looking to get out again. He's had a reminder of what love and a home feels like and he wants it again!

He is a very kind and gentle dog. He is also very timid and would need someone patient enough to bring him out of his shell.

Please help Samdol to live the life he was supposed to live!

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Samdol, please send your completed application form to [email protected].

Adoption Fee: ₩70,000
Location: Seoul - 서울
Living Situation: In foster care


linhorobin's picture

Poor guy!! I remember meeting him a while ago, and I had no idea about his background. He seems like a very sweet dog who would have a lot of love to give!

marlajoy's picture

This sweet boy is right at the top of my list of potential fosters! :) I just have to let go of the kittens first!

clare_bell's picture

Oooh that makes me VERY happy! :)

marlajoy's picture

Hey, I'm sure everyone who volunteers at Asan has a TON of things that need to get done (thanks for all you do!!) but I would LOVE to see some recent pictures of Samdol - not just his neck! :)

marlajoy's picture

Why was he moved?!

clare_bell's picture

I wasn't at the shelter when Samdol left so I got my wires crossed. >.<
He has gone into foster care in Seoul. I will update more as I find out more. :)

clare_bell's picture

Here is Samdol visiting the vet en route to foster care in Seoul.

marlajoy's picture

adorable! He looks great! :)

Sofia's picture

How big is Samdol? (kg, measurements)

eveliens's picture

I assume he's a similar size to his sister Osoon, but probably a little bigger since he's male? She's knee high and 5.5-6kg. About the size of mini schnauzer or a smallish cocker spaniel [but not at heavy/blocky]. I'm sure someone else can give you more specific measurements.

marlajoy's picture

Aww, he and his brother, Wilde, look so adorable!! Fingers crossed for a forever home!! :)

clare_bell's picture

Help! Samdol is lost in Wonju!! Please share his poster far and wide!!!

marlajoy's picture

What?!!! Oh no! Poor baby! I will be sending him all the positive energy I can muster! He's going to be back home in no time! :)

Karen's picture

Could you also post this in ARK's Blog section under "Lost and Found". That way I'll be able to put a notice on the homepage!

clare_bell's picture

Thanks Karen, I just did!

marlajoy's picture

You haven't received any new pictures of Samdol and Wilde?! It would be great to see some more!! :)

Heather Kang's picture

Samdol on the stairs of his foster home after a walk.

marlajoy's picture

He was adopted? He's not still living outside, is he?

Heather Kang's picture

No, he isn't. He lives inside.

marlajoy's picture

That's good. I hope he's happy. :) If you ever get more pictures, I'd LOVE to see them!! :)