Huckleberry Finn (Huck)

Huck being adorable
Please foster or adopt me!Where Huck lived for 5 years:-(First walk at BAPS!SmilesHappy happy HuckHe loves his toys!He loves to cuddle!Huck knows how to beat the heat.Huck loves water.Huck with his pal, Dmitri.

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Male
Breed: Spaniel (Cocker)
Size: Medium (7-20kg)
Colour: Golden
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with dogs
  • Crate trained
  • Walks well on leash
  • Special needs
Adoption Status: Adopted

*Update January 17th*
Huck's foster mum can't imagine life without him. So congratulations Huck and Elizabeth!

*Update December 15th*
Huck is doing fantastically in foster care, his foster mum would like to adopt him so fingers crossed that this boy is off ARK next month ^^

*Update - October 26th*
Huck went into foster care on Sunday. Reports say he is doing great, we really hope this is finally a forever home for Huck.

*Update - September 21*
Huck's getting a visit this sunday.... is this it for our boy?

*Update - August 19*
Happy Huck is still waiting. He doesn't seem to mind the heat, even with all that fur. He's just content to have company come visit and play with him.

*Update - August 8th*
Huck is happily waiting out the hot Busan summer. He loves playing in water and resting in the shade. We hope to have some good news for him soon. Please keep thinking about this sweetheart.

*Update - May 26th*
Huck is an amazing dog. This week Huck was adorable, his favorite thing to do roll on to this back and wriggle around while getting his tummy rubbed. This week there had been a fair bit of rain on our walk so Huck was covered in mud from his paws and back up to his nose. But the happy dog was happy to be hosed down by our volunteers. Huck has had a sad story so far but you can see the delight on his face when he gets his two favorite things - human attention and the chance to roll around on soft ground.

*Update-May 16th*
Huck is settling back into shelter life. He's a very relaxed and laid back boy, so if you are loving for an easy going and low energy dog then Huck could be the dog for you.

*Update-February 27th*
I will be out of the country for a few months so a lovely volunteer named Claire will be taking over my profiles to make sure they don't expire! You can contact either of us with any questions, but she will be faster to answer. However, I am still more than willing to help if you need me:-)

*Update-February 18th*
Huck is still searching for a new foster home ASAP! His current foster mom wrote a little more about him,
"Huck is crate trained. He has no accidents in his crate or in the car. His deafness is NOT a problem. He understands lots of hand commands, and can hear more than I thought. His house training is improving and that is NOT the reason he is leaving my home. He's really a wonderful dog...can't say enough about how good he is. Huck is a glutton...always wanting to eat. He may be deaf, but he can hear a food package being opened from the next room. I started limiting his food and water and that cut down on a lot of the accidents he had in the house. He loves to go with me everywhere, and will sit patiently in the backseat of the car until I return."

*February 12th*
Huck is in need of a new foster home ASAP! Here is his story.

Huck and his brother Tom Sawyer (now adopted) were abandoned at an animal hospital. They were left there for five years, never taken out of the cage for exercise or outdoor time. They were both overweight and desperate for human attention by the time BAPS rescued them in January of 2012.

Huck charmed a volunteer right away, who took him home as a foster. Unfortunately, her school shut down unexpectedly and she was forced to return home. She tried to adopt Huck but it just wasn't possible. Huck returned to the shelter where he recently developed a bad ear infection. He went into a temporary foster home to heal. Here is what his foster dad said,
"He's a gentle, happy, social dog (with both people and other dogs), but not completely potty trained. He generally holds it at night and during work, but makes a few mistakes on the floor during the day (usually while I'm in the house). Not too hard to clean up with paper towels. He's almost completely deaf, but that's not a problem. He has had vocal chord surgery from a previous owner, so he is unable to make any noise when he tries to "bark". He's also good on a leash and likes to go for walks. As a bonus, he doesn't have any separation anxiety when you leave the house. Huck's a good dog and I hope someone will foster him."

He's currently with a third foster but this was just a temporary foster so he wouldn't have to return to BAPS. Huck is a wonderful dog and no one wants to see him return to the shelter! This is what his current foster mom said about Huck,
"I am asking that someone please take this pup into your home, at least until the weather is warmer. Even though he's had such a terrible life, he is the sweetest and most loving dog. I would hate for him to be put in BAPS, especially since I had a lot of his hair cut off. I am willing to donate the bed I bought him, along with food, walking collar, treats and toys. He can't bark, so he won't be loud and disturb any neighbors or landlords. He is not fully house trained but is showing improvement in this area. He feels most secure sleeping in a kennel at night and this eliminates any nighttime accidents as well. He is not aggressive at all, LOVES taking long hikes, rides well in the car, and does not have separation anxiety. I will also donate three months of Frontline and Heartguard to whomever takes him in. I cannot donate the kennel as I myself am borrowing it. Please open your hearts and take Huck into your home in this cold weather."

Please consider fostering Huck! He is up to date on all his shots, neutered, and heartworm negative. He is in foster care on Geoje Island but traveling is not an issue.

Huck is a BAPS dog, which means anyone interested in fostering or adopting him will need to complete the adoption application ( and volunteer two Sundays in a row (from 11-3) at our shelter. For an adoption, one must complete a month long trial to make sure you and the dog are a good fit! You can visit the shelter page for more information!

*BAPS also has a sponsorship program. Anyone interested can give 200,000 won for a dog to have their full health check, be neutered or spayed, and get any necessary dental work. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our dogs, let me know!

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Busan - 부산
Living Situation: In a shelter


alibuch's picture

What a gorgeous Cocker. Those before pictures look exactly like my Cocker Louise looked the day I met her at the old Daejeon shelter. Cocker Spaniels are such amazing dogs. All it takes is love and a little effort and you get an amazing friend.

geegcurtin's picture

I agree with you alibuch, and Huck is such a sweet dog! I was friends with the volunteer that fell in love with him but then unfortunately got fired, we had lots of playdates and he settled in so quickly, he is also great with other dogs. He's so loving and wants nothing more than a big cuddle! I hope he finds a home soon, this poor boy has been so unsettled for such a big part of his life...he deserves to be pampered!

BiancaOlivia's picture

Good news! Leo told us on Sunday that Huck has been adopted and will be moving to ALASKA!~!

geegcurtin's picture

CONGRATULATIONS Huck!!!! I can't think of a more worthy dog for this to happen to!!! <3

Stephan's picture

Unfortunately Huck isn't going anywhere... Alaska fell through for this boy. And so he continues to wait. What rough luck this poor guy has. I made a video featuring him and a fellow shelter member, Spartacus, to highlight how long he's been waiting. The video doesn't tell his entire story though. But please watch it, share it, and maybe together we can find a home for this very deserving dog:

marlajoy's picture

Oh no! That's terrible news for poor Huck! Great video! I hope it helps him find his home and he won't have to wait any longer!! :)

Francesa's picture

I hope Huck has some good news coming soon. He's been waiting a long time for a good break. He's such a sweetheart and deserves a home.

geegcurtin's picture

Huck Huck Huck...going back to the shelter after being away for 6 months the most surprising sight for me was poor Huck. He has put on SO much weight. It is heartbreaking to see. He really needs to get out of the shelter! It has been over a year and a half since he arrived at BAPS and it breaks my heart to still see him in that cage every week.

The worst part is that he is such a friendly dog and is very handsome (especially once he loses the weight) that I really don't understand why he's still here. Some dogs are just so unlucky and unfortunately for Huck he is one of those unlucky ones.

Please consider taking this fun cuddly, sweet, loving, playful cocker that will shower you with love.

Karen's picture

Congrats to Huck! Glad to hear the good news!