Right after being caught...she was being eaten alive by fleas, ticks and unnamed bloodsucking creatures on her skin. That was the food that the old lady threw at Coco and other 11 dogs to eat. She was so scared of human beings at first that she tried to hide in bushes and prefered sleeping in a cold trash pile but now she thinks she and the blue blanket are unseparatable. Her tiny black nose is working like a compass. She keeps spinning her body on top of the blanket to see me.

Quick Bio

Age: Puppy (under 1 year)
Gender: Female
Breed: Mix
Size: Small (under 7kg)
Colour: Brown & Black
  • Spayed/Neutered
  • Good with dogs
Adoption Status: Adopted

Hi. Please meet Coco, a Korean balbari, rescued from an animal hoarder in Donghae. An old lady, self-called an animal lover, keeps dogs on a field feeding them nothing but food garbage(usually kimchee). I took/ bought some dogs from her last year and almost all of them have found nice homes. This year, I found about 12 little dogs at the same spo and exactly in the same condition. 9 dogs were rescued and taken to a no-kill shelter, but this little one had successfully escaped from my grasp and spent two weeks on a hill by herself. On a cold and windy morning, I finally got her. She's only 3 or 4 months old. She has recently started losing her baby teeth. She's very quiet(never heard her bark), smart(she knows how to shake a paw without being taught), and super friendly. Is there anyone who would take her as a family member?

Adoption Fee: ₩50,000
Location: Wonju - 원주
Living Situation: In foster care


ajiumjiwoongi's picture

Coco is still looking for her family. Since she came back, she has gained a little big of weight(still less than 3 kg). She is very playful and getting along well with other dogs.

ajiumjiwoongi's picture

Since it seems hard for her to find a home in Korea, we've been looking for a possibility of oversea adoptions. Every cost will be paid by us.

Karen's picture

Hi ajiumjiwoongi,
I understand you might be feeling nervous that it's taking a long time to find Coco a home. It's kind of you to want to help an adopter financially for Coco's sake. I hope you will be really careful if you consider an overseas adoption. At least in North America, not all homes are good ones!

In any case, I don't think it's wise to cover all costs of an overseas adoption. If someone can't afford the shipping costs to adopt from overseas, shouldn't they adopt locally?

Can you explain which costs an overseas adopter would pay? Thanks!

ajiumjiwoongi's picture

Coco has been adopted! A wonderful woman in Jeonju has opened her heart and home to Coco, and it was evident from the start that Coco would be pleased with her new family. What a great dog.