Hae is a tiny 22lb girl with a horrible past. Right now, she is in a special needs foster home, but can be adopted to the right human(s). She loves other dogs (they are her support) and cat friendly. She will need a loving and patient forever home that will allow her to adjust to our world. We brought Hae from South Korea after she survived the shelter system and spent some time in a foster home. Hae (aka Hayley) was extremely timid when she came to the shelter. Like most timid dogs, Hayley found herself at the top of the euthanasia list. She was euthanized… but it didn’t take. Hayley was not ready to go yet. She has a lot of fight in her! After this, the shelter kept her in a small dog house at the side of the shelter. There were no other dogs around her. She was alone and emaciated.
In a new home, Hayley will need a lot of time and patience to come out of her shell. Mostly, she will stay in her crate and keep to herself, coming out only when no one is around. Even with free reign to roam, she will only emerge to eat, drink, and go to the bathroom. Fortunately, Hayley is very clever and learns patterns/routines quickly. Until she can trust you to walk her, she will use pee pads. Hayley still rarely deviates from her “safe” area but will get up to use pee pads. She is an extremely clean dog and never has accidents. She would thrive in a home with a yard. We feel she is eager to learn to potty outside. Unfortunately, walks in a busy area scare her. Thus, a home with a yard would be ideal to teach her to potty outside. Please note, that while she is timid and fearful, Hayley is an incredibly gentle girl. She does not have a mean bone in her body. She never showed a single ounce of aggression with us.
She gets along very well with the other dogs and sometimes plays. Her ideal home should have another dog/dogs. Around other dogs, Hayley is more comfortable and relaxed. They are a form of support for her. Since Hayley is so docile, if she is in a home with other animals, she will need her own space to eat. She will never defend her food and will simply yield it if another animal is even in proximity to her.
Once comfortable with you, Hayley will greet you with kisses and a wagging tail. She even loves to rise and shine with your alarm clock and hop up for a good morning smooch. She is very calm and never barks but is also very sedentary and prefers to stay within her safe area. Hayley is very affectionate, once she trusts you and loves touch, petting, and being carried. She is easily spooked and needs reassurance in the form of gentle petting when this occurs. Despite her trauma, she is a very bright, affectionate, and lovely dog. She wags her tail when she feels happy and has even begun to get the zoomies.
Hayley loves pets on her head and light scratches behind her ears. Once she trusts you, she enjoys when you carry her, dote on her, and always wants to be close to you. She really likes beds with bolsters or anything to lean on. Given the chance, she plays with other dogs and cuddles near them. She also loves treats and will eat what you leave out for her to enjoy.