A little about Alex
ALEX, THE 2 YEAR OLD JINDO MIX
Alex’s life began in South Korea where life for dogs is very difficult. Alex was mistreated from the second he entered into the world. Separated from his mom and siblings at just a few weeks old, Alex was left in a dirty crate outdoors and alone. A U.S. Service member stationed in South Korea discovered Alex when he was only 8 weeks old and on his second abusive owner. Alex was skinny, filthy dirty and scared of everything. The owner didn’t want Alex anymore and was about to sell him to a dog meat trader. Luckily for Alex, the service member intercepted and eventually brought him home to the States to live with his family.
Due to his abusive beginnings, Alex was terrified and often would shut down completely by hitting the ground, curling up in a ball, and pressing his little eyes closed as tightly as possible. Every little noise startled him. However, he began to find some comfort in his new home but his abuse still haunted him. He became fear aggressive as he matured- deciding that defending himself first was the best way to ensure that he would not be harmed. The family eventually realized Alex needed more help and management than they could give him.
Alex was brought to our behavioral training center and was exposed to different stimuli and experiences, was observed carefully for triggers and disposition weaknesses, and underwent continuous training exercises during his rehabilitation process at the center. Alex has become much more at ease with meeting new people, is better with wearing his leash and collar, is dog social, has matured into a young dog who obeys commands, and has manners and understands his role and hierarchy in human relationships once established by the handler. Alex generally plays well with most other dogs and is sensitive to their different personalities. He walks great on a leash in busy City environments and has become an overall matured, young adult dog.
Alex is looking for a home where his owner is willing to engage with Alex in a manner that he has come accustomed to, meaning that he/she is excited to work with the training Alex has learned and can give him an active lifestyle. This person is calm, observant, firm- without applying harsh dominance over Alex, and is always patient. We do not know how Alex is with cats.
We require a single, adult- only adopter for Alex. If you are interested in adopting him, please submit an application Alex is currently being fostered in the Islip, NY area. We are looking for an adopter local to the NYC Tri-State area. We are requiring the adopter to attend 5- 6 training sessions prior to Alex’s home placement to ensure a successful adoption.