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Leo Terrier Mix Long Island City, NY

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Black, White / Cream


Loving, Friendly, Sweet
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

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Meet Leo

Leo is estimated to be about 3.5 years old, and she is a Sapsali mix (Korean Terrier breed) that we rescued out of Aerinwon shelter.
This was an infamous private shelter where hundreds of dogs were placed at outdoor kennels without proper food and vetting, and so many of them suffered and had to endured hardship to survive. For many years, a lot of animal activists fought together to have Aerinwon shut down, and finally they were able to do so two years ago. However, hundreds of animals still remain at make-shift outdoor shelters after their original deteriorating building was demolished for safety. Most of these dogs are all waiting to be adopted by families in Korea, but chances for that to happen are very slim, especially for mix breed dogs like Leo.

We heard that Leo is such a sweetheart, when she came to our Korean K9 Rescue Center in Korea to be quarantined and observed.
She greeted our trainers every morning, and asked politely to be petted. She enjoyed playing with other friends, both inside and outside, and did not cause any troubles. Some dogs, especially the ones that went through such hardships, sometimes really let you know the appreciation for what you do for them, and we feel that Leo is the case. We did notice that she if very skinny, and need to put on some weight by eating healthy food and get daily exercise to gain muscles in her body. She probably has not gotten much exercise because life in the kennel is probably all she had before she came to us. We want to change that, and would like to find her a family who will surround her with lots of love from now on and provide her a safe home. Since her arrival in the US, Leo's foster family informed us that Leo is so sweet, friendly and loving dog, and she does well with everyone including men and children. She is also very good with other dogs, so she will be a good addition for a family who are trying to increase their furry members of their family. Leo has been spayed, microchipped, fully vaccinated, and she is ready for her forever home!

We believe people who adopt rescue animals because they are willing to accept a bit of imperfection, and willing to embrace, work/ train and love them no matter what baggage the animal had in the past. It can be challenging, but extremely rewarding. We have seen an amazing transformation in our adopted dogs, and it is our goal to provide all of them with the same opportunity. We are at our happiest when we see photos of our adopted animals smile with their new adoptive family, and we hope to find Leo a loving family who would do the same.

Please consider adopting Leo and making her part of your family! If you would like to apply to adopt Leo, you can download an application here:

You can MEET Leo upon request after your application is reviewed. Due to Covid-19, our adoption process is no longer what they used to be, and we have to find alternative ways to arrange for meet and greet of our dogs. Please be patient with us!

*NOTE* We have a 30-mile radius limit from Fairfax, VA for adoption. We require a completed application & home check via Zoom or by photographs to finalize adoption. An adoption fee of $600 applies. All dogs are spay/neutered and have all shots prior to adoption. Thank you!

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