Jesse James – Jindo

Meet “Jesse James”, a Jindo, and the first NYC ACC dog to come to Last Hope Wantagh. Jindos are Spitz-type hunting dogs, originally from Jindo Island off Korea. (In similar breed size order, think Shiba Inu as the smallest, Jindo as middle-size and Akitas as largest.)

A policeman rescued “Mr. James” as a Queens stray after July 4th. He had to go to the Brooklyn Shelter. A Last Hope volunteer friend of the policeman was so concerned this friendly dog would never be claimed or adopted in time. In NYC, lost dogs do not necessarily go to a shelter in the borough where found because there are only several receiving shelters. This makes it much harder for an owner to track a dog down before the dog’s time is up.

We appreciate the help of Bobbi & the Strays, a Mayor’s Alliance partner in getting “Jesse James” to Last Hope. “Mr. James” is quite friendly and walks well on a leash. Actually he is friendlier than many Jindos who remain aloof to strangers. He is 50 pounds and about 6 years old. Jindos are a smart and complex breed. We will be looking for an experienced dog owner for our handsome “Jesse James”.

Here is a link to the benefits and challenges of owning a Jindo

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