Sochi has found a forever home
Pudding was found as a stray, adopted then brought back to the shelter. Shelters in Korea are not good places. Many times dogs have no place to get out of the weather and are kenneled with other dogs who may or may not get along.
The amazing group in Korea pulled Pudding then contacted us about her. She was placed in a foster home with the very kind General Inbum Chun who fosters several dogs for them. This kind man took excellent care of Pudding, taught her house manners, to sit, to shake with both paws and how to walk on lead. His kindness and patience with our Little Pudding went a long way helping her adjust to life here in the US. While with the General, Pudding learned to get along and love small dogs and apparently cats too. She also learned not to be fearful of people. While with the General she was given her vaccinations, tested negative for heart worms as well as all other tick born diseases and she was wormed. Before starting her journey to her new life in the US, Pudding was given a clean bill of health by Dr. Choi, DVM who is very familiar with what tests and vaccinations are needed. For the dogs to be cleared to enter the US, everything must be properly document and forms filled out correctly so everything goes smoothly with no glitches along the way.
The cost including all the medical testing, vaccinations and health certificates, giant crate with extensions, transportation from the shelter to the foster home and from foster home to airport, and finally air shipping from Korea to the US ran right around $1,800.
Our sincere thanks for making this happen for Pudding goes to; Louise Patterson for keeping track of everything and making all the arrangements along the way for Pudding and accompanying her. Louise is the heavy lifter in Korea and works tirelessly for the dogs. General Inbum Chun for taking such wonderful care of Pudding. Mr. Lee and his Pet Taxi for transporting Pudding and Jeff Stark for the crate extensions and the use of his pay pal account to transfer funds from the US to Korea thus saving NBRFInternational a signifiant amount of money in wire transfers. If not for all of these and other dedicated, hard working people, none of this could happen for these deserving dogs, not just Borzoi.
We found a wonderful foster home in Northern CA ,Lisa Ristine-Gamble and husband who agreed to take Pudding under their wing and teach her all about her new life in the US. Remember, Pudding did not "speak" English, only Korean.
he flight from Korea to CA took around 14 hours. Pudding arrived safe and sound and in a relatively good mood. Whew!!!!!!
Pudding now has a new life and a new name. "Sochi" which we all think fits our little Korean/Russian girl perfectly. She lives in CA with her new people Gretchen and Brian, their two sons, Aden and Mason as well as several cats, a parrot, pony and numerous chickens. She has a fenced acre to run and play on and is making very good use of it! Life could not be better for Sochi now. Thanks to Team Borzoi,International!!!!
We hope all of our friends will follow along with Team Borzoi, International efforts and make our international Borzoi welcome. At this point, we have only brought one Borzoi to a new life in the US and hopefully, the need will not be frequent but sadly, there is a need.
The cost to bring Pudding to the US, including all the medical testing, vaccinations and health certificates, giant crate with extensions, transportation from the shelter to the foster home and from foster home to airport, and finally air shipping from Korea to the US ran right around $1,800. Some rescues may be more, others less. There is no way of predicting.
If you care to donate to NBRF International, please indicate your donation is for International, otherwise all donations will continue to go to NBRF and Borzoi in need in the USA.
Bottom line is, all Borzoi matter.