Meet Adam Rippon
Animal ID 38350438 
Species Dog 
Breed Korean Jindo/Mix 
Age 11 months 2 days 
Gender Male 
Size Medium 
Color White 
Declawed No 
Housetrained Unknown 
AGE/GENDER: Baby {09/15/2017}, Male
BREED: Jindo Mix
TEMPERAMENT: Playful and mischievous
WEIGHT: 20 lbs and growing!

HOUSE TRAINING: Not yet! He is a baby so he'll need a consistent schedule with multiple opportunities daily to go outside while he works on it. Puppies should not be considered reliable in regard to housetraining until 6-12 months of age. They're a lot like toddlers, who require diapers!
CRATE TRAINING: Good, he's young and trainable!
OTHER DOGS: Good! He will need continued socialization, like all puppies!
CATS: Good! Continued socialization will be important!
CHILDREN: Dog-respectful children, 8 and older
HEALTH: Adam sadly had previous trauma, which has affected a few things. He does have limited vision, which was determined by an ophthalmologist. Honestly, the visual impairment you really wouldn't even know because he gets around well and plays just fine. He does have some near-vision difficulties, like stumbling over things directly in front of him. He also is requiring surgery for his previously broken front leg. This may affect his activity level in the future, so he may not be a jogging buddy but he should be able to hike. He will have arthritis in the future. Prior to adoption, puppies will be altered, microchipped, flea treated, and dewormed. Puppies are given vaccination boosters in our care; however, adoptive families will be responsible for the remaining vaccinations that puppies need. Your adoption donation goes toward the cost of this vet care as well as transportation and general care costs. In addition, all pets adopted from Motley Zoo come with 30 days of free pet insurance provided by Shelter Care.

HISTORY: Adam Rippon flew from Korea to find a new start at life and a forever family!

NOTES FROM FOSTER HOME: Adam's visual impairment is not really visible to the casual eye, as he can see movement and tracks hands easily. He just has some issues, such as stumbling over things in front of him, and obviously can't catch a ball thrown to him but will chase it when he hears it bounce. He sees shadows and large objects easily. This does not in any way inhibit his activity level or ability to go out and about and hike or camp. However, you have to be cognizant that he is indeed visually impaired to an extent, so that he will always be on leash (as he could easily fall off cliffs or into rivers, etc.).

Adam's leg had been fractured when he was younger and it improperly set, as he did not receive medical attention for it. Because of this his radial bone has grown more than his ulna. If this continues, he will most likely break his elbow. Surgery will fix this condition, but he will need a quiet home until he fully heals.

ADAM is a puppy so he's playful and has a lot of puppy energy! He is super cute and fun, but a lot of work. His forever family should be committed to lots of training - obedience, housetraining, and socialization. This will ensure that ADAM grows into a confident, well behaved adult! Puppies' personalities are dependent on their environment, and the structure and training they are given, in addition to socialization. Their personalities continue to grow and be shaped by their new adoptive families. Puppy daycare and socialization classes or puppy kindergarten are highly recommended for their personal development. He will more than reward you for all your hard work with lots of love, loyalty, and laughs.

All dogs adopted from Motley Zoo come with a leash and either a Martingale collar or a harness, depending on each dog's particular needs.

Motley Zoo Animal Rescue is a volunteer run, foster based, 501(c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization based in Redmond, WA. Motley Zoo does not have a traditional shelter location, but instead, utilizes private foster homes which care for the animals individually, in a home environment, until a "furever" home is found.

Motley Zoo also runs "Rock Star Treatment" Dog Daycare & Training Studio in Redmond, WA which is a day-use facility and does not hold kennels of adoptable animals. The dogs there are owned animals who come to the facility while their families are at work and school so they can play and socialize in a safe environment. We dub this service our "Year-round" fundraising program which helps us support our rescue animals and the $15,000/ month vet bills we incur. This Studio location does have an Adoptable Cat Lounge, where cats may live until adoption, which is the exception to any aforementioned rules.

Please email and request an adoption application so we can get you started on the journey to finding a new, furry friend! Once you have been approved to adopt, then we can set up a meeting with the animal you have been matched with.

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Thank you for considering adopting a dog in need!