Last week, Chance and I ushered in a new addition to our blended family. I’ve been an Adoption Counselor with The SPCA of Texas for almost a year now and for as long as I can remember, my heart has been set on a Japanese Akita. Since they are an extremely rare breed to end up in Texas shelters and purchasing from a breeder was OUT OF THE QUESTION, I knew it’d be quite some time before I could bring home a sibling for Chance (adopt don’t shop). But one day, I arrived early to work and happened upon a litter of 5 Korean Jindo 8 week old puppies that’d just been flown in as a Korean dog meat farm rescue the night before. Looking very similar to an Akita pupper, I did my research on the comparisons between temperament, health, breed mentality, living environments, exercise needs, feline compatibility, etc. and lo and behold, the breed was exactly what I was looking for, just in a smaller package (Akitas get to 130lbs and Jindos around 50lbs). Credit due to my amazing coworkers who rallied for me to get this boy home. Deciding on a name with Korean origin was not easy, but I’ve settled on Hak-Kun, which means “one who is rooted in literature” 📖🐕.
The Dexas crew has such a great time at the 13th Annual Strut Your Mutt, The Race To End Animal Cruelty. Many thanks to @SPCAofTexas and our many new friends who stopped by the Dexas booth in support of this great cause! If you didn’t get the chance to buy anything before we sold out, don’t worry….save 20% now on all Dexas “pets on the go” items on our site when you enter the coupon code: SPCA⠀ ⠀ #dexas#strutyourmutt#spcaoftexas#dexasbydesign#mudbuster#dogsofinstagram#dogs#endanimalcruelty