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ID #: 4477 Age: 3 yrs Gender: male Status: In-Progress



  • Being fostered in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Needs a female in the home ~ is starting to like men
  • Super friendly & loves women, kids & dogs of all sizes
  • Must have a secure, fenced yard
  • Would do well with another canine pal

Okay, okay…I know. I’m sure I don’t have a single ‘golden’ bone in my body, so what am I doing in the Golden Rescue program you ask? Well, it’s a long story. I am, believe it or not, from South Korea where I spent two of my three years in a shelter. My name is Kamju. One day, this lovely Canadian lady came by to see if she might be able to rescue a Golden and take him/her back to Canada with her. Luckily for me, the shelter had no Goldens in need but my Korean rescuers said I had been there a long time and it would be wonderful if the lady would consider me. She looked deep into my eyes and I looked deep into hers and voila…here I am in your wonderful country. My fantastic Canadian rescuer asked GR if they could help to find me a home and again, after they looked deep into my eyes and I looked deep into theirs, and they couldn’t say no! So here I am, an unusual shepherd/chow/who-knows-what mix, asking you to consider letting me be a part of your family forever. I know it’s a big ask but recently I have started to believe
in miracles. After all, I made it to Canada so anything can happen, right? If you will allow, let me tell you a little bit about myself. First of all, you are probably wondering how I picked up your language so quickly. Well, I cheated! You see, there is this wonderful thing called ‘Google Translate’ and I just speak into it in Korean and it comes out in English. Now, you’re probably saying that that explains the language but it doesn’t explain how I learned to talk. Good point! As in the movies, maybe we can ‘suspend belief’, okay?

Here I go. Firstly, the doc says I’m a healthy boy. I am gentle with my treats. Loud noises don’t bother me. You can leave me alone if you must go out without me and I’m pretty good on the leash if you use a harness. I hardly ever bark. I love all women, children, and other dogs of any size. I have been very fearful of men; however, I’ve made huge strides. Just yesterday, I ran up to a man I’d just met and I nuzzled my head in his arms. It’s important to mention this but I am never aggressive…just fearful. As for cats, I have not been tested with them; however, seeing that I’m a gentle soul and good with very small dogs, I may also be fine with cats. I am familiar with your human ways and I am extremely polite but Koreans are generally very polite ~ it is ingrained deep in our culture. Well, that’s my story. Oh, by the way, before I leave you ~ it wasn’t my idea to put those flowers on my head. When they first put them on me, I thought I was going to San Francisco, get it? But I am so happy I ended up in Canada though. Here’s what my amazing foster mom and rescuer says about me: “Kamju is an absolute gem ~ so gentle and loving and would do well in a home with other dogs and women.” I guess that would make me a ladies’ man (ha-ha)!

Kamju is currently being fostered west of the Vancouver, BC area.  If you would like more information about Kamju please call our hot-line toll-free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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