Skip was a street dog from South Korea who was most likely hit by a car and ended up with two broken legs at a high kill shelter. He had surgery to fix the back leg but ended up having to amputate the broken front leg when it wouldn’t heal correctly.
Although Skip had been rescued and nursed back to health, he was shortly scheduled to be euthanized. At the time, South Korea was getting ready to host the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in 2018, and the shelters in the area were overrun with dogs who were scheduled to be euthanized as part of “cleaning up the streets”. Street Dog Hero was able to rescue 5 pups that were ready to fly to the US, and Skip was one of them, thanks to his loving foster Tonya in South Korea @nomadicallydigital.
“Skip was pretty much a perfect dog when he came to the U.S. He absolutely loves people and every dog he meets is a new friend. He spends his days living the Bend life, hiking and playing in the snow, going to dog parks, and being the best foster brother to other street dogs who have come through our home. He teaches them the ropes while they wait for their own loving families. So far, we have hosted more than 45 foster dogs.
Skip is always happy and loving and excited for the day! We have learned many life lessons from him: Appreciate all you have, enjoy every adventure, eat every meal like it is the most delicious thing you have ever tasted, and go completely insane with happiness whenever you see someone you love.” – Skip’s forever family
You can follow Skip’s adventures on Instagram @coollikeskip