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OLM Pet of the Week - Meet Adria

OLM Pet of the Week - Meet Adria

All photos by Alex Mazur

This week we have a very special feature for our Pet of the Week. We’d like to introduce you to Adria, a two-year-old Jindo mix who was recently rescued from a horrifying situation. Adria is one of nine dogs from a South Korean dog meat farm taken in by Freedom Dog Rescue in partnership with Humane Society International. Her life before coming over here was spent trapped in a small wire cage, surrounded by hundreds of other dogs and being given no loving human interaction. After being rescued from life in a meat farm and enduring a long 20 hour flight to Canada, Adria has been given a new lease on life!

Last week we had the opportunity to meet this sweet girl and, of course, we took it immediately. Unsure of what to expect when meeting a dog who has spent her short life in a cage, we trekked out to her foster home to meet this survivor. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a curious but timid soul who was still adjusting to life outside of the cage, and making huge progress. After a few minutes of watching us from afar, curiosity won her over and Adria nervously began to investigate her new visitors with a quick sniff and even a few poses for our photographer. Her foster parents, proud of her accomplishments, described the initial difficulties they faced upon her arrival, such as getting her out of her crate when she first arrived. From then on she has discovered the great world outside and refuses to go back to her crate.

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Adria is house trained and will need a quiet home with a patient and loving family who’ll continue to help her adjust to her new life in Ottawa. Her ideal match is someone who will give her the little push to try new things and explore new places. When first learning how to navigate stairs, her foster parents had to give her that first little push and wound up with a dog who was excited to race up and down the stairs just because she could.

Adria is not yet available for adoption, but anyone interested in adopting her in the future can email freedomdogadoptions@gmail.com for more information.

About the Rescue:

Freedom Dog Rescue is an Ottawa-based not-for-profit organization founded in 2015. Running entirely on volunteers and foster homes, Freedom Dog is dedicated to helping local and international dogs find loving forever homes. All dogs from Freedom Dog Rescue are spayed/neutered and are up-to-date on their vetting. Their adoption process includes an application form, a home visit and a meet-and-greet to ensure that both the owner and the dog are the right match.


OLM Pet of the Week is a weekly segment on our site which showcases adoptable pets in our Capital. Each week a new pet will be featured in order to help them find a loving forever home. Any Ottawa-based animal rescue interested in having an adoptable pet featured can email isabel@ottawalife.com.

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