QUEENS — Bobae's had a rough life so far.
This 7-year-old mutt — thought to be a Jack Russell terrier, Pomeranian, Chihuahua and Spitz mix — was living on a puppy mill and dog meat farm in South Korea, where she was destined for slaughter before being rescued last fall, according to rescuers.
After spending time in a shelter, she came to New York with Free Korean Dogs, a rescue group that aims to stop the Korean dog meat trade, and has been living in a foster home in Flushing for about a month.
"When you meet her in person, she really makes an impact," said Gina Lori, the NYC adoption coordinator for Free Korean Dogs, who describes Bobae as a "survivor" who enjoys a nice stroll but is just as happy curled up on the couch.
"She just needs that person that wants a really sweet lap dog," Lori said. "She loves to go for walks and she's energetic when she's outside."
Bobae — whose name means "treasure" in Korean — weighs 15 pounds, has been vaccinated, spayed and housebroken, according to Lori.
She's a calm and easy-going pup who gets along with kids as well as other dogs.
"Her resilience is truly remarkable," Lori said.
Free Korean Dogs has an adoption screening process which requires a home visit and a meet-and-greet. Those interested in adopting Bobae should email firstname.lastname@example.org.