Help Us End the Dog Meat Trade
Since 2015, we’ve shut down three dog meat farm operations and found homes for over 1,500 dog meat trade survivors.
Our work focuses on three pillars: rescue, adoption, and awareness.
Shutting down a dog meat farm begins a complex process. The dogs need immediate food, shelter, and vet care. Some are adopted. Others are too sick or traumatized. We care for all of them.
Today, we need urgent help to provide essential care for our rescued dogs in Korea. We’re also planning a permanent sanctuary in Canada where our dog meat trade survivors can live in peace.
Track our story and progress from modest beginnings to the present day.
FKD launches as non-profit
EK and her partner Greg launched Free Korean Dogs as a non-profit organization with the mission of rescuing dogs from the Korean dog meat trade, getting them adopted into forever loving homes, and raising public awareness about the dog meat trade in Korea.
Korea and North America Protests
We organized a coordinated series of multi-national protests during Boknal, the Korean dog meat festival. Demonstrations took place at the Moran dog meat market in Korea, with simultaneous protests in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles.
FKD becomes a registered charity
We hit a vital milestone in 2019 when the Canadian government granted us charitable status. We became a legit charity complete with tax deductable receipts.
1,000 dogs find forever homes
Some say dog meat trade survivors are unadoptable. We proved them wrong when we celebrated watching our 1,000th dog get adopted into a forever loving home.
FKD expands adoption to US
Responding to enthusiastic requests from supporters in the US, we expanded our adoption cities to include Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Jose, and LA.
3rd Annual Freedom Walk
Started in 2019, Freedom Walk is our annual public awareness and fundraising event. We bring the whole community together to march in Toronto and Vancouver.
Free Korean Dogs partners with SMACK Pet Foods to nourish rescued dogs, enhancing their health with quality food and supporting adopters.
South Korea’s plan to ban the dog meat trade by 2027, supported by the government and People Power Party, signals a significant shift in animal welfare and cultural attitudes, aligning with the country’s growing trend of pet ownership.
Discover a heartwarming Halloween journey for Korean rescue dogs. Unleash creativity in an unforgettable event that will have everyone howling with delight.