On September 25th, 2019, Korea’s largest private shelter was shutdown by law enforcement officials despite opposition from the shelter’s owner Gyeonghee Gong. The grounds for shutting down the facility was based on the claim the land did not legally belong to Gong and was therefore being used illegally. While the intention was to reclaim possession …Read More about Aerinwon’s closure and the homeless dogs’ future
For years I have suffered on and off with anxiety. A year ago, the anxiety I was experiencing was the worst I’ve ever dealt with, and for a while it took over my life. There was a lot happening in my personal life and I couldn’t handle the changes, good or bad. As a result, …Read More about Moon: the unexpected “therapy dog”
We are thrilled to be hosting our first ever Free Korean Dogs 5K Freedom Walk. Please join us as we walk together to free all dogs from lives of pain and suffering. Our route is designed for people of all abilities, whether you choose to walk 1K or the entire 5K route.
Hey, Free Korean Dogs family! We all know how wonderful our dogs are and how much they bring to our lives, but have you ever considered sharing your dog’s beautiful personality with others who could really benefit from the experience? Free Korean Dogs (FKD) is exploring the therapy dog program with St. John’s Ambulance. This …Read More about Join the FKD Therapy Dog Program
It has been a year since you travelled from Korea (where I was born) to Canada. It took 13 hours travel time and another 3 hours added for customs clearance at the airport. The day you arrived broke the record for the longest time taken at the customs accordingly because one of the flight volunteers …Read More about Hehe, the source of love and joy
It’s that time of year! The time when you and your pets will be rushing outside to enjoy the warm summer months to its fullest. It’s also the time when many pets become more at risk of external (eg. Ticks) and internal parasites (eg. Heartworm) which is why owners must be aware and familiar with …Read More about The Importance of Tick Prevention
Gavin has survived a lot in his two short years of life. He was found roaming the streets of Busan, Korea, skinny and covered with dirt. He had clearly been abandoned—he was friendly and even knew some basic commands. He waited in a local shelter for months, but no one came to claim him. So …Read More about Gavin the Graduate
After having gone through a tough moment in my life I was looking for something to help me refocus my priorities and bring me some companionship and happiness back into my life. I decided to stop procrastinating with things in my life and take more initiative in discovering my interests; one of them involved raising …Read More about A New Start for Leaf and I
Matilda is a 4-year-old Labrador and Jindo mix who has had a pretty rough start to her life.
Dear Gamza, (or “my big potato” as I affectionately called you, since your name means ‘Potato’ in Korean)
In March of 2017 I lost my best friend Dudley to lymphoma. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do. I also lost both my parents at age 60 and the only companion I had left was Dud who I had for almost 15 years. For a while, I struggled with the idea …Read More about A thank you note about Rick
This past summer, my girlfriend, Jae and I came across FreeKoreanDogs through recommendation from a friend. After mere minutes of browsing, it became apparent that our dogless days were numbered. We were so enamoured by all of the sweet faces of FKD.