They say “what a difference a year can make” but sometimes you just don’t realize how true that can be.
This is Bin. He is about 7 years old rescued from a puppy mill in Korea. Since Koreans prefer tea-cups-sized dog, Bin who weighed 4.5 pounds was the perfect one for a breeding dog. He had lived for 6 years at a horrific prison where life had been commercialized.
I’ve always grown up with dogs, and my husband Omas and I agreed that we would get a dog once we were ready. As a couple who didn’t want to have kids, we knew that a dog would complete our little family.
On September 16, 2017 (day of our 39th wedding anniversary), we had to put Neo to sleep due to cancer. She was a Jindo, that we had adopted through the Toronto Humane Society.
It was a very dark night at a public parking lot, near a pile of garbage. A furry monster crawled towards me. It was trembling out of fear but had no strength left to flee away. This was the night I met Sang-ah.
In December of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a flight courier for two dogs, Tongki and Barny, who found their forever homes through Free Korean Dogs. I write my experience in the hopes that more people volunteer for this wonderful organization.
As we countdown to celebrate the new year, the mental images of 240 Korean rescue dogs meeting their forever loving families in 2017 brought some cheerful tears to my eyes.
Some dog owners do not realize how traumatic and terrified their dogs feel when they are abandoned, surrendered and dumped.
Chungsol Shelter, located in a remote area of South Korea, is the home to 93 dogs and cats, not all Dalmations. The 93 plus 1 dogs come from all walks of life and live with a Buddhist Nun, Chungsol. Each dog escaped its horrible fate from the dog meat trade, high kill shelter or abusive …Read More about The Shoe of Life
Chook-bok was rescued from the streets last June, in Paju Korea. She was found on the streets bleeding; she was hit by a car and dumped.
The season of love and joy is upon us. December is when people celebrate the year end at holiday parties, and of course, there is Christmas – oh yes, Christmas… with beautiful lights on the street, people’s smiles and laughter, a table full of delicious and warm food, and presents going around the room with …Read More about All They Want for Christmas is You!
Terrissa Jing Shang and Alexis Longo in NYC adopted the 2.5year old Korean Jindo dog, Getty (TT) about 4 weeks ago. Terrissa shares a few stories of what she has learned after adopting Getty. Here is Part 3.