Owing to the incredibly hard work of Korean animal rights activists, the Gupo Dog meat market has finally been permanently shut down. On July 1st, 2019, eighty-five (85) dogs remaining on the premises of one of the largest dog meat markets in Korea have been rescued due to the efforts of several Korean animal welfare …Read More about Gupo Dog Meat Market Finally Shut Down
To put lightly, the Korean dog culture is very different from that of Canada. The Western’s view of dogs as “man’s best friend” is very slowly taking hold in Korea, where Boknal, the unionized and protected dog meat industry, lack of effective and just animal protection laws, and operation of filthy puppy mills are still …Read More about The Dog Culture in Korea: Why We Should Care
Let me start by saying that I have done this process many times at this point and would consider myself quite experienced in this matter. However, every single cat and dog is different. Things like the age of the cat (or the dog for that matter), personality, health issues or even their previous experiences with …Read More about Introducing your new rescue to the resident cats
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
Hey there, I am a 8-month-old and 16-pound puppy; bred and raised on a dog meat farm in South Korea. Until I was rescued by nice people from a dog rescue organization, I lived in a small, filthy, rusty cage along with my mom and 7 siblings.
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
An Inside Look: Shutting Down the Dangjin Dog Meat Farm On September 1, 2018, Free Korean Dogs officially took possession of a dog meat farm operation in Dangjin, Korea and rescued 69 dogs from slaughter. The journey has simultaneously been an uphill battle and a rollercoaster ride, although we continue to soldier forward without looking …Read More about Help Rescue Dogs from the Dangjin Dog Meat Farm
Are you thinking about adopting a dog rescued from the Korean dog meat trade?
The following is part of a series of interviews with adopters about their rescue pups. This particular interview is with Hyang-Sook and her husband about their dog Hwani whom they rescued almost 16 months ago. Hwani had a rough start to life but with love and patience he is flourishing!
Its that time of year again! The snow is melting, the temperatures are rising, and the grass is finally getting green again. It is a very exciting time for your dog as there are more interesting things to see and more mischief to get into! While the rising temperatures are a treat, they also bring …Read More about Importance of annual wellness exams