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
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
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!
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.
It has now been a little over a year since we got Tokki. Like most rescues (and people for that matter) he has good days and bad days.
We lost our dog a year and a half ago. He was just shy of 17 yrs old. We missed him; his love and companionship. It was the best of happenstance we found Free Korean Dogs and EK. We recently adopted Sari, who we renamed Ellie, from Free Korean Dogs. It was the best experience …Read More about Definition of Happenstance- Discovering Free Korean Dogs and Finding Ellie
July 2018: Goldy Along came Goldy – a mini poodle under 9 lbs! I did some research on smaller breed in preparation of Goldy’s arrival – there is never enough research one can do because once again, every dog is unique/different. Goldy was an attention seeker and had some separation anxiety. I felt it …Read More about Fostering Dogs 101: Part 2
As a lifelong animal lover and owner of dogs, cats, and horses, I wasn’t surprised when my 18-year-old daughter Leah expressed a wish to have a dog of her own. At home we already had an 11-year-old, 80 lb English retriever/standard poodle cross and a 9-year-old, 30 lb mini goldendoodle, as well as 2 cats.
If only there is a course out there on how to be a “good” foster parent to rescue dogs……each dog and dog owner is different. We can share what worked & what did not work – apply these learnings to our own environment & circumstances. I had the pleasure to foster 2 different dogs from …Read More about Fostering Dogs 101: Part 1
The following is part of a series of interviews with adopters about their rescue pups. This particular interview is with Diana about her dog Tommy whom she rescued almost 8 months ago. Tommy is blind but full of love for everyone. He has adjusted well, and is a champ when it comes to walks and …Read More about Tommy the Tiny wonder