The past few weeks have been faced with difficult times as COVID-19 continues to rapidly and drastically impact our everyday lives. Free Korean Dogs (FKD) thanks everyone who has taken the time to send us messages of support and encouragement as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
One week after finalizing our adoption for Elle, we fell in love again when Otto popped up. There was something so special about him and I knew I would regret letting him go. But we’ve never had more than one dog at a time, let alone rescues! Was I being too rash? Would we be …Read More about Good Things Come In Pairs: The Unexpected Addition
Working within the world of dog rescue we often see and hear the stigma associated with adoption, especially for meat farm rescues. They say shelter dogs are ‘broken’; They have deeply rooted trauma and behavior issues beyond the help of rehabilitation; They are past their prime years and cannot be trained. The list goes on.
They often say we can learn a lot from dogs, which is certainly true of Onjung’s story. She teaches us that even when life gives you spoiled lemons, you can still make lemonade.
In April 2019, South Korea experienced one of the worst forest fires to have ever swept their lands, resulting in the destruction of over 1200 acres of land, 4200 displaced people, and 400 destroyed homes. Under a declared state of national disaster, over 900 fire engines and 10,000 emergency personnel were dispatched to fight the …Read More about OTTO, WHO BEAT THE ODDS
With a new year comes new resolutions, and we have big goals on the horizon. Four and a half years ago, we would have never imagined we would be where we are today. Before Free Korean Dogs (FKD) was established, our founder and executive director EK never thought she would lead, much less institute an …Read More about We are the change we seek
It seems with just a blink of an eye, we’ve flipped our calendars to December and begin looking forward to the upcoming New Year. 12 months have gone by in a flash, but it’s been an eventful year for Free Korean Dogs and we have much to celebrate over.
This story is not about blood-related brothers. However, they became brothers by household and bond. The Commitment My husband and I have had Barkley since he was a puppy. Barkley is well socialized, house-trained, and pretty calm and obedient. He loves being around other dogs of any size. Although Barkley is a bit over 9 …Read More about How Barkley Met His Brother: Introducing a rescue to a resident dog
I have worked in the pet/dog business for quite a few years now. I have seen all sorts of dogs in all sorts of situations that I truly thought I knew EXACTLY what I was getting into. Boy. Was. I. Wrong.
If Woolkong was a fairy tale character, she would be the strongest, bravest, and most benevolent hero there was.
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”