As the pandemic hit in 2020, I quarantined with my beloved 14 year old rescue dog Rascal. I knew we were in our last season together, and I put all of my energy into making the most out of our time. He was the best dog I’ve ever known, and my best friend. At the …Read More about Winter brings spring
“The mountain babies” is what we refer to the dogs who are currently living in the remote mountain regions of Korea in a shelter run by a Buddhist nun. Many of them have been living there their whole lives. All of them have something in common – they all escaped terrible fates. How did they …Read More about The Dogs of Weolbong Shelter
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
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.
Most who follow the dog meat trade (abolishment)movement are familiar with the typical scene – rows upon rows of dogs in rusted metal cages surrounded by feces and other unrecognizable waste littered all around the area. In other cases, they are kept in display cages outside the restaurant they would ultimately be slaughtered at the …Read More about The Beginning of a New Start
It’s official! With the adoption of our beautiful Great Pyrenees named Great, Free Korean Dogs has now successfully found forever homes for 1000 Korean rescue dogs (and counting!) in Canada and the US.
Another year has gone by, feeling simultaneously fast and slow. Last year, we boldly announced our ambitious hopes and dreams for 2020. Instead, the world was faced with a global pandemic which forced us to put our aspirations on the back burner and alternatively reevaluate, readjust, and reset in order to survive.
We wish it was as simple as saving all the dogs and finding them forever homes. But in truth, it’s a scramble to put many puzzle pieces together to make the endeavor a successful one. It’s the reason it took us 2 years to prepare for it, and why we’re still talking about it 2 …Read More about So, You Want to Shut Down a Dog Meat Farm?
In an industrial like building there are rows upon rows of kennels and the sounds of loud barking echoing through. As you walk down each aisle, scurrying little feet follow you along, begging for pets and starving for attention. These are the residents of the Yangpyung Pound – a high kill city shelter.
Scarlet was among the 69 dogs who were rescued from the Dangjin dog meat farm in 2018. She was found in a filthy, rusted cage by herself with patches of fur, itchy skin, and had obviously had a litter not long ago, although they were nowhere to be found on the farm.
We’ve concluded another successful Freedom Walk, and we couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to everyone who participated, donated, shared our mission, and cheered us on. We are excited to announce we raised $13,769 this year, all of which will be put towards supporting our dog meat trade rescues.
Training a dog to get settled is not something that happens overnight, because dogs don’t understand human languages or the circumstances of the fate we’ve chosen for them. Settling in takes time and patience. The process isn’t black or white, nor is progress linear. There is no ‘typical’ timeline in which things are expected to …Read More about The Charley Diaries Part 3: Expanding Horizons