Did you know that 70% of FKD dogs who have gone missing or run away have done so under the care of someone other than their family? The remaining 30% were a result of not having the proper safety measures in place. Dogs can back out of collars, contort out of harnesses, and take off …Read More about Safety and Loss Prevention
We are ecstatic to report that our inaugural 5K Freedom Walk was an incredible success!
Thank you for fostering and helping a dog in need. We compiled some best practices, tips and guidelines to help you and the pup in your care to enjoy a great fostering experience.
Hey, Free Korean Dogs family! We all know how wonderful our dogs are and how much they bring to our lives, but have you ever considered sharing your dog’s beautiful personality with others who could really benefit from the experience? Free Korean Dogs (FKD) is exploring the therapy dog program with St. John’s Ambulance. This …Read More about Join the FKD Therapy Dog Program
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
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