You do your research. You follow your intuition and trust your instincts. You think you know what to expect. You’re prepared for this! You’ve been searching and looking for years (in our case, we wanted to wait to adopt until we owned a house with a yard). Then you see him/her – the one!
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.
Now, we were all caught up in the idea of another dog and the personality traits in that we forgot to check one thing. What size the new pup should be. Only on the day of pickup my eyes widened realizing that Molly is the same size (30lbs) as Nikita, but is still a puppy. …Read More about Adopting Nikita and Molly: A Yin and Yang experience – Part 2
It has been a week since we moved to our new home. Strangers appeared on the front lawn. She froze. Gasping, shrinking into her lead watermelon form – rooted into the grass beneath as if the world was tearing away. I silently lowered myself – enveloping her with my arms, breathing in deep to firmly…close …Read More about Adopting Nikita and Molly: A Yin and Yang experience – Part 1
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.
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