What are the steps to adopting a dog?
- Please submit the adoption application.
- Our adoption screeners will review your application and get back to you in a couple of days.
- If your application has been approved, the screeners will contact you for phone or video interview.
- If you are accepted, you may choose how to transport your dog. There are two ways: via cargo and via a flight volunteer. Keep in mind that finding a flight volunteer to your destination might take a month or even longer. If you can afford an air fare, using a cargo is recommended.
- We will send you an estimate and once it is accepted, you’ll receive an invoice.
- Once the invoice is paid, we will book a flight.
- You will then be sent an Adoption Agreement which you must sign and return to Free Korean Dogs.
- The transportation fee is not refundable and non-transferable.
How much it cost to bring a dog via cargo from Korea to my destination?
It depends on the size of your dog and destination, but most cases, it is $500USD. For a large dog over 9kg, we have to use either a flight volunteer or a cargo flight. Finding a flight volunteer can take time; from a couple of weeks to months. If the adopter wants to use a cargo flight, it takes a week. But it costs usually over $1000USD and the adopter has to pay the excess fee.
What are the requirements for quarantine and how long does it take?
Canada and the US require a health certificate to prove a dog finishes health checkup and vaccinations including rabies. If a dog is already vaccinated and healthy she or he can fly to your destination without not much waiting time.
Why should I adopt a dog from Korea while we have dogs at our local shelter?
Even though the “meat” or “farmed” dogs in Korea are rescued, they rarely have a chance to be adopted due to the “stigma.” Many Koreans like small “pet” dogs. These poor rescue dogs from dog meat farms are not likely have a second chance in Korea. When dog rescuers see that rescue farmed dogs are adopted by loving family, they would get more inspired and work harder to save these farmed dogs. You are adopting one dog but the impact of your action will be huge.
We ask all adopters to follow our policy.
- All dogs must wear a name tag at all times. Adopters will be asked to provide a photo of their adopted or foster dog with name tag.
- Please use a 3 point harness for at least two months instead of collar to be safe.
- An annual checkup is required. Please send us statements from your dog’s annual vet visit.
- Crating dogs on an ongoing basis (i.e. not for training purposes) is not allowed.
- Please make sure your dog is on a leash at all times when outside of your home.
- Never leave a dog alone with babies, children or other dogs. Rescue dogs can sometimes behave unexpected ways. You are responsible for any damage occurred by your dog.
- You are responsible to update us about your dog for the next 6 months. Send us photos and/or videos, too.