Pickle found herself in quite a pickle when she was only 6 months old, although none of the ordeals was her fault. It’s a shame dogs don’t get to choose their owners, because Pickle had the unfortunate luck of having a sinister and abusive owner. One day, she was witnessed being beaten and tossed out …Read More about Pickle’s Holiday Wish
Meet us at PetSmart Etobicoke! Please note that we will not have dogs present at this event. However, we invite all interested potential adopters and applicants to come by and chat with us, to learn more about our organization and adoption process. September 18th (Sat), from 11am to 3pm, 2021 PetSmart Etobicoke- 158 N Queen St, …Read More about PetSmart Adoption Event
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.
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.
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.
Last year, rescuers were called to a seemingly abandoned home on a property in Hongsung, Korea where they suspected something wasn’t right. What they found was a complete nightmare.
Dari was rescued from a fishing dock last spring. She was seen roaming around the area for several weeks searching for food and scavenging for food scraps. She had become known in the area, and it became clear she needed to be rescued before being picked up for euthanasia or sold to a meat seller.
Free Korean Dogs is 5 years old today! We feel so fortunate for all that we have experienced in the last 5 years as we’ve grown to learn so much about ourselves and each other, all the while meeting new people and dogs along the way.
On September 1st, 2018 Free Korean Dogs stepped in to liberate 69 canine residents (later to become 83 after the birth of a few litters from pregnant rescues) from a dog meat farm in Dangjin, S. Korea who were destined for slaughter. This is one of their stories: