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:
After our 12-year-old Labrador Retriever-mix Oreo passed away, my husband and I said we would never have another dog again. We had adopted Oreo in 2006, when he was only 5 months old. He was an integral part of our young adult lives as we transitioned from one stage to the next.
If you believe in soulmates and you’re a dog lover, you know that some dogs and humans are meant to cross paths. Little did we know, our perfect matches were living on the other side of the ocean. After visiting the Free Korean Dogs website, we found the cutest duo on the planet named Mickey …Read More about Fate: When you know, you know
After countless months of looking on dog adoption websites, it was by chance that I happened to find what I thought to be the “perfect” fit for our new family – a Jindo-mix from Free Korean Dogs.
The past few weeks have been faced with difficult times as COVID-19 continues to rapidly and drastically impact our everyday lives. Free Korean Dogs (FKD) thanks everyone who has taken the time to send us messages of support and encouragement as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
One week after finalizing our adoption for Elle, we fell in love again when Otto popped up. There was something so special about him and I knew I would regret letting him go. But we’ve never had more than one dog at a time, let alone rescues! Was I being too rash? Would we be …Read More about Good Things Come In Pairs: The Unexpected Addition
In April 2019, South Korea experienced one of the worst forest fires to have ever swept their lands, resulting in the destruction of over 1200 acres of land, 4200 displaced people, and 400 destroyed homes. Under a declared state of national disaster, over 900 fire engines and 10,000 emergency personnel were dispatched to fight the …Read More about OTTO, WHO BEAT THE ODDS
There have been moments in the first six months of Luna and Peanut joining our family where I have asked myself this, among other questions. “Am I equipped to help them?” “Are we making progress?” “Am I failing them?”
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.
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
Come and meet our adorable rescue dogs available for adoption at PetSmart in Etobicoke! November 9th (Sat) to 10th (Sun) from 11am to 3pm, 2019 PetSmart Etobicoke- 158 N Queen St, Etobicoke