Dogs Available for Adoption

Welcome to SaveKoreanDogs, the dog meat trade survivors! These dogs in the available list are done with basic veterinary care, vaccinated, medically cleared and ready to fly. All in the list are fully vaccinated as required by US Canada quarantine requirements, DHPPL and Rabies. We spayed/neuter the dogs after the dogs came to our care straight from the meat farms.
Those still under treatments such as skin issues, malnourished. Currently, all are fully vaccinated, spayed/neutered and health checked. Some found with heartworm positive is being treated, one by one.
We need to mention that we won’t be able to describe their weight as they gain so much weight after our care. The difference is huge. As for Linda (lives in Seattle now) she was found malnourished but gained 9 kg (20 pounds) over three months since the rescue in February 2017. The weight ranges, as for Jindo mix its normally 30 to 40 pounds, for Hound/Tosa mix, they are minimum 50 to 60 pounds.
Please read the adoption process before you pick your dog. Thank you!


Latest Rescue

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Blue and her nine pups were rescued just before the new year 28th Dec. 2017 in our neighbors. The weather was freezing and the pups were left unattended, horrible condition with in blankets. The mom has such a blue eyes she is named Blue the nine pups will be ready in April 2018.

Name: Blue & her Nine Pups

Age: 2 years old (best estimate)

Gender: Female

Breed: Husky

Information: Blue was so lucky found by us in the neighbor. She is cuurently brestfeeding her nine pups. All of them will be ready in April.


SaveKoreanDogs(SKD) Board of Directors/Members Rescue
LADY MOO’s Rescue
Lady Moo is one of our board members. (Our board of directors and members are rescuers if not promoting local adoptions) Lady Moo is a 73 years old lady who has been looking after 17 old and sick dogs at home. She goes out to rescue whenever she bumps into dog traders or trader’s truck near slaughterhouses. She lives near Moran dog meat market. It was middle of May 2017 Lady Moo called Nami and asked for help. Her neighbor, an alcoholic was selling his dogs to the nearby slaughterhouse to buy rice wine. She stopped him and kept calling and begging Nami. We went to have a look at that farm, it wasn’t a big meat farm only 17 dogs including eight puppies about 2 months old. We fixed a rescue date and went together to negotiate with the butcher.
By last week of May, all the dogs were rescued. Had three vets visited upon arrival of our shelter. All got vaccinated, spayed/neutered and health checked. All the eight puppies of Lady and Moo found homes after two months, six lives in Minnesota, US. This is one success story of a dog trader giving up farming dogs for good. The former/ butcher now farm flowers.
All have flown out but we have one last dog from the rescue left behind. That is “Minnea” which stands for Minneapolis.

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Name: Minnea (Minnea has found a home, she is flying out 21st Jan 2018)

Age: 18 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Minnea is traumatized of all the 16 rescued by Lady Moo and Nami Kim. He is warming up but we find him the most difficult dog to touch. Minnea is short for Minneapolis in Minnesota. Most of the dogs rescued by Lady Moo found homes in Minnesota. The dogs were named after all those representing symbols the state of Minnesota.
This rescue with Lady Moo in May was not planned at all but the butcher was about to sell 17 dogs to the slaughterhouse nearby. We went out together and all the dogs were surrendered to us.


New Rescue; Again Lady Moo was out this time to stop a dog truck heading to the slaughterhouse in November 2017. Total eight dogs were surrendered to her. While Lady Moo and two foster homes are taking care of them, we are taking in two by two to find homes. These three came to our shelter, all are all affectionate, named Tommy, Tora, Tara. They are warming up, fully vaccinated and spayed/neutered, heartworm negative.


Name: King

Age: 1 year and 4 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: King is one of the eight rescued by Lady Moo in November. He will be ready in a month time. Very affectionate and playful. King is vaccinated and healthy but currently under heartworm treatment. It takes six weeks to eight weeks for it to be treated completely and two tests after post medication will determine its clearance.


Name: Kong

Age: 14 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Kong is a brother of King. Unlike King, Kong is a very shy boy. He is not yet ready to be petted. I assume he has never been handled by humans. First time out for a walk on a snowy day, he is all frozen. Kong is vaccinated and healthy heartworm negative.
*Kong is currently gone missing.


Name: Tara (Tara flew out 29th Dec, she is being fostered in Minnesota)

Age: 16 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Tara is an adorable, affectionate girl. She is also a big kisser. Tara is healthy, spayed and fully vaccinated.


Name: Tora

Age: 16 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Tora is another adorable girl, so affectionate energetic, cheerful and playful, loves being indoor, curious about human’s life. She has a little scar on her face, she got attacked by another dog while being rescued by Lady Moo, had three stitches. Tora is healthy, spayed and fully vaccinated.


Name: Khun

Age: 16 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Khun is one of the Lady Moo’s rescue November 2017. Khun loves too things in the world, meal time and walking. He is so energetic and playful. We are still and cheerful. He wants attention all the time. Super healthy, vaccinated and neutered. He is ready for a home.


Name: Kate

Age: 10 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Kate is a little shy but a sweet girl, small in size compared to other Jindo mix. Kate is fully vaccinated, health checked and spayed. Heartworm negative.


Name: Tommy (Tommy lives in California with a loving family)

Age: 18 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Tommy is an extremely cheerful boy and a big kisser. He loves to be out for a walk, non stop wagging tail for attention. Tommy was neutered Dec.5 and fully recovered, healthy and fully vaccinated.


Melissa Baek is one of our team members, we have worked together in the past shutting down 50 dogs meat farm and to others, a dog meat restaurant and a dog barbecue house in 2015. Melissa is a big rescuer on frontline working tirelessly with SaveKoreanDogs.


Name: Bobae (Bobae is adopted, he lives happily in Michigan)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Bobae means “Treasure” in Korean. He is an affectionate boy rescued in October 2017 by Melissa. He was dumped at a meat farm we were negotiating to shut down. Bobae is one anyone could fall in love with. Very precious boy. He is vaccinated and heartworm negative.


Name: Vic (Vic is being fostered in California, please contact Barking Lot in San Diego or Madeline Warren for adoptions)

Age: 26 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Labrado Retriever

Information: Vic was rescued from an individual home by our org’s member. Vic is very energetic, playful and cheerful. He wants attention all the time. Super healthy, vaccinated and neutered. He is ready for a home.


We still have remaining seven dogs at the training school from the 50 Dogs Meat Farm rescued Sept. 2015. These seven were very traumatized and needed to be rehabilitated and trained. Its been over a year and half. One by one these dogs are joining our shelter to find a home.

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Name: Janis (Janis is being fostered in California, please contact Barking Lot in San Dmiiego or our adoption coordinator Madeline Warren for adoption)

Age: 2 years 4 months old

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Janis is a shy girl still, she is not yet petable but getting curious about the world. Janis is neutered tworm negative and healthy. Janis is ready for a home.


Name: Kami (Kami is in Michigan with a foster home)

Age: 3 years 8 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Kami used to be a very traumatized dog, came to us from the training school for more than a year and half. He is not yet adjusted to our shelter, very shy and timid. He was one of the 50 dogs Melissa and Nami rescued in September 2015. He is vaccinated and heartworm negative.


Name: Jinju

Age: 28 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Jinju is a cheerful Jindo girl loves to play all day long. Jinju is jumpy and bouncy and loves cuddles. Jinju is spayed, heartworm negative and fully vaccinated, Jinju is ready for a home.


Name: Smile

Age: 18 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Smile is a beautiful long haired Jindo girl. She can be shy at times but loves to play and socialize. Smile is spayed, heartworm negative and fully vaccinated.


Name: Mong

Age: 26 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Mong is very friendly dog, he was left alone at the training school when his brother was locally adopted. Mong is neutered, heartworm negative and fully vaccinatednis, Mong is ready for a home.


Name: Paul (Paul is adopted, he lives in Virginia)

Age: 2 years 8 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Paul is one of the seven spent over a year at the training center. He is a little traumatized, not yet pettable. He is vaccinated and heartworm negative.


Name: Bobo (Bobo is adopted 1st week of 2018 while being fosterd in Michigan)

Age: 5 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Bobo was lucky, latest rescue from Gwangju meat farm, three hours from Seoul. Her mom and siblings were not saved. Bobo is healthy, affectionate, she is not yet spayed.


Chun's Meat Farm

Chun’s meat farm was something we were not aware of its existence. We thought all the meat farms were shut down by us as the city of Bucheon was going to be a dog meat free city soon. The city official and myself have been working on the dog meat restaurants to take “dog meat soup” off the menu since April. It was Chun, the butcher who supplied the meat from his farm/slaughterhouse to his wife’s dog meat restaurant. They agreed to shut it down by end of August 2017 but it took two more months. His wife’s restaurant has not changed the menu yet as of 12th Dec.2017. We are pressing hard.
Chun surrendered his 22 puppies to us on 28th June 2017 and the rest of the dogs will be in the hands of another local rescue group. We just can not take any more dogs from him as his surrendered were all badly traumatized. We won’t be able to take in any more dogs.
Currently, the 22 puppies above 4-5 months are undergoing vaccinations and spaying/neutering. Ten puppies are medically cleared with spaying/neutering and full vaccinations. The rest of the dogs will be done by end of August.
Update: all the dogs are ready now. Among the 22 puppies, Vimo and Momo, Sid and Sam flew out late July and early August. Most of the puppies are about six months old, all are a little timid if not badly traumatized.

We had rescued two more dogs from Chun’s on the 8th Dec. He was breeding again. The farm was not completely shut down despite the fact that it was publicly announced by mayor Kim “No More Dog Farms in the City of Bucheon”. Two dogs were surrendered and came with me to our Gimpo shelter.


Name: Piper

Age: 16 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Piper came with me together with Sharon. He is yearning for love. Piper is heartworm positive, currently undergoing treatment.


Name: Sharon (Sharon is in Minnesota, please contact Madeline Warren for adoption)

Age: 16 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Sharon is named after our big supporter Sharon Furgerson. Sharon came with me together with Piper on the day of surrender. Its amazing that she understand basic cmmands such as “Sit” “Wait” I am afraid she is a stolen dog ended up at Chun’s farm. Sharon will be vaccinated and health checked a week later.


Earlier Rescue from Chun’s Meat Farm, 22 Puppies Surrendered to us 23 May 2017.

Name: Barney (Barney is adopted Sept. 2017)

Age: 6 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: What a cheerful boy he is. He is playful, plays whole day and eats constantly. He is ready to fly to his home anytime. Barney is fully vaccinated, neutered and healthy.


Name: Snowy (adopted August 2017)

Age: 6 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Snowy is one of those 22 dogs surrendered to me on the 30th June. He is just curious about the whole world, started wagging his tail on the second day with us. He will make a good family dog if a home can give him personal attention. He will be a lovely anyone can fall in love with. He is ready to fly to his home anytime. Snowy is fully vaccinated, neutered and healthy.
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Name: Ben (Ben is adopted in Sept. 2017)

Age: 6 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Ben is a little timid but he is fine with other dogs slowly opening up and learning to socialize. He is gaining weight 14 kg as of 15th August. He is neutered and health checked.


Name: Tank (Tank is adopted November 2017)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Tank is an extremely traumatized boy. He is very much a loner wants to be away from the pack and stay alone all the time. He doesn’t care much about what is going on or what is happening other than sitting in his own house day and night. He needs a loving and patient home that can teach him love and care. Tank is healthy, neutered and fully vaccinated.


Name: Mocha (Mocha is adopted Dec. 2017)

Age: 8 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Mocha is a little timid but he is fine with other dogs. Not used to the humans yet but opening up month by month. A loving and caring home can make him open up completely.


Name: Max (Max is adopted, lives happily in New York)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Max is a little timid, he recently started wagging tail for treats. He is making a progress week by week transforming. Max will get neutered end of August.


Name: Eric (Eric is with a rescue group in LA, Dogs Without Borders)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Eric is traumatized, he is still untouchable/unpetable. We have not been able to go near him yet. He would jump out of kennl if we approach near. Eric will need a trainer.


Name: Milk (Milk is being fostered in Toronto. Please contact Madeline Warren for adoptions)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Milky is still fearful of everything, humans and noises around her make her scared to death. However, she gets along pretty well other dogs. She will need lots of time to build trust in humans.


Name: Shake (Shake is with Barking Lot in LA. Please contact Barking for adoptions)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Shake is a brother of Milky. They had been together since their birth, they got pulled out together and live with us in a pen together. They can not be separated. Shake is not allowing anyone near her yet. Shake is spayed end of August, 2017.


Name: Zinc (Zinc lives in Oregon, please contact SafeHaven for adoptions)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Zinc is a young puppy not used to the new planet yet from the hell. He is still skittish, we have been unable to touch him yet. Zinc was health checked and neutered in July 9th 2017.


Name: Vesta (Vesta is being fostered by SafeHaven in Oregon, please contact Madeline Warren for adoption)

Age: 20 months old

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Vesta is a playful, happy and cheerful girl that can be a good companion to anyone. She is always dying to get out of the kennel. She gets along well with other dogs and loves humans’s touch. Quite unusual among all the traumatized dogs. She is spayed, vaccinated, healthy, and desperate to fly to her forever home where she can run free.


Name: Eva (Eva is with Eric in LA being fostered by Dogs Without Borders)

Age: 12 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Eva is as white as snow. Her fear is not letting her to see the new world yet. She was health checked, will get spayed end of August.


Name: Cherry (Cherry is with Barking Lot in LA, please contact them for adoptions)

Age: 8 months

Gender: Female

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Cherry is a beautiful girl, she needs a bit of personal care and love. From the observation over the two months, she can be a perfect family dog if a home is willing to spare time and attention. She is getting spayed end of August.


Name: Bruce (Bruce is adopted, he lives happily in New York)

Age: 11 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Bluce is a lot bigger than others. He just learn to play with toys reactive to the things around him but back off when any humans are near him. Blue is neutered and health checked July 9th 2017.


Name: Minky (Minky is in the quarantine pet care in the UK undergoing the process in the UK)

Age: 10 months

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Minky looks like a pure Jindo boy. He is learning to socialize eating the treats from our hands and getting curious about everything around her. She gets terrified by noises around her but gets along well with other dogs. Minky is a good friend of Eva.


Other Rescues

Sometimes it happens that we have dogs come to us that weren’t planned for or apart of a big project. These dogs all have their own unique stories to tell. Mostly dumped dogs at meat farms if not escape from the farms. We often find dogs roaming around meat farms. This happens when the rusty wire cages at meat farms can no longer sustain the weight. Those runaway are mostly heavy weighted such as Tosa/Hound mix, Malamutes. Nari is one of those.


Name: Nari

Age: 4 year old

Gender: Female

Breed: Hound Mix

Information: Nari is a timid girl. I assume she gave birth at the meat farm several times. She was one of the malnourished, gaining so much weight now. She is about 70 pounds. She is learning to be a dog, slowly opening up to us. She can be a perfect family pet if a little care can be given.


HEIDI’S RESCUE
Heidi Leland is an American our long time shelter volunteer who used to live in Korea. She spent her time walking the dogs and taking care of the needs of each dog. She went out to rescue this boy who was in danger and he was brought to our shelter April 2017. We rescued a cat at Hong’s farm together, Heidi named her “Frost” I fostered Frost for a few weeks and joined Heidi’s sister home in California.


Name: Little Bear (Bear is adopted May 2017)

Age: 9 month old

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Little Bear got that name because he looks like a little bear. He had an eye infection, only recently done with the treatment and available now. He is affectionate and healthy, fully vaccinated but not neutered yet, too young for that.


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Name: Go-go (adopted by Heidi Leland)

Age: 18 months old

Gender: Male

Breed: Mix

Information: Go-go is here to make sure you stick to your New Year’s resolution to get those feet moving. Go-go is HIGH ENERGY. He needs more than just a couple of walks per day- he’d do best in a home that can provide him with plenty of exercise. He’s always on the go- dancing, running, and jumping and needs someone who can keep up with him! Go-go will definitely need to get in some doggie training classes to teach him manners and to harness some of that energy. Given a little time he will surely show you how super smart he can be. Go-go is neutered, fully vaccinated.


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Name: Jump (Jump is adopted by Heidi)

Age: 4 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Jindo Mix

Information: Jump got his name from the rescue May 2016. He is such a brave boy, he jumped off from a dog trader’s truck on its way to a slaughterhouse. He was found so dehydrated and malnourished. He recovered quickly, warmed up and was ready for a walk. Heidi used to take Jump out for walks and fell in love with this boy. Jump now lives happily with Heidi in Indiana.


Heidi used to volunteer walking the dogs few times a month. She would drive four hours from south to Gimpo city where our shelter is located. She loved walking the dogs and take care of the needs of the dogs when we are short of hands. One day Heidi went up to Hong’s farm (A meat farm that we turned into a boarding) to see the dog and feed water. She saw Hong’s cat tied to a pole was bleeding with serious cuts. We both rushed to our vet, not only the cuts but the skin needed lots of medical care. Frost was full of ticks and fleas and so malnourished.

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Name: Frost (Frost adopted by Heidi’s sister in California)

Age: 10 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: Persian Cat

Information: Heidi named him “Frost” and I fostered him in my room at the shelter for a few weeks. Heidi’s sister lives in California adopted Frost. Happy tail happy ending!

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