Many have flown out to their homes in US and Canada but right now as of early June 2017, we have about 80 dogs with us, seven dogs are flying out again this month and twelve to the UK. Some dogs can be timid if not traumatized. They all need your love and care. Please continue checking our “Dogs Available” page as those medically cleared dogs are being added.
Fostering is temporarily caring for a dog as if it were your own. Fosters are people who have time and love to give, but can’t commit to that dog forever. Fostering involves providing food, shelter, and appropriate medical care to the dog(s) until a permanent home can be found. Since we are thousands mile apart, we need your application form for fostering a dog too.
Things To Consider Before Fostering:
1) Am I willing and able to keep this dog until a new home is found?
Generally, fostering does not have a time limit. It is a responsibility and should be viewed as such. For the most part, puppies find homes quicker than older dogs or those with special needs. Can you keep a dog for weeks or months? We can not guarantee how long it will take to find a furever home. Some foster homes in US make flyers to put on at dog parks, grocery stores or community centers. Its best to find a home near you.
2) Can I provide for this dog financially?
First time fosters front the shipping fee to their home, then reimburse themselves with the adoption fee from the new owners. Fostering is not necessarily expensive but you will have to purchase things such as : food/water bowls, pee pads, leash/collar, toys etc. Some foster dogs may be sick or have behavioral issues. Will you be able to pay for veterinary treatment or training? We Savekoreandogs.org sometimes assist the foster homes with allowances each month.
3) Do I have time for this dogs?
Dogs need to be walked several times a day, especially if they are living inside a small apartment. If you work 10 hours a day, it would be difficult to meet an indoor dog’s needs. Puppies will require a lot of work-walks every several hours, potty training, behavioral training, etc.
4) Am I willing to find the dog a new home?
By definition fostering is temporary. The goal of the foster parent is to find a loving, permanent new home with Nami Kim. Nami has almost 60K followers and that helps a lot. This can involve making posters/advertisements, posting on websites, and screening potential adopters. Several homes in the past put up a note at the billboards at community centers in the neighbors, sometimes at grocery stores if not meet new owners at dog parks.
If you have unused or unwanted items lying around your house you can donate them to be auctioned off. This is a fundraiser led by our wonderful volunteer, Tracey Pitz. To purchase or sell an item please read the group info and join Auction! Who Let The Dogs Out! Nami Did!
It is also useful to sign petitions. Koreandogs.org has a great list of ongoing petitions:
Just click the banner.
Attend street protests to raise awareness. If you can organize a protest where you live, we can support you with posters and leaflets. Lets stand up together and raise our voices from wherever we are for the voiceless.
A flight volunteer is a person flying out of Seoul who is willing to escort a rescued dog to Canada or the US.
If you have booked tickets to travel with the following:
only one dog is allowed unlike Korean flag airline that allows two dogs per passenger.
We need you! Most airlines allow a passenger to fly with two dogs. We pay the $200 extra baggage fee per dog regardless crate size and weight if below 32 kg/70 pounds. We pay $400 which is double if the dogs weight is above 32 kg up to 45 kg. Flight volunteers must inform the airline in advance that you are travelling with two dogs.
This is the crate size. These are the two average crate size for 450 standard is height 60 cm x width 55cm x length 80 cm. As for standard 550 size, height 65 cm X width 75 cm X length 110 cm. Both crates size weigh 10 kg. The weight of average dogs ranges from is 15 kg (33 lbs) to 20 kg (44 lbs), breed is Jindo Mix if not Hound Mix, so called known as “meat dogs” in Korea. Please inform your airline and book the space for the dogs you are flying with. Thank you.
When you apply for a flight volunteer, I need sometime to look for a foster or forever home to received the dog(2) at the airport of your destination. The arrangement may needs a couple of weeks.
We, with the dogs you are flying with meet you at the airport with and take care of everything for you. You don’t have to pay anything or worry about anything! We need your presence at the airport quarantine office for you to show your passport. We will have the dogs prepared in crates and have all the required health/vaccinations certificates at the quarantine. Then we go together and get the dogs checked in as extra baggage at airline counter, we pay the extra baggage fee.
At Incheon/Seoul International Airport before getting on board.
Upon arriving at your destination, you see the dogs on the cart near baggage claim, just walk out of the gate and the adopter or foster home will meet you at the gate and take home the dog. That’s it!
If you are flying out of Seoul or come across anyone else flying out who wants to help, please let us know. Nami Kim is in charge of all adoption related. Nami can be contacted by facebook messenger. https://www.facebook.com/savekodogs