SaveKoreanDogs rescues dogs and campaigns against dog meat trade in South Korea. We started sending dogs out of Korea in 2012 when we realized local adoption was not safe. We have flown more than 4,000 dogs to homes in the US and Canada as of 2022.
Here are the dog meat trade survivors available for adoption!
*Please read the Adoption Process / Adoption Information page before you pick your dog. You can find the most frequently asked questions there.
HEALTH & WELLNESS: Adoptable Dogs have completed basic veterinary care including:
- Routinely administer vaccinations for Rabies and DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza virus, Parvovirus) according to US and Canada health and vaccine regulations.
- Puppies may get Parvovirus vaccine if less than 4 months old.
- X-rays and blood tests are performed when health check results require that.
- Spay and neuter dogs 6 months and older.
- Dogs with skin issues and/or malnourished dogs will be treated as needed.
Sometimes heartworm positive dogs will be treated, which takes 4 to 6 weeks depending on the stages. *FYI, those with less than a year do not have heartworm. Note: Temperature plays a BIG part in the life cycle of heartworms. “Temperatures must remain above 57 degrees F (14 C) for at least 45 days straight and at least 2 weeks of temperatures over 80 F (If these conditions are not fulfilled, the parasite cycle cannot be completed and your dog is safe)” – American Heartworm Society. For more info on heartworm, here is a useful link. http://www.vetstreet.com/dr-marty-becker/heartworm-treatment-for-dogs-what-you-need-to-know
PHOTOS & VIDEOS: Photos/videos are taken a couple of weeks after they arrive at the shelter, as they grow and develop, and when they’re ready to be adopted. We update photos and videos when we can (dogs may look a little different, especially fast growing puppies). If you are interested in a dog we will do our best to get updated photos/videos as we process the application.
AGE AND WEIGHT: It can be difficult to estimate age and weight. The veterinarian will provide estimated DOBs and their weight changes as they grow after so much deprivation and malnourishment on the farms. For reference, the average adult weight range for Jindo mix is 25 to 45 pounds, the Hound mix is 45 to 60+ pounds. When you inquire, we send you the latest weight in our medical records. When we book the flight our veterinarian will sign the health and vaccine certificate for the quarantine inspection.
HOUSE TRAINING: Our dogs may not know how to take treats from hands, they may not know how to play with toys or walk well on leash. They are not potty trained (but they learn fast). Some are shy and timid until they learn to trust humans. Most of our dogs may have witnessed slaughter scenes and have some level a trauma (zero, low, medium, or high). They will need time and patience to learn to dog.
DOGS IN FOSTER: Some of the adoptable dogs are already in foster homes in the USA and Canada as noted in the profile. Some of the dogs are also taken in by rescue groups that we partner with, and we may ask you to contact them directly if you are interested in a dog in their care.