Where Are They Now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tofu, formerly known as Rahel, was adopted in early March 2018 by her foster mom, C Thambundit. We weren’t surprised—look at that cute face!

C works at Bark Box, where Tofu is an “intern” along with her puppy brother, Hershey. They get to test out all the toys and treats!

Their Instagram account documents their adventures in the city and beyond. Check them out today: @tofurshey

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Meet Our Featured Foster Parent: Lisa Smith

Meet our Featured Foster Parent, Lisa Smith!

Lisa and her husband are rockstar fosters—we asked them about their fostering experiences.

How long have you been fostering?

I have been fostering just over 2 months now and absolutely loving it! It’s something I will want to do for a long time.

What inspired you to foster?

I started fostering because I just adore dogs and want to help these fur babies find
their forever home. Every dog deserves it!

What’s your favorite part of fostering for KK9R?

My favorite part is getting to know the dogs’ different personalities. Showing them the love and affection that most have not experienced before and letting them know that everything is going to be okay from now on.

Do you have any tips for anyone first starting out?

My tips would be to be patient and respect the dog’s space—to the ones that are very fearful. Gain their trust and let the dog approach you when they are ready. Also, the best part is just having fun with them while they are with you.

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Sunday, April 29th: Pooches 5k Fun Run/KK9R Fast & Furry-ous Event

Pooches Sport & Spa’s 5K Fun Run Fundraiser and
KK9R FAST & FURRY-OUS OUTDOOR ADOPTION EVENT

Sunday, April 29th, 2018
(11am-3pm)

POOCHES SPORT & SPA
4731 Center Blvd., LIC, NY 11109

Pooches Sport & Spa has partnered with KK9R to host a 5k Fun Run Fundraiser and the FAST & FURRY-OUS outdoor adoption event on Sunday, April 29th from 11 am – 3pm! There will be a photo booth, live doggy drawing, t-shirts, and more! All proceeds benefit KK9R.

If you’d like to participate in the fun run or just want to spend some time checking out our pups and the activities, visit the Pooches News & Events page. In the meantime, you can connect with Pooches on Instagram and Facebook!

As always, we have a lot of new rescues arriving this week, so please be sure to check ’em out online and then meet them in person! We’ll see you there!

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April 21st: Pup Fiction Adoption Event

April 21st: Korean K9 Rescue “Pup-Up Shop”
PUP FICTION
ADOPTION EVENT

April 21st, 2018 (12pm-4pm)

THE STOREFRONT
194 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

“A dog’s got personality. Personality goes a long way.” ~ Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction

Join the KK9R team once again at THE STOREFRONT in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 21st for our PUP FICTION “Pup-Up Shop”: 194 Irving Avenue, from 12 – 4 PM.

So, pretty please with sugar on top…stop by to say, “Hi!” to our staff and meet our lovable pups!

As always, we have a lot of new rescues arriving this week, so please be sure to check ’em out online and then meet them in person! We’ll see you there!

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State-of-the-Art Korean Holding Facility Now In Operation for BFA & KK9R

 
 
We are proud to announce our dedicated Korean rescue partner, Band For Animal, has opened Safe House, a short-term rehabilitation center and holding facility for our NYC-bound Korean rescues. This brand new, privately-run facility in Ilsan, Korea, features state-of-the-art services for our dogs, including light treatments to medically address skin conditions, advanced air filtration systems, and complete indoor climate control.

All drinking water in the facility is purified using an advanced ultraviolet light filtration system to kill bacteria. There are bathing stations for on-site grooming and individual crates to encourage crate training in preparation for adoption. This center is truly the only of its kind in Korea!

In addition to the impressive amenities, our rescue dogs will be given time to decompress from the stress of shelter life and start to prepare for adoption with a dedicated team of volunteer trainers and activists. This includes training the dogs to be on a routine of feeding, walking, socializing, and crate training.

None of this could be possible without your help and support! We thank you ALL for your hard work and dedication to help save our furry friends, we can’t wait to see how far we can go together!

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Featured Foster Parent of the Month: Peter Helman

Meet our Featured Foster Parent of the Month, Peter Helman!

We caught up with Peter to ask about his fostering experiences and for any tips and tricks of the trade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How long have you been fostering?

I started fostering for Gina almost exactly a year ago, last April, back when she was working with another rescue organization. When she started Korean K9 Rescue a few months later, I kept fostering for her, and it’s been such a great experience. I think I’ve had around 25 dogs now.

What inspired you to foster?

For a long time I was considering adopting, so I decided to foster a dog from Puerto Rico for another rescue, the Sato Project. While I loved my foster, he wasn’t a great fit for city life, so he got adopted out of state and I put my dog plans on hold. A few months later, a friend put me in touch with Gina, and since I already had a crate and food and toys, I figured I might as well put them to good use. I ended up enjoying fostering so much that I just kept doing it and never looked back.

What’s your favorite part of fostering for KK9R?

Getting to meet so many new dogs and learning all of their unique personalities and funny little quirks is so much fun. People always ask me if it’s hard to give the dogs up, and it can be, but doing my part to help them find a loving home is really gratifying — and the KK9 foster/volunteer/adopter community is so great that you can keep in touch through social media and watch your old fosters flourish in their new environments.

Do you have any tips for anyone first starting out?

Again, just remember that all dogs are different and they all have their own little quirks. Some of these dogs come from really traumatic backgrounds and need some time to come out of their shells, while some of them are goofy little balls of puppy energy that will try to chew through anything and everything. Also, always keep a lot of pee pads and cleaning spray on hand!

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April 14th: BARK TO THE FUTURE Adoption Event

Coming Up This Weekend…

Korean K9 Rescue “Pup-Up Shop”
BARK TO THE FUTURE
ADOPTION EVENT

April 14th, 2018 (12pm-4pm)

THE STOREFRONT
194 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Great Scott! You won’t need a flying Delorean to join the KK9R team in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 14th for our BARK TO THE FUTURE “Pup-Up Shop”. Held at THE STOREFRONT located at 194 Irving Avenue, the event is running from 12 – 4 PM.

Stop by to say, “Hi!” and meet our lovable pups!

As always, we have a lot of new rescues arriving this week, so please be sure to check ’em out online and then meet them in person! We’ll see you there!

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KK9R “Pup-up Shop” Event: PAWSHANK REDEMPTION

Coming Up This Weekend…

Korean K9 Rescue “Pup-Up Shop”
PAWSHANK REDEMPTION
ADOPTION EVENT

April 7th, 2018 (12pm-4pm)

THE STOREFRONT
194 Irving Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Join the KK9R team in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 7th for our PAWSHANK REDEMPTION “Pup-Up Shop” at THE STOREFRONT located at 194 Irving Avenue. The event is running from 12 – 4 PM.

If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by to say “hi!” and celebrate newfound freedom with puppy kisses!

We have a lot of new pups arriving this week, so please be sure to check ’em out online and then meet them in person! We’ll see you there!

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KK9R Ignites a No-Kill Revolution, Starting With Asan City Animal Shelter in Korea!

Every year, more than 57% of the dogs at Asan City Animal Shelter (ACAS) are euthanized. That’s because ACAS is the only city-run municipal shelter in its area. South Korean city-run shelters are legally required to euthanize homeless animals that do not get adopted within ten days. If the shelter doesn’t comply, they lose any meager funding received from the city government. And, like most underfunded public shelters across the world, ACAS opens its doors to more dogs than they can support and adopt out.

But that’s starting to change, thanks to thoughtful adopters like you.

As many of you know, we at Korean K9 Rescue work with reputable rescue groups across South Korea to save dogs from the meat trade and other inhumane conditions. One of the groups that we partner closely with is Band for Animal, which is made up of ACAS volunteers.

Since last June, a total of 250 dogs from ACAS have been successfully adopted through Korean K9 Rescue.

Our partnership has also led to a milestone that was previously unthinkable for this once high-kill shelter: No dogs have been euthanized at ACAS for the past five months.

And this is just the beginning! We’re excited to keep contributing to this humane track record—especially in a country where animal welfare laws are abysmal, and only 5.2% of animals get adopted out from shelters, according to a report by the Korea Consumer Agency.

About 80 new dogs come to ACAS each month, according to volunteer, Jiyoung Kang.

The reason why we support the trailblazing volunteers at ACAS is because they, like us, are passionate about rescuing dogs, building more humane shelters, and raising awareness about pet adoption in their home country and abroad.

And they clearly walk the talk. Jiyoung Kang and Hyunyoo Kim, long-time volunteers at the shelter, has worked tirelessly to reveal the corruption that was happening at ACAS in order to bring reform.

ACAS accepts homeless dogs and cats from all types of situations. In November 2016, the shelter took in puppies that were illegally sold in a Yesan market.

In 2012, Kang and Kim reported how most dogs at the shelter were starving or being fed food waste, which is also common in the country’s unregulated dog meat farms. Bodies of euthanized animals were also left outside in plain sight. From 2015 to 2016, they helped a journalist expose how some of the Jindo breed dogs at the shelter were sent to dog meat farm owners.

Since 2012, Kang and Kim documented the deplorable conditions at the ACAS, which prompted the city government to open an indoor shelter in 2013.


Their determination for better reform is finally starting to pay off. Kang told us that the ACAS is currently under new management and in the process of improving its facility and operations.

For starters, the shelter has agreed to provide better veterinary support, give volunteers more autonomy, and microchip all dogs to ensure their safety. Kang and Kim is also urging the city government to financially support medical treatments (currently all paid for by volunteers/supporters) and to build a bigger shelter with proper facilities like heating/AC, a grooming/washroom, and an agility-based playground.

Kang and Kim’s public criticism about ACAS’s poor conditions led the city government to open an indoor shelter in 2013. But to this day, there is still no proper heating, air conditioner, or washroom facility at the shelter.

ACAS is currently under new management. A small group of volunteers visit the shelter every day to feed, walk, and socialize the dogs.

The shelter reform happening at Asan City Animal Shelter signals great progress. Korean K9 Rescue stands with volunteers like Kang and Kim, and will continue to advocate for more humane shelters in South Korea.

Together, we can ignite and spread the No-Kill Movement with a single shelter, and a single powerful act of adoption. Through education and awareness, we will make a difference!

How you can help: Spread #AdoptDontShop #NoKillKorea

Please consider adopting or fostering a dog from Korean K9 Rescue. It’s a powerful act of compassion that inspires others to save a life at a shelter. Thank you for your support.

 

Written by Jenny Lee. Special thanks to Jiyoung Kang, the head volunteer at Asan City Animal Shelter (천안아산동물보호연대) and manager at Band for Animal, for helping us write this article. All photos belong to Band for Animal.

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Shiba Inu Found Near LIC Market


ATTENTION: Two good samaritans found a female Shiba Inu with no name tag near @licmarket around 4 PM, March 26th. They took her to the LIC Vet Center, but unfortunately her microchip is not tracing back to any owner. She is between 2-5 years old and she weighs approximately 20 pounds. She is well behaved, walks well on the leash, and looks healthy. She is safe with our rescue right now and we will do everything we can to find her owners. Please help us spread the word ASAP!!! Thank you to @licmarket, @licvets, @hannimal_s, @gina.lori, and @jaydeep78 for the teamwork! ❤🙌🏽

#lostdog #missingdog #shibainu #found #koreank9rescue #kk9r #findowner #dogfound

**Update on 03/27 @ 7pm**: We still have not located the owner(s), but we have posted this dog on multiple sites and Facebook lost/found dog groups. Aside from our #kk9r volunteer team, we have two kind souls that deserve huge shoutouts! Devon (@glittersmith – previously also posted flyers for Babka) and Cindy (@__pennythepoodle) printed and posted a bunch of flyers around LIC. They even coincidentally bumped into each other while posting the flyers! We love the teamwork – let’s keep it up everybody 😍❤️

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