A 2803-16 yonge street, toronto, ON M5E 2A1 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.
1 - 18 of 18 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter
For adoptions in Canada: Greater Toronto Area (Ajax, Aurora, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Halton, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Milton, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, St Catharines, Toronto, Vaughn, Stouffville, Whitby), Barrie, Cambridge, Erin, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and London.
Greater Vancouver Area (Vancouver, Burnaby, Delta, Langley, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, Surrey, and West Vancouver).
For adoptions in the US: Seattle, Portland, and Los Angeles.
Reference and vet checks
- Under 8 yrs old: $760 USD / $960 CAD
- 8 yrs old and older or special needs: $360 USD / $460 CAD
Free Korean Dogs (FKD) is a registered charity in Canada (BN:80580 0166RR0001).
Free Korean Dogs US (FKD US) is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization #85-2573367. State of Washington charitable organization registration #2004912.
Founded in Toronto, Canada on July 1st, 2015, our organizations rescue dogs from Korea’s dog meat trade and other at-risk circumstances and find their forever loving homes in Canada and the US.
Millions of dogs are slaughtered for meat consumption in Korea every year. Most of them are kept in tiny, overcrowded cages in dog meat farms and provided no water or shelter from the elements, and given only scraps of waste to eat. It is also common practice for dogs to be brutally tortured prior to slaughter as it is believed to enhance flavor and nutritional healing properties, despite an overwhelming lack evidence to support these claims.
Korea is the only country in the world that commercially farms dogs for food. Lack of legislation regulating the Korean dog meat trade result in the lack of standards for safety or humane treatment. Simply speaking, dogs can be obtained by any means, whether stray or farmed, and treated in unfathomable inhumane manners without consequence. The dog meat trade in Korea is a legislative gray area and political landmine that nobody in power wants to address.
Our international rescue and adoption program saves over hundreds of dogs each year from the Korean dog meat trade and finds their homes in Canada. Since 2015, we have shut down two dog meat farm operations, rescued over two hundreds dogs from the dog meat trade, and found forever homes for over seven hundreds dogs rescued from euthanasia or the risk of being forced into the meat trade.
We also promote public awareness to create a cultural shift from cruelty to compassion for dogs in Korea through campaigns, protests, and events. Through rescue, rehabilitation, and education, we hope one day all dogs and animals can lead peaceful and happy lives.