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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 month ago

Cared for by DoVE Project
Adoption process

Submit Application




Home Check


Approve Application


Pay Fee


Take the Pet Home


Sign Adoption Contract

Adoption fee: $1000.00

This helps DoVE Project with pet care costs.

My basic info

Jindo/German Shepherd Dog
Brown/Chocolate - with Black
5 years 8 months old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
66 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Hi! My name is Thunder, and I am IN SOUTH KOREA waiting to be matched to a home in Los Angeles! I was rescued from the dog meat trade in South Korea by the DoVE Project. My fate would have been to live in fear and distress, watching dogs being led to slaughter for human consumption. DoVE Project heard about me, and now I am looking for my forever family!

SEX/WEIGHT/AGE: Male / 66 lbs / 5 years
BIRTH DATE: May 1, 2018
BREED: Jindo mix
VACCINATIONS/SPAY/NEUTER/HEALTH: Vaccines will be updated as needed before departure. Neutered. Healthy.

BEHAVIOR: Thunder is a high-energy dog who thinks everyone he meets is his best friend! He loves to go on walks and is very curious about his surroundings. He gets along with dogs and people very well.

BACKGROUND: He was rescued from a dog meat farm.

Jindos are known for their fierce loyalty, high intelligence, rarely barking, and playful nature. They make great indoor family dogs, as Jindos are clean and easily housetrained, and are faithful to family members. They are also mid-level active and love being socialized at dog parks, going on hikes, and joining the family on trips.

DoVE dogs come from a traumatic background such as dog meat farms and slaughterhouses. While many of our dogs acclimate within a few months with consistency, structure, and patience, some of our more sensitive dogs can take longer to rehabilitate. It's important to note that these sensitive dogs are even more attuned to human emotions and behavior, making for a deeper connection human-dog connection. DoVE Project is committed to helping our adopters desensitize and socialize our dog meat trade survivors.

DoVE Project operates a shelter in South Korea, where our dogs stay until they are matched with an adopter. In the US, our dogs stay in foster homes or in boarding, as we do not have a physical facility. These dogs are identified with "in LA" in their names.

Please note that we only adopt our pups in the Southern California area. Please check our website for more information regarding our adoption process, our mission, and adoption application:

If you are interested in adopting, please complete an online application at:
DoVE Project

Contact info

Pet ID
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Their adoption process


Submit Application

Submit ONE application per family (link below) - you may list more than one dog on the app. See "Additional Adoption Info" section below.



After reviewing applications for each pup, our team may contact you for a phone interview.


Home Check

Please send us a video or multiple photos of your home, interior and exterior.


Approve Application

A group decision will be made based on what we believe is the best fit for both the pet and for your family.


Pay Fee

The full adoption fee is paid prior to bringing the pet home.


Take the Pet Home

The pet will come home with you for a 2-week trial.


Sign Adoption Contract

After a successful 2-week trial, the adoption contract is signed.

Additional adoption info

*DoVE makes no warranties, expressed or implied, nor any guarantee of this animal’s breed, age, health or behavior. Although we make our best effort to collect and verify as much information as possible for every rescue dog's history, sometimes there is very little information available or oftentimes simply impossible to authenticate the veracity of the information. If you require a guarantee of a breed, warrantee of health or behavior, we highly recommend that you seek another avenue of acquiring your next pet. We appreciate your understanding.

• Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for any questions you may have prior to submitting an inquiry or application:

• Please note that if the dog you are interested in is no longer on the site, it has been adopted.

• The first step to learn more about a dog is to submit an application. The adoption process and application can be found here:

Adoption fees are as follows:

Young pups 4 mos. - 11 mos.: $1100
Young dogs 12 mos. - 23 mos.: $1050
Dogs 2 years & older: $1000

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

The majority of our pups are in S. Korea; however we have a few dogs here in foster homes. You must be an approved adopter to visit our dogs.

Please check our website for more information regarding our adoption process, our mission, and adoption application.

More about this rescue

DoVE Project (Dogs of Violence Exposed) is a 501(c)3 animal welfare, rights and protection organization. As our name is clearly stated, our aim is to end the Dog Meat Trade in S. Korea and other parts of the world where the dogs are slaughtered for human consumption. The condition in which these dogs are raised, bred and slaughtered is extremely brutal and inhumane. We rescue these dogs from dog farms, slaughterhouses, or dogs destined to enter into dog meat trade or be slaughtered to be eaten. Many female dogs that are rescued from the farms/slaughter houses are pregnant and oftentimes their puppies are brought to USA for adoption. Part of our campaign to end the DMT in Korea is rescue work in parallel in conjunction with our campaign to raise awareness and education within Korea.