Dogs rescued from the Korean meat trade will need a little extra TLC when it comes to socialization. Depending on their past trauma, it may take them some time to get used to their new home. English will not be the dog’s first language, Boehler points out, so potential adopters should be prepared to spend some time training their pup.
Once the dog has acclimated to his surroundings, they will fit right in. “A lot of our dogs are Jindo-spitz mixes, and just the breed itself makes very good apartment dogs,” Boehler notes. “They’re very quiet, they’re not big barkers, and they’re very active outside — but in the apartment they can just be a lazy bum.”
Potential adopters might also need to prepare for a reference check. Reach out to friends, family members or coworkers who can speak on your behalf about becoming a new pet parent.