“When she saw Moo-tae’s face and read his story on Free Korean Dogs website, she knew that Moo-tae was destined to be her baby,” EK Park, founder of Free Korean Dogs, told The Dodo. “Since then she has become an amazing supporter of Free Korean Dogs.”
Park drove eight hours to bring Moo-tae to meet Duhamel during one of the brief breaks in her competition schedule, but the effort paid off. “They had two hours of wonderful time in the hotel room,” Park said. “After two days we met at the Incheon Airport again to send Moo-tae to Canada. Meagan of course flew with him.”
Soon after, Duhamel convinced her parents, who also live in Canada, to grow their family, and adopt Moo-tae’s shelter mate, a sweet miniature pinscher named Dae-gong.