Shortly after finding it, they got word that the Humane Society International was bringing South Korean dogs to California shelters - where they would be no longer waiting to die, but rather, for a new life.
"This story broke and all of a sudden, it felt like the universe had conspired and all of this had happened for a reason," Mickey says.
She made the hour-and-a-half drive to the San Francisco SPCA. She applied for one of the South Korean dogs.
She went home with Sunshine.