Cedric and Mendy are lucky to have each other during their transitions. For many of the dogs, the rescue is a time of uncertainty and fear.
But even the most frightened dogs can make progress. "This dog, Karma, broke my heart," Burton said. "She just sat there with her head down like, 'Go ahead, do what you want with me.' But today, she's up in the kennel wagging her tail, barking, eating."
"I think they will learn to trust people very easily," she added of the other dogs.
More dogs are still on the way from this rescue, with around 12 to 16 dogs arriving from South Korea at a time.
After all the dogs arrive, St. Huberts will keep about 20 to 30 of them on site, but most of the dogs will be relocated to new homes.
In the short time that Cedric and Mendy have been at the rescue center, they've received medical treatment, including being spayed and neutered, learned to play with other dogs and gone on walks with volunteers and staff members.