I mainly foster pups saved from the unregulated 🇰🇷 dog meat trade by @koreank9rescue 💚🐕
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#fbf Last November, @koreank9rescue saved 8 pups from a dog meat farm in Gwangju, South Korea. Bungbung (climbing out of the green crate) was one of them. Please support @koreank9rescue if you want to help save more pups like Bungbung from the unregulated dog meat industry.
Bungbung, his mom Lily, and his two sisters are all looking for their forever homes in NYC via koreank9rescue.org Link to adopt in bio!
A big warm woof to #adoptable Bungbung! This 4-month-old puppo wears his mighty heart on his tail—and it doesn’t take much to make him wiggle! It’s almost hard to believe that he was once suffering inside an unregulated dog meat farm in Gwangju, South Korea. @Koreank9rescue saved him and his family thanks to generous donations and @gina.lori’s swift leadership. Bungbung ( whoever adopts him, pls give him a good name ), his sister Bangsil, and his mom Lily are all available for adoption via koreank9rescue.org. Link to adopt in bio!
Progress One month ago, Olivia was unable to walk outside. She’d panic, crawl, try to run away/hide, or simply refuse to walk. She was the most fearful dog I’ve ever fostered. And it quickly became clear that she needed professional help. @hannimal_s and Johnny, the talented trainers at @baddogsonly, took Olivia under their guidance and the results have been astounding ! The “Before” video shows Olivia during her first week of training. (Bear in mind that I couldn’t even get her to walk three steps prior to receiving training.) The “After” video of her sashaying down a block still amazes me... LOOK AT HER GLORIOUS TAIL!! It’s finally up No longer dragging between her legs. There’s also a confident spring to her step! Her head is up. And no, the rain doesn't bring Olivia down. It makes her stronger. I’m so proud this sunny girl. BIG thanks to @baddogsonly for making great strides with her. #DogMeatTradeSurvivor Olivia is available for adoption via @koreank9rescue. Link to adopt in bio.
A big warm woof to Olivia! She’s a #DogMeatTradeSurvivor rescued from the same unregulated meat/blood farm as my previous foster puppos Dorothy (now Tater Tot ) and Jennifer (now June ). At first blush, I knew that Olivia was battling deep mental/emotional scars. She arrived clinging to her crate. She stayed in the same spot 99% of the time for the first couple of days. Her tail is perpetually down. Every move I make still startles her. She didn’t eat until I left her alone, and it took her 3 whole days to feel comfortable enough to pee . It’s heartbreaking. She’s so fearful of everything... and scared of being loved. I’ve been giving her space and patiently waiting for her to come to me. And today, we finally reached a big milestone! She lifted her leg at a 9-degree angle and allowed me to give her a belly rub Yay! She’s also starting to follow me around the house, albeit very cautiously. So the small (big) wins are slowly piling up!Stay tuned for more! Deepest gratitude to her rescuers @gtgtwgt @dreaming003 and to @gina.lori for giving Olivia a second chance in NYC. She’ll be available for adoption via @koreank9rescue after rehabilitation.
Dorothy unwrapped the best gift of her life: a forever family!!! She’ll soon be going home to an exceptionally thoughtful and big-hearted couple, Lish & Danny! My heart is singing with joy for Dorothy and her new family’s happiness!! Words cannot fully express my sincere gratitude to her adopters, the amazing @gina.lori for matching her with the best family, the all-star @koreank9rescue team and volunteers like @soyoung8526, her courageous rescuers @dreaming003 @gtgtwgt, her loyal acupuncturist Dr. Suzy Ryan at @alisonanimalhospital, her dedicated therapists at @water4dogsnyc, @ps9pets for treating her like royalty during adoption events, @thedodo writer @warfieldkristen for sharing Dorothy’s rescue story with the world, and to EVERYONE who’s been sending uplifting energy our way . Lastly, a special thank you to Dorothy for teaching me how to be a more loving human for the past three months Fostering this sweet warrior has been an invaluable experience that I’ll treasure forever. And wow! It sure did take a village to make this #happytail happen ;)
on the prize . #Adoptable Dorothy’s nutty obsession with squirrels perseveres thanks to an early holiday gift from auntie @ldy_jane! #auntiesarethebest #adoptme
Dorothy is available for adoption via @koreank9rescue in NYC. This 1-year-old #jindomix is sweeter than donuts to everyone lucky to meet her. She’s gentle, quiet, affectionate (kisses 24/7 !), playful, and is the most poetic observer. You’ll often find her people- and squirrel*-watching or looking up at the sky to watch a flock of birds fly by. Dorothy would match best with a loving human who’s patient, calm, and will continue to manage her myoclonus condition (details in bio link). Is this you? Link to adopt #DogMeatTradeSurvivor Dorothy in bio!
**Okay, so it’s more like preying on real squirrels than merely watching them... all she wants to do is play fetch with them
New week, new obstacle to conquer! It’s incredible how Dorothy is making great strides in becoming bolder and stronger (mentally + physically) thanks to her dedicated therapists @ellesdells and John at @water4dogsnyc. Keep in mind that this pup used to be highly submissive and cautious/fearful of anything new. Now, she’s a #bosslady-in-training
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Dorothy mastered the army crawl today! This sweet Jindo mix is learning to be less nervous about handling and is improving greatly each session! Dorothy is up for adoption via @koreank9rescue.
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#Adoptable Dorothy is no doubt a winter child. She delights in being out and about in the snow! The free snow cones are always a bonus
Anyone want to be Dorothy’s north star? This gentle 1-year-old is sniffin for a forever family that’s patient and will return her unconditional love Apply to adopt Dorothy in bio.
The daring moment when Dorothy surprised everyone by deciding to swim ON HER OWN!! Look at her go! So proud of this brave pupper :) Check my insta stories for more of Dorothy at @water4dogsnyc. #chinup
This Saturday (12/9), Dorothy will be at @koreank9rescue’s NYC adoption event at @wespawpets. Link to adopt this sweet warrior in bio!
#Adoptable Dorothy reached a BIG milestone: she’s learning how to play with toys!! This pup used to be suspicious of toys (still kind of spooked by new/squeaky ones) and utterly puzzled when I threw them across the room. While it took some time for her to grasp the concept of playing with a toy, she’s now a firm believer in the fine art of fetch! Swipe for videos of her in play. Welcome to the simple joys of being a #doggo (or ?!), Dorothy!
Do you know someone who can welcome a sweet with special needs? Link to adopt Dorothy in bio!
***UPDATE: Teddy was safely found on 12/10/17!*** Teddy has been seen around the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park, and #Bedstuy areas. If you spot her, please call (607) 221-9748. Teddy is skittish and fearful of strangers so do not run after her or yell her name. And please share with your #Brooklyn friends! Thank you #findteddy
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Teddy could be anywhere - please keep an eye out for her. Another Teddy Update: I didn't realize when I adopted Teddy I actually adopted Forrest Gump! I just received another sighting, this time in BedStuy! Yesterday, Teddy was seen running up Franklin Ave toward Fulton Street, near the Fulton C station. It's not much, as it was so long ago, but without any leads yesterday I've been thinking the worst has happened to her. BEDSTUY FRIENDS: be on the lookout for a dog with a green bandana, she's still got it on! Call me with any information at all 607-221-9748! #lostdog #missingdog #dogsofnyc #dogsofbrooklyn
Insta-ready look: #Adoptable Dorothy contemplates the meaning of “success” while savoring the crisp autumn sky.
Reality: “Hey, give me a lift! I want that DAMN SQUIRREL!!!!!!” #squirrelwontoday
Do you know someone who can embrace a loving with special needs? Dorothy is a 1-year-old #jindomix who loves being doted on and giving generous (sneaky) kisses. She’s gentle, quiet, and has a low-key personality. In June, Dorothy was rescued from an unregulated dog meat/blood sausage farm in Hwaseong, South Korea. She also overcame a deadly disease called distemper that led her to develop myoclonus — a chronic condition that causes continuous muscle contractions. Her myoclonus is most pronounced during rest and when she’s anxious, and least severe during deep sleep and outdoor walks. Our vet confirmed that the muscle contractions are not physically painful for her, but it is an annoying experience, as you can imagine. The good news is that acupuncture and CBD oil has been helping her have longer, more frequent periods of deep sleep. It’s truly amazing how Dorothy is improving (and still radiating joy!) after surviving so much heartache. This brave pup would match well with someone who’s patient, calm, daringly hopeful, and will continue to manage her myoclonus. Is this you? Link to adopt in bio.
Jindo and shiba inu lovers, unite! Dorothy’s spreading #happyfeet! For 2 days only, you’ll be able to buy these super soft limited edition bamboo rayon 🧦 designed by @bakdrop — and some of the proceeds will directly benefit @koreank9rescue’s medical fund for #DogMeatTradeSurvivor Dorothy. Get your own snazzy pair at http://bit.ly/KK9socks
Big thanks to fellow KK9R foster mom @meganstickel for masterminding this lovely socks idea
〜 Calmer waters this time 〜 #Adoptable Dorothy is expanding her comfort zone one step at a time at @water4dogsnyc. Today, she went on the underwater treadmill for the first time — and learned to enjoy it! So proud of our sweet warrior .
Shout-outs to Lara, Billy, and the whole #water4dogs team for always making Dorothy feel so welcomed and well supported.
Dorothy and @koreank9rescue are featured on @thedodo! A hearty thanks to writer @warfieldkristen for telling our sweet warrior pup’s story to the world. The article also includes great insights from KK9R founder @gina.lori about South Korea’s unregulated dog meat industry. Please read/share the article at http://bit.ly/kk9Dorothy
Pro tip: Need to change the discussion topic at your family dinner? Bring up #adoptable Dorothy and her incredible story Dogs/pets also serve as excellent convo starters and can even turn the most dreadful small talk into something meaningful. Thank you for keeping our sweet warrior in mind We’re so thankful to everyone who has sent positive energy her way. Link to Dorothy’s rescue story/adoption info in bio.
🤩 Yup, same dog. More confident, more playful, healthier, and... fully clothed! It took a village to get #adoptable Dorothy to where she is now. Swipe for more photos of her transformation. Utmost gratitude to Dorothy’s rescuers @dreaming003 @gtgtwgt, her supporters spanning two countries , and @gina.lori/the @koreank9rescue team for giving her a second chance at a joyful life in NYC.
Do you know someone who can welcome a loving with special needs into their family? Link to adopt Dorothy in bio!
The moment I knew I was having way more fun than #adoptable Dorothy… who was paddling for dear life . Swipe for a video of her in action. Brave pup did so well for a first-time swimmer!
Do you know someone who can embrace a sweet with special needs? Link to adopt Dorothy in bio!
Just keep swimming~ just keep swimming~ #Adoptable Dorothy made a splash debut at her first hydrotherapy session at @water4dogsnyc! She was so scared to go inside the pool, but she mustered up the strength to swim on . Big thanks to the wonderful @water4dogsnyc team — especially Dr. Block and her therapists Lara and John — for their attentive and compassionate care of Dorothy. This brave pup is receiving the best care possible thanks to your donations to @koreank9rescue. Thank you all so much
Dorothy is officially available for adoption via @koreank9rescue now!! Oh, look at her smug face in the second pic… too cool for me now . Do you know someone who can embrace a sweet dog with special needs? #DogMeatTradeSurvivor Dorothy is a 1-year-old jindo mix who’s gentle, quiet, and has a low-key personality. In other words: she’s the kind of pup you can take on a morning stroll and then spend the rest of the day chillin at home with. What’s remarkable about #adoptable Dorothy is that her “yellow brick road” to happiness has been full of hurdles — but it’s only made her more resilient and loving. And now, she’s ready to find a cozy home where she’ll be forever loved. Link to adoption info in bio!
Progress Within 3 #acupuncture sessions, brave Dorothy’s myoclonus* is lessening by helping her have longer, more frequent periods of deep sleep ! So good to see this cutie catch some peaceful Zzzzs thanks to Dr. Suzy Ryan at @alisonanimalhospital And! Thanks to your donations to @koreank9rescue, Dorothy is heading to @water4dogsnyc next week to dip her paws into her first physical therapy session! Stay tuned
*#DogMeatTradeSurvivor Dorothy overcame a deadly disease called distemper that led her to develop myoclonus — a chronic condition that causes continuous muscle contractions. Our veterinarian confirmed that the muscle contractions are not physically painful for her, but it is an annoying experience, as you can imagine. Her myoclonus is most pronounced during rest and when she’s anxious, and least severe during deep sleep and outdoor walks. She also becomes mysteriously still when she spies on squirrels ️
Have an anxious , too? There’s a pressure point on the head (where the needles are on Dorothy’s head ) that you can massage to help your pup relax ;) Brave Dorothy has gradually become more calm during each #acupuncture session with Dr. Suzy Ryan. Also sleeps deeper afterwards! A hearty thanks to @alisonanimalhospital’s Dr. Ryan for her holistic guidance and compassionate care of Dorothy. To support #DogMeatTradeSurvivor Dorothy’s medical fund for her myoclonus* condition, please donate to @koreank9rescue. Every dollar counts. Thank you so much for staying daringly hopeful with us Link to donate in bio.
*Myoclonus is a condition that causes continuous muscle spasms. It’s commonly related to canine distemper, a deadly disease that sweet Dorothy miraculously overcame. Her vet confirmed that the muscle spasms are not physically painful for her — but it is an annoying experience, as you can imagine. Similar to a silent, never-ending hiccup. Her myoclonus is most severe during rest and when she’s anxious and least severe during deep sleep and outdoor walks. She’s also mysteriously still when she spies on squirrels ️
Two resilient queens — Dorothy and June — reunited at @koreank9rescue's 1st annual #howloween reunion party! Five months ago, both pups were saved from the same dog meat/blood sausage farm in Hwaseong, South Korea. They went from living in real horror to celebrating their first Halloween together!! Better dreams ahead for these brave doggos Endless gratitude to the incredible women who made this happen: @gina.lori / #koreank9rescue team for being a bridge to hope for hundreds of dogs, @michellejocarroll for her wonderful care of June, and big thanks to @gtgtwgt and other rescuers in South Korea who brought Dorothy, June, and others to safety.
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“Oh, come on, Charlie Brown! I'll promise not to pull it away this time...” Thank you to everyone who showed their love and support to Dorothy at @koreank9rescue's 1st annual reunion event today. All your positive energy meant the world to her and me :) More photos to come!! : @michellejocarroll
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Just optimizing her ears and tail to make your heart wag! This Saturday (10/21) is your chance to meet #adoptable Dorothy at @koreank9rescue's 1st annual reunion event and howl-o-ween ball in Lou Lodati Park! It’s going to be a day filled with treats for all Visit @koreank9rescue for more event details!
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Yup, these are the stuff dreams are made of… woof! @koreank9rescue puppers are stars in an upcoming project shot by world-renowned photographer @bruce_weber! Big thanks to #BruceWeber for raising awareness about the #bandogmeat movement and... uh... sensual masculinity Sweet dreams, pups
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Will you please support #dogmeattradesurvivor Dorothy’s medical fund? Her myoclonus* condition has not improved with her current meds and we’re seeking other treatments for her. With your help, @koreank9rescue wants to make sure Dorothy gets the best medical care possible. Please visit koreank9rescue.org to contribute to her medical expenses. Every dollar counts. Thank YOU for supporting Dorothy and remaining daringly hopeful with me. She’s a sweet lil warrior! Link to donate in bio.
*Myoclonus is a condition that causes continuous muscle spasms. Dorothy’s vet confirmed that the muscle spasms are not physically painful for her — but it is an annoying experience, as you can imagine. Similar to a silent, never-ending hiccup. Her myoclonus is most severe during rest and has nearly no spasms during outdoor walks. She also walks fine and enjoys leisurely strolls around the block. Aside from her #myoclonus, Dorothy’s capacity to love is infinite. #koreank9rescue #dogsofnyc #dogsofbrooklyn #jindomix #rescuedismyfavoritebreed #distempersurvivor #rescuedog #payitforwardfriday