Rescue Dogs From the South Korean Dog Meat Trade

Available for Adoption in the United States and Canada

Every year, over 2 million dogs are slaughtered in South Korea’s dog meat trade. Jindo Love Rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit started by passionate animal advocates who are dedicated to ending the dog meat trade in South Korea.

Our entirely volunteer-run rescue saves as many dogs as we can from dog meat farms, puppy mills, and abandonment – all of whom can end up as victims of the terrible meat trade.

Despite the challenges of this work, in just 6 years we have stopped dog meat transport trucks, shut down puppy mills, and ended entire dog meat breeding operations.  We are singular in what we do as we rescue all breeds and all sizes. Our highly successful program has adopted more than 1,000 dogs in this short time.

Our team of volunteers rescue dogs who are the victims of some of the worst human cruelty: abandonment, abuse, and all too often, the horror of slaughter. Many of the dogs we find are Korean Jindos or Korean Village Dogs, but we have many other breeds as well as all dogs can become victims of the dog meat trade. After the rescue, we care for and rehabilitate the dogs at our foster home in South Korea until they are healthy enough to be sent for adoption to loving homes in the United States.

Help save these dogs from the Korean Dog Meat Trade and puppy mills. Check out our adoption page for the listings of our amazing adoptable dogs!


We adopted Gin from Jindo Love in May of 2017. She is literally the best dog in the entire world, with no exaggeration. It doesn’t hurt that she’s my favorite (shhhh…don’t tell my other dogs that). From the moment we brought her home, it was just so clear that she was meant to be with us. She is the glue to our family and wears many hats— from wrestling and running like a lunatic with her two 70lb Husky-mix sisters, to gently grooming our little 11 year old Chihuahua, and cuddling happily with our 3 cats. One of my favorite things about her is how athletic and capable she is while we hike— she plows through snow taller than her, crosses glacial streams, walks along log bridges, jumps any fallen trees we come across, calmly allows us to lift and lower her for drops while we are in canyoneering, and has even climbed a ladder in a Utah slot when none of our other dogs could without assistance. Gin honestly amazes me everyday, and I love how much she enjoys being outside, and exploring the great outdoors. She has been such an amazing off leash companion sticking right to my side, and always is the first to check on me and make sure I’m doing okay. She was easily trained and knows a huge variety of cute tricks like, “wave”, “roll-over”, and “spin”. I can not thank Jindo Love enough for trusting us with adopting such a special little dog, she truly is my heart and I can’t recommend Jindo Love enough!



If a perfect dog exists in the world, it is Honeydew. I knew she was special the moment I met her at the airport. The other pups that came on that flight all soiled their crates (which is to be expected, especially on such a long flight). When I opened Honeydew’s crate, I was surprised to see it was spotless inside. She was a little shy at first, huddling in the back of the crate. Then I said “it’s ok” and she slowly walked into my arms as if she put all her trust in me. I immediately took her outside to go potty and she peed for like 2 mins and created a huge lake in the parking lot. When we got home, things did not get easier for her. I already had a stubborn bulldog son at home who didn’t want to share toys, my time or lap to sit on. But she remained patient, quietly waiting her turn and showering us all with unconditional love. She’s smart (learned sit and down in less than a day!) She’s intuitive (gives me a hug (literally) when I feel upset). I’m so thankful she’s part of my family. 

The amazing part of this story is how I even found Honeydew. I first found out about Jindo Love because one of my good friends shared a picture of adoptable pups with me on Facebook. He wanted to adopt a puppy but asked for my opinion on whether I think Jindo Love is a real group because you have to send money via PayPal in good faith. I checked out the page and it seemed legit so I told him my opinion. While I was looking through the Jindo Love page, I read the stories on there and felt compelled to reach out to them to adopt a dog. I was not looking for a dog at the time as I already had my bulldog at home but the more I talked to Patti and Su, I realized this is where my next pup will be coming from. When I heard news of Jindo Love needing homes for 30-40 puppies following a really large rescue from a dog meat farm, I felt it was time to adopt a new family member. Knowing my bulldog’s personality, rather than picking a pup based on looks (although all cute!), I asked Patti and Su to pick one out for me based on personality. The only requirement was that she’s female. How amazing is it that the one they picked out for me was the perfect one.