When we first adopted Gracie April 2017, she had nightmares. I don’t know what they were about, but she often woke herself up from all of the kicking, yelping, and growling. A few times she woke up like she was being attacked. At least once a month she woke up barking too, and even peed herself several during her nightmares. We would immediately comfort her and my husband would carry her into bed with us (not easy LOL – she’s really big!). Anything to help her feel safe. We would hold her and she would whimper and wag her tail at us as if she was thankful for her new safe home. I often cried for her, because I really didn’t know what had happened in the months and year or so before Jindo Love and us.
Now, Gracie snores and farts LOUDLY while she sleeps on her side or back. She nuzzles us in the morning and yawns REALLY LOUDLY with a howl, wiggles all over, rolls on her back and wags her tail so much every morning. It took about a year, but she wakes up joyful, confident and happy now! For the first time ever, I just saw her wagging her tail in her sleep early this morning and it made me so happy that her dreams were finally HAPPY DREAMS! She had a smile too! Now, she’s perfectly behaved, and enjoys every minute. Everyone who meets her agrees- she truly loves life!! Thank you Jindo Love for your kindness and for saving these dogs and puppies! They thank you in many ways, and so do we!
My wife and I saw Flint’s adoption posting during March of 2018. One look at the pic and we fell in love immediately. We wrote in, completed the necessary paperwork, interview and background check and soon thereafter Flint was on his way. On April 16th 2018, we picked Flint up at JFK Airport. We opened the crate and Flint quickly walked up to my wife and started licking her face!
To this day, he’s an affectionate licker! He loves his Jindo sister (Sammy) and they love their runs on the beach and around town. We are grateful to everyone at Jindo Love for bringing Flint into our family! Su Jeong Kim (Jindo Love) and Patti Kim (Jindo Love Family) are upstanding, caring, dedicated and needed force in this complex world. What they do and who they are is proof there is goodness in humanity!
I got my first puppy (Troy) from the US in the summer of 2018, but as he grew older it was clear that he LOVED other dogs. This made me determined to get a companion for him and this is where Jindo Love stepped in. I followed their Facebook page for a while, when I saw a listing of a puppy I was interested in. The lovely girls at Jindo Love read through my application and got to learn a little bit about Troy, and recommended that I consider Miso as they believed he would be a good fit for him. Miso was rescued from a slaughterhouse when he was only a few months old. Fast forward a few more months and he is now living happily with myself and Troy here in sunny California!
We adopted Pearl in May 2017. She was rescued from a slaughter house, along with her 7 siblings and mama. When she arrived in New York, accompanied by a wonderful courier, she had a diaper on for travel, a water bottle attached to her travel carrier. She was shy, and probably filled with hope for a kind home in America. She joined our family and has been the most loyal and smart pup I have ever encountered. She has two other sisters and one brother, and has definitely chosen Dad as her human.
Our experience with Jindo Love was unparalleled in their care of our Pearl girl. They had sent us a video of Pearl, while still in Korea, and asked us to name her. Her coloring reminded me of a pearl, albeit her name. She continually shows her love in many ways, expresses her wants in easily read messages, and is so loyal. I can’t imagine our lives without her in it. She is a true blessing.
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.
This little ball of fluff is Mochi the Samoyed! After suddenly and unexpectedly losing our 2 year-old Samoyed at the beginning of December 2018, we were left completely devastated. We found Jindo Loves Rescue by chance, and were immediately drawn to the way they treated us during a period of extreme grief and anxiety. Not only did the incredible JLR women send us consistent photo and video updates from his foster mom in Korea, they also sent us hourly updates when he was on his way from Korea to the US! We picked Mochi up on Christmas Eve at the JFK airport, and he arrived healthy and happy, with a spacious crate that had access to water, warm blankets, and wearing a cute little vest.
Mochi has filled our home with laughter and love, and our other dog Banksy has already become the sweetest big brother. Our vet had never seen such thorough health records from a rescue-overseas or in states-, and Mochi left with a complete clean bill of health! We are so incredibly happy, and will definitely be rescuing from Jindo Loves Rescue again.