When you’ve got a dog and you get to the point where you feel like you want to add to your family with another dog, there are a lot of routes you can take. There’s the breeder route, the local shelter or even the Humane society; all good options. But what if you want to rescue a dog that’s in desperate need of saving; not from being lonely from being stuck in a cage (though that is a brutal fate and no dog deserves that), but from being someone’s dinner. That’s the situation that the Lyle Muskat and family in Toronto, Canada, found themselves in. They wanted a dog that had very low chances of being adopted, so that they could truly get a dog in need.
Through research, they learned about a group called Free Korean Dogs, a group that rescues dogs from meat farms in South Korea and brings them to North America. Muscat started talking to the founder, and learned that the larger dogs they rescue, seldom ever get adopted; they’re too big. That sounded like the right place to look.