Congratulations on deciding to adopt and save a Korean dog! Are you ready? Review the adoption process and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Adoption process

  1. Carefully review the profile of the dog(s) you are interested in adopting to determine if it’s the right fit. If you can’t find a specific dog, you can still apply and we will do our best to match you with a compatible dog based on your responses.
  2. Complete the adoption application form and one of our volunteers will review it.
  3. Once received, our team will review the application to determine suitability/eligibility. If selected, one of our volunteers will contact you to conduct a virtual interview and home check.
  4. Following a satisfactory interview and home check, a volunteer will complete all necessary reference checks.
  5. If approved, the adopter must sign the adoption agreement and pay the adoption fee as follows:
    • Adult dogs and neutralized puppies: $800
      • A $300 deposit is due when you sign the agreement to reserve the flight spot and your dog
      • The remaining $500 are due by the arrival date
      • The fee includes both a Tractive GPS tracker and a 1-year subscription to the service
    • Unfixed puppies (3-6 months): $800 plus $200 refundable neutralization fee*
      • A $300 deposit is due when you sign the agreement to reserve the flight spot and your dog
      • The remaining $700 are due by the arrival date
      • The fee includes both a Tractive GPS tracker and a 1-year subscription to the service
      • * The neutralization fee is refundable with proof of neutralization
    • Senior dogs (7+ years): $600
      • A $300 deposit is due when you sign the agreement to reserve the flight spot and your dog
      • The remaining $300 are due by the arrival date
      • The fee includes both a Tractive GPS tracker and a 1-year subscription to the service
    • Our adoption fee is fully refundable. If the dog isn’t the right fit for your family, we will find another good home for the dog and the adoption fee will be refunded.
  6. Once all documentation is complete and the initial deposit is confirmed, one of our volunteers will arrange the travel plan for the dog and advise the confirmed time/date, once it becomes available.
  7. All done! Now, it’s time to meet your dog at the airport.

Animal welfare is our top priority

The adoption processes & procedures are structured to ensure a minimal negative impact/experience for the rescued dogs. We appreciate your understanding & patience.

  • All of our dogs’ vaccinations are up to date: rabies, DHPPL (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis), Coronavirus, Canine influenza and Bordetella (kennel cough).
  • All dogs are spayed/neutered and microchipped.
  • Additionally, all dogs are tested for 4DX (heartworm) and parvo/corona/distemper/giardia.
  • Monthly heartworm/flea/tick preventions are all done as well.

    Please note: we cannot guarantee the temperament of our dogs as temperament is often affected by their environment and circumstances.

When your new best friend comes home

  • Pet Insurance. We recommend purchasing pet insurance — the choice is ultimately yours, of course. To help you along the way, AKR has partnered with Trupanion, a pet insurance provider, and they offer all of our adopters free coverage for 30 days following their initial veterinary exam. For more information, download the PDF with the full details of the promotion.
  • Dog GPS tracker. As part of dog safety, AKR recommends our adopters to consider having a GPS device to track their dogs in case of an accident. While you get to bond with your new dog, some situations could cause your dog to flee on just your regular morning walk and being able to find them quick will be easier with a GPS tracker. AKR has partnered with Tractive, a GPS tracker company. Our adopters can obtain a free Tractive GPS tracker with a 1-year subscription. Please contact us to avail this offer and a promo code will be provided to you.