ARLGP Receives Five Dogs from South Korean Dog Meat Farm

Five of 250 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea by the Humane Society International (HSI) arrived at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) on May 26, 2016.

MORE: Read the Portland Press Herald story on our five canines.

As an emergency placement partner of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the ARLGP serves as a safety net for animals rescued from inhumane conditions. We were honored to be contacted by HSI/HSUS in regards to this historic project in South Korea. Our #1 priority is always to homeless and displaced pets in our community, as well as our state. When a project like this arises, and we have space available, we are happy to lend a helping hand. We are committed to helping these dogs find a new beginning in our community.

The five dogs range in breed, including mixes of husky, mastiff and jindo. They are all approximately 1-2 years in age.

All five dogs – Huey, Ron, Stuart, Victor and Forrest — have been evaluated medically and behaviorally. Each dog will be placed on a specific rehabilitation program tailored to their needs and progress. Once they have successfully hit the goals and milestones determined by our certified trainer, Liz Langham of Tree Frog Farm, they will be available for adoption.

We are confident our community of animal lovers and supporters will welcome and embrace them. We are excited to share their progress, and ultimately find them new, happy homes here. We will continue to provide updates on their training and progress as well as their adoption availability through our facebook and website.


Monetary donations made to our Treatment & Care fund will help the ARLGP provide medical care to animals in need.

Donations of dog toys, linens, food and supplies will help the ARLGP provide the highest level of care to animals dependent on our shelter and services. View our complete wish list of commonly-used items.

If you are interested in providing short-term foster care to one of our South Korean canines, or to other dogs in need, please complete this form.



For media inquiries regarding our five South Korean dogs, please contact Jeana Roth at (207) 887-7217 ext. 102 or



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