BROOKLYN — A group of poodles rescued from a shelter in South Korea — some of them saved from the dog meat trade — are looking for a homes in New York City this weekend.
The 10 pups arrived in the city Wednesday, flown in by the rescue group Free Korean Dogs after being pulled from a shelter in the city of Jinhae, according to Gina Lori Boehler, an adoption coordinator and animal advocate based in Long Island City.
"These were either from the dog meat trade or abandoned on the street," she said. "Some of them were actually born in the shelter as well."
While the pooches are currently staying with foster volunteers in Queens and Brooklyn, they're in need of permanent homes. All of the dogs are believed to be poodles or poodle mixes.
Potential adopters will be able to meet them this weekend at PS9 Pet Supplies in Williamsburg, where the pups will on hand during a "poodle invasion" adoption event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
"They can meet all the poodles and see if they have a connection to any," Boehler said. "We will try to match the poodle with the right person."
Some of the poodles available for adoption (Credit: Courtesy Free Korean Dogs)
Those looking for a home include Brownie, a 12-pound, chocolate-hued pooch, or Sunny, a 2-year-old ginger with fluffy curls.
"They're all spayed and neutered, and they all have their shots," Boehler added.
Anyone interested in the dogs can fill out an adoption application on Free Korean Dogs' website, or can do so in person at this weekend's events. The fee for adoption is $500.