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THE DOG STOP SET TO TRAVEL TO SOUTH KOREA TO RESCUE DOGS FROM LOCAL DOG MEAT MARKET

According to the Humane Society International, an estimated 2 million dogs are kept in facilities to be sold off for consumption each year in South Korea. JC McGreehan, owner of The Dog Stop of Monroeville and Rachel Maga, owner of Ten Four Social are set to travel to South Korea in late September with hopes of rescuing approximately six dogs from the local dog meat trade.

With connections to a South Korea rescue shelter, Save Korean Dogs, McGreehan, plans to bring back the dogs to the U.S. for adoption. Plans are underway as The Dog Stop of Monroeville partners with local shelter Pet Match Rescue, to find the perfect home as each dog will be paired with a new family before arriving to the U.S. Upon arrival each dog will be examined by a veterinary staff before meeting their new families.

“This rescue project that my team and I are working on means a lot to me – my dog is a survivor of the dog meat trade and was rescued from South Korea,” says McGreehan, “I can’t imagine my life without her, or what her life would have been like either. There is a movement to end the sale of dog meat and more people in South Korea are getting behind it. What we’re doing is helping propel that movement forward and provide more homes for the dogs to go to.”

Prior to The Dog Stop, McGreehan, has traveled extensively to various overseas places through both his time in the military as well as his humanitarian volunteer work. His leadership and experience serving others guided his professional shift to provide the best experience for his community and their four-legged companions.

“The Dog Stop understands that dogs are not just pets – but valued members of the family. Every Dog Stop location naturally partners with at least one local animal shelter to help dogs find their forever homes whether we’re fostering or hosting an adoption event,” said JC. “Every dog, regardless of where they’re from or their circumstances, deserves to have a good life and a loving home.”

The Dog Stop is an all-inclusive dog care facility that encompasses the idea of being the “one-stop-shop” for pet owners. The dog care facility provides daycare, boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services, dog walking and a retail store. Founded in 2009 by friends Chris Kane and Jesse Coslov, the two set out to create a business where not only dogs would leave happy but where owners would feel 100% confident in the care their animals would receive.”

“JC and Rachel are putting a lot of work into this rescue and adoption program,” says Co-Founder Jesse Coslov. “We as business partners could not be any more excited or proud to support him. Every one of us has a dog or an immense love for them, and so to be able to connect other dog lovers with a dog in need, and vice versa giving a dog a loving home – that’s the best part about this project.”

In the U.S. it is legal to raise and sell dogs for consumption in 44 states. Florida congressman Alcee L. Hastings has sponsored bill HR1406 also known as the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act. This bill has received bipartisan support, and once it passes will make it illegal to raise dogs and cats for their meat and to sell cat and dog skins and meat.

“Our main goal is to bring these dogs back to America and give them hope for a new life,” says Co-Founder Chris Kane. “JC has the experience of traveling internationally and knowledge of what it entails to adopt a dog from overseas, and more specifically from the dog meat trade in South Korea. I’m confident that this will go well, and I’m excited to see how everyone’s life will change not just the dogs but the adopters as well.”

While the practice of consuming dog meat is culturally based – the movement to end the dog meat trade has grown vastly over the years as younger South Korean generations are now adopting dogs that have been raised for consumption. South Korean President Moon Jae-in has also shown his support as he recently adopted a dog saved from a dog meat facility.

WE’RE GOING ON A MISSION TO

RESCUE DOGS FROM THE SOUTH

KOREAN DOG MEAT TRADE

Join our efforts to educate and bring us one step closer to ending the barbarity and torture of dogs in the Korean Dog Meat Trade.

See the video: https://tinyurl.com/DogStopGoestoKorea

About the Rescue

According to the Humane Society International, an estimated 2 million dogs are kept in facilities to be sold off for consumption each year in South Korea. JC McGreehan, owner of The
Dog Stop® Monroeville is set to travel to South Korea in late September with hopes of rescuing approximately six dogs from the local dog meat trade.

We Can’t do it Without You!

We are asking for your support! If you would like to learn how you or your business can support this cause, please call (412) 889-4882

Hope for a New Life

We are securing homes for the rescue dogs, sending care packages to the rescue in Korea and filming a documentary to bring awareness to this horrific industry.

We are in need of very special homes, for these special dogs! If you are interested, contact us below. Please spread the word to potential adopters who have room in their hearts and homes, for the time and commitment to give these dogs the second chance they deserve.

Sponsorship opportunities start at just $250! Our primary goal is to bring these dogs back to America and give them hope for a new life. With the experience JC brings of travelling internationally, and the knowledge of what it entails to adopt a dog from overseas (more specifically from the Dog Meat Trade in South Korea), we are confident that this is just the beginning of a much larger project!

For additional information on how you can sponsor, adopt or help, please contact:
Rachel Maga
412-889-4882
Rachel@tenfoursocial.com

About The Dog Stop
Founded in 2009 and franchising since 2014, The Dog Stop is an award-winning, all-inclusive indoor/outdoor dog care facility offering daycare, boarding, grooming, obedience training, in-home services, dog walking, and retail store. Today, there are 11 locations open and operating in four states, with numerous others in various stages of development across the country. For more information, visit www.thedogstop.net.

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