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Recently, our Spudgy dislocated his knee. It was a terrible experience: he lifted his leg to pee, and – being the gimpy dog that he is – fell over in agony. He was screaming and howling, and it broke our hearts. We hopped in a taxi and went to Seoul immediately. Now, we could have gone to a vet in Bucheon in a fraction of the time it took us to get to Seoul, but we knew that Spudgy would get the best care at Mari Animal Hospital. They’re located in the Hongdae area, and we’ve been going to them from the beginning with Spudgy. Their English is great, which makes taking care of Spudgy so much better; they can tell us exactly what we need to know in order to take care of our dog properly. As well, they have a soft spot for dogs adopted at shelters, and we strongly advocate getting your dogs through shelters rather than through the puppy mills. Anyhow, for the many of you concerned with getting or bringing your pets in Korea, or taking care of one, this video’s for you. As well, click here for their Business Card. Finally, Spudgy’s doing ok now. He had knee surgery and now has a metal pin in his leg. He has to be in his cage for a few weeks and is not allowed to walk! Poor guy!

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  1. My husband and I are planning on teaching SK this coming year and applied through thinkoutsiderecruiting.com and Korvia (thanks to your advice)… but… we have two lovable (sometimes extremely naughty) little orange furball kitties/cats who we love! We are from the US, and I looked up how to take your pets to SK, and it seems possible, but here's my question(s): do you think the school (since they are paying for housing) would be unhappy that we want to bring our pets? Would it be too much baggage (how dare I even call them that!) to take them with us, or should we leave them with a loving foster home/friend?

    p.s. I didn't sleep last night because I stumbled upon your website and couldn't stop watching the videos. I hope a school calls us ASAP because I can't get my head out of the Korean clouds!

  2. Yes, they do Kennel Care! In fact, they just remodelled their place. It looks completely different, and it has a pet hotel, so to speak. We should probably redo this video!

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