Daejeon Paws

Shelter Director(s): Ms. Jung (정란영)
Location: Daejeon - 대전

Ms. Jung Nan-young has been rescuing dogs for many years—many would undoubtedly have fallen victim to butchers or dogcatchers if she hadn’t stepped in.

Due to pressure from city authorities Ms. Jung had to close her first shelter in December 2008. About 70 dogs were relocated thanks to the efforts of volunteers, adopters and foster parents and the case generated enormous publicity in the English-language media. The "Daejeon 150" were featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and Ms. Jung also appeared on a Korean television program.

The move was difficult for the dogs—many were elderly, and many were shy dogs who had become very attached to Ms. Jung. But she visited their new home every week for more than a year and did her best to give them the attention they needed.

In March 2010, Ms. Jung was finally in a position to reclaim 29 of her babies and bring them to the new shelter, Daejeon Paws. In November 2010, she took her eight Jindos back. Ms. Jung now has approximately 50 dogs and seven cats. Many are long-term shelter babies who would love to have real homes—in some cases, probably for the first time in their lives. The community has already rallied to help this special group of precious angels—now let’s not forget our old friends.

Volunteers, foster parents and adoption inquiries are always welcome! Please contact Deborah (deborahfallon@hotmail.com) for more information.

Update: Ms. Jung's rent has increased and she no longer has any personal income. She really needs help covering basic expenses such as utility bills. Please help if you can.

Animals Sheltered

  • Cats
  • Dogs (large)
  • Dogs (small)

Getting Involved

Volunteering: Yes
Fostering: Yes
Donations Needed:
  • Funds
  • Wet dog food
  • Dry dog food
  • Wet cat food
  • Dry cat food
  • Food and water dishes
  • Dog leashes
  • Collars
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Grooming supplies
  • Crates
  • Beds and bedding
  • Cat towers
  • Other
Donation Details:

Ms. Jung is working hard to support her wonderful family of dogs (and two cats). Donations are much appreciated: please use Nong Hyup account #356-0601-8628-13 (정란영) or PayPal (ifirehorse@hotmail.com).

You can also donate pee pads, treats, toys, blankets and old newspapers. Please send them to Ms. Jung Nan-young, cell No. 011-430-6922, address below:

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Getting There

Need Appointment to Visit: Yes
Hours of Operation:

Show this message to a taxi driver and call Sylvia/Hyunjoo at 010-3805-4433 if you need help:

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deborah's picture

There are many photos of Daejeon Paws on the photobucket website at this link:


They can be accessed at the menu on the left. I think they give a good idea of what the shelter is like.

Karen's picture

I noticed that all of the adoption listing for Daejeon Paws animals have expired. I hope everything is OK at the shelter!

red dog's picture

Sorry, Karen, I just saw your message now. I haven't been out to Daejeon in quite a while, and I know Ms. Jung is getting help from local volunteers but can always use more help. Recently there was an electrical fire at the shelter, and fortunately no dogs were injured--however, Ms. Jung needed medical treatment for burns. Deborah is in charge of adoption profiles now, but I'll see if I can get permission from Sylvia to post some recent pictures.