Adopt a Jindo


Adoption Application

If you are interested in adopting one of our adoptable animals, please complete the appropriate adoption application here.

(Our Head Administrative Office – also our Founders’ private self-sufficiency farm – is located about 1.5 hours east of Elko, NV, and 1.5 hours south of Twin Falls, ID by car! PLEASE NOTE: All dogs are in foster homes in SoCal, Bay Area, NorCal, NW Nevada and WA.)

Please take the time to read our website to make sure you are familiar with typical Korean Jindo Dog characteristics and behaviors, (as well as tips for working with problems), and ensure that you are willing to invest the time and energy into caring for a dog.
Other links to read include: “Things to know about Jindos”

And: Jindos in small spaces
Jindo in small spaces #2
Jindos and urban life
Thoughts on what a Jindo is

Adopter notes/tips

Our Youtube TDF video

All dogs shown on our Adoptables page are currently in foster homes or approved boarding facilities and are looking for their forever homes.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not knowingly rescue or adopt out dogs that have been confirmed as aggressive towards humans: we will always disclose the dog’s full history (such as we know it), and as part of a standard contract clause you will be asked to acknowledge that we cannot guarantee the health, temperament, training or suitability of the animal for any purpose, and that you have been informed of the animal’s behavioral history.

We will respond to all applications by email within 48 hours to confirm receipt, and then one of our volunteers will contact the applicant by telephone or email to discuss the application further. If we deem the dog you are interested in is not a potential fit, then we will offer suggestions to other dogs that we may have in our care currently.

We are also more than happy to keep your application on file if we do not have a dog currently that is a good fit, so that when new dogs arrive in our care, we can suggest these to you instead.

Once your application has been processed and approved, you will be required to come and meet the dog you are interested in adopting/fostering.

If this initial meeting goes well, then we would schedule a home visit with you, at which time all family members and pets should be present.

If the dog is a good match for you, then your application will be approved and the final step is for you to complete the appropriate contract, and pay the required fee (for adoptions only).
Current fees are:
1. For puppies and dogs up to 1 year old, varies from $600-$750 (depending on location)
2. For dogs 1-4 yrs old, $350
3. For dogs 5-9 yrs old, $300
4. For dogs 10 yrs old or over, $150

All dogs come with a slip leash and harness, recommended, and used by us, which we are able to purchase for you at a 50% discount – a $100 value, available to you at $50 (included in your adoption fee).
These are supplied through

Recommended harness:
Front Range

Recommended slip leash:
Just-a-cinch leash

What is the purpose of a home-check?
This is an informal chance for us to get to know you, your lifestyle, home environment and determine which dog(s) in our program might be the best fit. The home visit volunteer will do a short walk-through of your home and yard to ensure its safety and to advise on any areas of concern. We request to meet the entire family during our home visit, including anyone responsible for the dog much of the time (such as a housekeeper), and any other pets in the home.

We like to be fully transparent and manage expectations prior to meeting a dog. Please note that when you are determined to be an approved adopter, you are not guaranteed a particular dog. For some dogs we receive many applications, so we may allow multiple applicants to have a meeting with the dog before we choose the home that we feel will be the best fit for the dog. Also, if the volunteer involved in the meeting with you and the dog does not feel you are a good fit for the dog, you may be recommended to adopt another dog. As well, if we bring a dog for the visit, the dog will usually go home with the volunteer at the end of the visit.

It is also our duty as a responsible rescue and adoption agency to make sure that applicants are fully aware of all the potentially negative aspects of a particular dog, as well as all the fun stuff. We really wouldn’t be doing our job if we just shifted the dogs out to every person who expressed interest, without us informing them of everything we know about the dog.

Do we adopt out of state or out of the country?

We do not ship dogs, sight unseen.

We do, and are willing to adopt out of state and out of the country, but we do request applicants come to collect their chosen dog in person if possible.

Obviously, if that is the case, we would have prior lengthy correspondence with the applicant first, including conversations and provision of photos/video by the dog’s foster family, so that the applicant need only make one trip to collect the dog.

As with all adoption applications, a home check would be conducted, and this can often be easily accomplished online using Skype or Facetime or similar.
As with all applications, we work with you to help match you with the best dog we can.

We reject applications that do not meet our required standards. Specifically, we will reject an application if we believe that there is evidence of:

Lack of realism or self-delusion
An excess of emotion
An unwillingness to listen
An unwillingness to learn

We will favor applicants who demonstrate:

Honesty (the applicant answers the questions honestly even if their answers may count against their application)
Realism (the applicant demonstrates a considered, planned, rational, non-emotional approach to problem solving)
Humility (the applicant understands there is always more to learn)
Patience (if the applicant cannot demonstrate patience during the application process, he/she will not have the requisite patience for ownership)
Persistence (the applicant demonstrates they are not willing to quit when there are challenges)
A willingness to listen
A willingness to learn
Flexibility (the applicant is willing to be led by Two Dog Farms in certain areas (which dog might suit best, etc.).

Ten Commandments
1. I will provide the calm, fair leadership, structure and routine that my animals require.
2. I will think.
3. I will have a Plan.
4. I will have a Plan B.
5. I will accept challenges for what they are – challenges – and use my big giant primate brain to solve them.
6. If something bad happens, I will not panic: I will ask myself “what did I do wrong?” and go from there.
7. I will admit my mistakes and not shift blame onto the dog, the breed or the weather, etc..
8. I will be big enough to ask for advice.
9. I will heed that advice.
10. No-one made me get an animal. But now that I have one, I will persist. I will not quit. Giving up is NOT acceptable. (see Commandments 2 – 4).

Surrendering a Jindo