If you are an owner seeking to re-home your Jindo or a private rescuer seeking to place a Jindo, there are a few issues you should be aware of before handing over the leash to a complete stranger. Unfortunately, there will be not-so-reputable collectors or "bunchers" coming to this board to take advantage of the desperation of the posters and/or the plight of the Jindos:
-There are people who will use a Jindo for dog-fighting purposes, either as bait or otherwise. It seems people are in denial about this, but when the Jindo appears in an online article called "MIXED MATCHED DOG FIGHTS" , when there's a chapter about a Jindo in a "fighting dog" book (a poorly researched piece of work, I might add), and when several elements come to a Jindo booth and ask point blank about their dogfighting ability, there's no doubt in my mind that it's a very real concern when adopting out Jindos.
-There are people who only want a Jindo as a breeding machine and nothing more. They will adopt the Jindo only to dump it as soon as it produces a puppy that they can keep. Either that, or they keep the dog and breed it at every opportunity, regardless of the health of the dog, so they can make a few bucks on the puppies.
What can an owner or rescuer do to screen out these bad collectors?
-The first suggestion is that you screen the person inquiring about your dog. Ask for references, especially veterinary references, and follow-up on them. Ask the veterinarian if the person has a history of bringing his/her other dog or previously-owned dog(s) in for regular check-ups, the condition of the dog during the checkups, and how the dog died if it did. If the person never owned a dog before, you might want to ask yourself if you really want your Jindo to be their trial-and-error dog. Check the housing and fencing of where the dog will be. Unfortunate experience has taught rescuers to make sure the property even exists and isn't a false address. Make sure the property is secure for an escape-artist Jindo.
-The second suggestion is that you make clear that the dog will be spayed/neutered before going into a new home. This will discouarge the people who would only want the Jindo as a breeder and not as a pet. Local humane societies and animal shelters usually offer a discount spay/neuter service for those tight in funds.
-The third suggestion is to charge a small adoption fee, perhaps the cost of spaying/neutering, to dissuade those who don't plan on making a commitment to your dog. Given a choice between your dog with a fee and the next free dog, they'll opt for the next free dog.
-Lastly, listen to your gut feeling. If something doesn't feel right, find out why you feel that way. Get another person's opinion if needed.