📣 Introducing Kayla Stephenson, our new Projects Coordinator!



We are so excited that Kayla has joined the Pug Rescue of Korea team 🤩.


As a nonprofit rescue group with operations in two countries, we face different challenges than other groups-- such as the obstacles that come with shipping live animals across the globe.


Based in South Korea, Kayla will be assisting and spearheading various projects—a current one is establishing us as an official private organization with the US military to host events and fundraisers on post. She’s also handling tasks like shuttling our dogs to/from foster homes and the vet, corralling supplies, and fundraising.


Kayla brings balance and levity to our team as well as experience in managing databases, writing, and communications.


Reminder: All of us are volunteers. That means Pug Rescue of Korea pays out ZERO dollars in salaries, and your donations go to saving pugs 🤗.


Kayla also fosters for us—and was also a foster fail after adopting Bingy from us last year.


More on Kayla below, as well as our interview:


With a BA in English from Arcadia University, Kayla has worked in various fields, including Make a Wish, public libraries, and office administration. A fan of world travel, she is currently living in South Korea for several years and dedicating any free time to fostering, assisting, and writing for PRK. Kayla enjoys hikes with foster fail PRK alum Bingy, playing roller derby, and running too many D&D games. She has volunteered for animal rescues since she was 14 and loves having a house full of animals.


Where are you originally from?

We've both moved around most of our lives, but I'm from the Virginia Beach area, and my husband is West Virginia-born.


Galbi and Gimbop, August 2020

How did you get involved with Pug Rescue of Korea?

I saw a post from your previous foster coordinator, Mel Mort, on the local pages looking for fosterers. I think it was Galbi & Gimbap. After that, I looked into PRK and saw that you were an established non-profit with a wonderful history. By that, I mean I definitely creeped through pages and pages of pug pictures.



Being able to help animals in any small way is worth it for me.

What inspired you to want to foste