I am so grateful to Yvette and Y-Not Save a Sam Rescue.  Yvette and the rescue group that she works with in South Korea (EFL) are reputable, care for animals, and work hard to get them into wonderful forever homes.    Yvette’s constant communication with updates and information were so helpful in guiding me through the process of bringing over a dog from South Korea. 

Y-Not Save a Sam tagged and saved a Korean Sapsaree from the pound in South Korea.  A few days later, she gave birth to 10 puppies!  Yvette has gone above and beyond to care for both Mama and pups, providing them the best care, and getting them all the US to be adopted into forever homes. 

We adopted one of the 10 puppies, Sabi, a Sapsaree mix.  He is such a joy and we are so glad to have him in our home.  He has the best temperament – so sweet, and joyful.  He is smart as can be too!  He learned to use our dog door right away, and doesn’t have a naughty streak at all.  He adjusted to life in the US in a matter of days!  We’re so impressed with how adaptable he is!

We had to wait several months to bring him to the US because puppies must get their rabies shot at 12 weeks, and then wait another 30 days before they are able to fly to the US.  Yvette and the rescue group in South Korea made sure all the puppies were up to date on their shots, and found them foster homes so that they would be well socialized from an early start.  They worked tirelessly to find a “courier” (a volunteer who is flying direct from Seoul to destination city through either Korean Air or Asiana Air, who allow pets to fly very affordably as excess baggage) to bring Sabi to Texas from South Korea.

Y-Not Save a Sam and Yvette have exceeded my expectations in helping us adopt this pup.  What seemed at first to be a crazy task (bring a dog in from overseas) ended up being as easy as Yvette explained.

You will be in good hands if you adopt through Save a Sam rescue, and if you are looking for a worthy cause, please consider donating.   Save a Sam is a 501c3 organization, and Yvette is able to help many wonderful dogs to find homes all across the US.


-Karin & Blake Haas

Carrollton, TX

October 2016