I'm not sure if the following way to buy your dog in Korea is actually a good idea, let alone legal. There are lots of sellers that line the subway station exit steps selling puppies--resting in cardboard boxes lined with newspaper. It was shocking to see this, especially during the freezing winter! These things could not have been more than a few weeks old.
The following pictures were taken in Myeongdong, where some sellers line up plastic boxes and they are filled with puppies. Most of the time these stands draw a crowd of onlookers, but we didn't see anyone actually buy a puppy. If someone can translate what the signage says, that would be appreciated!
Literally a few steps away was this old lady, selling puppies by the boxful! The puppies were overflowing, with 5-6 puppies per box. These puppies were nothing compared to the world's fattest dog. I wonder what the dialogue would be for such a transaction...
Me: 안녕하세요...I'd like one puppy please.
Lady: That will be 10,000w. Would you like a bag?
Me: No, thanks. I'll just stuff the little bugger into my Tommy Atkins bag. Cya!
When I took this picture from the side, she had no idea. But when I tried to take a quick shot out front, she absolutely FREAKED! As you can probably figure out, I got the impression she didn't want me taking a picture. I was worried she would start throwing puppies at me. Now that's what you call dodging a bullet.
For those in Korea, have you ever purchased a dog off the streets? Gee, I never did get a chance to try dog meat...