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Dogs rescued from Korean meat farm get new homes

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - It has been nearly two months since 29 dogs rescued from a Korean dog meat farm arrived in San Diego. 

The San Diego Humane Society rescued the dogs and puppies. 

People who adopted the Korean dogs were warned the dogs would be tough to train and it would take them a long time to adapt. 

One of the rescued dogs is Client. Client had been living in deplorable conditions in which he would spend his days in a cage at a dog meat slaughter farm in South Korea.

Solana Beach residents Haylea Minks and her boyfriend John Robertson adopted Client. 

Haylea had always wanted to adopt a dog, and she always wanted a Mastiff, a rescue Mastiff specifically. 

When she saw Client she fell in love. 

Haylea and John decided to adopt Client after they brought their 13-year-old Lab Roxy to the Humane Society so she could sniff him out. 

"He didn't quite know how to socialize I think with other dogs. She had to put him in his place and you know, lots of barking and things like that. Now you can see they're very comfortable with each other," she said. 

Haylea and John said the first few days at home were challenging. 

"For the most part, he just laid down. He was very curious. You know, looking around. You can tell apprehensive about the situation," said Haylea. 

Client had never lived indoors, been allowed to play or on a leash. 

John said watching Client try was pretty humorous. 

While Haylea and John were warned that training Client would be difficult, the couple said Client adapted fairly quickly. 

Client is now potty trained thanks to his big sister, and he is no longer apprehensive. 

The local Human Society officials said they still have seven dogs left from the Korean rescue. 

As for Client, he has his own Instagram page and the public can follow his progress. 

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