A fourth-generation K-Pop group is going viral for adopting a senior dog together, and the story behind how it happened is even more heartwarming.
DKZ (formerly known as DONGKIZ) officially debuted in 2019, and after undergoing line-up changes, they became the seven-member group fans know them as today.
DKZ debuted under a small entertainment company, Dongyo Entertainment, and have worked hard to make a name for themselves as the number of K-Pop groups debuting in a year continues to rise.
In March of this year, the group’s songs peaked on Korean music charts for the first time since their debut after the group earned attention for member Jaechan‘s role in the successful BL drama, Semantic Error.
The music video for DKZ’s most recent comeback in October, “Uh Heung,” surpassed 10 million views in five days.
As the group increasingly gains fans, their kind personalities also earn attention and praise. Recently, it was for the touching adoption of their dog, Dangree.
DKZ has a ghost mascot, Dongree, and last week Dongree’s Instagram account posted an adorable update for fans.
Instead of a photo of Dongree the ghost, a new friend was introduced.
The group introduced their new furry friend, a Maltese dog named Dangree (named after their ghost mascot), and told fans how they fatefully met.
Hello, I’m the new Dongree! I’m around 7-8 years old. I first met Jaechan oppa and Jonghyeong oppa at the Nonsan Animal Shelter when they came to do volunteer work. And now we’re family!
The original Dongree, my guardian angel, is on vacation. So it’s going to be me [on this account] from now on.
DKZ oppas gave me a new life, and we’re going to be happy together forever!
In a short span of six days, Dangree has captured the group’s hearts and received a full makeover in her forever home, with stylish clothes for her new life.
It appears Dangree has settled right into the family and has already joined DKZ for a live broadcast.
— nemo 🧸 (@dkzism) November 11, 2022
The animal shelter where the members were volunteering, Nonsan Animal Shelter, reported that DKZ’s company adopted a second dog from the shelter, giving the dogs a new chapter in life.
Fans praise the group for adopting an older dog from the shelter and bringing awareness to pet adoption through their selfless actions.
Just bc I'm bored and want to promote Dangree: DKZ also have a cute dog now which the company adopted from a shelter they volunteered at. The company or the CEO (the woman holding the white dog) actually adopted 2 or more dogs. And Dangree's presence seems so healing for the boys pic.twitter.com/IvkNy75SPh
— ren 💜 stan DKZ for clear skin (@Bebi__Munik) November 12, 2022
he has something important to say 🐕 pic.twitter.com/mXyXNs7ZAH
— nemo 🧸 (@dkzism) November 13, 2022
dangree i’m so happy you’ve found a whole bunch of people that love you unconditionally ☹️ you are so loved not just by dkz but all aris pic.twitter.com/q3DFJ5sOMl
— lina /ᐠ. ｡.ᐟ HAPPY REN DAY!ˎˊ˗ (@honeyaegi) November 9, 2022
Fans will surely see a lot more of the adorable Dangree and her enviable wardrobe!