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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Philanthropy, Public Foundations

Mission: Soi dog foundation usa supports the public education, animal protection and animal welfare efforts of the soi dog foundation a recognized charitable organization based in thailand. The purpose of soi dog foundation usa is to provide information and education to the american public on the plight of animals in and around thailand and the efforts of soi dog foundation to prevent and eliminate animal cruelty, provide medical care, sterilization (spay and neuter), end the dog meat trade and support the foundation's other animal care projects. In addition to providing information and education, soi dog foundation usa solicits financial donations from the american public that are forwarded to soi dog foundation thailand in support of their mission.

Programs: Soi dog foundation usa continued supporting soi dog foundation's ongoing animal welfare efforts in phuket and starting in 2012, bangkok. We solicited general (unrestricted) donations to support soi dog's mission and help fund their many ongoing animal care initiatives. For example, funds were used to increase the number of sterilizations in phuket to nearly 18,000 dogs from approximately 14,000 the year prior. At this rate, soi dog hopes to stabilize the street dog population in phuket by 2015. These funds were also used to provide medical care and treatment to stray and neglected dogs and cats, provide food for stray dogs and cats and to shelter to those dogs and cats that could not survive on the streets due to infirmity, illness or age. The funds were also used to provide ongoing support of soi dog's facilities and staff, to continue to combat distemper and other outbreaks, support the new cat hospital that was completed in 2012 where stray cats could be cared for separate from the dogs and to continue with shelter improvements such as the continued building out new dog runs where sheltered dogs could be better segregated by age, disposition and health - a particularly important development for sheltered puppies and older dogs. Finally, another major initiative was to help establish a fully operational soi dog clinic in bangkok. Having a clinic in bangkok not only allows soi dog to care for bangkok street dogs, but also provides a soi dog presence closer to the shelters being built to care for those dogs rescued from the dog meat trade.

another major area where soi dog foundation usa continued to support soi dog was in the ongoing care, treatment and feeding of the countless dogs and cats under soi dog's care in phuket and now bangkok. Donations were solicited to support these efforts through dog and cat sponsorships and a puppy care support sponsorship program. All solicited donations directly tied to these sponsorships were sent to soi dog in the form of block grants by type of sponsorship. Soi dog's efforts to care for the most neglected of animals in phuket and bangkok has made a huge difference in the quality of life of these dogs and cats. Through the ongoing sponsorship program that has nearly 800 active monthly donors in the us, these animals now have safe places to live and are provided with medical care, food and socialization. As a result, soi dog's ability to find forever homes through local and foreign adoptions has grown dramatically. None of this would not be possible without the generous financial support provided through the sponsorship programs.

a major focus for soi dog was combatting the horrific dog meat trade in northern thailand, vietnam and laos. First launched in 2012, soi dog's efforts have had a dramatic impact on this trade. To date, thousands of dogs have been rescued and the trade in the mekong river delta has effectively ceased. Additionally, soi dog in partnership with other animal groups successfully worked towards a regional agreement with se asian countries on rabies prevention that made it illegal to transport live dogs across borders. And while these results are impressive, the need is still great as the fear is that smugglers are finding other routes and/or are slaughtering dogs in thailand for export. In partnership with soi dog, donations were solicited to aid in their efforts. Block grants were made to help soi dog continue in with this vital work. General dog meat trade donations were used to continue to create worldwide awareness of this cruel and inhumane trade, work with local authorities and government officials to stop the dog smuggling and rescue dogs from the trade. An important development this past year to raise global awareness behind soi dog's efforts was the "i didn't know" campaign. Through this viral video and outreach, donations were solicited to purchase billboards in thailand to bring the issue of the dog meat trade to the forefront among thailand's population in the northern part of the country. This effort garnered incredible support and as a result of the poster campaign, awareness of the issue in thailand is at an all time high.

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123 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had heard of Soi Dog before I visited but had no idea what to expect. It was way bigger than I imagined with around 400 dogs. I was so impressed with the hard work and dedication of everyone there. From the dog catchers to the vets, the office staff and the rest of the volunteers. It is a very clean environment full of lots of happy dogs.

Sure each dog has its story as to why it is now at the shelter, but as a volunteer you focus on making a difference to each dogs life and that is what counts now.

I initially came for 4 days and couldn't leave! It has been the most rewarding experience of my life :-) I would recommend it to anyone.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Soi Dog Foundation is a model for humane dog care and sheltering in Southeast Asia. SDF runs a highly efficient mobile sterilization program, provides high-quality veterinary care and an overseas adoption program. Every dog and cat who enters the shelter is provided top notch care- radiographs, abdominal ultrasounds, orthopedic procedures. There is no other program for stray dogs like it in the world. I highly encourage anyone interested in animal welfare to give this charity a visit!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I live in Phuket and am eternally thankful for everything Soi Dog does for the street dogs and cats here. Without them, the animals would get no medical treatment, would not get sterilised, would not be eating properly, and would have no hope in life. The selflessness of the founders of Soi Dog, Gill and John Dalley, is just incredible. Since they started their animal welfare programme here, the number of street dogs and cats has reduced significantly, and Phuket is apparently the only province in Thailand which is officially rabies-free, directly as a result of their work. I hope and pray they can roll out their operations to other parts of Thailand.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at the Soi Dog shelter in Phuket several times over the last four years. The staff and volunteers do an incredibly selfless, compassionate and professional job on a shoe-string budget, caring for all the street dogs and cats that come through the doors every day. Without Soi Dog, these animals would remain untreated and on the streets, without anyone to help them. Those animals that can fend for themselves are treated and when recovered, returned to their territory on the streets. Those that will not be able to fend for themselves are put up for adoption. Soi Dog also operates an island-wide sterilisation and vaccination programme for stray dogs and cats, and to date has sterilised and vaccinated over 71,000 animals, which is over 70% of the stray population. By 2015, the stray population will be officially under control. This has societal benefits in the way of significantly less strays on the streets, but also clearly benefits for animals themselves; fewer strays means less suffering and pain. Soi Dog will then embark on the same programme in Bangkok, where there are an estimated one million strays. Soi Dog also runs educational programmes for children and local communities, teaching how to properly care for dogs and cats. And Soi Dog has almost single-handedly put an end to the illegal dog meat trade between Thailand and Vietnam. At its height back in 2011, an estimated 500,000 dogs were illegally smuggled from Thailand through Laos and into Vietnam each year, destined for the dog meat restaurants of Hanoi. This figure is now down to a few thousand a year, and falling all the time. It is to me quite incredible that such a small organisation is making much a big difference to the welfare of dogs and cats in Thailand and increasingly other parts of South East Asia. Soi Dog seems to tackle those big issues that others don't want to touch. It's just an incredible organisation.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been following SDF via Facebook for the last couple years. Being an avid traveler, I decided that my next trip would be to Southeast Asia so I could volunteer at Soi Dog. Finally last month, the opportunity presented itself and I was able to make it to Phuket. I was able to stay for a couple weeks and fell in love with so many animals while I was there! Right from the start, everyone was so welcoming and the facility was very organized. They had an area for visitors, a group tour, and tons of information describing the need for their work in Thailand and all of Southeast Asia. The tour was so informative and Diana was a pleasure. She answered all of my questions and more importantly, we got to spend time with the animals! Afterwards, I was allowed to take some of them for walks around an onsite trail. We also got a sneak peek of the new hospital being built--how lovely and exciting!!

The next couple weeks were spent in a designated 'run' working with the same dogs everyday. Lunch was ordered daily and they even arranged transportation for me to and from Soi Dog which was a huge help as I wasn't comfortable driving on my own. Soi Dog made it easy for me to spend time there and I had the greatest time. I can't imagine how much work goes into running a shelter that is so big with so much staff!! Everyone works really hard and you can see their passion from across the room. I would definitely suggest to anyone that had the opportunity, go here and donate your time, you won't be disappointed!

22 Skiko

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having volunteered at Soi Dog for a year gave me the most rewarding experience in my life. Seeing animals coming in sick, mistreated or wounded and after that seeing them recover and eventually adopted. I can tell you from the bottom of my heart, there is no better feeling. Spending time with the dogs and cats at the shelter feels really good and very rewarding, especially when you know what happenend to them in the past. They still trust you, go for walks with you at the shelter and love cuddling. One of the best organisations in the world that is doing something for the dogs and cats in Asia! Even if people from overseas can't help by volunteering, adopting or fostering. Donating only one dollar already helps. Keep supporting this charity, as it is making a big difference!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I visited this charity recently as I was curious to see where my money was going. I am so glad I took the time out of my vacation to do this as everything I saw and learnt far exceeded my expectations, so much so that I will be doubling my monthly donations.
The animals are incredibly well cared for and happy. The volunteers work tirelessly, often in searing heat or tropical downpours. The sheer numbers of animals spayed/neutered and medically treated each month is staggering (my tour guide said they average about 1,200 animals EVERY MONTH). They have a high level of adoptions, including overseas, which was also so good to hear.
What's more, every local person I met on the island - whether Thai or Western - had nothing but good things to say about this amazing charity. Many people that care for dogs at temples or on beaches etc are provided with food by Soi Dog. There is nothing this charity hasn't thought of when it comes to doing the best for Phuket's animals.
I wish more people would take the time out to visit and see for themselves. They too would be donating.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having volunteered three times at this shelter I could not think of a better place to spend my time. The animals are well cared for and loved and thousands more around Phuket are helped every single day. Some of the rescue stories are heartbreaking but to see these dogs fully recovered just highlights the importance of the work being done by Soi Dog.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

As a donor, I came to this site seeking more information on Soi Dog's mission and activities. Please take the time to read the comments from Soi Dog in response to the two- and three-star reviews below; they thoroughly and sensibly address the concerns expressed. If you have time, please also read the many reviews from volunteers who have experienced the excellent and inspirational work of this charity. I am pleased to continue donating to Soi Dog, and only wish I could do more for them.

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5

Donor

Rating: 3

Hello, Soi Dog, you are NOT answering the question directly. The question is: ARE YOU PUTTING DOGS BACK ON THE STREET? Just answer the question.

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leonard 04/22/2015

Hi Soi Dog Question, As stated earlier Soi Dog runs a large scale CSVR program (Capture, Sterilize, Vaccinate & Release) as well as a large shelter in Phuket, which at any one time is home to over 400 dogs. Approximately 1800 dogs are sterilized and vaccinated each month. The majority of these dogs are returned to their local area. Dogs which cannot be returned due to physical condition (illness etc.), age or potential for abuse are taken to our shelter in Phuket. It is neither possible nor desirable to remove tens of thousands of dogs. Thailand is home to well over one million stray dogs with Phuket alone having over 60,000. Sterilization is the only effective and humane way of addressing the core cause of street animal suffering this being over population. (Do please visit the following page to gain a better understanding of our CSVR program: http://www.soidog.org/en/spay-neuter-program/ ) Rounding dogs up and placing them in shelters or pounds has no effect on population reduction whatsoever, as the fertile remainder will always rapidly breed to fill the void. Concern had been expressed in an earlier comment on this page that these dogs run the risk of becoming victims of the dog meat trade. As responded to earlier this is not the case. Soi Dog’s CSVR program operates in the south of the country where the trade does not exist. (The trade is in the north and northeast of the country) Dogs which are rescued from the dog meat trade in the north are not released. They are taken to a large purpose built shelter in Buriram Thailand financed by Soi Dog. At present in excess of 1300 dogs are at the Buriram shelter.

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Donor

Rating: 2

Has anyone got an answer to the questions about releasing these dogs and cats back to the streets where the meat traders are waiting to grab them again? I also donate and would like an answer to this.

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leonard 04/10/2015

Hi Jay, Soi Dog has several key programmes, one of these being fighting the dog meat trade and another our wide scale sterilization and vaccination program. The situation in Thailand and other countries in SE Asia is completely different to what is encountered in western countries. SE Asia is home to literally millions of stray dogs and cats. Bangkok alone home to well over 500,000. It is neither practical nor desirable to remove this number of animals from their territories. Sterilization is the only effective and humane method of addressing the root cause of street animal suffering in Asia – this being over population. It has been scientifically proven that once 75 to 80 percent of a population is sterilized significant reductions in population begin to occur. Methods such as killing animals or rounding them up and placing them in pounds or shelters has no effect whatsoever on the overall population. In fact removing them makes the situation far worse as unsterilized animals simply move in to take advantage of the now available food sources and the endless cycle of breeding continues. CSVR (Capture, sterilize, vaccinate and release) programs have been proven to be the only effective method of achieving lasting, positive changes. Soi Dog sterilizes on average 1200 animals each month and has in total sterilized over 75,000 dog and cats to date. (You can read more about our CSVR program at: http://www.soidog.org/en/spay-neuter-program/) Soi Dog operates its CSVR programs in areas where the dog meat trade does not occur - out of Phuket (where the foundation is based), nearby provinces and in Bangkok. The dog meat trade operates further north in northern and northeastern Thailand. (In other words dogs which we sterilize are not at risk of becoming victims of the trade) Dogs rescued from the dog meat trade are taken to shelters near Bangkok financed by Soi Dog. At present approx. 1500 dogs are cared for at this facility (Buriram Shelter), costs involved being approximately $33,000/month. We also run an active adoptions program there, which has seen many dogs adopted both in Thailand and internationally.

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Donor

Rating: 2

I fully agree with Gina1958. I have donated as well but want to make sure the animals are NOT being put back on the street after care?!! Please confirm that is not the case ASAP!

Thank you!!

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leonard 12/22/2014

Hi CLKM, Soi Dog has several key programmes, one of these being fighting the dog meat trade and another our wide scale sterilization and vaccination program. The situation in Thailand and other countries in SE Asia is completely different to what is encountered in western countries. SE Asia is home to literally millions of stray dogs and cats. Bangkok alone home to well over 500,000. It is neither practical nor desirable to remove this number of animals from their territories. Sterilization is the only effective and humane method of addressing the root cause of street animal suffering in Asia – this being over population. It has been scientifically proven that once 75 to 80 percent of a population is sterilized significant reductions in population begin to occur. Methods such as killing animals or rounding them up and placing them in pounds or shelters has no effect whatsoever on the overall population. In fact removing them makes the situation far worse as unsterilized animals simply move in to take advantage of the now available food sources and the endless cycle of breeding continues. CSVR (Capture, sterilize, vaccinate and release) programs have been proven to be the only effective method of achieving lasting, positive changes. Soi Dog sterilizes on average 1200 animals each month and has in total sterilized over 75,000 dog and cats to date. (You can read more about our CSVR program at: http://www.soidog.org/en/spay-neuter-program/) Soi Dog operates its CSVR programs in areas where the dog meat trade does not occur - out of Phuket (where the foundation is based), nearby provinces and in Bangkok. The dog meat trade operates further north in northern and northeastern Thailand. (In other words dogs which we sterilize are not at risk of becoming victims of the trade) Dogs rescued from the dog meat trade are taken to shelters near Bangkok financed by Soi Dog. At present approx. 1500 dogs are cared for at this facility (Buriram Shelter), costs involved being approximately $33,000/month. We also run an active adoptions program there, which has seen many dogs adopted both in Thailand and internationally.

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Donor

Rating: 2

I really thought that when you show pictures of hundreds of dogs crammed into crates off the back of trucks, that you help these animals get a fresh start. Do you actually rescue those animals or do you pick up strays, fix them up and put them back on the street? I'm a bit confused by your ads and your most recent comment to one other viewer that you give vet care, sterilization and then just put these animals back out in "their home" area. The individuals picking up these strays to torture and kill for meat will just pick these animals right back up. So this makes absolutely no sense. I've purchased billboards, but to what avail if those dogs aren't the ones actually being rescued and found homes for.

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leonard 12/19/2014

Hi Gina, Soi Dog has several key programmes, one of these being fighting the dog meat trade and another our wide scale sterilization and vaccination program. The situation in Thailand and other countries in SE Asia is completely different to what is encountered in western countries. SE Asia is home to literally millions of stray dogs and cats. Bangkok alone home to well over 500,000. It is neither practical nor desirable to remove this number of animals from their territories. Sterilization is the only effective and humane method of addressing the root cause of street animal suffering in Asia – this being over population. It has been scientifically proven that once 75 to 80 percent of a population is sterilized significant reductions in population begin to occur. Methods such as killing animals or rounding them up and placing them in pounds or shelters has no effect whatsoever on the overall population. In fact removing them makes the situation far worse as unsterilized animals simply move in to take advantage of the now available food sources and the endless cycle of breeding continues. CSVR (Capture, sterilize, vaccinate and release) programs have been proven to be the only effective method of achieving lasting, positive changes. Soi Dog sterilizes on average 1200 animals each month and has in total sterilized over 75,000 dog and cats to date. (You can read more about our CSVR program at: http://www.soidog.org/en/spay-neuter-program/) Soi Dog operates its CSVR programs in areas where the dog meat trade does not occur - out of Phuket (where the foundation is based), nearby provinces and in Bangkok. The dog meat trade operates further north in northern and northeastern Thailand. (In other words dogs which we sterilize are not at risk of becoming victims of the trade) Dogs rescued from the dog meat trade are taken to shelters near Bangkok financed by Soi Dog. At present 1500 dogs are cared for at this facility (Buriram Shelter), costs involved being approximately $33,000/month. We also run an active adoptions program there, which has seen many dogs adopted both in Thailand and internationally.

6 Laura228

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I follow Soi dog and cat stories on Facebook in the USA. Loving and compassionate people in the midst of heinous behavior by others. Soi Dog is on my list of many animal shelters for charitable donations for the service they provide to these voiceless innocents. I will never in my lifetime understand how anyone could harm, much less not tend to an innocent cat or dog. Also, if you do not have pay pal or want to use your charge card, there is an address in San Fran to send a check via snail mail

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leonard 01/02/2015

Hi, Thanks for your interest in adopting. Please email our adoptions manager Cristy at cristy@soidog.org

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am interested in adopting a dog from Soi Dog. If one has been listed as ready for adoption, does that dog remain at Soi Dog until it is adopted or will it be released back into the streets. The dog's name is Mabel. Also, does your organization ever help with travel expenses for the dogs. I noticed some had 50 percent which had been donated, etc. Please reply.

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leonard 01/02/2015

Hi, Thanks for your interest in adopting. Please email our adoptions manager Cristy at cristy@soidog.org

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am puzzled. This organization helps these poor dogs get healthy only to put them back out on the street again where they will inevitably be caught and probably end up being killed for meat. Why do you just release them????

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leonard 11/27/2014

Thank you for your review. Soi Dog treats stray dogs in Phuket and parts of Bangkok. Dogs in these areas have never been known to be stolen for the dog meat trade.\n\nAll of us at Soi Dog Foundation wish we could take in all of the thousands of dogs and cats in need throughout Thailand. Soi Dog does give emergency medical treatment to stray dogs and cats, and whenever possible, we then return them to their home areas. We will also sterilize (spay or neuter) any street dog or cat in Phuket at our own expense. But there are roughly 50,000 street dogs in Phuket. Our shelter, which is for dogs and cats who have been subject to cruelty, abuse, and abandonment, is filled with around 400 animals and we simply don't have space for more.\n\nWe only return animals to their home areas if we're confident that they will be okay there. For example, if a dog lived in a neighborhood for years and was fed and loved by local people, then developed a case of mange, we will bring it to our shelter, treat it for the mange, and return it to its neighborhood when it's healthy. If the animal becomes sick again, local people call us to help. Many of the animals who come to our shelter are far happier being free in their own neighborhoods than being in the shelter.\n\nAny animals who were abused, couldn't find enough food, or were otherwise unable to have happy, healthy lives in their own neighborhoods stay at our shelter until they are hopefully adopted. \n\nThis is different than the way most shelters in Western countries operate, but most shelters in Western countries aren't in areas like Phuket that have around 50,000 stray dogs.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

How the human race can allow this to happen is beyond me, but thankfully we have selfless people who help these beautiful, but pityful creatures live some kind of normal life. I am seriously considering adopting one of these beautiful dogs and have just set up a monthly payment (albeit small) to help pay for medication etc.

Keep up the good work Soi dog foundation

2 Renee56

Donor

Rating: 5

I just started donating to Soi Dog Foundation after I heard about them and read their stories on facebook. They do so much for animals that otherwise would be used in the illegal dog meat trade in China, Vietnam, Thailand, and other countries. Thank you Soi Dog Foundation everywhere.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to the shelter in Phuket to volunteer at the beginning of the year. I am still here. It is the most rewarding thing I have ever done and the dogs at the shelter will make your day, every day. The work done here is vital, and the staff carry out their jobs well. The site is bright and clean, which is good for us volunteers and staff, but more importantly, means that the animals are well taken care of and get what they need. They have a great chance of a new life here, and that is why Soi Dog is so great.

39 Joy_20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have followed this rescue for over a year and finally last month I had the chance to visit them. They were exactly what they advertised themselves as and the volunteer experience was so worth it. The staff are friendly and they care deeply about the animals they rescue. The animals are well taken care of and loved. Seeing how bad it is in Thailand as the strays are in the thousands and they are heartbreaking to see everywhere. It was so depressing to see, but going to Soi Dog helped me to cope with it, as I realized that these animals were not alone. This foundation doesn't just rescue them. They pick up the strays, fix them and re-release in order to cull the population. They keep all animals that are wounded or wouldn't be able to survive on their own. They work with the government in stopping the Illegal Dog Meat trade and are currently housing over 1500 dogs that were rescued from those trucks. I also fell in love with a puppy while I was there, and I've since adopted her. Soi Dog was amazing at helping to arrange everything to have her fly here to Canada with a flight volunteer so she could have her forever home with me. I work with a lot of rescues, but what Soi Dog does far exceeds all of them. They deserve to be recognized and funded! Xx

16 Dianne15

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I read about Soi Dog Foundation online and decided to research the organization to see if it was a worthy cause to support. What I found was impressive. The dedication and efforts by the founders and by the volunteers and staff who help rescue abused and neglected street dogs is impressive. And the successful and positive impact Soi Dog has had on victims of the dog meat trade is nothing short of amazing. The organization's spay/neuter program is reaching record numbers and there is even hope that the population of street animals will be under control soon. I am happy to be part of the international volunteer base helping Soi Dog reach its goals and rescuing and rehoming dogs to loving families.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I heard about Soi Dog Foundation a few years ago and was amazed at the work they do. I decided that I had to go to Thailand and volunteer at the shelter. I volunteered at the shelter for a week and it was an amazing experience. Soi Dog does such great work at taking care of the stray cats and dogs. They also take great care of the volunteers as well. I was happy to be able to be able to take a dog to Canada to their new home as well.

I have also fund raised for this organization to help raise donations to support the great work they do (sterilizing stray dogs and cats, sheltering those abused and injured and stopping the dog meat trade).

I enjoyed my experience at Soi Dog so much that I am already planning my next trip there next year!

Keep up the great work!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

During my first holidays in Phuket back in 2007 I've heard about Soi Dog Foundation and just went there for a short visit. I have expected to see one of this sad shelters but what I saw was far away from sad. This shelter and their dedicated work meets western standard and they really care about the animals and do everything possible to help the neglected and abused street dogs and cats. The shelter is well cared and managed. I was so impressed by their work that I decided to come back to volunteer at their shelter during my next holidays. Since then I usually spend twice a year my holidays in Phuket to volunteer at Soi Dog Foundation. Their work is really outstanding and exemplary! A great place to visit and also to support!

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have helped raise funds for Soi Dog Foundation for almost 2 years. I visited their shelters in Thailand in November of 2013. I was impressed with their work to help both the street dogs in Thailand as well as the dogs rescued from the illegal meat trade. This organization has an efficient spay/neuter/vaccination plan to systematically eliminate the street dog problem in all of Phuket. They have already played a major role in eliminating rabies in Thailand, which is something other countries in the region have not been able to do. They stepped in to combat the illegal dog meat trade and are now caring for over 5000 dogs rescued from an unthinkable fate. I can not say enough good things about Soi Dog. Their spending is efficient and responsible. The founders, staff, and volunteers love what they do and are true heroes.

12 Deborah92

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here for 4 days and couldn't leave! I stayed for 6 weeks in the end. It was the most rewarding experience of my life and cannot recommend Soi Dog enough. It was bigger than I had imagined and so clean. All the staff are wonderful people and they all love the cats and dogs. Forget the other attractions on Phuket - this is the best one :-)

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with many animal welfare organizations over the past 25 years. Soi Dog Foundation is, by far, the best I have encountered. The founders, staff and volunteers are smart, dedicated and incredibly responsive. If I could give them 10 stars, I would!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Soi Dog Foundation breaks the mold, they are brave and inspiring.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

If you visit Soi Dog, you will see dogs barking happily, running and playing, or sleeping in their shaded areas, volunteers walking dogs, children learning how to take good care of animals, and vets performing sterilizations and other surgeries. It is a happy scene because the dogs and cats are well-cared for by the dedicated volunteers, housed in large pens and well fed. It is a wonderfully inspiring place.

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Donor

Rating: 5

We were lucky to be able visit Soi Dog when we were in Thailand. It is run by John and Gill Dalley, an amazing British couple who went to Thailand to retire, and instead ended up working 24/7 for 10 years, to help the homeless dogs and cats. In addition to sterilising over 50,000 dogs in Phuket, they have eradicated rabies. They also run a mobile clinic, responding to help requests from many other areas. They later started a shelter in Bangkok. They helped hundreds of dogs during the floods. As if all this were not enough, they run a rescue operation to save thousands of dogs who have been kidnapped with the aim of shipping them over the border to be sold for meat as part of an illegal operation. After saving them, they house and feed them - thousands!!!! Their volunteer vets are the best in the business. Every penny that is donated is spent directly on the animals. They are now in the process of requesting permits to build a hospital. It doesn't get better than this.

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8 Sissy G.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have recently adopted a Soi dog from Phuket Thailan named Hero. Her was severely abused and had mange. Soi Dog workers are Angels sent from God!! Hero arrived safely from Phuket to Maine USA. Hero is the most precious dog and so loving. SOI dog made the adoption process so easy! And they sent 3 months of Hero, s medicationwith him. Very pleased with Soi Dog!!!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soi Dog is an amazing organization. They are doing such incredible and important work in Thailand with the stray dog and cat population and in working diligently towards the ending of the Dog Meat Trade.
What I particularly love about them is that they are so hands on making a difference. Most of the senior leadership donates their time and are not paid. As a result, operational expenses are kept to a bare minimum and the majority of donations received are put directly into service on behalf of the dogs and cats in Thailand. They have grown so much over the years and this growth has not diminished their more personal relationship with donors, volunteers and supporters. Unlike other large multinational animal aid organizations, they are scrappy, down to earth and actually doing the work themselves. A wonderful, amazing organization worthy of support. And their successes are incredibly powerful and meaningful. Truly an action-based animal organization with heart and perseverance.

4 Ro C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soi Dog foundation is truly non-kill shelter with a team of non paid volunteers that help save lives 365 days a year. Volunteers are not limited to the shelter, there are also overseas volunteers that work for free generating awareness and helping gather donations.
Soi Dog has been fighting to stop the illegal dog meat trade for years and thanks to their efforts a big progress has been made getting the attention of political leaders, world class celebrities and international animal welfare organizations.
Soi Dog allocates over 90% of their donations straight to take care of the dogs, allowing only a minimum percentage to pay expenses. All volunteers are non paid workers.
In the last 10 years Soi Dog has done a significant improvement on cats and dogs lives in Thailand reaching the amazing number of over 50,000 animals sterilized and many thousands more rescued from the streets. Soi Dog also has a global adoption network that helps dogs get their forever homes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Soi Dog Foundation is an outstanding organization run by volunteers. Having sterilized over 50,000 dogs (and cats) they have helped to ease the problem of overpopulation. They work tirelessly to improve the lives of the many neglected, abused and injured street and beach dogs. They help to feed and care for the thousands of dogs which have been rescued from the dog meat traders and are active in the fight to stop this barbaric trade.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Soi Dog Foundation is an excellent nonprofit with a great reputation. It is known worldwide for making a significant impact, not only on the lives of the dogs and cats it helps, but also on the entire dog population of Phuket and on the cruel dog meat trade.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have donated to and followed the work of Soi Dog for several years. In my opinion one of the most effective non profits in helping dogs and cats.

Soi Dog's work in ending the illegal dog meat trade to Vietnam has been amazingly successful and countless dogs lives have been saved.

Their main focus is on sterilization of street dogs and cats which is the only effective (and humane) method of addressing the root cause of the suffering this being over population. To date Soi Dog has sterilized over 55,000 dogs and cats.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since moving to Phuket I have become aware of the terrible suffering of street dogs and cats. I think that the work that Soi Dog Foundation do to help these poor animals and the sterilization program is very worthwhile. I am proud to support the work that they do.