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Soi Dog Foundation

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Soi Dog Foundation is S.E. Asia’s largest rescue organisation for vulnerable street dogs and stray cats. For 15 years, supported by generous donations and global volunteers, SDF has worked tirelessly to reduce animal suffering through CNVR (Capture...more
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167/9 Soi Mai Khao 10, Phuket 83110, Thailand
+66 76 681 029
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Have regularly donated to this wonderful organisation founded by truly inspirational people - so happy to be able to visit while here in Thailand. If you want to have your heart warmed and your faith restored in humanity - please make time for a visit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A great place to see how caring and hard working people save hundreds lives of homeless cats and dogs! We arrived by 11 and were warmly welcomed by volunteers. The guy took us on a tour around the shelter, we enjoyed his presentation, it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local resident I know that the roads and sois would be teeming with stray and unwanted dogs if it was not for Soi Dog Foundation. Its sterilisation programme is significant to the local situation. Its staff clearly care unlike the local authority dog...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To say this has been one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve ever had is a true understatement. I’ve been a monthly donor to this organization for over a year now, and this is something I’ve been looking forward to ever since I knew we’d...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear imagine977, How humbling it is to hear that you had such a profound experience with us during your visit. It is always exciting for us to welcome long-time supporters to our facilities for the first time and watch them see in person the work...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend adopted a dog from here so I was curious and was hoping it was a worthy charity as I wanted to donate. My hubby wasn't bothered about visiting a dog charity whilst on holiday but even he was blown away by the amazing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear sarasabin, Thank you so much for your lovely, heart-warming review of your visit to SDF. We are so pleased to hear that you were blown away by what you saw and happy that Rachel was able to show you around on an impromptu basis....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place, but i wish they would put Down the dogs that Are really old/injured. It is no life for them to be blind, Brain damaged, have Big wounds from only Lying on one side, limping because of severe leg injuries and so on. Due...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Stephanie B
JohnD10976, President at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stephanie, Thanks for visiting. We would never knowingly allow a dog to suffer. There are many older dogs at the sanctuary because they can no longer survive on the streets. They see out the rest of the lives knowing comfort and love probably for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soi Dog is an organisation that aims to eliminate the dog meat trade, sterilise cats and dogs and rehome and rehabilitate animals who are suffering in SE Asia. They attract volunteers from around the globe who want to help the helpless. It was both heart-breaking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must see on a trip to Thailand. Do not miss it. What a brilliant place and they work that they do for stray cats and dogs is amazing. You can take a tour, sit with the puppies and volunteer. We will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kyrie F, We would absolutely love to have you come back as a volunteer! Our volunteers are the heartbeat of our work; they give their love and care and energy (and yes, their sweat!) to helping show dogs, many of whom have never known...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic organisation in every aspect. If you care for the welfare, health and happiness of the dogs in Asia I would seriously consider visiting Soi dogs and making a donation.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear CallumJWorley, Thank you so much for your visit, for your review, and for encouraging others to support us through visiting and through donation. We are a non-profit organization relying entirely on the generosity of folks like you and we appreciate every ounce of support...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Soi Dog Foundation with another family and did a tour with Ian (whose enthusiasm and humor made the tour really fun). It was very informative and made it clear how much Soi Dog does for the animals in Phuket and SE Asia. Besides...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jennifer L, Ian is the best! We are so glad to hear not only that you enjoyed your tour with him, but that you (clearly!) retained a lot of information about what SDF does to help the vulnerable animals of Phuket. Thank you for...More

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November 27, 2018|
Response from JohnD10976 | Property representative |
There is no charge for visiting Soi dog nor for the tour. Obviously as the foundation relies totally on donations, then donations are gratefully received.
Hi, we are currently in Thailand, visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khao Lak - Phuket. We have witnessed a lot of stray dogs, some very scared and scarred, but many that welcome that human love. We have spent a lot of our holiday giving comfort to the dogs whom have crossed our path and fed them some treats. As dog lovers, this has been such an experience, good and bad and would wish everyone visiting this beautiful country, takes time out on their visit to give some affection to these lovely creatures. We came across a really badly injured dog from what must have been a fight with another, was bleeding badly, but totally ignored by all, including the woman taking the entrance money at the monkey temple in Khao Lak. We have seen many stray dogs at temples where they seem to be taken care of, but was so concerned at the lack of care at this temple. We tried to get support for this poor dog and even though we were told someone was going to help the dog, we really did not feel convinced. So who is looking out for these injured dogs? I tried to give the dog some affection where not injured, but seeing he was partially blind from eyes being heavily infected, he yelped as he thought he was under attack again. Please someone, visit this temple and check on this dog, if he still lives. Thank you.
October 9, 2018|
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Response from JohnD10976 | Property representative |
OK. We have found a dog that the woman selling tickets says is the one and taken to Soi Dog. Not sure if same one you saw as has wound to ear and eye infection but not bleeding badly. If you e mail us can send a photo. We... More
Patricia L
September 7, 2018|
Response from JohnD10976 | Property representative |
All dogs are fully vaccinated and because of our work here Phuket is Thailand's first rabies free province. Possible that a dog could come in from elsewhere with rabies though not happened yet, but would be in hospital and... More