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jenny j
Canberra, Australia26 contributions
Feb 2020
For dog lovers and those with compassion for animals, Embark has several stores selling T-shirts with clever logos and other goods with proceeds helping Sri Lankan street dogs. We came across this shop in Galle, and also visited their shop at 590 Marino Mall, Galle Road, Colombo 3 (there's also one at 38 Dickman's Road, Colombo 5 and in several other cities). All around Sri Lanka you will see emaciated and diseased street dogs. Embark was founded in 2007 to improve the wellbeing of street dogs through rescue, injury treatment and re-homing plus managing the population and preventing rabies through sterilisation and vaccination programs. Our son loved his T-shirt with the logo 'Rescue dogs are my favourite breed'.
Written March 29, 2020
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Penny P
Grand Cayman50 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Have been to several of the shops of Embark....so far at Galle is my favourite, with lots of lovely stuff. Spent a small fortune and left with lots of great doggy stuff!! We'll worth it...good quality products,
Keep up the good work Embark!!
Written January 6, 2020
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Damien B
2 contributions
Sep 2019
We had a 14 day tour and Galle was supposedly a highlight. Tour guide obviously did not know about the Embark shop (or did not think we may be interested). We only found Embark at Colombo airport as we were flying out. WTF? We'd seen countless street dogs, especially in rural areas and talked to the tour guide about them many times. So sad. Googled the problem whilst there. Did I say so sad? Their Government is ****ed. Like every government. Too busy putting up statues and posters of themselves. You'll see a LOT of that. Bought a heap of things in the Embark shop - all cool, funky, good quality. My daughter works for the RSPCA and sooo... loved her gifts we got her from Embark. Look for this place if you are a dog lover. Probably the only way to help dogs there.
Written September 21, 2019
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sherry_dissa
Colombo, Sri Lanka616 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Thats a #beautiful place for shopping if you are dog lover....i like to recommend to you that place good for shopping
Written May 22, 2019
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GloriaSome
Hobart, Australia212 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
We didn't know about Embark until we passed its eye at hing exterior, very bright and cheery. We really enjoyed looking at all the canine related gifts and products and happily bought a couple of things knowing our purchases would assist the plight of street dogs in the country, a worthy enterprise.
Written May 5, 2019
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Heidi-Dana
Santa Monica, CA46 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
Stumbled on this store while walking around Galle Fort. An adorable shop with so many choices for cute clothes, accessories, gifts to bring home to humans and doggies!
Written March 12, 2019
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Eva T
3 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Great selection, great presentatation, great staff and all for a fantastic cause. Bought several fun/cute clothing items. All profits go to the doggos! TAKE MY MONEY!
Written March 6, 2019
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Wattsphotography
Beynat, France29 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Found this amazing shop near the lighthouse in Galle.

It is a boutique style shop over two floors with a nice cafe too. Every item sold is incredible from t shirts to household items and dog accessories etc.

Staff are friendly and welcoming and I could have easily spent a fortune.

Percentage of all sales goes to help the street dogs of Sri Lanka with vet care, sterilisation and vaccination programs.

A must visit for dog lovers and those interested in helping the street dogs
Written January 25, 2019
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D-rock2018
Toronto, Canada38 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
I encourage you to visit this amazing store and charity. This organization supports the street dogs of Sri Lanka and helps our furry friends to thrive and find forever homes. This store offers everything from pooch products to clothes, Jewlery and accessories there really is something for everyone and the proceeds go to an amazing Cause. Embark thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you do and to all please don’t hesitate to visit this pawsome place!!
Written December 21, 2018
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Jo N
Galle, Sri Lanka11 contributions
Dec 2018
I went to buy my foster dog a harness as she has no training walking on a lead. They were very helpful and I found exactly what I needed in seconds. Great quality and good price.
Written December 17, 2018
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