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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 today via mobile

Was no plans to visit to this place, it was decided to visit when we already planed our trip to Thailand. Really want to visit this foundation as I follow their Instagram and I really love dogs :-) Glad we made it as we only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yummyy2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's hard to put into words how many emotions you will feel visiting the Sanctuary. We knew about the place in advance and went armed with a few toys, leads and some IT kit, which were very gratefully received. The scale of the operation takes...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank p4ulmiller
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I’ve followed Soi Dog Foundation for many years and when I found out that we weren’t staying too far from the shelter it was top of the to-do list for our holiday! I’m so pleased we got to visit. It’s truely an amazing place and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hols84
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my partner not expecting a hell of a lot, was pleasantly surprised. By the far the most rewarding and enjoyable thing we have done so far. The staff are great and passionate and the dogs are beautiful and loving. The work they do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank EliElkington
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

EliElkington, What a compliment to hear that we exceeded your expectations and that you found your visit so rewarding. That means a great deal to us. Thank you for coming to see for yourself what we do for these precious animals here at Soi Dog...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing, 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...More

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

Dear dorateline, We are so happy to know that you were impressed with our facilities and the clear love that motivates the work we do here on behalf of the street dogs and stary cats of Phuket. We appreciate your support as well as your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rescued dogs & cats from the street and the dog meat tread. This place is absolutely amazing. Your going to want to spend the whole day here, closes at 15:30 so make sure you get there at 10am so you can spend the whole day...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 716mohamedi
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 716mohamedi, What a treat is was to meet you and Miriam. You are now the stars of our TripAdvisor board! Thank you so much for coming in to see what we are doing in person. We hope we will have you with us for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only regret is that we didn't come earlier!! This amazing place rescues dogs, sterilises, Vaccinates and return those healthy enough to secure areas back into the wild. The dogs we met were so friendly and so happy. Clearly well looked after. We didn't have anywhere...More

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

Dear Miriam M, You are now featured along with Mohammed on our TripAdvisor board! What a pleasure it was to meet you both and show you around the Shelter. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and encourage others to visit us,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing,the people who work and volunteer here are truly awesome.Dogs are rescued from the street and also the illegal dog meat trade in Thailand.Really couldn’t recommend this place highly enough really worth a visit or several visits!!! 10/10 to all at Soi...More

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

Dear Wolfdog_Wench, Yes! There are plenty of animals to visit and cuddle and love, so multiple visits is a great idea! Thank you for coming in to see for yourself the important work we are doing here at Soi Dog to help the most vulnerable...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, 10 year old son, 20 year old niece, her 29 year old friend and I, travelled an hour from Kamala Beach, Phuket to visit Soi Dog Foundation. It was worth it! Loved it! Don’t miss it! I would go again! There is no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AlidaR_13
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear AlidaR_13, We cannot thank you enough for your kind, thoughtful and detailed review of your visit with us. It means the world to us to know that you were so impressed with what you witnessed and experienced during your time with us, and we...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here today and can honestly say one visit is not enough. Absolutely fell in love with all the animals here, and all the staff and volunteers are doing an amazing job caring for them. It is free to visit and includes a tour of...More

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

Dear hannahwatsonxo, I love it! One visit is not enough-- there are simply too many puppies to play with, senior dogs who would love a nice brushing, and cats who can't wait to play and cuddle with our visitors. And don't even get us started...More

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27 November 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.
9 October 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
8 September 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