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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
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+66 76 681 029
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Reviewed 11 January 2019 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 13 January 2019

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 9 January 2019

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 9 January 2019 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 10 January 2019

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 8 January 2019

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 10 January 2019

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 8 January 2019

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
Thank Jennifer L
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

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

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

It is rare to visit somewhere that provides so much information about a subject you thought you knew about, but actually didn't. It is fascinating and heartening to hear how street dogs are sterilised, treated and returned to their own environment or adopted. Well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear DarrenP1639, How nice to hear that you were able to learn more about subjects you obviously care about during your visit with us. It means much to us to know that you found your visit rewarding and heartening. We do our best to reduce...More

Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

This place is brilliant such a worthy and noble cause hats off to all the volunteers and supporters of which I am now one. Well worth the trip. The programs undertaken by this foundation have improved the lives of so many animals, the care, love...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear MDSKaela, What a lovely review, especially with your special mention of Thora. She is indeed a lovely cuddle bug and it is touching to know that she is being loved even from abroad. We are pleased to know that you felt the passion and...More

Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

On my most recent trip to thailand I discovered the Soi dog foundation, and I am so glad I did. I am a huge animal lover, and have been so moved by this place. The dogs are so well cared for by volunteers. I spent...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear winterxgirl10, What an amazing way to spend your 21st! We are so grateful that you made that choice and that you were impressed with the work you saw being done on behalf of the street dogs and stray cats of Phuket during your visit...More

Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

The Soi Dog Foundation is well worth a visit whilst in Phuket. It is doing amazing work in Thailand and across Asia to eradicate rabies and high light the trade of dog meat unfortunately still an issue across some Asian countries. The foundation is run...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2019

Dear CW9922, Thank you for your lovely review and for coming in to see for yourself the work we are doing to help the most vulnerable street dogs and stray cats of Phuket and to do all within our power to help end the dog...More

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I have followed the rescue centre on social media for a while and this was a great opportunity to visit it. It was much more than I expected! Unlike the UK the dogs are kept in manageable packs (much more natural) with the alpha’s and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2019

Dear screentrader, Thank you so much for coming in to see for yourself the work we are doing here at Soi Dog. It means so much to us to know that you were impressed with what you saw and the passion we all feel for...More

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minwoo832
27 November 2018|
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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.
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michaelcmedway
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
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Patricia L
8 September 2018|
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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
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