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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 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

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

It was emotional,educational and filled with love. I cried, laughed,learned, if you haven’t visit soi dog foundation do it it will make your vacation even more happy and meaningful. We can all contribute to ours best friend who’s never judge us how bad our day...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 anavalencias, We are so happy to hear that you found your visit meaningful and were moved by the love you experienced at Soi Dog. Thank you for coming in for a visit and for taking the time to write about it in your review....More

Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

This place is rather way out from Patong, we were glad that we did a stop over upon arrival from Phuket airport. Point to emphasize here is that we are not dog lovers to begin with, and my teenage daughter had phobia for cats. She...More

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

Dear ninatn, What an amazing experience! Thank you so much for sharing that with us in your kind review. We are so pleased to know that these lovely creatures helped to make a positive impact on your daughter and left your children wanting to return....More

Reviewed 28 December 2018

Well organized ad with a purpose. Not sure if getting dogs from the meat trade is not leading to more dogs being bread for this but the dogs they rescue needed it badly. Hospital, shelters and love ..More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Dear KaiUWulff, Thank you very much for your visit and review. Soi Dog has been successful in effectively ending Thailand’s dog meat trade and is actively expanding its efforts to neighbouring countries where little is being done to address the issue. In Thailand, our undercover...More

Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

This has been the best day of my holiday so far. The dogs and cats are well and truly looked after, and I'm already planning my next trip just to volunteer here.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Dear Mel_Syd_Australia, What a compliment! With so many incredible things to do in Phuket, it means the world that your day with us was your favorite. We thank you for your visit and look forward to having you back with us as a volunteer very...More

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

The moment you walk in you can tell it's a community of wonderful workers and volunteers who have come together for the welfare of all the animals. They have spent their donation money amazingly on their facilities. The housing and vetinary clinics are really high...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Dear Go762177, It is so good to hear that you were impressed with the dedication to the animals you saw during your visit. We are a global community with staff and volunteers from all around the world, all anchored together by our devotion to alleviating...More

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

Such an amazing environment for a wonderful cause!! Dogs and cats are in good hands, it's inspirational to see how many volunteers are here. First trip for myself and my partner, but certainly not our last! They accept food donations, so make sure to buy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Dear JoshuaA1545, We, too, are thoroughly inspired by our volunteers who give their hearts and love to make the lives of these lovely animals better, and to help them to become more adoptable. We couldn't do what we do without them. We all thank you...More

Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing time checking out the place. All the dogs are lovely and they have a few friendly dogs where you can go and play with. Lovely family environment and great place to volunteer.😁😁More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2018

Dear sophie v, We enjoyed having you here with us and are very happy to know that you that you enjoyed yourself and got some play time in with the critters. Thank you, too, for saying "great place to volunteer" -- we hope to welcome...More

Reviewed 23 December 2018

I absolutely loved our visit to the Soi Dog Foundation! If you're an animal lover or want to do some giving back on your holiday, I highly recommend it. It's only a 10 minute drive from the airport, so it was a very convenient stop...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

Dear courtneymary51122, How wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us so much. Thank you for coming in to see firsthand the work we are doing and to give and receive some lovin' from the animals. Consider your visit a taste of what...More

Reviewed 22 December 2018

In summary, the Soi Dog Foundation is an amazing place to visit, whether as a holiday-maker with a couple of hours to spare or as a volunteer for a day, week, month or longer. What follows is a press article I wrote whilst volunteering for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2018

Dear Rachel T (Guy!), Reading this was such a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you so much, not only for volunteering (twice!), but for capturing Soi Dog life in this wonderful snapshot. Never thought I would be grateful that someone got trapped at...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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