Soi Dog Foundation
What They Do
Soi Dog’s mission is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities, to create a society without homeless animals and to ultimately end animal cruelty.
Established in 2003 on the island of Phuket, Thailand, Soi Dog is Southeast Asia's largest organisation helping stray animals. The Gill Dalley sanctuary in Phuket is home to around 1,500 animals. Soi Dog also has a treatment facility in Bangkok and responds to crisis situations throughout Thailand. The organization is dedicated to implementing effective, sustainable solutions that reduce the suffering of dogs and cats in Asia, runs entirely on donations and works efficiently so all donations are used to help animals as effectively as possible.
Today, Soi Dog’s spay and neuter program, CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return), is at the forefront of its operations and is aiming to reduce the number of animals born into a life of suffering and abuse or neglect, eliminate rabies and stop the spread of other infectious diseases among dogs and cats, both domesticated and non-domesticated, benefiting animal and human communities alike.
They carry out CNVR in various locations across Thailand and is committed to a long-term program of CNVR in Greater Bangkok in partnership with Dogs Trust Worldwide, where it has expanded to six mobile teams within the capital city. Since 2003, Soi Dog has neutered and vaccinated over 600,000 stray dogs and cats throughout Thailand and is now completing over 120,000 procedures every year, the most of any organization in the world.
Here's an example of the way Soi Dog saves and transforms lives
Ironman when he first arrived at Soi Dog Foundation
Ironman recovering and receiving treatment at Soi Dog
Ironman after treatment and care at the Soi Dog Care Facility
Soi Dog was instrumental in seeing the horrendous dog meat trade abolished in Thailand and the introduction of new animal welfare laws that came into effect in 2014. Active efforts to end the trade continue today in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Dedicated to the treatment of stray animals, the sanctuary in Phuket is home to the most advanced shelter dog and cat hospitals in Southeast Asia that handle over 400 new admissions every month. The hospitals have 14 full-time vets and welcome vet volunteers from all over the world.
Soi Dog also oversees local, national and international adoptions, directly re-homing thousands of dogs rescued from dire situations across the country, from government shelters and the horrendous dog meat trade. It also collaborates with several
like-minded re-homing organizations in the USA and Canada who have helped to find loving forever homes for over 1,000 former Thai street animals in North America since 2017.
Soi Dog runs Humane Education and Community Outreach programs targeted to help improve the treatment of both stray and domestic animals in Thailand, actively teaching local schoolchildren and communities about animal welfare. Soi Dog opened its humane education center in 2020, the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. The community outreach program is also responsible for the treatment of over 6,000 animals on the street each year and provides over 120 tonnes of dog and cat food every year to stray animals across Thailand.
The Soi Dog sanctuary welcomes visitors and volunteers from all over the world, year round.