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Soi Dog Foundation

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“dogs and cats”(155 reviews)
“dog meat trade”(58 reviews)
“animal lovers”(41 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 10 October 2015

WOW, what an eye opener. The volunteers at Soi are second to none dedicated to animal welfare, you can see it in the way they look after these animals. The place itself is slightly out of the way from Old Town Phuket (something to consider...More

15  Thank Renee A
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 April 2018

I am not denying that they must be doing some good job, but my one-star review came from my personal experience of dealing with them 3 times, from a local's point of view of trying to get them to help dogs and cats. And I...More

9  Thank PrinCessPraze
John D, Co-Founder and President. at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Dear Princess Praze, We are sorry to hear of your poor recent experiences regarding having cats spayed. We are aware that there have been occasions when our front office staff have not responded as we would have wished and this is being addressed with a...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an amazing job this organisation and all the volunteers do here to help make cats and dogs lives better.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must go if you are a dog (or cat) lover, you can spend a day there with puppies and cats or you can volunteer for a while to socialise the dogs, get to know them and walk them, a great experience! Help them out...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I discovered the SDF in September 2017 when i found a starving dog. I got in touch with them and after 2 attempts they found him and took him to the foundation he was too sick to be saved. From then on i have sponsored...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This shelter’s work is truly amazing and a very humbling experience. We’ve been supporters for years but seeing it in real life makes so much more of an impression. If you’re up for a breather from the beach and temples do spend some time here...More

Thank SilvieV231
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a well run, well-organized facility for taking care of dogs. Any dog lover will enjoy seeing and hearing what this organization has, and continues to do for our four-legged friends.

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place a must visit on the vacation. Different perspective. Interesting to find out about their great job with dogs and cats! Donate!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Soi Dog Foundation is a reputable and well run charity doing amazing work to care for the street dogs and cats of Thailand and those captured for the dog meat trade. They not only help the animals in immediate need but work to educate locals...More

Thank KateJT
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear KateJT, Thank you very much for your visit and for your kind review. We appreciate the time you have taken to come and see firsthand what we do and we also appreciate your recommendation of a visit to Soi Dog Foundation to others. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Being a crazy dog person, I thought it would be hard to visit the foundation, knowing that they deal with mistreated, and hurt animals on a daily basis. But it was not. Once we got there we where greeted by a volunteer (ours was a...More

Thank Ignacio A
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Ignacio A, How wonderful it is to hear that you were heartened by what you witnessed and experienced during your visit to Soi Dog Foundation. While it is true that many of our animals have experienced past trauma, the love and care they now...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Soi Dog Foundation on our holiday after the recommendations of a friend who knows we love dogs. After arriving, we were greeted by the friendly staff and got a great tour of their facilities, by our knowledgeable and engaging guide. We got to...More

1  Thank Hannibal Ö
Melissa S, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Hanninal O, Thank you so much for visiting us to find out more in person about the vital work we are doing for street dogs and stray cats of Phuket. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour and were able to...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The team at Soi Dog is wonderful. I showed up unannounced hoping to visit the shelter and hear more about it. The staff happily accommodated me even though I didn’t show up exactly when the tour was set to begin. Hearing their story and all...More

Thank Caitlynn B
RachelA3231, Guest Relations Manager at Soi Dog Foundation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Caitlynn B, How wonderful to know you enjoyed your visit to Soi Dog Foundation so much. We are happy to hear that our team was able to accommodate and assist you and introduce you to some of our lovely dogs and cats. It sounds...More

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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
7 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
2 August 2018|
Response from JohnD10976 | Property representative |
Hi Cindy, Yes Soi Dog Foundation USA although legally independent exists to support our work in Asia, and thank you for registering SDF as your favourite charity on Amazon Smile. If you have some room in your suitcases have... More