Soi Dog Foundation

Soi Dog Foundation, Phuket: Hours, Address, Soi Dog Foundation Reviews: 5/5

Soi Dog Foundation
5
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
About
Soi Dog Foundation is S.E. Asia’s largest rescue organisation for vulnerable street dogs and stray cats. For 18 years, supported by generous donations and global volunteers, SDF has worked tirelessly to reduce animal suffering through CNVR (Catch; Neuter; Vaccinate; Return) programmes. For animals unable to be returned safely to the streets, SDF provides sanctuary, as well as local and international adoption services. SDF is a haven where sick and vulnerable dogs and cats receive world-class medical care, and love. SDF is working in several countries to help end the inhumane and barbaric dog meat trade. Guided tours available Monday-Friday at 10:00am and 1:30pm. Following the 40-minute tour, visitors are encouraged to socialise with our lovely cats and dogs. Impromtu tours are not available between 11:30am and 1:00pm, although between these times, visitors are invited to socialise in the cattery or spend time in the visitor centre.
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Gracie Wells
2 contributions
INCREDABLE
Dec. 2021
What a wonderful experience i had today visiting the Soi Dog foundation! It is truly a safe haven for animals in need of help. It was an enlightening experience so see so many dedicated volunteers and staff members at the site purely to provide care and love to the animals. The dogs and cats are given clean and spacious accommodation with heaps of food and all the medical care they require. If you are looking to donate or wanting a meaningful trip out whilst on holiday in Phuket then this is it! My tour guide (Owen) gave me a very insightful and educational tour, He knew every animal by name and i could feel how passionate he was about the work the sanctuary does. This visit was an absolute highlight of my Phuket trip and i would recommend for anyone and everyone to please visit and donate to this charity that REALLY makes a difference to the well fair of animals in Thailand.
Written December 2, 2021
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Wilson I
5 contributions
Fantastic visit with great animals
Dec. 2021 • Couples
The work done here is absolutely amazing and more people should know about it and support it. The animals are adorable and the workers are kind and compassionate.
Written December 1, 2021
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Dear Wilsoni906, Thank you for your visit, and taking the time to spread the word about what we do at Soi Dog. Best wishes.
Written December 2, 2021
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Patrice LANDREIN
Ko Lanta, Thailand8 contributions
Interesting Place - Amazing work achieved
Nov. 2021
Had toll to kill time and decided to make a ride to Soi DF and experience a tour - Silvia the tour leader was excellent , talkative though full of information as well anecdotic short stories related to dogs and cats . The place has been up and running for 18 years and what has been achieved is quite exceptional - the tour takes about 1hr / 1hr and half and more if you decide to spend times with some puppies at the end of the tour . Additionally and if you decide to drive there it is nice to get into that small road off the highway that shows you a bit like what phuket country used to be some 25/ 30 years ago ! Including Paddy fields !.There is also a temple high up the hill worth the visit.
Overall a must see place and for a good cause.
Written November 18, 2021
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Dear PatriceLANDREIN2020, Thank you for taking the time to visit us at Soi Dog, and leave such a positive review. Having been with us for a few years now, Silvia has a lot of experiences and passion to share with our visitors. We are pleased you enjoyed seeing the part of Phuket we are located in, which would otherwise go unseen by most tourists. Thank you from all of the animals at Soi Dog. Best wishes.
Written November 18, 2021
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Mone M
Hamburg, Germany18 contributions
Must-see Place for Animal Friends
Nov. 2021 • Couples
After donating to Soi Dog before, we wanted to see what it‘s like „live“ and were not disappointed. It‘s amazing what the staff and volunteers do for stray cats and dogs. The (free) tour was very informative and it‘s great to see that they are building a swimming pool for the dogs financed by donations. After the tour, we played with the super cute and lovely puppies and visited the cattery. Being a cat mom myself it was really hard to see so many cats with amputations, but since animals make the best of it, all cats were super cute, cuddly and friendly. We will definitely donate to Soi Dog again as we could see that they are really doing good! And they effectively ended the dog meat trade in Thailand and are making many efforts to keep fighting this horrendous practice in many more asian countries! #adoptdontshop
Written November 16, 2021
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Dear Mone M, Thank you for visiting Soi Dog and the excellent review! The puppies and cats always love a visit, and are usually the highlight of the tour. Even those with three legs can't resist playing and a cuddle. The swimming pool was gifted to Soi Dog by one kind individual who had a vision of the dogs here having a pool to cool down and exercise in. We can't wait for it to be completed! Thanks again for your visit, donations and feedback, which will help us continue to support the animals in need. Best wishes.
Written November 24, 2021
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PippyJones
London, UK5 contributions
What an amazing place
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Visited Soi Dog Foundation yesterday and was blown away by what they do there, super friendly staff / volunteers, the tour with Silvia was very good. To see first hand the difference they are making to animals lives was a wholesome experience. Thank You
Written November 11, 2021
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Dear PippyJones, Thank you for your visit and wonderful feedback. Our staff are very passionate about the welfare of the cats and dogs, and love to share this with our visitors. We are pleased you enjoyed seeing what goes on at Soi Dog, and how life is for the animals in our care. Best wishes.
Written November 16, 2021
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Canada JF!
8 contributions
Uplifting!
Sep. 2021
Sand box folks with extra time in Phuket, here is a "feel good" thing to do : pay a visit to Soi Dog. Their dedication to mistreated cats and dogs is a true inspiration. It's just 15 minutes away from the airport, so it's a also a brillant way to kill time between hotel check out and a late flight. Your kids will love it. Kuddos to the 270 thai folks taking care of a 1000 or so patients (all fully paid, what a great way to contribute to the local economy) + 20 western volunteers like the friendly Owen who welcomed me, and the charismatic endearing Silvia who gave me a tour : the stories you will hear will restore your faith in humanity :-))) Oh, did I mention the wonderfull country side drive there, and the puppy pen? I think I found the puppy that I will adopt!
Written September 23, 2021
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Dear 564jeanfrancoisg, Thank you so much for visiting Soi Dog and for taking the time to leave such a great review! We're so pleased you had a great time and enjoyed the delights of the local area as well as some fun time with our puppies! Best wishes
Written October 3, 2021
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Monkey1210
4 contributions
What.a.Place.
Sep. 2021 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour guide whose name I didn’t quite catch (Italian lady with fab piercings and tattoos!). Hearing her speak about the work of Soi Dog and her passion for the animals made it clear this is a very very special place. This was my favourite part of my trip to Phuket and highly recommend everyone stops by to see the work this impressive organisation is doing. The staff know each animal by name and their personalities, you clearly have to love animals and have an amazing memory to work here! Although there is obviously upsetting information about the mistreatment of animals the whole day felt very uplifting and inspiring. There was no pressure to donate but you are going to want to.
Written September 15, 2021
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Dear Monkey 1210, Thank you, thank you, thank you! So pleased to hear you had such an uplifting and inspiring time at Soi Dog! Your tour guide was named Silvia and she, along with everyone else at Soi Dog, shares the passion necessary to give these animal what they need and to do this every day is an honour. We can't thank you enough for your fabulous review and hope to see you here again one day. Best wishes.
Written September 19, 2021
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Solera
11 contributions
Extraordinary heaven for animals
Sep. 2021 • Couples
What an amazing heaven on earth for these cats and dogs. I am a current donor to Soi Dog. And since I am on vacation in Phuket, I decided to visit them.

They have such clean animals. You can tell that the facility is first class. The staff really make sure each animal gets its special food and special medicine. I don't know how they manage to take care of so many animals.

I am just so honored to make my little contribution. But seriously, if we each make a small donation, then there will be more resources for all of these animals with no eyes, no legs, and often a broken heart.

I deeply appreciate the work that they do here because it is really not easy work. I encourage you to visit this place if you are a cat or dog lover.
Written September 13, 2021
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Dear Solera, Thank you so much for the awesome review! Hygiene, environment, quality care and a loving passion are key ingredients to the successful managing of a shelter of this size. But it is all only possible because of the continued support from people just like you! Thank you so much for your support. Very happy to welcome you and hope to see you here again soon. Best wishes.
Written September 19, 2021
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Jimi R
1 contribution
Hearts of Gold
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Absolute gem of a place.
The tour was very informative and really enjoyable, well worth it to understand exactly what the centre does and how big an operation it is.
Meeting the puppies and cats was WONDERFUL, we didn't want to leave.
Please don't visit Phuket without visiting here, the staff are incredible and do a wonderful job.
And please, donate alittle to this wonderful cause.
Thank you for all you and your staff do, every day, for these animals in need.
You all have hearts of gold.
Written August 26, 2021
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Dear Mozertron, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We're very happy to host visitors and so glad to see you, especially during these difficult times! There is a passion to make a difference here but it is all only possible because of the wonderful support of members of the public just like you! Thank you. Best wishes.
Written September 19, 2021
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37mrsm
london8 contributions
Great charity
Sep. 2020 • Solo
When living in Thailand this charity helped so much with the poor stray animals living near my home. Always ready to help when I called them.
Written August 20, 2021
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Dear 37mrsm, Thank you for the great feedback and 5-star rating. We're so pleased you were able to experience our work in the community and thank you too for being there for your community animals! Best wishes.
Written September 19, 2021
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