On Saturday, May 5, Soi Dog has welcomed Phuket local press to visit the Gill Dalley’s Sanctuary which located in Maikhao. The activity follows the extended visitor time to allow weekday-work people to experience one of Phuket’s most popular attractions, meet and mingle with small dogs, cats and kittens.
The tour starts at 9.30 am and 10.30 am led by bi-lingual (Thai and English) volunteer coordinators who show the group of media around the sanctuary which divide dogs in different runs by many categories concerning about animal welfare. There are DMT which is dogs saved from dog meat trades living separately together. These dogs are quite introvert and scared because of their abusing history. There are also old dogs run, teenage dogs run and hospital that takes care of sick or injured strays as well as sterilization and vaccination for both owned pets and strays dogs / cats. The group were welcomed in the small dogs and shy dog run as well as the puppies run where they can play with the cute little pals. The kittens and cats in the cat residence will also melt any cat lover’s heart.
At the end of the tour, if you are interested in adopting your future best friend, the adoption team will be on hand to provide all information that you need and will talk with you making sure that you two are perfect match. Giving one of these lovely characters a home would be the perfect gift and change their lives forever. Dogs and cats at Soi Dog that are available for adoption are sterilized, vaccinated and received full health check including dental care and skin care. And all these activities are free of charge.
No matter you are traveling or living in Phuket, you can also be a part of Soi Dog community by applying for volunteer. Because the foundation relies completely on volunteers to socialise and walk the 500 dogs in their care, along with socialising the 100 cats. This is absolutely the hobby of joy and will surely make you feel good to give these four-leg friends some delightful moments.
For more information on volunteering please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteering hours are usually from 9 am – 4 pm (lunch break from midday – 1 pm), Monday – Friday, however any help within those hours is much appreciated. There is also a free pick up service from a few locations in Nai Yang each day at 8.40 am, returning at 4.00 pm each afternoon.