Visitor and Tour Information
The Soi Dog sanctuary is in Phuket, Thailand, and is open to visitors Monday to Friday - mornings from 9:00am until 11:30am and afternoons from 1:00pm until 3:30pm. Guided tours commence at 10:00am and 1:30pm.
Tours are free and do not have to be booked in advance. They are conducted in English and in Thai. Information in other languages is available in leaflet form at the sanctuary.
We welcome over 5,000 visitors each year and rank highly on Trip Advisor as one of the best places to visit on Phuket.
Following your guided tour, you are invited to join the mayhem of our puppy run and spend time in our cosy cattery.
For the safety and wellbeing of both animals and humans, visitors are not permitted to roam unattended around the sanctuary.
In light of Covid-19, we kindly ask you to follow a few simple measures to help ensure the safety of all visitors while on the premises - details of which will be made clear by our visitor team. On arrival, all visitors should be wearing a face mask, as per guidelines set out by the Ministry of Public Health in Thailand.
We have merchandise availabe in the visitor centre where you can find Soi Dog clothing and souvenir ranges. Cash and credit cards are accepted for merchandise donations.
Please note: The shelter is closed to visitors on Saturday and Sunday.
Opening Hours and Tour Times
Monday 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
Thursday 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
Friday 9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm
Tours are conducted Monday to Friday at 10:00am and 1:30pm. If you arrive outside of these times, we are still able to provide you with a tour but you may wait for a period of time before one of the team becomes available. We are unable to provide tours after the scheduled closing time of 3:30pm.
For the full statement, please see here.
Soi Dog Foundation,
167/9 Moo 4, Soi Mai Khao 10,
Tambon Mai Khao, Amphur Thalang,
If you are taking a taxi to Soi Dog, you may wish to show our address in Thai to your driver;
167/9 หมู่ 4
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What to expect
You will be welcomed at our visitor and volunteer centre by one of our visitor and volunteer coordinators. The 40-minute tour will then take you around the sanctuary, explaining the history and goals of Soi Dog Foundation and how we are fighting the dog meat trade and other forms of animal suffering in Asia and introduce you to some of the 1,500 animals in our care. Towards the end of the guided tour, you will have the chance to spend some time in the puppy enclosure, meet some of our feline friends in the Soi Dog cattery. When you've finished, you have the option to browse our merchandise store in the comfort of the visitor centre.
Many visitors ask if they can donate supplies. Soi Dog Foundation is always in need of both general and medical supplies and you will find our full wish list here.
If you have any further questions about visiting the sanctuary, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.