Frequently Asked Questions about Adoptions...
WHY SHOULD I ADOPT A DOG OR CAT FROM THAILAND?
Some people question why adopt a dog from Thailand when there are many unwanted dogs in most countries of the world. The fact is that in the West apart from some Eastern European countries stray dogs generally no longer exist. In Thailand stray dogs number in the millions, and apart from Soi Dog Foundation and a few other private shelters there is nowhere for them to go, and nobody is interested in their welfare. Local government pounds are little more than death camps. Many dogs and cats die each year from starvation, disease and injury and are generally ignored.
Very few local people are interested in giving Thai dogs homes. The pet industry here is geared to expensive imported breeds that are generally unsuited to the climate or conditions, which in turn is leading to more of these dogs being dumped as problems occur.
Stray dogs and cats here live an existence incomprehensible to most people in the west, which is why many decide to give such a dog a home. By adopting a dog from Soi Dog Foundation you are giving a living creature the chance of a life that it would otherwise have no chance of experiencing.
HOW CAN I BE SURE A THAI DOG OR CAT WILL ADAPT TO A NEW ENVIRONMENT?
Dogs were bred to be companion animals, and to protect our homes. This applies to all dogs, and we have found Thai dogs to be amongst the most loyal of all. It’s almost as if they can sense they have been saved and want to repay this debt over and over again.
No dog enjoys hot weather. We have sent dogs to countries like Finland and Canada and all of them relish the cooler climate and generally love snow!
Virtually all our animals who have been adopted overseas have adapted rapidly to their new homes. The few who have had problems adjusting have settled in time thanks to patient owners. In the event of a dog or cat not being suitable for their new home environment we will do all we can to assist. Our adoptions team can provide advice, and will coordinate with the adopter and our local representative to find solutions and to assist with contacts for reputable trainers/behavior specialists. If this should still not resolve the issues, we would then find a suitable new home for the animal.
Our dogs are generally lead trained but will never have lived in a home. Virtually all new owners tell us that they have no accidents with the dogs, but some house training could be necessary especially with puppies.
WHAT MEDICAL CARE WILL SOI DOG GIVE THE ANIMAL?
All our dogs and cats are sterilized, fully vaccinated, microchipped and undergo a health check before they travel. Dogs who have blood parasites are treated prior to adoption. Heartworm is also tested for and no dog would be sent with this condition unless prior approval is sought from the adopter.
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Meet some of our dogs and cats who are waiting for new homes by clicking here.
THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING ADOPTING ONE OF THESE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS!