Dogs and cats Chiang Mai

1: Care for dogs

The Care for Dogs Objectives are:

++Reducing the overpopulation of street and temple dogs through sterilization /spaying programs and local adoptions.

++Operating a rescue centre for puppies and dogs (which is used for adoptions, after-care from surgery/sterilisation, or for transitional rescue for dogs that are in immediate danger).

++Improving the health status of homeless dogs through vaccinations and coordinating medical care in cooperation with our veterinary team.

++Fighting the dog meat trade through advocacy and education.

Care for Doga helps people help their dogs through:

++Cooperation with monks and employees of temples to improve the quality of life for temple dogs.

++Information to dog owners about sterilisations, medical care, taking them along with us to the vet, showing people how to show affection through gentle play and petting.

++Reducing death rate by helping people understand that there are solutions other than killing dogs.

++School education activities to make the younger generation more aware of animal welfare.

Although we concentrate mainly on dogs, we are able to facilitate treatment and sterilisations for cats as well as liaising with nuns at temples who foster kittens and adult cats if people are interested in adoption.

Address: 12 Moo 11, Wiang Dong, Nam Phrae, Hang Dong District, Chang Wat Chiang Mai

Hours: Mon-Sat: 8:30am-4:30pm. Volunteers may visit from 09:30am-4pm. The shelter is closed on Sundays and public holidays.



2: Santisook Dog and Cat Rescue

We are a nonprofit group of people whose aim is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness and alleviate the suffering of cats and dogs in Chiang Mai.

Our main activity is sterilisation in order to reduce the numbers of unwanted puppies and kittens, giving the sterilised animal the chance of a longer healthier life. We educate people as to why sterilisation and vaccination are good for their pet.

One of the main reasons dogs and cats don’t receive medical care is that vet costs are extremely high in proportion to the national average wage and very many people find that they simply can’t afford vet care. We help to bridge this gap for them.

We work in Temples and local communities to find workable solutions to dog and cat related problems and, where possible (and safe), arrange for the animal to stay in its home environment. When this isn’t possible, we remove the dog or cat to the safety of our shelter where we offer a life time home if necessary. All of our cats and dogs are available for adoption. We welcome visits to our shelters.