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Key Issues  

There are an estimated 8.5 million dogs roaming the streets of Thailand and many of them are well looked after by members of the community. However, when increased numbers of dogs roam together, they’re likely to cause a nuisance: dogs that are perceived as such are put into overcrowded shelters with very poor welfare standards.

A lack of responsible ownership means that many dogs are allowed to roam freely and breed uncontrollably. When ill or injured, they don’t always receive the necessary treatment, especially in poorer areas where the number of dogs tends to be higher and suffer from physical welfare issues.

While vet standards are good for the region , many veterinarians in Thailand are often not motivated to look after free roaming dogs.

What we’ll do  

Our aim is to have stable, healthy and manageable dog populations in Thailand.

This is achieved through safe and systematic neutering of both unowned and owned dogs as well as promoting and encouraging responsible dog ownership.

Dogs Trust subsidiary WVS has an International Training Centre in Chiang Mai which provides vet training as well as conducting spay neuter programmes.

Dogs Trust Worldwide also has neutering and vaccination programmes with trusted local partners; providing opportunities for local vets to improve their spay/neuter skills, plus we work with partners on behavioural change programmes and responsible dog ownership campaigns across the country

If you are interested in our work in Thailand and share our mission, please get in touch at