Merry Chirstmas from Soi Dog Foundation




From John Dalley



A very merry Christmas from Noddy, Sweet Pea and everyone at Soi Dog! Noddy (on the right) and Sweet Pea (napping!) were both rescued from the Bangkok floods of 2011 and will be spending Christmas in the UK with their adopters Jason and Kookie.

Sweet Pea was very ill and almost died. She spent two weeks in Bangkok’s Thong Lor Animal Hospital in an oxygen chamber. She flew back to Soi Dog’s shelter in Phuket with volunteers Derek and Cindy after their month long stay volunteering in the flood relief. Noddy was also very ill when found with pneumonia and blood parasites. Noddy earned his name by nodding off in Cindy’s hands.


Originally Jason and Kookie were only adopting Noddy, however when looking at photos of Noddy they noticed a little black and white paw in the background. This was Sweet Pea! As they were being looked after together Jason and Kookie thought it would be a good idea to adopt Sweet Pea also so they could have some companionship. This turned out to be a good decision as the two are now inseparable.


Many thanks to Soi Dog’s supporters across the world for your ongoing support in saving dogs like Noddy and Sweet Pea. Happy endings like this are only possible because of you.


From everyone at Soi Dog may we wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!


John Dalley





Egypt: Mazloom’s amazing journey


By ESMA, Egyptian Society for Mercy to Animals (Reblogged from ESMA’s newsletter.)

In November 2011, a dog we later named Mazloom was found on the streets of Cairo with grave injuries to both back legs.  We thought we had seen it all, but this was one of the worst cases we treated, and no one could even imagine what might have happened to him.  Mazloom underwent a double amputation and a long recovery at the ESMA shelter.

Some called for him to be euthanized but we knew from our experience that he had a good chance for a healthy and fulfilling life with the right adopters.  A long time supporter of ESMA, Tanya Mahrous of Atlanta, Georgia, and her family saw him on our facebook page and decided to open their home to Mazloom as foster parents in spring 2012.

They created his own Facebook page that was constantly updated with photos and videos showing his amazing progress and personality. He caught the eye of Catherine MacDonald of Miami, Florida, and Mazloom recently settled into a happy life with his new family.  Mazloom has a better life than we ever dreamed was possible.

For a dose of happiness, watch these beautiful videos of Mazloom:

To read more good news about how ESMA is helping Egyptian animals, click here.

To visit ESMA’s website, click here.

 Photo: Courtesy of ESMA

India: Chennai: Adopt-a-thon

A couple delighted with their puppy.

“Thank you dear volunteers who worked day and night to make it happen – fifty puppies, ten kittens and two abandoned dogs found homes today!”

Blue Cross of India held an Adopt-a-thon the afternoon of June 17 at their main shelter in Chennai.

To read the article in The Hindu about this event by Sriya Narayanan, click here.

To visit the Facebook page of Blue Cross of India, click here.                                                                      Photo: Blue Cross of India









from France: MaKus

MaKus, with Cisco, and his dog friend, Antonio

“Ten months after having been rescued from a terrible situation near Seville, Spain, MaKus is being adopted!” writes Barbara LeFranc of “Le Bulletin des Levriers”*

*A “levrier” is a Spanish greyhound.

To visit the website of “Le Bulletin des Levriers”, in French, click here.