Sponsor a Dog

One of the most effective ways that you can make a difference to the lives of our long term residents at our dog shelter in Thailand is to sponsor one! 

All the dogs that we care for are available for adoption locally, but due to the often traumatic experiences they have received before arriving to us there are a few that have become long term residents. Our expert team of carers, behavioural staff and volunteers provide non-stop love and affection to them all.

You can sponsor any of the dogs below from just £5 per month (that's just over £1 per week!) For this, you will receive a personalised letter on behalf of your chosen dog, photos of your dog and regular updates on how they are doing. There is a minimum requirement of 12 months for sponsorship, which will be automatically renewed each year unless we hear from you. 

It is very easy to sponsor a dog! Simply select the amount per month you would like to pay and in the 'Add a comment to your donation' add the name of the dog you want to sponsor. If you simply can't decide which dog you'd like to support then you can support them all! Simply write 'sponsor our shelter' when setting up your sponsorship and you will recieve updates on everything that goes on at the shelter.

Sponsoring a dog makes an excellent Christmas gift and you can sponsor any of the below dogs on behalf of a loved one.


‘Popular favorite with the volunteers’

Hi! My name is Happy and I am a 5 year old female. I was hit by a car and sustained nasty injuries to my back end which has left me needing medical support for incontinence for the rest of my life. That doesn’t stop me from being happy though! Where do you think I got my name from!  I love people and other dogs, and I love going for walks on my lead. My favorite thing is playing in water and mud! 




‘Not aloof, just careful

Hi! My name is Charlie and I’m about 10 years old. I was rescued at the age of 2, from an area where some people were very mean to dogs and many of my friends got hurt by them. I learned at a very early age to be wary of humans.

Over the years though, I also learned that people can be good, but I’m never completely sure what they might do if I let them touch me. So, I keep a little distance whenever possible, just in case. Other than that, my life is good. I have lots of friends here that I can play with and life at the shelter is much nicer. One of my favorite games is to find a way to sneak out, once or twice a year. But I never go far and I like to track the volunteers who are out on walks with my doggy friends. By dinnertime I’m usually tired of the game and return to my enclosure!

SPONSOR charlie 


‘Thinks he's a lapdog!’

Hi! My name is Lewy and I am 7 years old. One day the shelter staff came to work to find me tied up and left outside of the shelter. I am very lively and I am always ready to play. My best friends are my human friends, who I love to cuddle. Walking is my favorite pastime- I would do it all day if I could! I am incredibly sweet but sometimes I do like to act like a teenager… in a good way though! 




‘Affectionately known as Logi-bear’

Hi! My name is Logan and I am nearly 3 years old. I was living as a street dog in Chiang Mai when I was hit by a passing car. The accident was reported to the shelter’s rescue team who came to collect me and took me for surgery at WVS’ Hang Dong clinic.  

Although I can be a little evasive around loud or unfamiliar people, I am gaining confidence and will now give some of the people here a sniff and even let some people touch me. It still takes me a long time to build up trust but when I do I am very affectionate and love to be fussed! I am a very playful boy and I love playing with female dogs.


Tao Hoo

‘Settling into a less stressful life free from medical issues and street fighting’

Hi! I am Tao Hoo and I am a 2 years 10 months old female. I was rescued by WVS after being abandoned on the streets of Chiang Mai. I was really badly emaciated, had major skin issues and I had been attacked by other dogs so had lots of puncture wounds. Because of this, it was too dangerous to return me back home.  

I can be a bit shy & wary around new people but I’m becoming a lot more trusting of the people who work and volunteer here. I really love the company of male dogs and try to get them to play with me at every opportunity. I’m still not very good at walking on the lead but I’m learning!



‘A big softy who enjoys being groomed and pampered by the people she trusts’

Hi! My name is Cumin and I am 5 years old. I am a female dog. The staff at the shelter think that before I came to the shelter I had contracted distemper or another canine virus that left me with neurological issues. Although this will affect me for the rest of my life, my quality of life is good and I am a real attention seeker with people I trust!

I can be slightly skittish by new experiences, places, and unfamiliar people. I am also a bit scared when I go for my walks, but I am improving every day.  Although I am tolerant of other dogs I do sometimes snap when I am worried or if the other dog is too lively.



‘A stunning example of how dogs can overcome a horrendous past and flourish with an understanding and compassionate team around them.’

Hi! I am Lulu and I am 6 years old. Shelter staff came to find me because I had been tied up and left for at least three months with little food, water or protection from the elements. In the hot Thai sunshine or during the rainy season this was excruciatingly difficult for me to deal with.  

Even though I had a bad start, I am always happy to see new people and greet them with a wagging tail and an excitable bark. I am extremely quick to make friends with people and can get a little jealous if other dogs come over when I am with one of my humans. I am so happy to when my volunteers and visitors come to see me that they often say they have fallen in love with me. I am very loyal… probably the most loyal dog in the shelter!


Rod Duan

‘Needs a lot of patience and understanding’

Hi! My name is Rod Duan and I am 7 years old. Before I came to live at the shelter I was living with an abusive owner and in very unsanitary conditions. The shelter staff were told about what was happening and they came and took me to the shelter.

I am quite a shy and nervous girl so I prefer to be in calm places. Volunteers and staff have to be very slow moving and reassuring to handle me, making sure that I don’t get too stressed. I am going to keep working with staff here to improve my confidence and rebuild my trust for humans.



‘A loyal and straight forward companion’

Hi! My name is Bella and I am 5 years old. My brother and I were left outside of the shelter one day, shortly after 5pm. Luckily some of the caretakers were staying a touch late, they saw us and the car driving away in the distance so took us into the shelter.  

I am a very sweet and loving girl who is generally quite quiet. Sometimes I can be a touch nervous with new people, but this doesn’t last long if people are willing to get to know me! I like playing with the other dogs and I am confident enough to look after myself in a polite yet confident manner.



‘One of our treasured 'shy dogs'’

Hi! My name is Ming and I am a 6 year old female. Sadly, before I came to live at the shelter my two sisters and I were abused. We’re still affected by what happened to us and suffer from mental trauma. I have been at the shelter for such a long time that there is not very much information about what happened to me.

I am a very shy dog so I share a yard with dogs who are similar to me. I am very nervous and so I get very unsure when there are loud noises, unexpected events, or when people look me straight in the eye. Don’t worry- I bark to make sure that everyone else knows there might be danger! It takes me a long time to establish bonds with new people and I often run away when new people come to see me. I need a lot of help from Ian and the behavior trainers to get over my past! 


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Let’s be the difference."

- Luke Gamble, WVS Founder