Welcome! My name is Sarah.
In January 2019 I embarked on a volunteering and backpacking trip to Thailand. Having recently lost my own dog to old age, I was feeling lost and needed a distraction from the grief I was experiencing. I initially signed up for 2 weeks as a volunteer for Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket, as I had been following them on Facebook for some time. Soi Dog is one of the largest dog rescue centres in Asia. I had no idea what to expect and had never volunteered anywhere before. Little did I know how much it would change everything for me.
I fell totally in love with all the dogs and discovered a passion for working in rescue that I never knew I had. It was fulfilling and life changing. I was in awe of the people that did this day in and day out and wanted to help in whatever way I could. I volunteered at a further five different rescue centres after Soi Dog, and I was lucky enough to spend 3 months as the volunteer coordinator at Saved Souls Foundation.
Where I visited
- Soi Dog Foundation
- Samui Cat and Dog Rescue
- Elephant Nature Park
- Saved Souls Foundation
- The Man That Rescues Dogs
- Hope for Strays Foundation
For me it not only gave me a huge sense of purpose but it also enabled me to travel and see most of Thailand. I was very lucky to combine both. Working with dogs everyday was the most fulfilling experience and seeing the good people did at these rescue centres was very inspiring.
Fast forward to October 2020 and so much has happened since then. Covid-19 has swept the world and brought an abrupt end to my volunteering trip in Thailand. I am now back in the UK as I had to abandon my trip in March due to lockdown. Thailand is currently shut to all tourists and for the long term I can’t see that changing , so now I am dedicated in helping the rescues remotely and doing whatever I can do to help them.
Fundraise and donate. Help promote as many dog rescue centres as I can. Focus on adoptions and getting dogs out of these rescue centres, and into new loving homes here in the UK.
My biggest success so far has been the adoption of Toffee, Olive and Simba. They arrived all the way from Saved Souls Foundation in October and are now living the best lives with their new families. I am myself in the process of adopting another 4 dogs, which I am adopting myself from the same rescue centre. They will arrive in the UK in February. I’m so excited!
There are more dogs to be adopted so check out my adoptions page. Please message me if you need further information on the process. I care passionately about these dogs and I am determined to help them in any way I can.
Thank you for following my journey.
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