Pat the Dogs' story begins in 2012 when Patarin successfully rehomed two dogs rescued from the dog meat trade (DMT). Not long after she established Pat the Dogs - International Thai Dogs Rescue in order to provide rescues with a second chance in life. Many of the dogs that come to her are not just victims of the DMT but are also survivors of abuse, abandonment, horrific accidents, and so forth. Their recoveries are then facilitated as Patarin finds their forever homes.
Currently, Pat the Dogs has rescued over 300 Thai street dogs and rehomed them worldwide. The operation is run through the official Adoptable Dogs around the world by Pat The Dogs - ITDR and Pat the Dogs - ITDR FaceBook pages which have now blossomed into a community for dog lovers to find potential dogs to adopt and to share updates on their success stories.
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“We adopted Lucy in November 2015. She has proven to be the most amazing dog over the past 2 years! Our little family is completely full of love now that Lucy has been added to our lives. We've enjoyed staying in contact with Pat and it's been pretty cool to be able to ask questions about where Lucy came from, as well as inform Pat on how far she has come! You will never regret adopting and rescuing a dog, instead of shopping for one. I have learned so much about rescue efforts in Thailand and the surrounding countries - it's quite incredible!
“I met pat when i adopted an elderly dog from Romania.
Pat was sponsoring the dog in Bucharest that she had named Fairy.
Fairy was elderly and had been saved from the horrible conditions at the public shelter, Bacau. Patatrin would send monthly payments for Fairy and to stay at the private shelter.
Patatrin was instrumental in getting Fairy to me, not only financially but logistically as well. Fairy, I named her Pau, was the most gentle dog I have ever met, she was an amazing lady for all she had been through and all her health issues she was happy and always willing to meet new people!
Patarin works tirelessly to save these unfortunate dogs not only in Thailand but around the world, she even came to California to visit Pau and her new family.
I support her in every way I can, I am actually adopting one of her rescues this year.
I don't know of many people that would help these seemingly hopeless cases, but Pat does it every day.
“Adopting Ma-Ruay from Pat The Dogs International Thai Rescue was a very positive experience. The process went smoothly and Patarin is an excellent communicator and very kind and responsive. We love our little Thai- mix girl. She came to us healthy and completely housebroken. She is very intelligent and learns quickly. A real sweetheart and a pleasure to be a part of our family. I highly recommend and encourage adoption through Patarin's rescue.”
“Pat is an amazing person who I have been following for many years! Her rescued dogs are like her children to her (as they are to us!) She loves them very much & enjoys keeping in contact with their new families! You will never regret working with Pat to re-home one of her fur babies! The rescue work that she does in Thailand is incredible!”
“I adopted Puck from Pat in May 2017. The process was very easy. Pat took care of all the arrangements by emailing me the paperwork to fill out and organizing the flight volunteer. Once the flight volunteer was confirmed and the date was set, we just had the pick him up at the airport. We met the flight volunteer at the airport and the hand off was simple. It was an experience that I would not hesitate to repeat.”
““We were so lucky to be able to add a new member of our family thanks to Pat!
We adopted Sammy from Pat in Thailand and the process couldn't have been easier! We live in Wisconsin in the United States and saw a picture of this adorable puppy on Pat's website. We contacted her, filled out an adoption application and in a short period of time we were approved! All the work could be done over the internet and email. Next thing I knew, we had a new member of our family! Sammy came over a healthy little puppy. He had been neutered and vet checked. Sammy has just been the most loving dog a family could ask for. He loves to cuddle and spend time with his "people". Sammy goes just about everywhere with us from visiting family to our place up north. He has adjusted very well to spending afternoons on the lake. We couldn't ask for a sweeter puppy!””
“In early 2013 we decided we wanted to add another dog to our family to keep Lucy, our beagle mix, company. She had a pretty nervous personality and we thought a buddy might help her enjoy life a little more. We started checking out petfinder.com to view dogs in our area that were available for adoption and kept coming back to Mona's profile. Even though she was still living in Bangkok with Patarin she was listed in our area because the International Street Dog Foundation, the organization working with Pat to find her a home, is based in Chicago.
We honestly knew nothing about street dogs or the illegal dog meat trade but fell in love with her sweet face and sad history- not only had she been rescued from dog meat smugglers and spent time in a large livestock center with hundreds of other dogs but she had also become pregnant and almost died giving birth to her puppies (who now are healthy, happy dogs living across the world!). All of this and the vet estimated she was only a year or so old. Needless to say we were in love and started working with Patarin and ISDF to get her here to join our family.
It didn't take Mona long to settle into life with our family- she and Lucy bonded as sisters right from the start. They had a few scuffles over food and bones but were cuddling on the couch and checking out the neighborhood together on walks in no time. Within a few days Mona had bonded with both of us as well- we are her absolute favorite people in the world and are still two of the only people she really trusts.
Bringing Mona into our family has taken a little extra work- she has needed patience and understanding as she figures out what is means to be our dog and not a dog on the street- but it all has been so SO worth it. She is the funniest, sweetest, and most loyal dog you'll ever meet. We feel very lucky that she is a part of our family and can't imagine our lives without her!”
To be able to care for rescue dogs and find their forever homes, Pat the Dogs needs your support. If you are not ready to adopt a dog, there are many other ways you can help. Being a flight volunteer will assist Pat in keeping costs low in the process of transporting them to their new loving homes abroad. Alternatively, you can either foster, sponsor a dog, make a donation or purchase one of our Balloon the St. Bernard & Friends t-shirts. The proceeds will go towards their food and medical care. Keep up to date with opportunities to pitch in on our FaceBook page. All help is greatly appreciated, no matter how big or small, as it keeps Pat the Dogs running.
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XXL - 44"
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