Pat the Dogs

A non-profit organization founded by Patarin Phadungpisuth for the rescue of Thai street dogs and their international rehoming.

Pat the Dogs

The Beginning

    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.

Follow these 6 easy steps

To Adopt a Dog

  • Have a look at the list of dogs looking for their forever homes.
  • Fall in love with one or two.
  • Let Pat know you wish to adopt via email or FaceBook.
  • Fill out the adoption form complete with pictures of your house and send it to PTD.
  • Now simply wait for your application to be approved.
  • Sign the adoption contract. You are now officially a new dog parent!

Meet the Gang


Shih Tzu & Pug Mix - Female - 18 months old

Lana was rescued from the same abusive house in Nongkhai province as Teddy Bear, another member of the gang. She is a young and energetic puppy who is looking for a family to go on lots of walks and adventures with.

Teddy Bear

Shih Tzu Mix - Male - 3 years old

Teddy Bear was rescued from the same abusive family as Lana, and has also recovered from the horrific treatment they faced there. He is now a friendly and playful dog who is looking to be a part of a loving family.


Terrier Mix - Male - 6 years old

Lewis was abandoned under the Rama IX motorway. His fur was matted and covered in fleas and ticks, and he suffered from two types of parasitic blood infections. Lewis is now a happy and healthy boy who enjoys lots of cuddles and kisses.


Shih Tzu Mix - Male - 10/11 years old

Chao-Kuay is a lovely old boy who is looking for a caring home. When he first came to us he was very frail, covered in bite marks and scars with ticks and fleas and overgrown nails. He also suffered from many health conditions, including blood parasites, thyroid problems, and dry eye. He has made great strides in recovery, although is still prone to yeast infections. He will need a family who can spend lots of time with him.


Thai Mix -Female - 3 years old

Cara is one of seven puppies that were found in the grounds of a school in Bang Khun Tian. Four of the puppies from the litter have already been successfully rehomed in the USA. Cara herself is very loveable although tends to be anxious around new people and environments and can be aggressive towards other dogs. She therefore needs an experienced and patient family to help continue her socialisation and training. A household where she is the only pet would be most suitable.


Golden Retriever Mix - Male - 5 years old

Smile was left in a garage alongside another dog after his owner was arrested by authorities on narcotic charges. They were left to fend for themselves for almost 10 days before they were rescued. He is tentative and nervous around new people, but once you gain his trust he is very sweet and playful.

Wassana (Destiny)

Thai Mix - Male - Senior

Destiny was found living on the streets of Rayong province and was physically abused by locals. When he first came to us, he had demodex mange, two types of blood parasites and was covered in fleas and ticks. He has since been diagnosed with skin cancer and has undergone surgery to remove the tumours from his hind legs. There is a chance that more growths could occur, so Destiny would need a loving and attentive family capable of handling his condition. We are also accepting donations to help with his medical costs.

Chill Chill

Terrier Mix - Male - 9 years old

Chill Chill was a street dog and has been rescued once before he joined us, although he was abandoned again not long after. He was in an extremely bad state when we first found him; he has been diagnosed with nasal cancer which has spread to the cartilage and bone in his nasal cavity and was also plagued with many infections accross his entire body. The open wounds and sores around his mouth, nose, anus, and tail in particular were badly affected and were swarming with maggots and pus. One of his hind legs has also stopped working because of the spread of infection from his anus. He has now undergone surgery and a part of the bone from his nose has been removed.
Due to his unstable condition, Chill Chill is currently only up for sponsorship to aid in his road to recovery.

Petch (Diamond)

Poodle Mix - Female - 11 years old

Petch is blind and was completely hairless when she joined us in June 2016 when someone spotted her wandering around the Petchkasem road in Bangkok and posted about her on FaceBook. She was diagnosed with breast cancer, thyroid issues, an uterine infection, anemia, sarcoptic mange, and had cataracts in both eyes. After undergoing a series of major surgeries and treatments, she has made a miraculous recovery and is now cancer free. 
Although Petch still has a few health issues, meaning she will need medical care for the rest of her life, she is a fighter and a survivor. She is looking for a loving and attentive home, with owners who can spend lots of time with her. She is very friendly both with other dogs and children.

Support Pat the Dogs

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.



  • Amphoe Muang Nonthaburi
  • Nonthaburi, 11000 Thailand


 2018 Pat the Dogs - ITDR.