SOI DOG FOUNDATION USA

aka Soi Dog Foundation   |   Houston, TX   |  www.soidog.org

Mission

Soi Dog Foundation USA Supports the public education, animal protection and animal welfare programs of the Soi Dog Foundation based in Thailand. The purpose of Soi Dog Foundation USA is to provide information and education to the American public on the plight of animals in and around Thailand and the efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation to prevent and eliminate animal cruelty, provide medical care, sterilization (spay and neuter) and support the Foundation's other animal care projects. In addition to providing information and education, Soi Dog Foundation USA solicits financial donations from the American public that are forwarded to Soi Dog Foundation Thailand in support of their mission.The mission of Soi Dog Thailand is providing for, and promoting animal welfare.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Janis Rosenthal

Main address

1321 Upland Drive Suite 3905

Houston, TX 77043 USA

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EIN

27-1600444

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CNVR

Sterilization and vaccination

Population(s) Served
Adults

Ending SE Asia's Barbaric and Inhumane Dog Meat Trade

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2021

Great Nonprofits 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals vaccinated and sterilised.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CNVR

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Thailand has an approx 10 million homeless dogs & cats. Soi Dog's CNVR program is the largest in the world, and CNVR is proven to be the most humane & sustainable solution to managing the population.

Number of street dogs and cats sterilized and vaccinated.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CNVR

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

These figures are numbers of dogs & cats sterilized each year. Soi Dog's primary focus is on the stray dog population, although on average, 1 in every 6 animals sterilised by Soi Dog is a cat.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To eliminate the suffering of street dogs and cats in Asia and beyond, through rescue, treatment, spay/neuter, vaccination, sheltering and adoption, and campaigning to end the dog meat trade in Asia.

Our strategies include the largest sterilization and vaccination program in the world (over 700,000 animals spayed/neutered to date), medical treatment for abused and abandoned street animals, and emergency help during natural disasters. Our founder worked with the Thai government to enact the first-ever animal welfare law in Thailand. This law enabled Soi Dog to end the dog meat trade in Thailand. We are now engaged in campaigns to end the trade in Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea.

We operate a sanctuary for sick and injured street dogs and cats in Phuket, Thailand, which now houses over 1600 animals. Our state-of-the-art dog and cat hospitals are a lifeline for thousands of abused and abandoned street animals. We run on-going sterilization and vaccination programs in Bangkok, Phuket, and various other provinces and islands. We recently finished sterilizing and vaccinating 80% of the stray dog and cat population in the province of Phang Nga. Our team included vets, vets assistants, dog catchers, animal carers, laboratory technicians and physiotherapists. Our Emergency Response Team has distributed over 100 tons of dog and cat food to local street animal feeders who are caring for animals who used to depend on the hotels and restaurants as a food source.

To date, we have sterilized and vaccinated over 700,000 street dogs and cats in Thailand. As a result of this massive program, Phuket is the only province in Thailand which was declared officially rabies-free by the Thai government a few years ago. Additionally, the number of street dogs in Phuket has been reduced from around 70,000 in 2003 when Soi Dog was established, to around 7,000. The focus of our future work is continuing our mass sterilization and vaccination program in Bangkok, home to hundreds of thousands of street dogs. We are also engaged in projects to end the dog meat trade in Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Our donors are who we want to provide us with feedback.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    We engage our donors directly in all communications by asking for feedback and offering help. ,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We accepted feedback about ease of donating and made updates.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our supporters appreciate the personal attention and quick responses they receive.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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SOI DOG FOUNDATION USA

Board of directors
as of 06/08/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Janis Rosenthal

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Janis Rosenthal

Elizabeth Neubrand

Annie Keeney

Peter Fitzgerald

John Higgs

Alex Hesterberg

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/19/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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