My name is Tina, I am of German origin and have been living in Thailand since 2004. The first 4 years in Samui, Koh Chang became home to me in 2008 and ever since I have care for those that have no voice, the stray dogs and cats of the island. Happy Dogs Koh Chang was founded in 2012 to reach out to animal lovers world wide for support in helping and saving the island’s stray dogs and cats.
My main goal is spay/neuter to control the population of companion animals in an ethical and humane way. Relying entirely on donations, we need help and support from animal lovers such as yourself. Your support is mandatory to keep the dogs of Koh Chang alive, safe, happy and healthy.
It is heartwarming to see more and more people supporting us by following us on FB and Instagram, sharing about us widely and supporting our tireless efforts fund-wise and with donations of food and doggy stuff. I am very grateful to have supporters helping with fostering, adopting and sponsoring our in-house dogs!
Making the island a better place for dogs and cats, relieving the suffering and pain of the animals on Koh Chang and to stop the barbaric and sadly common poisoning through education, sterilization and care was my main intention to start the project. As an organization founded purely from a heart of compassion for the countless number of suffering strays on the island, I won’t ever stop to give the voiceless, my voice.
Firstly the mission is to help the dogs and cats that no one cares for. Spay and neuter, feeding, treating, healing, first aid for the sick and injured. Offering shelter for the neglect and abandoned and all those that can’t fend for themselves on the streets and of course adoptions. We have been quite successful over the past years homing our cuties to amazing homes and this is also one of my priorities – finding forever loving homes for our adorable, well socialized former strays.
Keeping the population of stray animals on the island down by means of the realization of humane spaying and neutering programs, was and still is a major priority to start with.
This amazing couple visited us on their holidays and are fantastic supporters ever since!
We can’t thank them enough for their compassion and amazing efforts to raise badly needed funds month by month and also for the wonderful continuous mental support from a far!
We are looking forward to meet them again in person on their next visit to support us by volunteering on the spot here on the island.
Pah Duan is a local lady living on Koh Chang. She cares for the strays in and around Bang Bao, at the temple and on the beach. This lovely lady has helped us often with mass spay campaigns and we support her with meds and food.
Amelia are some of the most awesome volunteers we ever had the pleasure to have here. Original plan was to stay a few weeks, but they are already volunteering with us for over 18 months. Huge dog lovers, with great organizational skills, superb team players, this amazing couple is all in one, and I can’t be more thankful for all their fantastic help and for managing our safe house almost all on their own, giving me the space for street / stray work and caring for my sick fosters at home!
They organize the house extremely well, help with social media, train new volunteers, keep our 14 safe house angels happy, healthy and entertained and they do so, so much more!
I met Natasha during our last mass spay supported by Animal Army TH and she helped me also at the shelter.
Natasha is the head of Action For Dogs, a low cost flight volunteer and pet relocation service and ever since we met, we became friends and help each other.
Corinne joined us for the very first time in 2018 on a stop over during their half around the world trip. Volunteering at our former Safe house for a couple of weeks was the plan but they stayed a few months instead and returned 4 times after some traveling. Two of the most awesome volunteers we had the pleasure to host. Awesome with the dogs and fellow volunteers alike. This year’s stay will end after 7 months of doggies care, but they are not leaving without a furry friend. The wonderful couple will take our snow white Walt with them to gift him with a loving forever home in Switzerland.
I met this awesome couple about 5 years ago while on a dog rescue mission. Marion and Mario were on a vacation and we immediately clicked over our love for animals. This year they came for a short stop while on a world tour but stayed over 3 months. Covid-19 forced them to head back home, but they will come back as soon as possible. While waiting for travel restrictions to ease this awesome couple is supporting us from afar.
Impressed by my work and what HDKC could achieve over the years, and to help us even more they founded ‘We Care Everywhere’ very recently. Marion is also our adoptions coordinator.
John is a friend for many years and an important part of our organization since the very start. Being the huge dog lover he is, he feeds about 35 dogs in his neighborhood daily and out of his own pockets. John is full time self employed but helps whenever we need him. Catching and/or transporting dogs. 5 adopted dogs live with him and his family.