My name is Katie.

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Did you know that Kate Middleton, for all her fame, is merely the FIRST Princess Katie? Because once upon a time, in the kingdom of Thailand long long ago (well…in 2013, at any rate), I too was dubbed Princess Katie … Continued

My name is Meila.

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I am an adorable, super-affectionate 5 year old spayed female who resembles a miniature German Shepherd, as I weigh in at just 35 pounds. It’s hard to believe it when you meet me and discover how sweet and happy I … Continued

My name is Ayla.

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I don’t remember who named me anymore; that was 5 long years ago. But I can tell you this – in Turkish, Ayla means “halo of light around the moon”. On many a night here in Koh Samui, as I lie … Continued

My Name Is Jupiter.

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Yes, that’s right…Jupiter! The largest planet in our solar system by far: kind of like ME! I am a loving, energetic boy with an outgoing and outsized personality! And ironically, Juputer is also the planet that was dubbed “the wandering star” … Continued

My name is Noina.

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Unless you’ve traveled to Thailand, you may have no idea what a noina – my namesake – even is. The funny thing is, when you get to know a little about the noina, you discover it’s actually a bit like … Continued

Reflections of an Adopter

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By Michelle Orcutt …………I often find myself looking at Diya in wonder, thinking how far she came to end up with me in St. Paul, MN. As strange as it seems that my little dog started life in Gurgaon, India, … Continued

A Hero in the Dog World has Passed

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The world has lost one of the biggest advocates for street dogs. Gill Dailey, a truly remarkable woman who dedicated her life to helping the dogs of Thailand. She will live on in the legacy she has left for the … Continued

My name is Fenja.

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October 16, 2013 may have felt like any other day to most people, but to me, it will always be the day I came so close to being lost forever, and then was miraculously saved – of all things, by a photograph on social … Continued

My name is Enya.

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November 10, 2013 may have felt like any other day to most people, but to me, it will always be the day I came so close to being lost forever – and then was miraculously saved. I was a happy-enough youngster growing … Continued

BARK BOX – Gives back to ISDF

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THE PROMO: Every time someone uses STREETDOG code on a BarkBox plan, we will ALSO earn a FREE BarkBox and receive a $15.00 donation!  When you go to check out click the Coupon link and enter STREETDOG.  Any order qualifies … Continued

Tragedy in Tunisia

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So many people in Western Countries, including the US find it hard to imagine the horrifying circumstances that many dogs around the world face.  And quite honestly, I hear a lot “I prefer not to know because I can’t handle … Continued

Paw-A-Palooza 2016

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Join us on December 11th to help raise money for ElfesWorld Thailand.  Elfe has saved the lives of hundreds of dogs rescued from the brutal dog meat trade in Thailand and operates a sanctuary on the island of Koh Samui, … Continued

HILDE IS HOME!!!

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HILDE IS HOME!!!  Hilde was spotted by a concerned homeowner in Crystal Lake on 11/6/16 and we immediately went out and confirmed the sighting.  She was too frightened to allow us to capture her and so a trap was set.  By … Continued

FLIGHT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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Flight volunteers SAVE lives and lots of money.  A dog can travel with a passenger as checked luggage for 20% of the cost of traveling cargo.  It is essential for rescue groups to use flight volunteers for international flights in … Continued

A bittersweet farewell

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Phantom and Christine had a bittersweet departure as they said goodbye to their caregivers in India to make the long journey to Chicago in search of their forever homes.  Although very young they have had a rough start to life … Continued

Mavis and Sally need a foster

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Mavis and Sally need a foster. Mavis is 5 months old, crate trained. Sally is 11 months old, also crate trained. Both have excellent manners and need a foster. Contact Dawn Trimmel 414-426-4148  

Inspiration from a 12 year old

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Introducing Kat Nagler.  She is a 12 year old girl from Indiana whose family recently adopted Pixie, one of ISDF’s rescues from Thailand.  This week we received one of the most heart felt and touching donations we have ever received.  … Continued

FOSTERS NEEDED!

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FOSTERS NEEDED in the northwest suburbs of Chicago! Please help transition these babies coming into Chicago from other countries. Short Term fosters desperately needed. Fostering helps save lives. Please contact Dawn Trimmel @ 414.426.4148 or Cyndi @ cyndi.pfeifer@comcast.net

Istanbul street dogs living in the US

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Recently ISDF has partnered with a number of rescuers from Istanbul, Turkey to assist in finding homes for many of the abandoned dogs living in Istanbul or the nearby forest.  As in many countries around the world street dogs are … Continued

Living With a Street Dog

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A fascinating account of some of the challenges and joys of living with a street dog.  Lisa Tenzin-Dolma a leading expert in free-ranging street dog psychology and behavior, shares with us her experience and learnings from working with these amazing … Continued

The Dogs that Don’t Belong to Anyone

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Approximately 750 million street dogs roam free in the world.  These dogs have to be very smart and resilient to survive the hardships of the streets.  Many people think that they must be feral and unapproachable for that reason.  However, most … Continued

Go, Bobby, go!

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Bobby reached his fundraising goal in the nick of time, and even surpassed it a bit! He went in for his consultation yesterday morning with Dr. Robbins, and continued on to have the coiling procedure! He is doing fabulous so … Continued

Art for a Cause

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Introducing RoseMary Klauber, ISDF friend and niece of,  Rose Klauber (mom of Roxie from Thailand).  RoseMary is a very talented artist and she is fulfilling her passion by painting beloved pets and helping rescue organizations raise money.  20% of all … Continued

Anne & Her Puppies – Istanbul, Turkey

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A cuter family could not be found! Kutman (male), Diane (female), and Yalin (male) are 11-month-old siblings that resemble miniature Anatolian Shepherds. They were born to a street dog named Anne (which literally translates to “mama”) in Istanbul, Turkey. Anne was found at … Continued

Mom and Indie are smiling again

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Indie’s news is, for lack of better word, INCREDIBLE. Lorri Emmerich and I were hugging and holding back tears (this time of joy) after today’s appointment!!!!!!! I’m sorry, I know I’m jumping ahead of myself here, but I just want … Continued

It starts with our youth!

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Thank you Whitefish Bay, WI Girl Scout troops for inviting me to your troop meeting and allowing me to share my experience of India and the plight of the street dogs around the world. You all give me hope for … Continued

Maeve

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In May 2014, Louise Edwards saw these pathetic photos of Maeve at Craoiva’s public shelter in Romania. The dog in the foreground was being rescued by a sponsor overseas, and Maeve just happened to be in the shot. The photo … Continued

Meet Maya, Tara & Raj

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Maya (female), Tara (female), and Raj (male) are three little survivors of a litter that originally numbered five – now 12 weeks old and flying here to find forever homes, arriving March 12 with our very own Dawn Trimmel! They … Continued

** INDIE’S UPDATE **

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Tuesday, March 1 https://www.loveanimals.org/an-s-o-s-for-indie.html   I think I can speak for both the Emmerich family and myself when I say that today is so incredibly different than how we had envisioned it. Today, we were supposed to be rechecking Indie’s … Continued

An S.O.S. for “Indie” Emmerich

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PLEASE HELP US SAVE ISDF ADOPTEE INDIE’S ONE REMAINING EYE – AND POSSIBLY EVEN HIS HEALTH * * * * * Please visit our fundraising page at https://www.loveanimals.org/an-s-o-s-for-indie.html Thank you for helping us help Indie! * * * * * … Continued

Colombian & Ecuadorian scarves!

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ISDF now has scarves! 100% handmade from alpaca wool, straight from Colombia & Ecuador! There’s only 12 of these beauties so get yours now! All 12 are individually unique! Click here for more info on how to get yours today!

Dogs of the Dream Forest

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A documentary on the forgotten dogs of Turkey Millions of dogs live in the forest of Turkey…. they are dumped by the government and people who want to rid themselves of the dogs.  Dumped and forgotten. Left to fend for … Continued

My name is Bobby.

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Katerina and her family had arrived in New Delhi, India from their home nation of the Czech Republic just one month previously. A family of dog lovers, Katerina, her husband, and her three children found the street dog situation in New Delhi staggering … Continued

My name is Whimpy.

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My name is Whimpy, and boy do I have a story to tell! November 2015. BOOM! CRASH!! BANG!!!! Night had fallen, but the whole city was awake and on edge, in preparation for the commencement of Diwali the following day. … Continued

2015 A Look Back

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2015 has been a  year filled with much hope and happiness with 52 successful adoptions.  We saw many dogs go from living a life of despair with little hope for a better future go on to “find their place” and flourish … Continued

Spotlight on Rishikesh Animal Care

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Jackie Ratcliffe, ISDF friend and supporter, is actively involved with supporting and raising awareness on the Rishikesh Animal Care.  Jackie first met Grace (originally from Chicago) in 2012 in Rishikesh, a remote area near the Ganga…. a magical place filled with … Continued

Whisper

Sweet little submissive poodle mix Whisper survived the dog meat trade only to be brutally attacked one day by many of the dogs she had peacefully shared her run with for over a year. Whisper survived but her confidence was … Continued

My name is Chiya.

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My name is Chiya (“Chi” as in “cheese”) and I am so excited about coming to the USA to find my forever home next month! I am a spayed female dog, 2 1/2 years old, weighing 22 lbs/10 kgs, who survived the brutal … Continued

My name is Gini.

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My name is Gini (pronounced “Ginny”) and I am so excited about coming to the USA to find my forever home next month! I am a spayed female dog, 4 years old, weighing 55 lbs/25 kgs, who survived the brutal … Continued

Tribute to an Unsung Hero

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As written by Yoav Karny (ISDF Rescue Partner from New Delhi, India) “The man at the center, outflanked by Ria on the right and myself on the left, is Parshu Ram, an unsung hero of street dog rescuing. He’s a … Continued

Meet Pixie – the new face of ISDF

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Sweet Pixie… a rescue from Phuket, Thailand born in a liter of 9 puppies in a banana plantation.  Sweet, mischievous, and incredibly cute.  Alive today, thanks to Tina Maria of Bohdhi Shelter and savior to so many unfortunate street dogs … Continued

ISDF Announces a New Partner MISSION: Popcorn

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ISDF is thrilled to announce a new Partnership with MISSION: POPCORN, a Chicago-based gourmet popcorn company that was created to support animals in crisis. With every purchase, they will donate 20% of proceeds to the International Street Dog Foundation. Savor … Continued

Please help us get some BarkBoxes!

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Every time someone signs up for a BarkBox plan and uses code STREETDOG, you will receive 10% off and we receive a $15 donation plus a free barkbox for our rescues.  It’s a win/win.  Please help us get some BarkBoxes! … Continued

We’re just howling for joy!

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Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us in the EMPSi Valentine’s Day charity drive! ISDF ended up with 39.61% of the vote, which means $1,980.50 has been donated to dogs in need. This is a HUGE donation … Continued

We would love to be your #1!

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EMPSi is donating $5,000 to charity and they need your help in deciding who to donate to. Many charities have a big drop off in donations after the holidays so Valentine’s Day seems a great time to “share the love.” … Continued

Now available ISDF baseball caps!

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Now available at our new on-line store for easy ordering! What better way to show your support than by purchasing an ISDF baseball cap today. Through compassionate shopping you can look sharp for the new year while helping save the life of … Continued

Vice Media on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival (1/2)

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Vice just filmed a two-part video about the harrowing Dog Meat Festival in Yulin, China, which officials denied happened this year. But as the video shows, that didn’t mean that no dogs were killed. Warning: These videos contains graphic footage.