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

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

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

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

GET MAEVE TO THE USA!

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Maeve is a 3 year old scruffy warmed hearted pup from Craoiva, Romania! $900 must be raised within the next 45 days so that Maeve can have her chance to catch a plane over to the US where she can soon … 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

RIP Dear Sammie

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It is with heavy heart that I communicate that Sammie passed of kidney failure on December 18, 2015. Sammie was just a little over a year old and up until the kidney failure signs became evident – he was a … Continued

Forest’s Happy Tail

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Forest is a rescue from Thailand who was adopted in February 2014 by Jennifer Christiansen.  Jennifer provided this lovely update on Forest which shares his journey, transformation, and ultimately his happy tail.  In the words of Jennifer Christiansen. “Forest’s story … 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

Gunner’s Happy Tail

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Update from Gunner’s Parents – Scott and Jen Lewandowski   – September 23, 2015 “We were first introduced to ISDF through our friend Trish.  It had been about 7 months since we lost our German Shepherd and our family wasn’t complete … 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

My name is Goldfish.

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At first, my foster family here in the USA found my name a little bit odd. Goldfish?? Umm…not even the right species. But quickly, the name began to make complete sense. Goldfish can be found at any pet store for … Continued

Layla’s Happy Tail

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August 2015 In the words of Layla’s mom. “Layla has been such a sweet little angel who always wants attention. Loves giving kisses. She loves being right by me or playing with her big brother Cooper who is a ( … Continued

Halona’s Happy Tail

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In the words of Halona’s mom. “In April, our family dog died. There was a hole in our family. I learned about ISDF in December and had been watching the FaceBook page learning about the rescue organization.  Dawn had learned a … Continued

My name is Jute

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Jute is a pup of the monsoon, India’s rainy season. He was born just a few days before the first rain, in late June 2014, one of a huge litter, perhaps eleven or twelve, in a crowded little market in … Continued

My name is Tiga

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Six short months. A life can flip 180 degrees in that span. In my case, it can flip an additional 180 yet end up somewhere entirely different from where it began – somewhere so much better. That’s what happened to … Continued

My name is Nena.

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I have been on this earth for only one and a half years but in that short span of time, my life has been one continuous struggle to beat the odds. Even now – having traveled halfway round this spinning … Continued

We are Ladlee & Sheelu.

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My name is Ladlee. And my name is Sheelu. We are two small sisters, just six months old and weighing around 24 lbs apiece – and already, we are the lone survivors of our family. Stick around, and we’ll tell you the … Continued

My name is Sam Si.

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My story nearly ended before I could even tell it to you. I can no longer live at the dog sanctuary I have called home for over four years, and unless I am adopted, I have no other alternatives here in … Continued

My name is Coke.

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*** UPDATE!! *** January 2015 Coke left the WSK dog condo in early January. He is throughly enjoying being pampered at his foster home in Bangkok with Soot Liang Woo where he is experiencing life as a ‘house dog’ for the first … Continued

My name is Batty.

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Sunday, September 29, 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 young … Continued

My name is Pepper.

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I am now 11 months old, the lone survivor of my entire family. Stick around, and I’ll tell you the whole sad tale. It’s the best kind of sad story though – the kind with a happy ending that is even … Continued

Two Moms – One Family

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We are one big happy family – in urgent need. ISDF was recently contacted by its wonderful rescue partners in India, the Drs. Choudhary, about US – a quirky little family in desperate need that was discovered not far from the Choudharys’ … Continued

The Puppies of Jor Bagh Lane

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We are the puppies of Jor Bagh Lane. We are two pairs of siblings. And we are four out of five sole survivors of two litters of puppies who together totaled 19 at birth. This gives you a rough idea … Continued

My name is Heidi.

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My sister Bella and I are playful, innocent six-month-old puppies who were saved by a lucky stroke of Fate. And we are the tragic by-products of India’s street dog epidemic. Delhi, the national capital of India, is a city teeming with life. … Continued

My name is Bella.

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My sister Heidi and I are playful, innocent six-month-old puppies who were saved by a lucky stroke of Fate. And we are the tragic by-products of India’s street dog epidemic. Delhi, the national capital of India, is a city teeming with life. … Continued

My name is Lamyai.

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UPDATE!! Lamyai, now known as Gypsy, found her forever home with AJ Wilton and Max Iniguez of Chicago IL in December 2014! Mom AJ had this to say the other day: “Happy 1 year adoptiversary to literally the cutest dog … Continued

My name is Rocket.

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* UPDATE!! November 2014 * Rocket left Elfes World on the island of Koh Samui early last week, flying to Bangkok with travel companions  (still looking for a loving home), , and another small friend, Lee Lee (being adopted in Europe). All four … Continued

My name is Busy.

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But for ten long months, since January of 2014, I have lived inside a cage. And so busy is exactly what I have not been. And I do so long to be “busy” again… I am smart as a whip, … Continued

My name is Babe.

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Two and a half years ago, through a few magical twists and turns of fate, I was plucked from the illegal dog meat trade, and my life miraculously spared. I was only a few months old, really just a baby – a sweet, … Continued

Delhi Puppies #4

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We are Frodo, Brownie, Gilli, and Sammie. We are four little happy pups – two boys (Frodo and Sammie) and two girls (Brownie and Gilli). We are four playful, innocent sixteen-week-old puppies. And we are the tragic by-products of India’s street dog … Continued