about us

Our Organization

Mission

Rescue P.A.W.S.’ mission is to reduce the overpopulation of dogs and cats in Thailand, improve the overall well-being of the street animals in our province, and create a healthy relationship between the human and animal communities. We believe we will achieve this through sterilization, vaccination, and education. We aim to use our resources effectively and efficiently, keeping in mind our mission every day and with everything we do.

Vision

Rescue P.A.W.S. envisions a future free of stray or neglected animals in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province, where education aids the change. We envision humans and animals living together in a harmonious environment, enjoying all that this beautiful country has to offer for reach. Our hope is that our approach can be adopted in other parts of Thailand as a model to reduce stray populations across the country, and improve quality of life. 

Ghet and volunteer Paige on temple grounds

Values

Rescue P.A.W.S. is a not-for-profit animal welfare organization in Thailand that improves the quality of life for many animals through sterilization, education and adoption.

Rescue P.A.W.S. officially formed in May of 2014, when Thailand-based XploreAsia and Australia’s The Global Work & Travel Co. built a small clinic and built 12 kennels. The two organizations continue to sponsor Rescue P.A.W.S, aiding our mission through donations, operational advice, and brand awareness, as well as assisting with recruiting like-minded individuals to partake in our award-winning volunteer program.

Our organization is operated by a small team of full-time staff and a group of volunteers who carry out day-to-day activities. While some volunteers are trained animal care specialists, volunteer vets, and vet students, others are simply passionate animal lovers seeking a unique travel-abroad experience.

Based on temple grounds in the authentic Thai village of Khao Tao in the Hua Hin district, just south of Bangkok, our facilities include 12 kennels, a play area, and a small surgical clinic. It is from here that we coordinate and conduct sterilizations, vaccinations, and basic veterinary care to help the local stray animal population. With help from donations, we hope to be able to expand our facilities in the future.

Additionally, Rescue P.A.W.S. facilitates local and international adoptions when animals cannot return to a pack, encourages and promotes respect for animals through comprehensive educational campaigns, and promotes local and global civic engagement through volunteer and stakeholder participation.