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Puppies Department

We puppies must snack very often. We do not only share a bowl …
… but also our bedroom.
We now life in our new home and even the food tastes double as good here.
...and we've got plenty of space to play around!
Ich fühle mich in meinen "Hotel"- Zimmer sehr wohl - und meine Kinder auch. Roomservice und Putzfrau inbegriffen. Vollpension - alles umsonst für uns.

Puppies, puppies and even more puppies …

As the number of sick adult dogs decreases, the number of puppies grows. Many are dumped at night in front of the shelter or I receive phone calls from tourists who have picked up injured or sick puppies. At the moment we have around 30 of the little ones who, sorry to say, go down like flies. Puppies are prone to diseases which they pass to each other. The parvo- and distemper viruses are endemic and linger in the soil. Many of the puppies arrive sick at DRCS and it is not possible to separate them all as we do not have enough single boxes to accomplish this effectively. We are about to build a new puppy shelter. Currently, we’ve isolated four double boxes at the back of the shelter with two fences. The boxes (150 cm x 180 cm) can be opened as needed and the puppies can run around in the area in front. The next step is to concrete that area to reduce the number of germs settling in the grass and soil. We will try to keep the boxes and square as germ-free as possible with as much disinfection as we can get. This is just a temporary solution and I hope we will be able to build a puppy house in 2006 I was of the opinion that a puppy house wouldn’t make sense as the helpers couldn’t maintain the rules of hygiene. However, I’ve changed my mind and hope to reduce the puppy mortality rate by building a house for them. By fining and controlling the staff, I hope to get a grip on the importance of hygienic conditions. The staff can each get up to 1,000 Baht extra a month if they do their work properly! The basic salary is 7,000 Baht a month but some get more because they are more diligent and interested to learn.



With your help we have made it! On 25 June 2006 construction work on the puppy house began. This major item of expenditure was only made possible by generous donations from Brigitte and Peter in Erkrath, Alex and the Art ´n` Style Tattoo Studio in Schweinfurt, the Marchig Trust in England, and Karen from St Anne`s, England. Thank you very much!

Construction work forged ahead rapidly. The building time was estimated at 50 days and the workers set a brisk pace so I had to go to the shelter almost every day in order to supervise the construction and to marvel at the progress. Already on 25 August 2006 the puppies moved in to their new palace.

The house measures 7 x 9 metres and comprises four small rooms and a terrace of 24 square metres. Around the terrace is a 70 cm high wall on which is a bench for visitors to sit. The house is tiled up to 90 cm high and has a gutter in front of the rooms. We hope to decrease puppy mortality due to these improved hygienic means.

Just come by and visit the little rascals. They are very cute and I suspect that visitors will not see much of the rest of the shelter due to lack of time.


We now reside in our new palace. The food tastes twice as good and we have a lot of space to romp around.


It turned out that the building of the puppy house alone, was not enough to prevent the death of many puppies brought to the DRCS. New arrived puppies-with or without a mother, have to be isolated at first. 4 rooms were not enough. The rooms are made for the mothers with the puppies or for a group of little ones but not for single puppies. We still have a lot of puppies brought to the DRCS by their own, or we get in a group of puppies where the mother was nowhere to be found. We sometimes find abandoned puppies outside the gate, in a little box.

The WSPA financed the badly needed quarantine station of 20 single boxes (90 x 90 x 90 cm) for the puppies, which we built in May 2007. The quarantine station has been built right behind the puppy house and the caretaking of the little ones has become much easier now.

Thanks to the new quarantine station, fortunately we've been able to dramatically reduce the death rate of the puppies.
The quarantine station is directly behind the puppy house. On the right side you can see the entrance.

Department of cats

Puppies Department